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'Rayon d'Or' rose References
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 559.  
Rayon d'Or Pernetiana. Joseph Pernet-Ducher 1910
Book  (Mar 1998)  Page(s) 13.  
Rayon d'Or is no longer grown today...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 485.  
Rayon d'Or Hybrid Tea, medium yellow, 1910, 'Mme. Mélanie Soupert' x 'Soleil d'Or'; Pernet-Ducher. Description.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 17.  
The first golden-yellow Hybrid Tea.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 600.  
Rayon d'Or (hybrid lutea) Pernet-Ducher 1910; M. Mél. Soupert X seedling of Soleil d'Or; light cadmium-yellow, fades to sun-yellow, large, double, globular, solitary or up to 3, fragrance 6/10, floriferous, repeats well, buds coppery orange, striped scarlet-carmine, growth 6/10, broad. Sangerhausen
Magazine  (Apr 1918)  Page(s) 19.  
...a rose nursery owner was astonished to see a Soleil d'Or abounding in densest green in August, the same over a Rayon d'Or, which he had never seen as beautiful and percet as this. The canes of the latter sort were up to 40 cm long; the blooms were resplendent in their densest yellow until wilting. The standard was located on the north side of the neighbouring house near the wall, had as a result maximum 2-3 hours of sun in the morning. This should confirm what O. Jacobs implied in Nr. 1 of the year 1916 [of the "Rosenzeitung"], that Rayon d'Or loves semi-shade. Other standards of this sort which were in a sunny place did not show this perfection.
...E. Uricher, Schlatt am Randen.
Book  (Apr 1915)  Page(s) 64.  
Rayon d'Or Pernetiana. Pernet-Ducher, 1910. Description and cultivation... Yellow cadmium toning to sunflower yellow...
Website/Catalog  (1914)  Page(s) 34.  
Austrian Briars and their Hybrids.
Pruning. — These require little or no pruning. Simply remove any dead and useless wood.
Rayon d'Or... J. Pernet-Ducher, 1910, vigorous. Yellow cadmium toning to sunflower yellow. Large, full, globular form; bronze green glossy foliage, mildew proof. Superb.
Book  (1914)  Page(s) insert after p.188.  Includes photo(s).
Rayon d'Or. Hybrid Austrian Brier of a wonderful clear yellow.
Magazine  (1913)  Page(s) 81.  
Rayon d'Or (Pernet-Ducher, 1910).-This Rose can fairly be termed unique, raised from Mme. Melanie Soupert crossed with Soleil d'Or. It created a great sensation when first exhibited, and its fame spread to England long before we saw flowers of it....when it was awarded the gold medal, it attracted all who saw it by reason of its colouring....its first year found it suffering very much from over-production, and the plants that reached us were surely the smallest that were every flattered by the name of plant....It is a vigorous grower, of fairly branching habit, rather apt to send up one strong shoot that absorbs all the strength of the plant. Excellent foliage, of bright bronze green colour, that seems quite mildew-proof...The great feature of the flower lies in its wonderful colour: it is without question the deepest yellow Rose we have, and the colour lasts; my mind, better in the garden than in the house, the colour being a little crude for decoration...and its thorns are terrible....It is free-flowering, and the flowers are not injured by rain....
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