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'Canary Bird' rose Description
'Canary Bird (hybrid xanthina, unknown, before 1945)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
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Deep yellow Shrub.
Registration name: Canary Bird (hybrid xanthina, unknown, before 1945)
Exhibition name: Canary Bird
Bred by Unknown English Breeder(s) (United Kingdom, before 1945).
Introduced by Unknown in before 1945 as 'Canary Bird'.
Golden-yellow.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Arching, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  9 to 13 leaflets.  

Height: 5' to 12' (150 to 365cm).  Width: 5'11" to 12' (180 to 365cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
There are two roses named Canary Bird.
This Canary Bird, which is in commerce, is a hybrid of Rosa xanthina or Rosa hugonis. See References.
The Canary Bird bred by W. Paul & Son is a Sweet Briar and appears to grow only in Sangerhausen.
Modern Roses and other references confuse the two Canary Birds, showing Paul as the breeder of the Hybrid Xanthina. Paul's rose is a Sweet Briar with apple-scented foliage and only 5-7 leaflets.
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this is an early rose with arching branches of bright yellow single flowers...
Harkness Roses says this rose has very distinctive ferny foliage and blood red spines.
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