Growing & using Rise and Shine Miniature Rose
Rise and Shine Miniature Rose was introduced by Ralph Moore in 1977. One of the finest yellow miniature roses available, it can grow to a height of three feet and can get equally as wide. It has a mass of bright yellow flowers summer through fall here in zone 8. Fall also provides a bounty of delicious tiny rose hips that are perfect for making 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.
Rise and Shine 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