One of the most popular and widely grown Polyanthas, ‘The Fairy’ has mid-pink frilly double flowers that fade to almost white. They are produced in clusters of ten to forty beginning late in the season but ending in late autumn. The pale green glossy leaves are carried on compact , thorny bushes. Although susceptible to black spot and mildew ,infection is not severe and does not seem to hurt the bush. It is somewhat shade tolerant and a good choice for a ground cover, shrub border, container, patio or hedge. Has been designated an Earth-Kind rose so is tough and low maintenance.
Origin: Bentall, Britain, 1932
Parentage: ‘Paul Crampel’ x ‘Lady Gay’
Flower Size: 1.6”
Petal Count: 25
Scent: Little or none; light apple if any
Plant Size: 3’ H x 4’ W
Hardiness: Zones 4-9