'The Fairy' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
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Light pink Polyantha.
Registration name: The Fairy
Exhibition name: The Fairy
Pink, summer heat can turn the flowers almost white.. Mild, apple fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Small, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, compact. Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm). Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for container rose, ground cover or hedge. Hardy. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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'
and 'Jacques Cartier'
Different parentages are given, see References
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.