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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:
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

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DreamOfSpring 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.


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

Christiana, Tennessee
Austin, Texas

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