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'Lovely Fairy' rose Description
'Lovely Fairy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of William
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
SPEvu
HMF Ratings:
48 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Polyantha.
Exhibition name: Lovely Fairy
Origin:
Discovered by Vurens-Spek (Netherlands, 1990).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Dickson Nurseries Ltd. in 1994 as 'Lovely Fairy'.
Class:
Patio, Polyantha, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild to strong, fruity fragrance.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, double (17-25 petals), button-eye bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 16" to 4' (40 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for ground cover.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1994/049  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,701  on  24 Nov 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/738,877  on  28 Oct 1996
Breeder was Hette Spek.
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