Windy City Miniature Rose was introduced by
Ralph Moore in 1974. Windy City is one of our tallest miniature
roses easily reaching three feet or more. It is a prolific bloomer
throughout the growing season.
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer
in the spring. Dead canes can be pruned anytime but most pruning
occurs in the fall when we shape the plant to the desirable height and
width. All rose petals are
edible, if grown organically, and make attractive garnishes for salads.
They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be
used to decorate cakes or other confections. Before using any flower in
food, a sample flower should be pulled apart and inspected for insects.
Windy City Miniature Rose has perfectly shaped buds
that are ideal for drying or using in fresh crafts like
our fresh Herbal Wreath. It would make an excellent addition to our Crafter's Herb Garden
Six Pack for Zones 8-11 or our
Crafter's Herb Garden Six Pack for
Zones 5-11 and to our Edible Flower Herb Garden
Occasionally this plant is available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Windy City Miniature Rose Plug Trays are available.