Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid musk
Extra Color Info: Medium pink with white center
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Bentall, 1937
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: 8 child plants

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Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: In the Will Rogers Park Rose Garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 2003-05-15
Rosa 'Ballerina'
Location: Kay's Garden
Date: 2016-07-02
 2:35pm. Remembering Harry.
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-05-14
Photo by Mike
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Photo by gemini_sage
Photo by Mike
Photo by zuzu
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04

Date: 2022-06-04
Location: In the Will Rogers Park Rose Garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 2003-05-17
Rosa 'Ballerina'
Photo by melva
Photo by gemini_sage
Photo by Mike

Photo courtesy of: florum
Photo by DianeSeeds
Photo by Mike
Photo by melva

Date: 2015-06-11
Photo by zuzu
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-13

Photo courtesy of: florum

Photo courtesy of: florum
Photo by Mike

Date: 2009-10-30
Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

Date: 2015-06-11

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

Date: 2010-06-26
Photo courtesy of: Libby norman

Date: 2014-06-13
Photo courtesy of: Javier martinlo

Date: 2013-09-14
Photo courtesy of: Jamain

Date: 2007-08-31
Photo courtesy of: A. Barra

Photo by Kurt Stüber
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Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 13, 2019 12:36 AM concerning plant:
    Ballerina, a rose dating back to the 1930s, might be the most popular hybrid musk rose grown today. Its single blooms, white with pink edges, are carried in large clusters. In my garden the rose is highly susceptible to black spot in spring following our rainy season, leading to unsightly foliage and defoliation. The blooms are not affected by this, however, and the higher temperatures in summer produce new clean foliage without a trace of black spot.
  • Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 25, 2014 9:40 PM concerning plant:
    An antique rose of mounding form, covered in numerous clusters of penny-sized blooms and very small leaves. It will produce tiny hips if not deadheaded, but cutting back will ensure repeat blooms throughout the summer.
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