Polyantha Rose
Rosa 'Red Fairy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Fairy
Additional cultivar information:(aka MORedfar, Fairy Rouge, Rote Fairy)
Hybridized by Moore
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Class:

Miniature

Polyantha

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Christiana, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 14, 2005, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer: Moore, 1992, Sport of "The Fairy".2.5' W x 4' H. I grow this variety. I do not find it to be as floriferous as "The Fairy". Also, while the color is listed as red, I would characterize mine as more of a dark rose. I have an area of red and white roses. I planted the Red Fairy there surrounded by Mr Lincoln, Bergman, Tradescantia, etc. Surrounded by all of these reds, the Red Fairy "sticks out" as an obvious misfit. I think it will probably be a cute plant when I find it a more appropriate place in the garden. Just be advised that it may not be a true red.