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'Golden Rambler' rose Description
'Alister Stella Gray (noisette, Gray, 1894)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
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Light yellow Noisette.
Registration name: Alister Stella Gray
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'.
Noisette, Tea Noisette.  
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.
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