Growing & using Strawberry Swirl Miniature Rose
Strawberry Swirl Miniature Rose is one of the most beautiful bicolor roses we have ever seen. Each rose flower is painted irregularly with splatters of varying shades of pink. The pinks range in color from salmon to fuchsia.
Strawberry Swirl and Twister are the only two bicolor miniature roses that we carry that have a slightly sweet fragrance. Jean Kenneally and Renny also have a bit of an old fashion rose scent.
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. We prune out dead canes whenever we notice them and shape the plant to the height and width we want in fall. 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. Sample buds should be pulled apart and inspected for insects before using on food.
Choosing and Caring for Organic Roses