Mini Rose
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Mini Rose
ntroduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: Mini Rose, Miniature rose, Dwarf Bengal rose, Pompom rose, Fairy Rose • Manipuri: ꯃꯤꯅꯤꯔꯣꯁ Mini Rose
Botanical name: Rosa chinensis var. minima    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Rosa indica var. humilis, Rosa indica var. minima, Rosa laurentiae, Rosa lawranceana, Rosa rouletii, Rosa semperflorens var. minima, Rosa nanula

Mini rose is the smallest of all roses. It is generally believed to be the common ancestor of the major Miniature rose varieties. The plant is 25-50 cm high. Flowers are about 3 cm across. This small, frail rose with slender stems produces small, double flowers of a pale pink color. It has been known only from cultivation, and is believed to originate from China. In NE India it is a popular houseplant. Flowering starts in June and continues till winter.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Imphal, Manipur

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