By EdgewoodGarden

Rose 'The Fairy'

This charming polyantha rose comes into its own late in June. It blooms into the early winter here in the PNW, usually until late November or early December. I’ve had bouquets of The Fairy adorning the Thanksgiving table most years.

Sometimes called the Sweetheart Rose, the diminutive flowers are coupled with tiny leaves on thorny, prickly, vigorous canes that root easily and are quite disease resistant. About the only thing missing is fragrance as the tiny profuse flowers produce ornamental winter rose hip fruits. Hybridized in 1932 by Bentall in the UK, it was introduced to the USA in 1941 by Conard-Pyle.

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