The soft mixed oranges in Apricot Twist Miniature Roses are reminiscent of a yummy orange sherbet. One of Ralph Moore’s roses (introduced in 1993), Apricot Twist has beautiful double blooms and remains one of the best medium orange miniature roses of all time.
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer in the spring. Dead canes can be pruned anytime but most pruning occurs in the fall when we shape the plant to the desirable height and width. All rose petals are edible, if grown organically, and make attractive garnishes for salads. They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be used to decorate cakes or other confections. Before using any flower in food, a sample flower should be pulled apart and inspected for insects.