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'Lovely Fairy' rose Description
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Deep pink Polyantha.
Exhibition name: Lovely Fairy
Discovered by Hette Spek (Netherlands, 1990).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Dickson Nurseries Ltd. / Dickson Roses in 1994 as 'Lovely Fairy'.
Patio, Polyantha, Shrub.  
Deep pink.  Mild to strong, fruity fragrance.  21 to 36 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Small, very double, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 16" to 4' (40 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for ground cover.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 1994/049  on  1994   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 10,701  on  24 Nov 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/738,877  on  28 Oct 1996
Inventor: Hette Spek, Boskoop, Netherlnds
Assignee: DeVor Nurseries, Inc. Watsonville, Calif.
The present invention relates to a new and distinct polyantha variety which was discovered by me as a sport in a controlled planting of the variety "The fairy" in Boskoop, Netherlands. The varietal denomination of this new rose is 'Spevu'.