Day 25 – National Rose Month

The Fairy – Polyantha
Light Pink – Introduced in 1932
ARS Rating – 8.7

'The Fairy' Polyantha

'The Fairy' Polyantha - My Thumbnail Rose!

It’s National Rose Month. There has never been a better time to join the American Rose Society. It is one of our nation’s oldest horticultural societies and is dedicated to assisting gardeners young and old on the cultivation of our National Floral Emblem.  

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About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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2 Responses to Day 25 – National Rose Month

  1. Masha says:

    I love polyanthas, especially pink ones 🙂 for their cheerfulness and bounty of dainty small blooms. Thanks for telling us about the Fairy, such a lovely rose.


  2. Grouchy says:

    Lovely. I have two polyanthas here. Pink Pet, and a ‘found’ that I think goes back to the Orange Sherbet series. I love them both for being such non needy plants.


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