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'Rosa ecae Aitchison' rose Description
'R. ecae' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Arno
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Deep yellow Species.
Species / Wild.  
Deep yellow.  Rich buttercup yellow.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1".  Single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Rounded buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Small, attractive fall color foliage.  5 to 9 leaflets.  

Height: 4' (120cm).  Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for specimen.  Drought resistant.  
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Does not grow well from cuttings. Best propagated by suckers or grafting.

Rosa xanthina Hook.f. (1899) is a synonym of Rosa ecae. When Rosa ecae was first introducted to Europe after 1880, botanists declared that it was Rosa xanthina as described by Lindley in 1820. Botanists have since determined that the two species are distinct species.

Belongs to the Pimpinellifolia section (styles free, shorter than the stamens, blooms solitary, without bracts). Has doubly serrated leaflets that are glandular beneath, like R. primula and R. foetida. It differs from R. primula in having fewer leaflets, smaller blooms and in the colour of hips. It differs from R. foetida in its smooth leaves, smaller blooms, and lack of the distinct Foetida scent of linseed oil.
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