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Miniature roses: indoors or outdoors


I have a miniature rose which was gifted to us and the label classifies it as an indoor plant. I had similar one before and it died inside, didn't like the house conditions. 

Can we put it in a container outside? 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,833
    You could try but they don't normally survive I find. They are specifically bred to bloom profusely for use as gifts indoors and exhaust themselves in doing so. I recently unpotted one such rose and found it was actually made of 5 or 6 tiny plants. I have potted these up individually and am keeping them outside but don't expect them to survive. It's a bit of an experiment really. 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,991
    My parents have several of those in the garden that were originally gifts in pots. They've been there a good number of years so it's certainly possible to plant them outside.
  • I was given one as an anniversary present in July,in a lovely metal watering can. I tried it for a while in my north facing kitchen window,it didn't like it, inspite of daily watering. It's now outside,much happier,and will be planted out in the garden.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,552
    I keep mine in containers and bring them in to an unheated greenhouse in winter. They do really well. Hate to throw anything away.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,007
    I've got one planted in a pot in a sheltered spot outside. Seems perfectly happy so far
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Would it have a better chance on a pot outside or in the ground in a border? 

    Incidentally the planter has two little plants so I might try one in a pot and one in the ground, but if pot is definitely better then I'd prefer both to survive
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,552
    If you have good ground and shelter they should be fine. My garden gets waterlogged in winter so roses can't cope. Extreme cold could be a problem, too.
  • No waterlogging issues for me, ground is decent. Finding a space is another matter..  especially because I have absolutely no idea how big this could get. 
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