Tiny Flame, Bred by Ralph Moore, California 1969.
This rose is bred from a cross of (R. wichurana X Floradora) X New Penny. Many of the early Ralph Moore hybrids have the same R. wichurana X Floradora parent in their pedigree. It is a sign of Mr. Moore's creative genius that he could obtain a miniature no bigger than 8 inches tall from a climbing species like R. wichurana!
tiny rose is very close in stature to Pedro Dot's 'Si',
being no more than about 8 inches tall. The bright red-orange blooms
are quite small....about 0.5 inches across, and frequently produced
so prolifically that the blooms hide the foliage! I have grown mine
only in a greenhouse, so I am not sure how well it resists diseases.
I have heard reports from areas as cold as Denver, CO that 'Tiny Flame'
is quite hardy there. (approximately zone 5)
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