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Rosa 'Ballerina'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ballerina
Hybridized by Bentall; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1937

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)
Hybrid Musk

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:
Eye present

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb
Trained on pillar

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Hyblaean On Mar 11, 2012, Hyblaean from Niles, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

beautiful, good grower, a million flowers all throughout the season- NOT resistant to witch's broom.

Positive lelamarie On Aug 26, 2008, lelamarie from Novato, CA wrote:

My first year growing Ballerina and have planted 10+ plants. They grow easily with partial or filtered shade, although seem to have deeper color with more sun. Most of mine are own root and have grown very fast since planting them this spring. They really don't need deadheading, although I will deadhead them occasionally to get them to bloom quicker. The only negative is that aphids seem to love them, more than any other of my roses. I have had two major infestations, in the spring and now that we are having very hot, dry weather. Spraying them with a force of water seems to get rid of aphids after several days.

Positive jollygreen On Oct 14, 2006, jollygreen from Voorheesville, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I am growing several 'Ballerina' as of 10/14/06 in 7 gallon pots and they've all performed very well. We don't spray with fungicide and yet there has been no evidence of fungal disease. In winter we sink the potted roses into beds containing well drained soiless mix and mouse baits to deter the little beasties. Little or no pruning or disbudding is done after August first until March or April. I feed twice per year sometimes thrice with Espoma Rose Tone and I water with a dilute solution of Peters 10-50-10 from spring until August first.

Positive Lionheart On Oct 2, 2003, Lionheart from Slingerlands, NY wrote:

Single, somewhat fragrant blooms, of pink and white. Blooms freely, almost continuously. Hardy, vigorous, fast growing, and great on a fence.

Disease resistant, it's a wonderful shrub to use wherever low maintenance color and interest are required.


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

, (2 reports)
Goodyear, Arizona
Fairfield, California
Novato, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Winchester, California
Louisville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Mount Airy, Maryland
Beverly, Massachusetts
Slingerlands, New York
Newalla, Oklahoma
Beaufort, South Carolina
Chapin, South Carolina
Linden, Virginia

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