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ROSA 'Marie Daly'

Image of Rosa 'Marie Daly'

David L. Morgan

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Marie Daly'

Plant Common Name

Marie Daly Rose, Polyantha Rose

General Description

A compact polyantha shrub rose, 'Marie Daly' bears clusters of semi-double, soft pink flowers throughout the growing season. Discovered in Texas by Greg Grant as a sport from the nearly white antique French polyantha rose, ‘Marie Pavie’(1888), 'Marie Daly' has far more colorful highly fragrant flowers.

This classic polyantha rose has a bushy habit and stems lined with very few thorns. Its compound leaves are medium green and resistant to spider mites. Flowering may occur from late spring to frost, though the first flush of blooms is typically the heaviest and flowering may wane when temperatures become very hot. The fragrant flowers are soft pink but may become bleached to light pink in the hot summer sun.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in slightly dry climates, because dry air disfavors the many fungal diseases that plague roses. In moister areas, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between roses through good planting and pruning practices. Roses are also susceptible to a suite of viral and bacterial diseases as well as insect pests, so it is wise to select robust and resistant cultivars. This cultivar is susceptible to black spot.

Compact, shrubby roses such as this are ideal for both garden and foundation plantings. The clusters of flowers are also long-lasting when cut and retain their fragrance in bouquets.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies