Known as- Miniature rose
Grow Zone - 5 to 9
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 1.5 to 2 ft.
Span- 1.5 to 2 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Moisture
regularly (mornings are best) and do not allow soil to arid out. Avoid
overhead watering, however. Summer mulch helps retain dampure, keep roots
cool and discourage weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.
Shallow roots need winter protection in cold winter areas such as St.
Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants (as practicable),
and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants
both during the growing season and as part of a thorough clean-up during
winter (dormant season). Prune in late winter to early spring to remove
dead canes and weak growth. Prune at any time to shape.
Miniature roses look very much like shrubby, scaled-down versions of floribunda
or hybrid tea roses. “Sachet” is a miniature rose which typically
grows 18-24’ tall. Open, lavender roses with yellow center stamens
appear in May and bloom freely thereafter until frost. Noted for intense,
damask-like fragrance. Medium green foliage.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of
which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although
good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control,
regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season
may be required, particularly in humid climates with regular summer rainfall
such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include aphids,
beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites.
Best in rock gardens, border fronts, small areas around the home, containers
or window boxes. May also be grown indoors in pots.