Rosa 'The Fairy'Tuesday, July 08, 2014
|Rosa 'The Fairy' July 6 2014|
Most of the roses in my garden have scent. This particular one does not. It is a polyantha rose bred by J.A. Bentall in 1932.
But should you ask my granddaughter Lauren, 12 about this rose she would tell you, “Rosa ‘The Fairy’ has one particular advantage over many other roses. It begins to bloom in July.”
I would add that most of those other roses (not the once blooming ones but the remontant ones) are saving up strength to come back in late July or August.
What I have not told Lauren about The Fairy is that it reminds me of her. It is a dainty, feminine rose that does just fine even in the adversity of a shady border.