Growing & using Twister Miniature Rose
One of the most striking miniature roses, Twister roses are like snowflakes; no two are ever the same but they are all amazing. Originally called a climbing rose, it doesn’t really climb. It is just tall for a miniature rose. That just makes it better because the bigger it grows the more perfect little roses it makes.
Twister and Strawberry Swirl 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. 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.
Choosing and Caring for Organic Roses