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Miniature roses are often mistaken for dwarf roses. The miniature rose is still smaller than a dwarf rose and has smaller leaves and flowers. Patio roses are miniature roses. Both miniature and patio roses are thus small-sized species with different varieties.
Due to the small growth they are not only suitable for the garden, but are preferably planted in pots. In miniature roses, the small growth is usually controlled by a chemical growth inhibitor. Since there are differences in size even with small-sized rose varieties, the gardener can take the exact stature height of the variety of the respective species description when buying.
Maintain miniature roses properly
In terms of nursing care and its requirements, miniature and patio roses differ only marginally. Therefore, the gardener can decide on the desired size for the appropriate rose species. Planted in pots, especially the patio rose by its proliferating growth very noble and can be used for the decoration or border of a terrace. To determine the growth habit, both types of roses should be cut at the fresh shoots. In particular, low-growth varieties should be cut so that they convince with a bushy growth and a maximum fullness. For an appealing growth and the maximum beauty of the small roses, the following things should be noted:
- correct choice of location
- nutritious and humic soil quality
- Bucket or bed planting
- Ways of hibernation
Right place for little roses
As a rule, miniature and patio roses are chosen for planting in pots or tubs. A tall pot should be preferred as it provides enough surface area for the fine and very deep roots. In order to keep the root ball wet before planting, the rose should be placed in a bucket with water for about 10 minutes. If there are no more bubbles, the root ball is sufficiently supplied with water and can be planted in the desired location. A sunny to half-shady place is preferred and favors the growth of the plant. From a shady or too moist, as well as waterlogged stand is not recommended.
Wilted flowers need to be removed in regular intervals as otherwise the rose will direct its power towards seed formation and not to the flower and its growth. The nursing effort is not based on the generic term miniature or Patiorose, but must be targeted to the type of rose oriented. As with larger and not to dwarfed varieties, these roses show different demands on their care and their location.
Numerous species delight with floral beauty
Smaller species of roses are known for mostly smaller flowers and leaves. In their biodiversity, miniature roses and patio roses present in a variety of colors and with different demands. But some requirements have all kinds in common. A very full flowering and a bushy growth can favor the gardener by:
- removed flowered flowers
- pruning the roses in the spring
- pay attention to a soil rich in nutrients
- occasionally fertilizes
- only minimal but regular pours
Cutting and fertilizing for more power
Not in autumn, but when the forsythia flower, it's time for the rose cut. With a sharp rose scissors, the desired shoots can be removed without damaging the plant like a blunt pair of scissors.By the end of March at the latest, the pruning should be done so that the patio roses and miniature roses can then drive out and grow in the spring sun. A marginally oblique cut should be made about 5 millimeters above a bud. This is how the rainwater runs off and does not accumulate on the cut surface, which would automatically lead to the rotting of freshly cut shoots.
The smaller the cut surface, the lower the wound and thus the risk of damaging the rose. The correct cut is then made when the top and thus last bud points outward on the shoot. Since miniature and patio roses prefer a nutrient-rich and humus-rich soil, care should be taken to ensure adequate fertilization. In the spring after hibernation, but also in the fall, the soil can be upgraded with a corresponding fertilizer and processed nutrient-rich for the rose. Since it is a flowering plant, the fertilizer must be selected according to the requirements for the flowers.
Miniature roses and also patio roses are offered with different names. The gardener should therefore refer to an experienced nursery and get there the right information about the purchased varieties. The care is not based on the size, but on the variety of small-sized presented very attractive roses.
Worth knowing about miniature roses soon
Miniature roses are even smaller in growth than dwarf roses. They also have smaller leaves and flowers. However, both varieties are also offered under the other name. There is not always clarity. Only on the variety labels can one find certainty. There should be how big the plants can become.
Dwarf Polyantha Roses Vs. miniature roses
- These little roses have emerged from dwarfish forms of R. multiflorainto which Chinese roses were crossed. These varieties have a compact habit and are ideal for balcony and container planting.
- Miniature roses are even smaller with a height of 15 to 38 cm. Their tiny, inflated inflorescences, which are similar to those of Floribundarosen, appear in early summer and again in early autumn. Also, you can sometimes see them as Hochstammrosen.
- 'Angelita'has small flowers and flowers particularly lush until late autumn. It is 20 to 30 cm high and is characterized by compact growth.
- 'Baby Gold Star'produces golden-yellow, half-filled flowers that smell slightly. The petite rose with its beautiful, shiny foliage reaches a height of about 0.3m and looks adorable in the pot.
- 'Baby Masquerade'has fragrant, filled flowers that are initially yellow, later turn pink and finally rose red. They appear in large numbers and flower very long. This miniature rose of up to 40 cm in height is characterized by a bushy growth.
Patios are slightly larger and more robust than miniature roses. Because of their expansive growth, they are ideal for patio beds or tubs. The varieties often form enchanting pompon- or rosette-shaped flowers.
Depending on how the rose grows, the respective shoots are shortened to two to three eyes. Low-growth varieties are shortened more strongly than the strong ones, because a strong pruning promotes the future sprouting. In order to achieve a bushy growth in tea hybrids, the young shoot tips should be shortened. This promotes the underlying branching.
- Height: 20 to 40 cm
- Flowering: from late spring to mid-summer and autumn
- Soil: well drained, fertile
- Location: full sun
- Container roses can be planted in every season
Conclusion of the editorship
Miniature roses are simply very small roses. They are very cheap and are usually sold blooming. In principle, they can be purchased year-round, with good care, these small plants bloom for weeks or even months. You need a bright location and regular water, but not too much. Often the roses are treated with growth inhibitors to keep them compact. At home, they then shoot up, get very long shoots and flower only sparsely. On the other hand, one is powerless.
Often dwarf roses are sold as miniature roses. That's not bad. Dwarf roses are usually more robust and can also be planted in the garden. They are not sold year-round, but only in the rose season. Also they are not that cheap. They need the same care as other rose varieties too.