Growing & using Redwood Empire Miniature Rose
Redwood Empire Miniature Rose is a wonderful combination of peach sherbert and cantaloupe. The roses are perfect little jewels and are wonderful planted amongst lavender. Redwood Empire graces us with tasty little rose hips in the fall.
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.
Redwood Empire 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