Marie Daly

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Cultivar: Marie Daly
Classification Polyantha
Year Introduced Found rose, date not known
Size Category/Growth Habit Dwarf shrub
Height 3 feet
Width 3 feet
Spacing 5 feet apart on centers
Color Pink
Bloom Semi-double. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.
Fragrant Yes
Stem Few thorns.
Planting Site Full sun, must have excellent air circulation!
Water Use Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season. Appears to tolerate highly saline irrigation water when drip irrigated.
Cold Hardiness Hardy in zones 5-9
History Found sport of ‘Marie Pavie’

Marie Daly is a pink sport of the renowned old garden rose ‘Marie Pavie’. It was first selected in Texas by Greg Grant. This delightful polyantha is covered with very fragrant, semi-double pink flowers that can turn almost white during periods of intense heat. It blooms spring through fall and is well mannered with a graceful rounded form. Marie Daly has few thorns and is wonderful for high traffic areas and places where children may play. Mary Daly can be very useful in the landscape in a mass planting or as a low hedge. It also does very well in a container where it benefits from excellent air circulation. It is resistant to spider mite problems.

Landscape Uses

Plant ‘Marie Daly’ in full sun and well drained soil. Keep the soil moist during the growing season for the first year for good root development and establishment. Keep a 3-4 inch layer of organic mulch around plants during the establishment and thereafter.

Use ‘Marie Daly’ as a low hedge, mass planting or even as a container plant. ‘Marie Daly’s’ uniform growth habit makes it an ideal rose for formal gardens or in hedges.

Large or small landscapes alike will be enhanced with the addition of this charming, but deceptively tough rose.

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