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'Alister Stella Gray' rose Description
'Alister Stella Gray (noisette, Paul, 1894)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of GShellrude
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
79 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Alister Stella Gray
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Hill Gray (United Kingdom, 1894).
Introduced in United Kingdom by A. Paul & Son in 1894 as 'Alister Stella Gray'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'Alister Stella Gray'.
Class:
Noisette, Tea Noisette.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, yellow highlights, ages to cream .  Moderate, sweet fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Small, glossy, dense foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" to 16' 5" (200 to 500 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, hedge, pillar or shrub.  Very vigorous.  prefers dry climates.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
See references

Vintage Gardens classifies this rose as a tea-noisette
 
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