Growing & using Fire Princess Miniature Rose
Fire Princess is one of the most striking deep oranges in the miniature rose garden. It has beautiful glossy leaves that offset the fully formed flowers which usually are in groups of three to five on the stem. Fire Princess makes beautiful rose hips in the fall so be sure not to pick all the flowers!
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.
Fire Princess Miniature Rose has perfectly shaped buds that are ideal for drying or using in fresh crafts like our fresh Herbal Wreath. It would make an excellent addition to our Crafter’s Herb Garden Six Pack.
Choosing and Caring for Organic Roses