Growing & using Orange Elf Climbing Miniature Rose
Orange Elf is a rapidly growing, climbing miniature rose with varying shades of soft orange and a touch of yellow in the center. It can climb three to four feet and will be covered with blooms in spring. Orange Elf produces small rose hips in fall which are great in a cup of tea!
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.
Orange Elf Miniature Rose would make an excellent addition to our Edible Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.
Choosing and Caring for Organic Roses