Miniature Roses
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miniature rose bushes – in pots.

Zone Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 | Anonymous added on October 26, 2018 | Answered

I bought a dozen of this tiny blooming rose bushes at the grocery store, and its Fall here and the blooms are almost gone. I have kept all the little bushes in my bay window where they get a little of the morning sun. I want to keep them exactly where they are until spring. Can I keep them till spring and then plant them in the big garden forever? Can I just water them to keep the roots alive as I would my other plants in the bay window?

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MichiganDot
Answered on October 26, 2018

I hope you know the type of miniature rose you have. If the plant tag just said "miniature rose" then there are some unanswered questions like how big will this rose get and is it hardy where you live. As explained in the attached article, "miniature" refers to the size of the bloom, not the overall plant size. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/miniature-rose-miniflora-rose.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/miniature-roses-containers.htm
Here is one last, but comprehensive, article on growing miniature roses. Note the discussion on dormancy - a necessary part of the growth cycle. Also note that, in fact, what looks like one rose many be several planted together to look fuller. These need to be teased apart and repotted. https://www.proplants.com/guide/miniature-rose-care-guide

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