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Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 11

Luscious, juicy, and vibrant are just a few words that could be used to describe this new miniature rose introduction. Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose produces small but fully double, watermelon-red flowers that keep blooming all summer long no matter the heat or humidity. All Sunblaze® roses are modern English roses bred to be highly disease resistant. They are not grafted and grow on their own rootstock, making this miniature rose extremely hardy, able to survive winters in USDA zones 5-11. 

The diminutive size of Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose is ideal for planting as a weed-smothering groundcover in a garden bed or as a pot-grown specimen to decorate a tabletop or window box. Deer have been known to browse roses, especially the tender flower buds. These plants can quickly regrow and are rarely permanently damaged. Container-grown plants placed near houses, decks, or patios tend to be largely ignored by deer and rabbits. 

Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose Care

Miniature roses appreciate well-draining, rich, loamy soil that retains moisture. Plant them in full sun for best performance. For pots and hanging baskets, use a peat-free, all-purpose outdoor potting mix. These mixes are lighter than garden soil and provide better drainage. Sunblaze® is a heavy-blooming plant that requires fertilizing throughout the growing season. Apply a slow-release fertilizer formulated for roses and/or tomatoes as new growth emerges in the spring and again as the plant starts flowering. Look for an NPK ratio around 1-4-3 to support blooming.

Miniature roses need only light pruning or deadheading to keep the shape compact. As the flowers fade, cut back rough-looking stems with garden shears. Early in the spring, prune out any stems damaged by the winter to avoid problems with diseases and pests. If necessary, the whole plant can be cut back to within 6-8 inches of the soil to rejuvenate growth.  

Gardeners in USDA zones below 5 can grow this rose as a houseplant. Bring the pots indoors well before the first freeze in fall. Bright, indirect light indoors is ideal to keep your miniature Rose thriving through the winter months. 

Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose Spacing

Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose reaches 18 inches tall and wide at maturity. Space plants 12 inches apart if planting a groundcover. Containers need at least a 10-inch diameter for growing individual roses.

Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 11
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 Inches
Spacing: 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Throughout the season
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Combinations, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Sunblaze® Watermelon Miniature Rose
Other Name(s): China rose
Scientific Name: Rosa 'Meipateq'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations