Rose 'The Fairy'
Rose 'The Fairy'

Rose 'The Fairy'

Shipment begins in Fall 2019

SKU: F66800
1 for $27.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Polyanthus Rose
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Height: 2' Spacing: 3'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid October 2019, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

This Polyanthus type produces a cloud of small, fully double pink flowers all summer with an especially heavy flush of bloom in fall. The bush is compact, seldom growing above 2′, which makes it effective as a ground cover, a low hedge, or a powerful presence in a mixed border. How such a little bush makes so many flowers is a mystery. Own-root.

Tip: We use Organic Gem® as a foliar feed on Rose bushes in our trial garden and find plants are healthier and perform better throughout the season.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

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Very prolific. Very nice flowers. Be very careful of thorns

A viewer from 20 miles West of Boston

A very beautiful short rose bush. Numerous flowers clustered at end of numerous stems. Nice pink color. Caution: the plant's thorns quickly grab onto my hands. There are many thorns because it is a bush with many stems. Be sure to wear gloves. Not good if you have little children or a dog whose toys get into the shrub. Also the stems can get leggy and the many buds at the end of a stem do not all bloom simultaneously. It would make for a much nicer cluster of cut flowers if each stem's buds flowered simultaneously, with different stems flowering at different times. The world is full of so many beautiful plants, but give one of these a try to see if it will fit your needs. My wife likes it more than I do. I pefer hybrid tea roses

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Little Trooper

Tracy from Chicago, IL

This sits in semi-shade on the north side of our home, and she not only produces clouds of pink blossoms on canes that never stop growing every which way, but has weathered some of the worst winters Chicago has to offer without any protection at all.

She's prickly and inclined to bite when you work with her, to prune or tie her up, or just to move her out of the way. Rabbits love to shelter under her arching canes because nothing can get to them without a getting a snout full of thorns.

The Fairy really is one of my favorite of our roses. She soldiers on in all weather, rewarding us with a lovely show all summer.

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Happiest rose ever!

Vallie from Sunset South Carolina

Planted three fairy roses by the driveway. They are stunning! Beautiful plant and pink clusters all summer. No downside to this rose.

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Fantastic Blooming Rose

Tracy from Ankeny, IA

I transplanted four of these rose shrubs early this year in a newly developed front entry garden. Each of these plants are growing beautifully and continually re-blooming throughout the season. I will definitely purchase more of this wonderful rose in future!

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Reliable bloomer

Rabbit and Chicken Farmer from Southern Michigan

This rose is beautiful - even in really hot, humid weather! It is more resistant to bugs and disease compared to a similar ground cover rose I have nearby. The Fairy does seem leggy at first, but it is still young AND it has a lot of competition for water. And I still get compliments on it!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Today's Roses are easier to grow than you might expect.

  • The basic needs for Roses include plenty of direct sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Roses tolerate a range of soil types (from sand to clay), as long as a little care is taken to prepare the soil at planting time.

We offer both own-root and grafted Roses.

  • Own-root Roses are plants grown from cuttings. They have their own root systems and remain true to the original varieties.
  • Grafted Roses are plants that have vigorous rootstocks fused to the top parts of other Roses that are valued for their flowers.

Planting Bareroot Roses: 

  • Before planting a bareroot Rose, remove and discard the packing material and soak the roots for a few hours.
  • Dig a planting hole that allows sufficient room for the depth and spread of the roots.
  • Add organic matter—such as compost or aged manure—and mix this into the soil dug from the hole.
  • Set the plant in the hole so that the top of the graft, or the crown of own-root Roses (the point where the stems of the plant meet the roots), is 3" below soil level in the North, and at the same level or 1" above where winters are mild.

  • Push the mix of soil and organic matter back into the hole, tamping firmly as you go. Water thoroughly.
  • Add a generous layer of organic mulch (compost or aged manure is best) to help keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Water thoroughly once every 2 weeks if rainfall is scarce throughout the growing season and into fall.

Planting Potted Roses:

  • Check the moisture of the potting mix in the container and, if dry, water thoroughly.
  • Dig a hole wide enough and just deep enough for the root ball.
  • Add organic matter—such as compost or aged manure—and mix this into the soil dug from the hole.
  • Remove the plant from the container and gently break up the sides of the root ball with your thumbs and carefully untangle any roots circling at the bottom.
  • Set the root ball in the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surface of the surrounding soil.

  • Push the mix of soil and organic matter back into the hole, tamping firmly as you go. Water thoroughly.
  • Add a generous layer of organic mulch (compost or aged manure is best) to help keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Water thoroughly once a week if rainfall is scarce during the growing season and throughout fall.

Light: Roses grow best where they receive at least 6 hours of direct sun per day.

Watering: We recommend watering in the morning if possible so that the foliage doesn’t remain wet into the evening. If the weather is dry, water thoroughly every 2 weeks.

Fertilizer: Roses grow more vigorously, bloom more prolifically, and show greater resistance to diseases if fertilized during the growing season.

  • For best results, add a layer of compost or aged manure in early spring around the base of the plant. After the first wave of bloom, apply a bloom-boosting fertilizer (15-30-15).
  • For organic gardeners, we recommend adding a layer of compost or aged manure in early spring and applying an organic fertilizer after the first wave of bloom.

Pests & Diseases: The Roses we offer are selected for their vigor and their resistance to pests and diseases. 

  • Some Roses are prone to fungus problems (such as black spot) in hot, humid areas. Cleaning up old foliage from the base of the plant is important for disease control.
  • We recommend the use of environmentally-friendly horticultural oil and insect sprays listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
  • Japanese beetles may be handpicked or a systemic pesticide may be used. In spring, check for Rose slugs (sawfly larvae that appear as tiny, green caterpillars and skeletonize Rose foliage) and physically destroy them or spray with superfine horticultural oil.

Pruning: Prune Roses to remove deadwood, to control or direct growth, and to promote flowering.

  • Wait until growth breaks from the canes in early to mid-spring before pruning.
  • To train climbers in early spring, trim thinner side shoots from the base of the main branches. Attach new stems to their supports throughout the growing season.
  • If the Rose bush has become too tall, the stems may be cut back by one-third to one-half in early spring or after the first wave of blooms.
  • With the exception of the rugosas, which produce attractive hips (fruits), remove the spent flowers of reblooming Roses to promote more bloom.

Transplanting: Roses may be moved in early spring when dormant.

End-of-Season Care: In our experience, the best way to get Roses through winter is to choose plants adapted to your climate zone.

  • Mound 2 shovelfuls of bark mulch around the base of the plant before the start of winter. This added layer of protection is especially important for grafted Roses.

 

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