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'Marjorie Fair ®' rose Description
'Red Yesterday' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mari J.A.
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Exhibition name: Marjorie Fair ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1978).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1978 as 'Marjorie Fair'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Rose-red, white center.  None to mild fragrance.  up to 5 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, dense.  Small, semi-glossy, light green, dense, fringed stipules foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Some disagreement about parentage, see References.
 
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