'Yellow Noisette' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cass
Bred by W. Smith
(United Kingdom, 1829).
Light yellow, darker center. Strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.
See References. Latter-day classifications of this rose as a Tea raise questions whether the same rose bears the correct name or whether growing conditions produce a highly variable result. The earliest description describes it as blooming in clusters of 10-22 blooms, suggesting that it was a noisette, not a Tea.
See the 1831 reference for more on the parentage.