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'Mabelle Stearns' rose References
Website/Catalog  (3 Jul 2014)  
Registered Name: 'Mabelle Stearns'
Synonyms: 'Maybelle Stearns'
ARS Approved Exhibition Name: Mabelle Stearns
S, mp, 1938, Horvath; flowers peach-pink with silvery reflex, 55 petals, blooms in clusters, intense fragrance; recurrent bloom; foliage small, glossy, dark; to 2 ft., spreading (6-8 ft.) growth; hardy; PP297. [Mrs F.F. Prentiss × Souv. de Georges Pernet]. Roses in Review: Garden Rating: 7.4 Exhibition Rating: Introductions: Wayside Gardens Co.
Book  (2012)  Page(s) 110.  
Mabelle Stearns. Medium pink. 55-65 [petals]. 24". Repeat.
Known as the 'Door Yard Rose'. Spreads out. Clusters of peachy pink to whitish pink flowers 1 inch (2.5 cm) across with strong fragrance. Small, glossy, dark green leaves. Severe dieback common. Cover the crown with potting soil and a thick layer of whole leaves for winter protection (zone 5 to 6).
Book  (2006)  Page(s) 288.  
'Mabelle Stearns'. Shrub. Fair rebloom., Best fragrance. Habit - diagram 1. [Those that form spreading, more or less procumbent plants which grow wider than tall, usually by spreading their canes along the ground.] Horvath, 1938. Provenance: Historical Roses, OH.. Soft, peachy-pink blooms, very double and beautifully scrolled and reflexed with a silvery-pink reverse; 'Mabelle Stearns' was a forerunner of the groundcover roses, and is rather like a ground-covering version of 'La France'. Elegant and exquisite.
Book  (2003)  Page(s) 62.  
'Mabelle Stearns'
Book  (Aug 2002)  Page(s) 57.  
Mabelle Stearns
Not rated
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 331.  
Mabelle Stearns Shrub, peach-pink with silvery reflex, 1938, ('Maybelle Stearns'); 'Mrs. F.F. Prentiss' x 'Souv. de Georges Pernet'; Horvath. Description.
Book  (1971)  Page(s) 143.  Includes photo(s).
Shrub Roses. 'Mabelle Stearns'. Lush double blossoms, 5 to 7.5 cm (2 to 3 in.) across with 50 to 60 petals each, are peach-pink and bloom in clusters. Strong fragrance. Plants grow only 30 to 60cm (1 to 2 ft) tall but spread 1.8 to 2.4 metres (6 to 8 ft) wide; they bloom continuously. Introduced 1938.
Book  (1953)  Page(s) 67.  
Mabelle Stearns - 28
Article (misc)  (2 Mar 1945)  Page(s) 169.  
[M.H. Horvath's] work with roses kept well away from the hybrid tea group, though his Mabelle Stearns touched the lifestream of the Pernetiana type as he combined it into what he called a setigera hybrid.
Book  (1944)  Page(s) 205.  
Proof of the Pudding: interesting collections of comments like "if it would not try to bloom, it would be a good shrub."
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