Growing & using Rainbow's End Miniature Rose
With Rainbow’s End Miniature Rose, it is like getting two roses in one plant. While some roses fade to lighter colors with age, Rainbow’s End has aging flowers that are just as vibrant as new blooms. Rainbow’s End was introduced in 1986 and bred by Harmon Saville. Mr. Saville worked selling Ralph Moore Roses on the east coast in the late 1960’s. Later he went on to start his own miniature rose nursery in Massachusetts.
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.
Rainbow’s End Miniature Rose would make an excellent addition to our Crafter’s Herb Garden Six Pack and to our Edible Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.
Choosing and Caring for Organic Roses