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'Maria Stern' rose Description
'Maria Stern' rose photo
Photo courtesy of GShellrude
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Maria Stern
Origin:
Bred by Brownell Family (United States, before 1968).
Introduced in United States by Stern's Nursery in 1969 as 'Maria Stern'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Sub-Zero Series.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Strong fragrance.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' (120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,959  on  20 Jan 1970   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 715,111  on  21 Mar 1968
“Seed parent - Red Duchess’ Plant Patent No. 846.”
Notes:
The seed parent is quoted in the references as 'Tip Toes'. The Plant Patent quotes 'Red Duchess'.

Maria Stern was the wife of Otto A Stern, owner of Stern's Nursery, Geneva, NY.