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'Yellow Noisette' rose Description
'Smithii' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cass
HMF Ratings:
7 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep yellow Tea.
Origin:
Bred by W. Smith (United Kingdom, 1829).
Class:
Noisette, Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  
Notes:
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.
 
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