Modern miniature roses come from miniature China roses and Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras and Floribundas and cover a vast range of “smaller” type roses. Because of the vast parentage of these roses, there are many types and styles to them. Some roses that you would not necessarily think of as mini’s, are truly classified as Miniatures.
Miniatures are generally two feet in height or less, with a bloom of 1-2 inches; they are primarily smaller in height, bloom and foliage than the types from which they were derived. There is a wide range of colors available with blooms that range from informal to hybrid tea style. Mini-roses are great for containers, window boxes, low hedges, and edges. They are hardy, but need protection from severe weather conditions.