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'Soleil d'Or' rose References
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 17.  
 
(1900) Pernet-Ducher (French) tried to come up with a hardy yellow rose using a full-petalled form of R. foetida, called 'Persian Yellow'. 'Persian Yellow' was a hopeless parent. There was hardly any seed. But what there was, he sowed … Eventually this produced 'Soleil d'Or' … not pure yellow, but it heralded the lovelier 'Rayon d'Or', the first golden-yellow Hybrid Tea. Not only yellows, but also salmon, flame and apricot roses flowed from Pernet-Ducher's nursery, earning him the well-deserved soubriquet, the Wizard of Lyon.
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 63-64.  
 
We have analysed the roses of the foetida-group so thoroughly in order to determine their influence on 'Soleil d'Or', the arch-father of modern yellow garden roses. It was the product of a cross of the red hybrid perpetual 'Antoine Ducher' (Ducher, 1866) with 'Persian Yellow'. 'Soleil d'Or' contains...red anthocyanides and yellow carotenoids. Cyanine with some Chrysanthemine and traces of other anthocyanides were found. Among the very rich content of carotenoids (130 mg%) all stages are found with an emphasis on the epoxydes (61%). Thus the influence of R. foetida can be clearly seen.
Book  (1957)  Page(s) 42.  
 
It is through the leaves that a rose accepts this disease, so where the true R.foetida characteristic of short profuse flowering followed by a long rest is inherent in a plant (the early roses: 'Soleil d'Or', 'Juliet', 'Hidcote Yellow', 'Le Rêve'), the fact that it may be furnished with equally characteristic non-resistant foliage is of minor consequence. For this is readily discarded, characteristically renewed, and a good recovery made.
Article (misc)  (1954)  Page(s) 41.  
 
Soleil d'Or 28 chromosomes
Book  (Jul 1938)  Page(s) 87.  
 
R. Pernetiana hybrids - In 1900 M. Pernet-Ducher, Lyons, France, introduced "Soleil D'Or (Antoine Ducher, a Hybrid Perpetual x Persian Yellow), the first of the race named after him. Crosses between this variety and Hybrid Teas, and other garden roses, have resulted in varieties resembling Hybrid Teas, notably the yellow and apricot shades.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 78.  
 
Soleil d'Or hybrid lutea (Pernet-Ducher 1900) [pollen quality] 15%
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 671.  
 
Soleil d'Or (hybrid lutea) Pernet-Ducher 1900; Ant. Ducher X Persian Yellow; colour varies: golden-yellow to reddish golden-yellow, shaded nasturtium-pink, center darker, very large, very double, globular to flat, center petals folded in one direction, solitary or up to 3, fragrance 8/10, very floriferous, repeats, free-blooming, dense foliage, growth 7/10, upright, dense. First Hybrid Lutea. Sangerhausen
Book  (1936)  Page(s) 305.  
 
Goldsonne (hybrid lutea) = Soleil d'Or.
Book  (1926)  Page(s) 26.  
 
Soleil d'Or (Pemet-Ducher, 1900): treasured only for its gorgeously colored blooms. The plant is bad; it dies back, becomes diseased, and is very erratic generally. Its flowers are misshapen and too double, but the color is orange and red and apricot in bewildering confusion.
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.
Soleil d'Or... J. Pernet-Ducher, 1900, vigorous. Varying from orange-yellow to reddish gold, shaded with nasturtium red; large, full, flat-shaped flowers; perfectly hardy, free blooming.
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