Fiona Stanley


Fiona Stanley is a beauty.  I love the way her unfurling petals look as if they have taken flight. She is also very photogenic.  I had so many photos of Fiona Stanley, I couldn’t decide which ones to include in this post.

Fiona Stanley has extremely large, apricot, ruffled, loosely-double flowers.  They are described as having slight fragrance but this is one instance where I think the promotional material is a bit unfair.  These blooms have a lovely strong perfume. The blooms last well in the vase.

Fiona Stanley has glossy green foliage on a strong, vigorous bush which grows to about 1.5 metres tall and 0.9 metres wide.

001copyFiona Stanley is a Hybrid Tea Rose.  It was released by Meilland in 2005.  Fiona Stanley was named in honour of Professor Fiona Stanley AC 2003, Australian of the Year.


Professor Fiona Stanley is the director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth (my home town).  The Institute is recognised internationally for its research into childhood illness and disease, including asthma, leukaemia, mental health, birth defects and Aboriginal health.


17 thoughts on “Fiona Stanley

  1. What a gorgeous rose Glenda. I wish that I had some for yesterday – my daughter ran the Boston Marathon for the MS Foundation and their team colors were blue and peach and the colors for this year’s marathon happened to be the same.

      • Glenda, she surpassed her goal of raising $4,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis foundation, and she completed the entire marathon despite injuring her knee at the 5 mile mark. She never set out to break any records, just to finish the race which she did. I was so happy to watch her go by thanks to help from her fiancé getting me to the race.

    • Hi Jane, don’t forget, all the experts say you can’t plant a rose where one has been planted before. I don’t know why they say it, but it is worth keeping in mind.

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