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Rosa 'Lovely Fairy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lovely Fairy
Additional cultivar information: (PP10701, aka SPEvu)
Hybridized by Spek; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:
Eye present

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

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

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive holly_grower On Oct 16, 2011, holly_grower from Bear, DE wrote:

Flowers continuously with clusters of double, dark pink flowers. Vigorous growth. Be sure to plant where the flowers can be enjoyed but sharp little thorns won't catch passers-by.

Positive Meig On Mar 31, 2006, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

These are amazing shrubs. They bloom and bloom and are hardy as can be. Japanese beetles will feed on them, but not as much as they do on other roses. I absolutely love fairy roses and I have made sure to have them in all the homes I have lived in. Very carefree, no deadheading needed. Just an occasional cut back because they can get kind of out of control.


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

Calistoga, California
Vallejo, California
Bear, Delaware
Spring Grove, Illinois
Painesville, Ohio
Richmond, Virginia

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