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'Persian Yellow' rose Description
'<i>Rosa foetida</i> 'Persian Yellow'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Tessie
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
156 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Species.
Exhibition name: R. foetida persiana
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1837).
Discovered by Sir Henry Willock (United Kingdom, 1837).
Introduced in Australia by John Baptist in 1861 as 'Persian Yellow'.
Class:
Hybrid Foetida, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow.  Occasional carmine-red streaks.  Unpleasant fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small, semi-double to double, globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  Small, semi-glossy, fragrant foliage.  7 leaflets.  

Height: 4'11" to 6'7" (150 to 200cm).  Width: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Do not prune.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
References vary
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
According to Dr. David Zlesak, the rose sold in North America as Persian Yellow is triploid, not tetraploid, suggesting a hybrid origin.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Persian Yellow for northern Sweden.
For clarification of Dates, see References.

 
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