Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Hardiness: 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: Single Eye present
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Shrub Trained to climb Trained on pillar
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust Susceptible to black spot
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
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.
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.
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 Parkway Village, Kentucky Old Jefferson, Louisiana Mount Airy, Maryland Beverly, Massachusetts Slingerlands, New York Newalla, Oklahoma Burton, South Carolina Chapin, South Carolina Linden, Virginia