RoseFile Database

Little Artist - Miniature Rose

Little Artist

Miniature. Bred by McGredy in New Zealand in 1982.
Use:
 
Container
Color:
 
Red/WhiteBlend
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 11
Height & Width:
 
1 ft x 1 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The petals are crimson or purple-red and edged in white. The color transition vaguely resembles a brush stroke, and is reminiscent of McGredy's famous floribunda "Old Master." While they are interesting individually, it is the way they smother the plant in flowers all season long that really impresses. The plant rarely reaches two feet in height, and the whole thing doesn't look impressive unless one is viewing it up close, so this is not just a rose for a container, it is a rose for an elevated container.