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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 Posts: 11,661
    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. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,602
    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.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • 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 Posts: 3,601
    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 Posts: 6,903
    I've got one planted in a pot in a sheltered spot outside. Seems perfectly happy so far
    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • 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 Posts: 3,601
    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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