Rose (Rosa 'Alister Stella Gray') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Alister Stella Gray'
'Golden Rambler'
'Esther Stella Gray'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium yellow
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Noisette
Growth Habit: Short climber, typically 6-8 feet tall
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Alexander Hill Gray, 1894
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: William Allen Richardson x Madame Pierre Guillot

Photo courtesy of Tasman Bay Roses

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 3:54 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Also known as ‘Golden Rambler’, ‘Alister Stella Gray’ produces slender, flexible canes that are easy to train on a pillar or trellis. The clustered roses are not large but very double, opening from dark, yolk-yellow buds to uneven pompons of creamy yellow that fade to white. A beautiful fall display caps off its long season of bloom. Its fragrance can easily fill the garden."

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