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Initial post 4 DEC 16 by CybeRose
American Rose Annual vol. 1, p. 124 (1916)
Roses Hybridized by E. G. Hill
Robert Heller, T. 1911
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 DEC 16 by Patricia Routley
They began to call it a HT in later refs.
Reply #2 of 4 posted yesterday by HubertG
From the Leedle Floral Co. 1914 Fall catalogue, page 34:

"Robert Heller - (Heller, 1911) (T.) Deep golden-yellow; a seedling from Perle des Jardins, deeper in color and stronger in growth. A constant summer bloomer, vigorous, thrifty and one of the most brilliant and beautifully formed yellow Roses yet introduced."
Reply #3 of 4 posted yesterday by Patricia Routley
Thanks to you both. Hill or Heller I wonder. i note Karl's photo says introduced by Heller.
Reply #4 of 4 posted today by HubertG
'Robert Heller' seems to be named after the nurseryman's son, and seems to be a counterpart for the rose 'Jeanette Heller' named for his daughter. 'Jeanette Heller' of course is the rose involved in the infamous 'W.R.Smith' mixup debacle, and wasn't bred by Heller. By best guess is that 'Robert Heller' is a rose bred by Hill and Heller had (or again thought he had) the naming rights. Perhaps there is another named yellow rose by Hill which is the same as 'Robert Heller'.
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Initial post 5 days ago by CybeRose
The Floricultural Cabinet, & Florists Magazine 25: 237 (1847)
By Joseph Harrison
This Rose differs widely in appearance from other Roses, and the difficulty experienced by many in inducing it to grow and flower freely, points out the error of treating it as other Roses. To bloom this Rose, do not prune it at set seasons, as with other Roses. It is disposed to form strong shoots in the summer time. Watch for the appearance of these, and so soon as they are about a foot long, pinch off their tops. In consequence of this check they will form laterals, which become well ripened and flower with certainty. It is necessary to cut their tops off early in spring, and from this period the plants should be watered all the growing season.
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Initial post 9 days ago by CybeRose
The Farmer's Register, 1(6): 339 (Nov 1833)

The Nondescript, Cherokee Rose, the Rosa Leonigesta [sic], of botanists, is used for hedges in South Carolina and in Georgia, where it has, in some places, succeeded admirably well, when in others it has failed. This failure may have arisen from the unsuitableness of the soil, the want of due care in the course of the planting and cultivating it when young; but more particularly, perhaps, from the aptitude of the rose tribe to die when least expected, without our. being able to discover the cause. One of the objections to it is, that as a hedge, it covers a great deal of ground, and that cattle are fond of eating its young shoots. I have no means of judging whether it would thrive as far north as Virginia. It grows admirably well on the banks of low rich grounds, and wherever the soil is not very poor and dry.
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Initial post 9 days ago by CybeRose
A Rose by Any Name p. 46 (2009)
By Douglas Brenner, Stephen Scanniello
On April 19, 1804, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his garden notebook: “Planted seeds of the Cherokee rose … near the N.E. corner of the Nursery.”
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