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Fairytale Lion’s Rose – The Rose Desk

This exceptionally lovely floribunda white rose is a part of German breeder Kordes’ lovely fairytale assortment. Hardy in zones 5-9, this award-winning rose is understood for its illness resistance and quaint rose form.

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That is an extremely hardy rose. I feel it’s the one rose I’ve that by no means will get blackspot! It’s additionally recognized for its shiny darkish inexperienced foliage.

After I first purchased my home, I planted eight roses in my courtyard. Sadly we had historic rainfall that yr and there was standing water in that space for weeks. Solely Scentimental and Fairytale Lion’s Rose survived the spring!

We’ve had extraordinary troublesome backyard circumstances the previous couple of years right here in Dallas (hi there, snowpocalypse) however Fairytale Lion’s Rose has by no means give me any bother.

Kordes additionally proudly states that this rose is appropriate for pots and half shade!

The Title

I’ve owned this rose at two homes for over a decade and I’m horrified to study that I’ve been calling it the fallacious identify the whole time. I’ve all the time referred to it as Lion’s Fairytale and simply realized that the reason being as a result of that’s what quite a few American firms have it listed as.

The Kordes web site nevertheless, each English and German, has this rose listed as Fairytale Lion’s Rose in order that’s what we’re going with. However I needed to say it in case you’re googling Lion’s Fairytale. This is identical rose!

Fairytale Lion's Rose


The Kordes web site says that this can be a 2′ tall rose; nevertheless my first Fairytale Lion’s Rose was simply 4-5′ tall. (Curiously sufficient, some American rose web sites listing it as 3-4′ tall.) The rose in my present yard is unquestionably round 2′ although.

The Blooms

Fairytale Lion’s Rose is understood for its gorgeous blooms with a basic rose form. Starting from snow white to creamy white, to an apricot blush, no two blooms are the identical and sometimes have a pinker heart and whiter edges.

Fairytale Lion's Rose

Gentle Necessities

This rose requires about six hours of solar.


This rose has a gentle citrus scent.


Like with all of my different roses, I comply with Paul Zimmerman’s easy feed program. When the primary blooms arrive within the spring, I give it a lift by sprinkling a cap stuffed with Jackson & Perkins Dynamite rose fertilizer on the base. Each six weeks all through the rising season, I give my roses a Sea Magic seaweed therapy.

Fairytale Lion's Rose

On the finish of the season, I give my roses a wholesome dose of Espoma Natural Rose-Tone. All of those fertilizer assist maintain my roses robust and wholesome! You possibly can learn extra about fertilizer and rising roses right here.

I hope this text convinces you so as to add this trouble-free rose to your backyard! Don’t neglect to buy my Rose Assortment right here for rose pillows, attire, drinkware, and extra.

Completely happy rising,

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