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Miniature Rose
Rosa 'Rainbow's End'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rainbow's End
Additional cultivar information:(PP5482, aka SAValife, Rainbow's End)
Hybridized by Saville
Registered or introduced: 1984
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Rowlett, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 21, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5482 has expired


On Mar 9, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

There are 2 versions of this rose: one is a climber and one is not. Both are minis, however.


On May 26, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Just started growing this rose but it is very pretty for it's first season. It is a climber and mine is still young so not climbing much yet. The flowers have a delicate scent. So far it is growing well and it did not lose any leaves when I planted it, unlike some others I have planted.


On May 26, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the following awards:

Award of Excellence for Miniature Roses in 1986
Best Miniature Yellow in 1999
Miniature (One Spray) three times from 1999-2001
Miniature (Three Blooms/Three Varieties) in 2000
Miniature Court (ARS) eighteen times from 1999-2001
Miniature King of Show (ARS) four times form 1999-2001
Miniature Princess of Show (ARS) four times 1999-2000
Miniature Queen of Show (ARS) in 2001

Seed: Rise 'n' Shine
Pollen: Watercolor