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'Rote Fairy' rose Description
'Red Fairy' rose photo
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Medium red Polyantha.
Registration name: MORedfar
Exhibition name: Red Fairy
Bred by Ralph S. Moore (United States, 1995).
Red.  None to mild fragrance.  20 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, rounded bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Short, bushy, compact, spreading, well-branched.  Small, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  

Height: 18" to 30" (45 to 75cm).  Width: up to 42" (up to 105cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for container rose, cut flower, garden or shrub.  Vigorous.  heat 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
United States - Patent No: PP 10,150  on  16 Dec 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/717,751  on  23 Sep 1996
The United States patent reports the linage of 'Red Fairy to be [Simon Robinson x Simon Robinson]. The breeder, Ralph Moore, registered the rose with the American Rose Society with the linage as [Simon Robinson x unknown] (See REFERENCES). For an explanation for the reason Mr. Moore's linage is reported above, please see COMMENTS for a discussion of rose genetics with contributions by Simon Voorwinde and Robert Rippetoe.

Spring Hill Nurseries says this rose is winter hardy.