'Ballerina' rose References
Book (2002) Page(s) 23.
Book (2000) Page(s) 103. Includes photo(s).
‘Ballerina’: Arbuste… myriades d’églantines rose tendre à coeur blanc, en corymbes plantureux… Hormis l’absence de parfum, ce rosier est sans défaut… buisson rond de hauteur moyenne, foisonnant de feuillage vert franc. Il est aussi à l’aise en isolé (en arbuste libre ou sur tige), pour marquer un point fort du jardin, qu’en groupe ou en haie fleurie. Il tolère même la taille s’il faut en limiter l’extension… Bentall, Royaume-Uni, 1927. RHS: Award of Garden Merit, 1993.
Magazine (2000) Page(s) 19. Vol 94, part 1.
Peter Harkness. Favourite Roses for Hedges.
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 362.
Ballerina Hybrid Musk. Bentall 1937... pink-white...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 26. Includes photo(s).
Book (Oct 1996) Page(s) 6. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 32, 33. Includes photo(s).
Page 32: Ballerina Polyantha shrub... at a distance the clusters could be taken for hydrangeas...
Page 33: [Photo]
Book (1995) Page(s) 17, 18, 19. Includes photo(s).
Page 17: [Photo] Ballerina [One of the author's fifty favourite roses. Gibson devotes several pages to a discussion of this rose, including its history, training and cultivation.] This rose makes a dense, rounded shrub... The many flowering shoots carry large heads of small, single flower, light pink and with a white eye, resembling and often compared with apple blossom... It came from the Pemberton nursery after Joseph Pemberton's death and was probably one of his seedlings... J.A. Bentall introduced 'Ballerina' in 1937, the same year that the German nurseryman, Peter Lambert (who had earlier bred the shrub rose 'Trier' which was the foundation variety of the hybrid musk line), introduced a rose very similar to 'Ballerina' called 'Mozart'... they are so alike that it seems possible that they were sister seedlings...
Page 18: [Photo]
Page 19: [Photo] In the 1960s, Fryer's Nurseries put it in their catalogue and really began to promote it... In their 1964 catalogue they devoted a whole page to 'Ballerina'... It makes an absolutely first-rate standard rose, forming an excellent head, much better than that of any hybrid teas or floribundas...
Book (1994) Page(s) 113.
Ballerina Description... a mass of small single flowers, pink with a white eye, that have a peculiar visual affinity to phlox...
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 66-67. Includes photo(s).
Ballerina Hybrid Musk... really more like an overgrown Polyantha... J.A. Bentall 1937... single, soft pink with white around the stamens. Parentage undisclosed.