'Mabelle Stearns' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Windham
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Mabelle Stearns
Exhibition name: Mabelle Stearns
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.
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).
USDA zone 6a through 9b. Benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.