Description from Jackson & Perkins
‘Ballerina’ wants to be the last rose blooming in your garden this fall, and it has the flower power to make good on that ambition! Blooming from early summer well into autumn, this lovely old hybrid musk rose delights with graceful 2- to 3-inch blooms of pink-edged white, held wide open like old-fashioned tutus. Fragrant, floriferous, and long-blooming, ‘Ballerina’ is a gardener’s treasure.
Arising from fat, rounded buds of bright pink, these small cupped, single blooms open in giant clusters (the hydrangea has nothing on ‘Ballerina’!), each flower dotted with a round eye. This robust Rose reaches about 5 high and 3 feet wide as a shrub, or can be trained as a climber reaching up to 10 feet high! In either form, a fully-blooming plant is an amazing display of soft color, repaying a closer look with a sweet, delicate scent. And its light green foliage is attractive even when it isn’t covered in the charming blooms.
‘Ballerina’ was introduced in 1937 from an R. multiflora seedling. It remains one of the most attractive, long- and late-blooming roses ever grown. Enjoy!
Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
- Genus : Rosa
- Variety : ‘Ballerina’
- Zone : 5 – 10
- BloomStartToEnd : Early Summer – Early Fall
- Habit : Compact
- PlantHeight : 5 ft – 10 ft
- PlantWidth : 24 in – 3 ft
- BloomSize : 2 in – 3 in
- StemLength : 5 in – 10 in
- Additional Characteristics : Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Fragrance, Long Bloomers
- Bloom Color : Pink
- Bud Shape : Rounded
- Flower Shape : Cupped, Single
- Foliage Color : Light Green
- Fragrance : Light, Musk
- Light Requirements : Full Sun
- Uses : Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
- Restrictions : Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands