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'Parks' Yellow Tea-scented China' rose References
Book  (1973)  
....what seems to be the first written reference to a rose appears in a Chinese Herbal of 1578. ... The yellow rose is probably Rosa X odorata ochroleuca, first described by J. Lindley as Rosa indica ochroleuca which he stated had long been ...
(R. chinensis Jacq. x R. gigantea Collett)

The fourth and last of the Stud Chinas is Parks’s Yellow China, which was brought from China by Parks for the R.H.S. in 1824. The following year it was imported to France by the enthusiastic Rose breeder Hardy, of the Royal Luxembourg Gardens, where its novel colour made it a general favourite. There is a good figure of the original in the 1835 edition of Redouté under the name of R. indica sulphurea, with a description by Pirolle.  At first sight, with its large yellow flowers, thick tea-scented petals, and bright green leaves, Parks’s Yellow China looks more like a Tea than a China, and reminds one rather of the yellow variety of R. gigantea  discovered in Manipur by Sir George Watt in 1882.  An analysis of its characters, however, shows the influence of ten China characters to twenty of the Wild Tea Rose, so that the plant must be regarded as a hybrid. Parks’s Yellow China was the ancestor of many remarkable Roses: crossed with the Noisettes it produced the typical Yellow Teas which, crossed with the Pink Teas derived from Hume’s Blush China and the Bourbon, gave rise to those exquisite shades of refined colouring peculiar to Teas in which the pink and yellow are indescribably mixed and blended.  Through the Teas, Park’s Yellow China was the ancestor of many of the Hybrid Teas, Pernets, Poly-Poms and Poulsen Roses.  No living material of Parks’s Yellow China has been  available since 1882, but there is little doubt that it was a diploid, and crossed with the diploid Noisettes, its descendants proved to be diploid.
[This can be found reprinted in The Graham Stuart Rose Book pp311-2].
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 434.  
Lutescens flavescens (tea) ? ? ; vivid yellow, edges sulphur-yellow, large, double, globular, large petals, long buds, strong branches, growth 7/10 = Jaune; Yellow.
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 369.  
Jaune ancienne (tea) ? ? ; vivid light yellow, large, double
Magazine  (1916)  Page(s) 206.  
Interesting to know that the parent form of the yellow Tea roses is Rosa odorata Sweet f. ochroleuca Lindley 1826 "Rehder", which used to be known as Rosa indica f. ochroleuca Lindley.
Magazine  (1915)  Page(s) 221.  
Rosa odorata Sweet f. ochroleuca Rehder n. comb. (R. indica var. ochroleuca Lindley in Trans. Hort. Soc. London, VI. 286. 1826.) This is the parent form of the yellow Tea Roses. The original pale pink Tea rose was imported already 15 years earlier, around 1810.
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 102.  
Lutescens flavescens, thé, jaune, syn. Yellow
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 181.  
Yellow, thé, jaune, syn. lutescens flavescens
Book  (1899)  Page(s) 84.  
Jaune ancienne, thé, jaune vif
Book  (1885)  Page(s) Vol. 2, p. 355.  
Thé. Yellow. (Voir Lutescens).
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