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Daron Williams
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Has anyone ever planted the mini-roses you can buy in grocery stores around Valentines day? My wife and I like to purchase living plants for each other instead of cut flowers so for Valentines day this year I bought her one of these mini-roses and some primroses for some fun spring color. I started to notice that what was sold as one mini-rose actually looked like 4 plants stuck together in order to make the pot look more full and have more flowers. So recently I carefully removed the soil and found that there were indeed 4 mini-roses in the pot. I separated and potted all four mini-roses each in their own much larger pot. So far they are all growing well and I'm planning on moving them outside in a little bit and then planting them later in the year once they have a chance to get a larger root base.

I'm curious how big they will get and what they will be like once fully established. If anyone has any experience with them I would be very interested in hearing about it.

Here is a picture of one of the four:
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Lots of new growth on it and the other three since I moved them to their own pots
 
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I had a friend who used to plant this in a garden bed surrounding her front porch. They all stayed pretty small until she replaced the whole bed with a pond. The planting bed was nearly full shade, so I'm interested in seeing how yours do. I've heard mini roses can grow into full sized bushes.
 
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Thanks for the response! I'm planning on planting them next to a patio I'm going to build in the summer. My wife loves roses so we were already planning on planting some near the house. These roses are also special to us because I gave them to my wife the day our little boy was due (he was born 2 days later) so we call them our "Arden Roses" - named after him. If they get full size that would be great but even if they stay small that would be fine on our end.
 
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