Polyantha Rose, Shrub Rose
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
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Class:

Polyantha

Shrub

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

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:

Double

Eye present

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

On Mar 31, 2006, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 4b) 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.