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'Alister Stella Gray' rose Description
'Golden Rambler (noisette, Gray, 1894)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of HubertG
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
87 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Alister Stella Gray
Origin:
Bred by Alexander Hill Gray (United Kingdom, 1894).
Introduced in United Kingdom by A. Paul & Son in 1894 as 'Alister Stella Gray'.
Introduced in Australia by C. H. Halstead in 1899 as 'Alister Stella Gray'.
Class:
Noisette, Tea Noisette.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, yellow highlights, ages to cream .  Moderate, sweet fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Small, glossy, dense foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" to 16' 5" (200 to 500 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, hedge, pillar or shrub.  Very vigorous.  prefers dry climates.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Vintage Gardens classifies this rose as a tea-noisette

Alister Stella Gray (February 1, 1877 East Ferry, Dunkeld, Scotland - May 1, 1957), only son of the breeder and Marcella Kerr (November 22, 1847 Orange Valley, Jamaica - February 5, 1877 East Ferry, Dunkeld, Scotland). His parents married May 2, 1867 in St Pauls' Church, Edinburgh. His mother died 4 days after Alister Stella's birth.
 
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