Growing & using Roller Coaster Miniature Rose
Do we need to say anything at all or can we just let this amazingly beautiful photo speak for the rose? Roller Coaster Miniature Rose has a 21/2-inch bicolor, flat petal rose on branches that arch, spread or climbs up to five feet. Bred in 1908 by Samuel McGredy, Roller Coaster is also known as Minnie Mouse. In the fall, “Roller Coaster” makes yummy rose hips full of Vitamin C.
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.
Roller Coaster 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