Hot Tamale Miniature Rose

Hot Tamale Miniature Rose

This Sassy Mini Makes a Big Show!

This diminutive Rose may be short on size, but it more than makes up for it with long-lasting, electric color! Creating a huge impact in even the smallest spaces, Hot Tamale boasts blooms in fine hybrid tea form with a fiery blend of hot pink petals with an orange-yellow reverse.

These lightly scented blooms reach 2 to 2½ inches wide, fully packed with up to 40 petals each, and appear throughout the summer on disease-resistant miniature shrubs that reach just 1½ to 2 feet tall. Great for the garden or container, Hot Tamale is long-lived and hardy, a far cry from the miniature roses of old.

The flowers change hues several times as they mature. They usually open yellow-orange, maturing to yellow-pink and then finally to pinkish-white. A fully blooming shrub has all shades and colors present at once, for a nice rainbow effect!

Hot Tamale creates an impact far more impressive than its size would suggest. Consider using it in the foreground of the sunny border as a cover-up for leggier roses, phlox, and shrubs. Or create a large planting that will look terrific all summer long. Versatile and easy, it deserves use far beyond the rose garden! Zones 6-11.