Miniflora (Min Fl) / Climbing Miniflora (Cl Min Fl)
Miniflora roses are a type of rose that produce clusters of small blooms on compact, bushy plants. These roses are a newer addition to the rose family, having been developed in the mid-20th century as a hybrid of miniature roses and floribundas.
Miniflora roses are similar to miniature roses in size and form, but they have a slightly larger bloom size and more prolific bloom production. They typically range from 1-3 feet tall and produce clusters of blooms that are 1-2 inches in diameter. These blooms come in a wide range of colors, including shades of red, pink, yellow, orange, and white.
One popular variety of miniflora rose is ‘Hot Tamale’, which produces vibrant orange-red blooms that are sure to make a statement in any garden. Another popular variety is ‘Frosty the Snowman’, which produces delicate white blooms with a yellow center.
Miniflora roses have been recognized as a distinct class of roses by the American Rose Society since 1999, and have since become a popular choice for gardeners looking for a small but prolific blooming rose. They are also commonly used in floral arrangements due to their compact size and abundant blooms.
Some notable breeders of miniflora roses include Ralph Moore, who is considered the father of the modern miniflora rose, and Dr. Keith Zary of Jackson & Perkins, who has introduced many new and exciting miniflora rose varieties.
Overall, miniflora roses are a charming and versatile addition to any garden, providing abundant blooms on compact, bushy plants. Whether grown in a container or in the ground, these roses are sure to delight with their small but vibrant blooms.