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'Maybelle Stearns' rose Description
'Mabelle Stearns' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Mabelle Stearns
Exhibition name: Mabelle Stearns
Origin:
Bred by Michael Henry Horvath (United States, before 1938).
Introduced in United States by Wayside Gardens as 'Mabelle Stearns'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink to blush, peach shading, silvlery reflex.  A semi-globular, recurving and imbricated bloom.  Strong fragrance.  55 to 66 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, spreading.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 2' (30 to 60 cm).  Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6a through 9b.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 297  on  25 Oct 1938   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
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