Texas Top Miniature Roses

The term miniature refers to the size of the flower not the size of the shrub.  Gardeners are often surprised by how large their ‘miniature’ roses can become.  Not all miniature roses do well in Texas.  It is important to chose wisely when selecting a Texas Miniature Rose.  These work in the Texas heat.

Red Cascade

Red cascade is a prolific bloomer and can be trained to climb.  While the flower is miniature the shrub can become very tall and wide.  I like it very much.
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Red Cascade is the most prolific and easiest to grow of the miniature roses.  Though the rose is miniature, the rose bush certainly is not.  Will get better image.  Sorry about that better to demonstrate its ability with a bad image than ignore it!

Red Cascade a miniature rose that can be trained as a climbing rose. Reaches four feet or more in height

Red Cascade a miniature rose that can be trained as a climbing rose. Reaches four feet or more in height

The Fairy.  Top Texas Miniature Rose.

The Fairy is the most popular miniature rose in Dallas.  It is disease resistant, heat hardy and blooms in the heat of our harsh Texas summers.

The Fairy Miniature Rose at Sunset DA

The Fairy Miniature Rose at Sunset DA

 

The Fairy, miniature rose at full size with Nandina in bloom in August

The Fairy, miniature rose at full size with Nandina in bloom in August

The Fairy, miniature rose at full size with Nandina in bloom in August

The Fairy, miniature rose at full size with Nandina in bloom in August

 The Fairy, a lovely pink miniature rose is also a very easy miniature rose to grow.  Miniature roses typically are difficult, at least for me.  Red Cascade and The Fairy are hardy, hardy, hardy.  Chose these if you want carefree miniatures.  Nandinas as seen in the right of the image with white blooms, can really be fabulous in any setting.  See the new ones (and old ones) here.

Chitalpa with Homerun Rose and Day Lily

Chitalpa with Homerun Rose and Day Lily

A flowering tree which blooms all summer to compliment The Fairy (which is not a crape myrtle) would be the Chitalpa!  This would reflect the ability of Dallas gardens to combine traditional gardening with native plants.

Cinderella Miniature Rose

  Cinderalla, Miniature Rose for Texas.
 Cinderella is a sweet miniature rose that does fairly well in Texas.  Plant several.  Only one in three will make it.  As you can see from the tiny buds, yet to bloom, Cinderella starts pink and moves to white with aging blossoms.  This is a sweet compact rose and one of the first roses I ever planted.  I like it very much.

 

Starina Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

Starina Miniature Texas Rose

 Cupcake. Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

Cupcake Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

Rise ‘n Shine.  Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

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 Green Ice.  Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

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 Tiffany Lynn.  Miniature Rose for the Texas Garden

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Chuckles a Small Floribunda

Chuckles a small floribunda reaching just over two feet in height

Chuckles a small floribunda reaching just over two feet in height good substitute for a miniature rose.  Though the flower is large the bush is small.