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'Sweet Fairy' rose Description
'Sweet Fairy (Miniature, Vink, 1946)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cavallo
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Miniature.
Registration name: Sweet Fairy
Origin:
Bred by Jan De Vink (Netherlands, 1946).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1946 as 'Sweet Fairy'.
Introduced in United States by Greenheart Farms in 2010 as 'Blushing Mate'.
Class:
Miniature.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Strong fragrance.  57 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 6" to 8" (15 to 20 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  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:
United States - Patent No: PP 748  on  29 Jul 1947   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Justice Miniature Roses says Sweet Fairy is one of the first miniatures to reach commercial market after World War II.