Rose Noble

Several growers report on the strong stems of ‘Rose Noble’. In my garden it looked pretty bad in 2020, likely from a late frost – the foliage took on a bronzy, purple color and the stamens turned black. The photos are from previous years.  You will often find this plant listed as ‘Rose Nobel’ which is not the correct spelling but you would likely get the correct plant!

Plant and flowers look better in 2022 (photo to the right) but this is still not one of my favorites.

Cultivar: Rose Noble
Year Registered: 1950
Seedling No: 16262
Parentage: 28: lactiflora X (officinalis X (mlokosewitschii X macrophylla))
Flower: Color: ivory with pink flares, giving an overall color of light pink
Form: single, 8 to 10 petals, notched edges
Blooms: Week 3
Carpels: 5, green, woolly
Stigmas: bright dark pink
Disc: dark pink, obscure
Stamens: filaments red at base, shading to yellow
Plant: Habit: low, spreading
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: narrow leaves, generally not lobed
Height: 28-30″ (reported); 23″ in 2022
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Several specialty nurseries