Rose (Rosa 'Marjorie Fair') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Marjorie Fair'
'HARhero'
'Red Ballerina'
'Red Yesterday'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Rose-red, white center
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Harkness, 1978
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5b and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
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

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-05-16
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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 3:27 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Often called Red Ballerina due to the similarity of bloom and growth habit, this rose blooms profusely with clusters of single red flowers displaying prominent white eyes. An excellent plant for mass planting or cascading from a large container."

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 8, 2014 5:08 PM

Well, okay, the blooms may be small, but they pack a big punch. Very showy and eye-catching single flowers and lots of them. One of the few roses in my humid garden that does not need any spraying with fungicide. I never spray Marjorie Fair and it stays pristine all season long.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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February 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 1, 2017 10:04 PM 228
September 2013 photos and chat by zuzu Sep 27, 2013 11:33 AM 78
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