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'Turkish rose' Description
'<i>Rosa foetida</i> var. <i>bicolor</i> Willmott' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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Synonyms:
Austrian Copper
Bicolor atropurpurea
Capucine (syn. for Rosa foetida vae. bicolor)
Capucine Bicolore
Capucine Briar
Capucine Rouge
Copper
Corn Poppy Rose
Jaune Bicolor
Jaune bicolore
Rosa bicolor
R. eglanteria punicea
Rosa eglanteria var. punicea Lavallée
R. foetida bicolor
Rosa foetida var. bicolor Willmott
R. lutea bicolor
R. lutea punicea
Rosa lutea var. bicolor Sims synonym
Rosa lutea var. punicea W.D.J.Koch
Rosa sylvestris austriaca flore phoeniceo
Rose Comtesse
Rosier Eglantier var. couleur ponceau

Also referenced as:  Vermilion Rose of Austria,  Copper-coloured Austrian Rose,  Scarlet Rose of Austria,  Bicolore punicea subrubra,  Rosa Austriaca flore phoenicio,  Rosa Turcica flore simplici luteo phoeniceo,  Bicolor à fleurs simples,  Austriaca lutescens
HMF Ratings:
189 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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