Sequoia Ruby Miniature Rose is a beautiful and dependable rose with glossy green leaves and hundreds of fuchsia colored blooms. It also produces tip-of-the thumb size rose hips which are quite large for a miniature rose. Rose hips can be used in crafts and make a tasty, nutritious 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.