Miniature Roses II

Rosa GIZMO (Carruth 1998) (syn. WEKcatlart) – A cluster-flowered floribunda-type miniature with eye-catching single blooms of intense reddish-orange punctuated by golden stamens (with a prominent white eye) that really show well from a distance. These are nicely contrasted by the glossy deep green foliage. Grows 14-20″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 5.

Rosa SUN SPRINKLES (Walden 1999) (syn. JAChal) – This 2001 AARS award winner is one of the few miniature roses to achieve this status. It bears 2″ wide double blooms of bright yellow with a subtle spicy fragrance. This cross of ‘Yellow Jacket’ and an unnamed seedling is often topgrafted into a miniature patio rose tree. Grows 18-24″ high and is hardy to zone 6.

Rosa WARM & FUZZY (Carruth 2009) (syn. WEKhasamiro) – A mini moss rose with mossy green flower buds that smell of sweet juniper when rubbed. These open to deep red fully double blooms (1.5″ across) that do not fade and are borne in clusters. This cross of (Seedling x ‘Santa Claus’) x ‘Danny Boy’ also has matte green foliage. Grows 12-18″ high. Hardy to zone 6.

Rosa TIDDLY WINKS (Carruth 2008) (syn. WEKglezno) – With a name as cute as the flowers it produces, TIDDLY WINKS is hard to resist. It bears blended pinkish-orange flowers with a yellow center, produced in clusters. This (‘Golden Holstein’ x ‘Livin’ Easy’) x ‘Neon Cowboy’ cross also has slight fragrance and works well in containers. Grows 12-18″ high by 2-3′ wide. Zone 6.

Rosa SACHET (Saville 1985) (syn. SAVasach) – Perhaps one of the most fragrant miniature roses available, SACHET features lilac buds that open to mauve (to lavender-pink) blooms with strong damask fragrance. These double flowers open flat to reveal bright yellow stamens. This cross of Seedling x ‘Shocking Blue’ has medium green foliage. Grows 18-24″ high. Hardy to zone 5.

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