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'Ballerina' rose Description
'Ballerina (hybrid musk, Bentall, 1937)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of meltemi
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
77 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Musk.
Origin:
Bred by Bentall (United Kingdom, 1937).
Class:
Hybrid Musk, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink, white center.  Mild, musk fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Small, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4a through 10b.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
Notes:
In his garden in Norfolk, Robert Wharton, of Whartons Nurseries Ltd., reports the best rose varieties in his garden are: 'Flower Carpet Pink', 'Flower Carpet Sunshine', 'Flower Carpet White', 'The Fairy', 'Arthur Bell', 'Bonica', 'Ballerina' and 'Jacques Cartier'.
 
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