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The Ballerina Rose

The Ballerina Rose

Ballerina Rose

Ballerina Rose

with her tutu spread wide as she graces the beautiful shrub

with her tutu spread wide as she graces the beautiful shrub


The Ballerina rose offers durability as well as beauty.

A lovely shrub rose with small pink and white flowers. Chock full of long blooming lightly fragrant flowers.

She is a beautiful old hybrid musk rose with lovely blooms of pink that is edged in white.

As her name suggest, she will remind you of a dancing ballerina, in the spotlight of your garden for all to see, with her tutu spread wide as she graces the beautiful shrub.

Her delicate cluster of flowers, remind me of hydrangeas when in full bloom and of apple blossoms as her blooms begin to fade.

The Ballerina will most likely be the last rose blooming in the garden as fall rolls around.

A modern shrub rose with the characteristics of a wild rose. She was introduced by Bentall in 1937.

The Ballerina rose is easy to maintain, making her a favorite in any garden and is often used in cottage style gardens as well as public parks.


Ballerina Facts

ColorLight pink edged with white


4 ~ 5 feet in height or up to 10 feet as a climber

Water requirements

Moist, well drained

Light requirements

Full Sun to partial shade


5 ~ 10


Resistant to mildew and rust, susceptible to black spot


Blooms freely and almost constantly, Hardy, vigorous and fast growing.

The Ballerina will grow 4 to 5 feet. If allowed to climb she will reach for the sky, and can be trained to climb a tall fence or trellis.

If grown as a climber, she will reach 6 to 10 feet in height.


The Ballerina is a very easy to care for rose, that doesn't require a lot of care.

She prefers fertile moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Providing good air circulation and removing fallen leaves will help to prevent disease.

Shade tolerant, resistant to mildew, resistant to rust, but she can be susceptible to black spot.

In case of black spot it can be treated with a fungicide.

A Ballerina Bouquet

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Clusters of 5 petal blooms with delicate pink and white blossoms, reminds one of a hydrangea when in full bloom. Her flowers also will remind one of apple blossoms when few flowers are on the bush. She has a light green attractive foliage.

Ballerina blooms early spring through the fall, or June through October.

Attracts birds and butterflies.

Pruning the Ballerina

Can be pruned an shaped, or allowed to grow and spill over naturally.

She can be trimmed as bushes or trained to climb.

Can be cut back to about half for compact growth and pruned lightly for bigger bushes or clibers.

The Ballerina can be pruned when the leaves begin to fade in the late fall. She will be covered with tiny orange~red rose hips.

This beautiful rose plant can be trimmed as a bush, trained to be a climber, or shaped into a beautiful pillar.

Rose Hip Jelly And Jam

Ballerina Rose Hips

Ballerina Rose Hips

Rose Hip Jelly and Jam

Rose Hip Jelly and Jam


For propagation in spring to summer , take soft wood cuttings.

For more information on Propagation go to Lady Banks Rose Yellow

In the fall take hardwood cuttings.

Rose hips can be used for seed propagation.

The rose hips are also used as food for the birds as well as making teas, syrups and jams.

How To Propagate Roses With Rose Hips

How To Make Rose Hip Jelly And Jam

Rose Hip Syrup

Rosa Ballerina

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Fay Favored from USA on March 17, 2015:

This rose looks a lot like the knock-out rose bush. It is so beautiful as all the roses you have selected to highlight in your writings. Another beauty for sure.

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on October 14, 2014:


Lovely subject and lovely piece of writing.

I will tell you the truth. I really love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Simply amazing.

2, I loved the way you worded this hub.

3. Graphics, superb.

4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

5. Voted Up and all of the choices.

6. I loved your topic.

You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.


Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

Caren White on October 05, 2014:

I had a Ballerina rose at my old house. What a lovely rose. And I love your photos. Great hub! Voted up and shared.

Kaylee Blair on July 01, 2014:

I have 3 of these against a fence in full, hot, 14 hours-a-day sun and they grow like lightning greased weeds! Unfortunately, they also fade to white within a day in that much sun. I ended up digging them out and giving them to my neighbor who has a shadier place to keep them lovely and pink. A note on the hips: they're tiny! Around the size of a pencil eraser. If you want great hip roses, try Rosa Rugosa (sea roses). Loads and loads of tasty, large hips. :)

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on June 01, 2013:

@ StephanieBcrosby...I found this rose as I was trying to create a cottage garden..fell in love with it...Now I want more..

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on June 01, 2013:

@ moonlake ..I think it looks similar because of the few petals and the ..thank you for visiting and pinning

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on June 01, 2013:

@The Dirt Farmer , thank you for the visit and athe share

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on June 01, 2013:

I have never heard of this variety of rose before. I agree with moonlake: this looks a lot like the wild roses in my garden, except mine are all white.

moonlake from America on June 01, 2013:

That is such a pretty rose. It looks a lot like our wild roses. Voted up and pinned.

Jill Spencer from United States on June 01, 2013:

So sweet and, as you say, so perfect for a cottage garden. Just lovely.

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on April 12, 2013:

Hi Sharkye11.. you will love this really is beautiful

Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on April 12, 2013:

Such a beautiful rose! The flowers look like they are made of china! I can't wait to order one of these! Thanks for teaching me something new today!

Faythe Payne (author) from USA on March 29, 2013:

Thank you ..I think this is the prettiest rose in my garden

Letha G. from USA on March 29, 2013:

very pretty

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