|'Lovely Fairy' after the rain late in November 2011|
|'Lovely Fairy' after the first frost later still in November|
'Lovely Fairy' is a sport of 'The Fairy' rose. Except for the deeper pink color, it looks and acts very like the quintessential polyantha rose~'The Fairy'. Polyantha roses are generally compact, disease resistant bushes that produces clusters of small double or single flowers over most of the growing season. They are easy care roses and require sun, well drained soil and occasional shaping and pruning. I think it's amazing that they survive my garden; and, survive they do in the beds and in containers. (In Appreciation Of November Blooms)
|'Lovely Fairy' after two nights of 27F/-2.7C December 2, 2011|
|Here she is in November before the rains!|
I don't know why more nurseries don't offer them instead of the newer 'landscape' roses. These roses have the souls of old roses.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone." This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for her blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2009-2011. This work is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact the author for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.