The rose is what is called a "sport" in horticultural circles: a spontaneous plant mutation in which a new shoot displays different characteristics from the parent plant. In the case of 'Marjie', it is a sport of the favorite heirloom rose 'Cecile Brunner', also called "the sweetheart rose".
'Marjie' is truly exceptional, combining the most sought-after qualities of heirloom and modern roses: long-blooming (from late spring to early fall) and hardy, with charming porcelain pink blossoms and an intense, "old rose" fragrance. It has a nice compact habit, growing only 3-4 feet high and wide. This makes it the perfect rose for the garden or for a container.
Swanson's grows only a limited number of 'Marjie' starts each year and makes them available to our customers. With its history of a grandfather's love for his daughter, it may just be the perfect Father's day gift!