Ballerina Roses are beautiful little
gems that fill their sprawling bushes in a light pink haze. If you
want an antique look in your garden, this hybrid mush rose (originally introduced in
1937) is the rose for you. It sprawls or climbs or can be cut back into a shrub like form and used as
a hedge. It has a devil may care look to it that makes it looks like it
has always been in your garden. We love the way Ballerina climbs in amongst other vines, like our
Fo Ti and finds its way up
into our Hever Castle Butterfly Bush.
Like all roses, Ballerina Roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer in the
spring. We prune out dead canes whenever we notice them and shape the
plant to the height and width we want in fall. All rose petals are
edible if grown organically and make attractive garnishes for salads.
They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be
used to decorate cakes or other confections. Sample buds should be
pulled apart and inspected for insects before using on food.