I was given a gift of a Parade Rose that is small. It was grown in Canada, and has simple indoor and outdoor instructions. Is this a perennial in Minnesota? What are the growing instructions for middle MN? Should I keep it indoors or can I plant it outside?
Parade roses are usually very hardy mini roses. They are also Own Root roses which mean that even if they die way down in the winter, whatever comes back up from the root system will be that same rose. I would recommend that you go to the American Rose Society website at http://www.rose.org/ and look for a Consulting Rosarian contact for your area. They will be able to advise you exactly how and when to plant your fine gift rose outside. They are indeed perennial roses. Keeping it indoors can be far more difficult to keep it growing nicely than planting it outside just like other roses. Lighting, watering and becoming root bound are all issues for the indoor keeping of the rose and being a bit off in any one can send the rose into a downward spiral quickly. It can be done but you really need to keep an eye on the rosebush. Here are a couple links for you:
You can find some emailable Cyber Consulting Rosarians from Minnesota here:
I received a Parade Rose as a birthday gift. On the back, it says that it is okay to plant outdoors, but that it needs to be planted indoors. Which one is accurate? Plus, how big do they get? I'm looking for guidance here because I'm unsure about how to plant it. I'm afraid to leave it inside since my cat thinks it is the perfect greenery for her.
Parade roses can be grown indoors as houseplants or outside. If you're wishing to grow this plant outdoors, this article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/how-to-care-for-parade-roses-outdoors.htm
How large will the Leather Leaf parade rose get?
Most parade roses grow anywhere from 1.5 to 3 feet tall with similar spreads.
I have a parade rose. I had it planted in a pot all last summer and she did well. When the winter came, at night I would bring it inside the house and during the day I would put it out in the sun. It started losing leaves until they were all gone. The stems were still green, but no leaves. I have already lost half of the plant, so now that the weather is getting better, I plant it outdoors in the ground. I still haven't seen any results. I even fertilized it. What do you recommend?
If the stems are still green, then you just need to be patient. As long as the stems are green, it will eventually grow back its leaves.
Can you plant parade roses in pots outdoors? If so, what is the best way? Thanks.
Here are a couple articles for you on this subject. Check out these links and please let us know if you need more information.
What is the coldest temperature that the parade rose can withstand outside in a pot in the winter?
A Parade rose is really no different than any other rosebush planted in a pot outside. It really depends on the rosebush, its hardiness and will to live. I honestly would not expect them to do well if the temps get into the -20 range. I would suggest digging a trench in perhaps a veggie garden and plant the mini roses in it pots and all. Mound the dirt up onto the canes 3 to 4 inches. Or move the potted mini roses into an unheated garage or somewhere close to your house. Mound around the pots with mulch up and onto the soils level in the pots. Having them up by the house will give them some protection from the harsh winter winds. Many rosebushes are lost over winter from the harsh drying winds of winter that sucks the moisture out of them and their soils. The other killer is not keeping the rosebushes cold. It is the warming and then quick freeze temps that will kill a rosebush. I honestly have not seen any information on exact temps that the parade rosebushes can take as far as freezing temps. In general mini rosebushes being own root tends to make them very hardy even when it comes to winters deep cold temps.
The leaves and stems are just falling off. Why is this? It is in a window that has a heater under it. I give it lots of water but don't feed it. It's fine for a few weeks but then the leaves just drop off. The leaves do grow back soon after, but now they are falling off again. Is this normal?
It can be a sign of times of stress for the rose. Here is a link to an article on this subject: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/leaves-falling-off-roses.htm