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Ballerina - Hybrid Musk Rose

Ballerina

Hybrid Musk. Bred by Bentall in UK in 1937.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Ballerina covers itself completely with tiny roses that start pink and fade to white in the spring. There is some repeat. Ballerina is very nicely branched and makes beautiful shrub. Only a handful of rose plants look nearly as good in this respect. Ballerina is also very tough, rarely suffering from any fungal disease. While getting established, it is not uncommon for the plant to drop all its leaves in the heat of summer. But once it is established it makes for a very good garden plant. Its combination of virtues have made Ballerina one of the most popular roses in the world. Sadly, there is no fragrance.