Innocence Miniature Rose
Very disease resistant!
They stand out beautifully against the glossy, dark green foliage.
Up to 50 perfectly recurved, soflty colored petals unfurl on each high-centered bloom of this lovely miniature! 'Innocence' is an exquisite shrub, a little slice of perfection in a habit so neat you can pop it into a flowerpot or give it pride of place in the front of the rose garden. Few roses are so beautifully formed and nicely colored . . . not to mention lightly, sweetly scented.
Though just 1½ inches wide, these flowers have all the majesty and beauty of full-sized hybrid teas. They open from pointed ovoid buds, the ivory petals unfurling to reveal a heart of softest pink. Redolent of tea roses, they are a romantic dream of a bloom, and they appear not just once or twice but in waves all summer long!
'Innocence' is an upright, spreading shrub, very compact, reaching just 2½ feet high and wide at maturity. It is well-branched, with healthy dark green foliage and good disease resistance. Equally at home in containers or the sunny border, it makes an excellent foreground planting to larger roses, mingles well with perennials, and can be used in the front of the foundation.
'Innocence' was bred by famed American rosarian F. Harmon Saville, who revolutionized the use of miniature roses in the garden. Once merely hot-house roses, they are now as cold-hardy and vigorous as their full-sized cousins, thanks in no small measure to Mr. Saville. 'Innnocence' was released in 1997 and has become increasingly popular as the trend toward outdoor living means more container plants.
Do add 'Innocence' to your garden or deck this season. You will find it long-lived, easy to care for, and exquisitely beautiful. Every landscape deserves these softly colored, subtly fragrant, beautiful blooms!
Miniature RoseThe miniature rose is a true rose, the result of hybridizing the dwarf Chinese rose Rosa chinensis minima. Miniature rose plants look like the garden-grown rose except with leaves, canes and flowers scaled down to size.
They can grow to a height of 12” to 14” and make excellent potted plants. They will do well indoors and can bloom early spring to late summer if given proper care.
Placement:Miniature rose plants need as much light as possible – a sunny windowsill is best. They will not bloom without 4 or more hours of direct sunlight per day or bright, indirect light for 14-16 hours per day. If this is not possible, after hours of supplemental fluorescent lighting should be given with the plant placed 4-6” from the light source.
During the growing season, temperatures of 50ºF. to 75ºF. are best with good air circulation (near an open window if possible). Provide extra humidity by misting frequently or placing the pot on pebbles in a tray with water added to a level just below the tops of the pebbles. If you desire, the miniature rose plant may be grown outdoors in a partially shaded area during the growing season. Do not expose to temperatures below freezing except when the plant is dormant and undergoing its winter rest period.
Watering:Water liberally during the growing season, allowing the top one half inch of soil to become moderately dry before rewatering. During the rest period, water only enough to keep the soil from drying out completely.
Winter Rest Period:During the fall and winter months, your rose will need to be placed in a cool location with temperatures kept below 45ºF. During this period, your plant will most likely lose all its leaves, so lighting is unimportant. You may overwinter your rose outdoors where temperatures do not drop below minus 10ºF. In severely cold climates overwinter in a cool, unheated room.
In February, prune the plant and repot it into the next size larger pot using a houseplant soil mix. Move to an indoor growing season location as described previously.
In spring, in climates where minimum temperatures do not drop below minus 10ºF., you may plant your rose outdoors in an area, which will receive full or partial sun.
Pruning:Prune back the branches to one half their length at the end of the winter rest period. Make cuts above the growth buds, which are located on the outer sides of the branches. To prolong the flowering season, remove faded blooms by cutting them off two inches below the flower.
Fertilizing:During the growing season, apply a liquid flowering houseplant fertilizer once every two weeks or as directed by the label instructions.
Insects and Disease:Miniature roses are susceptible to aphids, and spider mites. Spray with a houseplant insect spray following label instructions or wash the foliage with warm soapy water and rinse well to dislodge insects and mites. Powdery mildew disease may appear on the leaves, stems and flower buds, covering all or parts of them with a fine, powdery growth of white mold. Giving your plant plenty of sunlight and good air circulation will help prevent this disease. If the disease develops, spray with a rose fungicide following label instructions.
Toxicity:Plant material such as this product should not be eaten. While most plants are harmless, some contain toxins.
The Jackson and Perkins Difference
Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals
California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.
Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.
All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.
Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process
Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.
The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.
What to ExpectContainer roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.
Container-Grown Rose Instructions