Miniature and Miniflora Roses
The miniature rose class is composed of clones derived from Rosa chinensis minima used in combination with other rose cultivars. Early varieties have retained the plant and floral traits of that species, but more recent kinds tend to vary in flower and plant size. A broad definition of the miniature class is: Low-growing plants, generally under I foot in height. Climbing miniatures should retain the small size of flower, foliage and stem typical of the bush types. Miniflora roses generally have blooms and foliage larger than Miniature roses and smaller than Floribunda roses.