'Rosa stellata subspecies mirifica W.H. Lewis' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Mauve or purple blend. Medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Small, matte, light green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 4' to 7' (120 to 215 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
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Subgenus Hesperhodos. First collected in 1897.
Subgenus Hesperhodos has two species: Rosa stellata and Rosa minutifolia. Rosa stellata in turn has three subspecies: stellata, mirifica and abyssa.
The name Rosa stellata var. myrifica (Greene) Cockerell (1914) is a misspelling of the name proposed by Greene, which was Rosa mirifica.