I have some mini roses that were about 6 inches high and this year
they have suddenly shot up to about 2 to 3 feet high with red roses
that turn brown shortly after opening up. Is this what happens to
mini roses? I'm tempted to dig them up or should I trim them back and
wait to see what happens? They are at the front of the flower bed and
are now in front of shorter plants. I'm in zone 5.
sounds like they were grafted onto reg roses and the tall stuff is from the
my minis dont do this. Ingrid
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Zone 5 next to Lake Michigan
In my experience -- zone 5 -- 2-3 feet tall is about the maximum height for
miniature rose plants.
As far as the roses turning brown shortly after opening, do you mean the
flowers or the rose plants? Either way, especially if you're referring to
the plants, the first thing that comes to mind is moisture -- did they get
enough water or did they so much the roots rotted?
Here where I am in zone 5 (Milwaukee, WI), we've had a few droughty summers
and the soil is quite dry this year also.
Before digging them out, I'd prune out the dead stuff and wait and see.
Suzy O, Zone 5, Milwaukee, WI
Sorry I was so long getting back to you. The miniature roses I was
talking about are only about 5-6 inches high. It is long and stragley
now with small red roses on one stalk that turned brown shortly after
opening. The roses turned brown. The soil is dry and I water them
but it's not like a good rain. Since my last post small green worms
have done a number on the plant. Not many whole leaves left so I
guess i will prune it back.
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