Miniature roses are true roses, bred to stay small in size. Most mini roses also have smaller flowers than standard rose bushes, but they come in a variety of types and colors. Despite their small size, miniature roses are extremely hardy. In fact, they are more winter hardy than most tea roses. Miniatures also tend to be profuse repeat bloomers. The genetic parentage of miniature roses can be difficult to define since they have been in cultivation since the 17th century, but most originated as genetic mutations of Old Garden Roses (Rosa gallica and Rosa centifolia), or China roses (Rosa chinensis). Most types now grown are the result of extensive breeding and are quite divorced from the original native species.
2 - 3 times per week in hot and dry weather
1 per week in cold and rainy weather
Avoid getting the leaves wet during humid weather to discourage fungal diseases.
Miniature roses thrive in full sun. Foliage and flowers will become sparse in shady conditions.