Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

PlantFiles: Miniature Rose
Rosa chinensis 'Minima'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Minima

» View all varieties of Roses


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)
Yellow blend (yb)
Orange pink (op)
Medium pink (mp)
Red blend (rb)
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:
Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Click thumbnail
to view:

By carambola
Thumbnail #1 of Rosa chinensis by carambola

By carambola
Thumbnail #2 of Rosa chinensis by carambola

By carambola
Thumbnail #3 of Rosa chinensis by carambola


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MyHiraeth On Oct 2, 2006, MyHiraeth from Lisbon
Portugal (Zone 10a) wrote:

Oh yes! Beautiful buds, lovely tiny leaves and very easy to bring up into a nice shape!

It is one of the sturdiest plants I ever had.. very resistant even in extreme conditions, such as baking hot sun, wind, rain (downpours!) and cold. If mine get a bit "under the weather" looking, I prune them back a bit (or a lot if I have to) and there they are, back in shape in no time!

Extremely decorative!

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America