A miniature rose is a rose that is 1 to 3 feet in height and up to 2 feet wide. A miniature rose comes in colors such as red, white, pink, blue and orange with a golden foliage color. Miniature roses are often seen in flower arrangements and mini-bouquets because of the vibrant color and fragrance the plants provide.
A miniature rose is the result of an accidental rose hybridization in the 1930s. More varieties of the plant have been created since then, and hundreds more are presented each year. Gardeners with small spaces often choose to place miniature roses in containers, and the roses also do well in flowerbed edging, as low hedges near taller plants and in front-of-the-border settings. Growing miniature roses on a windowsill is not recommended; the plant only thrives for a little over a week indoors before it needs outside sunlight.
Since miniature roses are propagated and grown on their own roots, this type of rose is stronger than many other roses. Mulching the base of the miniature rose during the winter in cold environments is recommended, but miniature roses typically only require regular fertilization, sunshine and deep irrigation to thrive. Pruning is only necessary during the growing season, along with the removal of dead parts in the spring.