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Holding the bloom so I could take a picture -it's very windy out.

Raquel

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Holding the bloom so I could take a picture -it's very windy out.



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beautiful

13 Dec, 2008

 

Cold and windy here today.
Lovely rose :o)

13 Dec, 2008

 

Nice hand Raquel!!!LOL. Lovely rose too!

14 Dec, 2008

 

Oooo. Its a miniflora is it Raquel?

14 Dec, 2008

 

Thanks all. We're having another cold spell, could sleet again tonight. Sigh.

I don't know Gilli. Do you think so? The only book I have on roses has only about two pages on miniature hybrids.

17 Dec, 2008

 

From the photo Raquel, the bloom looks fairly small. If this is average bloom size I would say that it is a miniflora or miniature. Does it have a fragrance? It sure is pretty.

17 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Gilli: is a miniflora another name for miniature? Then yes, it is. I don't have normal rose bushes because I can't imagine growing them in a pot. Just the miniatures. =) As far as I can tell, no it doesn't have a fragrance. But I have very bad allergies and maybe I can't really smell it. But I don't think so.

17 Dec, 2008

 

Raquel,
minifloras are a newer classification of roses. They are somewhere inbetween a miniature and a full size rose. Minifloras usually grow from about 2.5 ft to 4 ft in height. Their blooms are smaller than a full size rose and either the same size as a mini or slightly bigger.
Miniatures can grow anywhere from about 5 " tall up to 2.5 or 3 ft tall. Their blooms vary in size from about 1/4" to about 2".
So, you can see there is a bit of a grey area between the two where their sizes overlap.
Most miniatures don't have a fragrance although there are some that smell so wonderful they make up for all the scentless others. LOL.
You can grow full size roses in pots. They need lots of water and lots of food. You have to make sure the pot doesn't dry out completely although you don't want it sopping wet either. Good drainage is the key. I know quite a few people who grow full size roses in pots.
Maybe give it a try????

18 Dec, 2008



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