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Rosa 'The Fairy' (Polyantha Rose)

Rose 'The Fairy', Rosa 'Fairy Rose', Rosa 'Perle Rose', Shrub Roses


Blooming its heart out, Rosa 'The Fairy' is a dwarf shrub rose which produces abundant cascading clusters of small and delicate, rosette-like, double, clear pink flowers, up to 1 in. across (2.5 cm), packed with up to 25 petals. The blossoms emit a mild apple fragrance and stand out against the beautiful, fern-like foliage of very glossy, dark green leaves. Blooming continuously from early summer until frost, this compact shrub of graceful, spreading habit, has been popular since its introduction in 1932. Hardy, drought and shade tolerant, it is also very disease resistant. An exceptional choice for containers, as ground cover or flowering hedge.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall and wide (60-120 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun or partial sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils. For best flowering apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertilizer again in early summer
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders where it can be planted among shrubs, annuals and perennials. May be planted in large groups to create a colorful hedge or along a foundation to provide a bright border.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
  • Bred by Bentall (United Kingdom, 1932).

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Photo courtesy Star Roses and Plants, Spring Meadow Nursery andDavid Austin Roses www.davidaustinroses.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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