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Alternative cultivar names:
'The Fairy'
'Perle Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Excellent
Class: Polyantha
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, arching canes, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Bentall, 1932
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer
Awards: Earth-Kind Rose

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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
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: Paul Crampel x Lady Gay
Child plants: 16 child plants


Clematis/Rose CombinationsClematis/Rose Combinations
By zuzu on June 9, 2015

Clematises and roses are ideal companions. They grow well in the same types of locations, thrive in the same types of soil, require the same amount of watering, and respond equally well to the same fertilizers.

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Posted by Zazinnia (SC - Zone 8a) on May 27, 2016 6:27 PM

The Fairy is the heaviest bloomer I have. The bush is covered in flowers. I now have to tie mine to a trellis to support the weight of the canes in bloom.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 3:01 PM

The Fairy starts blooming later in the springtime here than do most of my other roses, but once it does start, it blooms nonstop until a hard freeze. The individual pink flowers are small, but the plant is covered in them. Mine sprawls over and grows between other shrubs planted around it. Canes of this rose do arch, so supply support of some sort or just let them hang.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 10:44 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"The Fairy has a lush, spreading shape that will soften any angle. The small, bright green, shiny leaves and the clustered sprays of little, very double pink roses are on display throughout the growing season, although Summer sun fades the flowers to blush white. Massed to create a statement or allowed to gracefully cascade over the edge of flower beds, this rose will be treasured for its versatility. This is one of the best summer blooming roses."

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