a small hybrid rose that has flowers in clusters
'many flowered' from Greek polyanthos 'blooming'
This Fairy Rose was not the polyantha which also has forty or fifty little roses in a cluster.
The polyantha group of Roses can always be distinguished by the stipules at the base of the leaf-stalk being fringed.
These roses may be roughly divided into two classes: one showing the polyantha blood very strongly; the other the Tea blood.
But never cut the shoots that come out of the base of the polyantha or the Rambler Roses.