Finding A Mailbox Rose

“I’m wanting to get a rose bush similar to one we had at our previous house. It was what I called an “old-fashioned” rose bush with clusters of small, true red (not pink) flowers. Each rose was on a very tiny stem. It surrounded our mailbox and took very little maintenance.

The nearest I could find in the catalogs was “Midwest Living” or “Wing-Ding.” I also wondered if the “Double Knock Out” might be similar.

Do you have a suggestion for one that would be similar?


(See original question here.)


Hi Hazel,

Thanks for the posting on the questions page. Midwest Living, Wing-Ding, and Double Knock Out would all be great choices — assuming that they are ‘twins’ of the rose you used to have. It sounds like you are looking for a polyantha-type rose, some others I recommend that have similar qualities to the one at your previous house are:

Fairy Dance

Mother’s Day

Orange Triumph

Red Fairy

I hope this information helps you out. If you need any further descriptions or recommendations on where to purchase these, just let me know!


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