‘The Fairy’ was regarded by many as a breakthrough when bred by Ann Bentall in the United Kingdom and released in 1932.
This beautiful, low-growing rose produces large sprays ranging from 30 to 100 blooms, of soft, light pink, informal flowers. Its spreading habit ultimately became a core character of many modern landscape and groundcover roses. Indeed, it has been used as a parent for many of them.
The Fairy makes an ideal border and is in continuous flower from late spring to late autumn. Its glossy, small, dense foliage provides an excellent backdrop to the floral sprays.
This rose is tough, loves our hot, dry climate and is very easy to grow. Each plant will grow 0.5m x 0.75m and is easy to manage. Apart from its use as a border plant, The Fairy makes an excellent pot plant and can be used for hanging baskets to display its arching canes.
Awards: The Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit – 1993