'Fortune's Double Yellow' rose Description
Photo courtesy of marcir
Yellow blend Species.
Exhibition name: Fortune's Double Yellow
China, Cl., Hybrid Gigantea, Hybrid Noisette, Miscellaneous OGR, Species Cross.
Yellow to salmon-pink, copper shading. Sweet fragrance. Average diameter 3.5". Semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Medium, pointed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.
Height of 8' 2" to 39' 4" (250 to 1200 cm). Width of 4' 11" (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Very vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. prefers warmer sites. Prune dead wood.
Rosa sinica cv. 'Fortunes yellow' Regel (1878)
Ashdown Roses says another synonym for Fortune's Double Yellow is 'Fortune's Five Color'... the double blossoms are salmon-yellow tinged red on the outside... the blooms appear in cluster of 3 to 4 and are sweetly scented...
Paul Barden says FDY is largely infertile as a female parent, but highly fertile as a male.