Rose 'The Fairy'

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Rosa 'The Fairy' is a very pretty dwarf rose with an abundance of small double flowers that are a gorgeous light pink colour, about 2.5cm in diameter. The leaves are lovely too, a rich green colour and glossy. When the flowers have finished you'll have bright red or purple rose hips that are attractive in their own right. This rose has been given the RHS Award for Garden Merit. It will grow well in any type of soil as long as it is well-drained and moist. It needs lots of sunshine so make sure you choose a sunny spot for it. It will grow to about a metre in height. This is a variety that is easy to grow.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.9
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • budding
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Cushion-forming
  • Dense
  • Tapering
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Neighbour repellant
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Hedges and screens
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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