'Alister Stella Gray' rose Description
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Light yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Alister Stella Gray
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.
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).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, hedge, pillar or shrub. Very vigorous. prefers dry climates.
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.