'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.
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 57.
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."