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'Turkish rose' Description
'R. foetida bicolor' rose photo
Photo courtesy of 16-Eichen-Rosenschätze
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Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
191 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Species.
Registration name: Jaune Bicolor
Exhibition name: R. foetida bicolor
Origin:
Introduced by Unknown in before 1590 as 'R. foetida bicolor'.
Class:
Hybrid Foetida, Hybrid Lutea, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Orange-red, yellow reverse, yellow stamens. [Yellow blend.].  Strong, unpleasant fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, bushy, upright.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  Width of 5' to 20' (150 to 610 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Drought resistant.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Described in Gerald's Herbal, 1597.
This flowers occasionally revert to the yellow color of the parent. Grows in Zone 3 in Alberta, Canada.
 
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