'San Rafael Rose' References
Article (magazine) (1988) Page(s) 62.
...The shrub rose Fortune's Double Yellow' which also originated in China shows a lot of yellow in her blooms, shaded with a tomato-red. As Anthocyanides again Cyanin and Chrysanthemin were found. Carotinoids are well represented with 56 mg%. Among them Betacarotine is now conspicious (approx. 70% of the total carotinoids); the following [synthesis] steps are also taken, but so slowly, that Betacarotine could accumulate. 'Fortune's Double Yellow' has accordingly attained an advanced stage of Carotinoid biosynthesis; as the ability to cyclise results also in an increase of the stability of carotinoids. It is a pity that this rose was not used then for breeding, as it would have certainly resulted in novel coloured descendants...
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 50.
Fortune’s Double Yellow.....Not fully hardy.
Article (website) (1982) Page(s) 17.
Fortune’s Double Yellow (China) Semi-double, shapely flowers of orange and yellow in loosely formed clusters. Glossy foliage. Needs support. Probably an old Chinese variety 1845. (S) 8 x 5’
Book (1981) Page(s) 341.
Fortune's Double Yellow. (= 'Beauty of Glazenwood; R. odorata var. pseudindica). Tea. (Introduced by Robert Fortune from China in 1845). Amber-yellow with coppery-red hue, semi-double, singly or several together, non-recurrent; growth moderately strong, to 3 m./10 ft. high. Very famous variety for temperate regions; should only be pruned when out of flower.
Book (1981) Page(s) 289-290.
'Fortune's Double Yellow'. Strong-growing, to 3 m./10 ft. high; flowers to 4-8 together loosely double, salmon-yellow, exterior with a red hue, very fragrant, 7-10 cm./2.8-4 in. across. BM 4679; WR 28. (= R. odorata var. pseudindica [Lindl ] Rehd.; = 'Gold of Ophir', 'Beauty of Glazenwood'). 1845. Found, in the garden of a Mandarin at Ningpo, China, abd brought to England by Robert Fortune.
Book (1981) Page(s) 83.
1845 'Fortune's Double Yellow', introduced by Robert Fortune. He wrote to the firm of Standish & Noble:
"I found this rose in the garden of a wealthy Mandarin in Ningpo where it had completely covered a wall and was a mass of Bloom. The Chinese call it Wang-jang-ve or 'yellow rose'. I sent it to the R.H.S. in 1845."
Initially, the English had only disappointments with this much-praised variety, for it was not understood for some time that the plants must not be cut back hard because they only flower on the previous year's wood.
Book (1977) Page(s) 27.
...there was a 'Beauty of Glazenwood' near Los Angeles that climbed ip an 80-ft. eucalyptus. In Redlands there was a 'Gold of Ophir' hedge a mile long, completely encircling a 20-acre vineyard, all from a single plant.
Book (1973) Page(s) 35.
In Ningpo he found a shrubby, climbing rose, 'Wang-jang-ve' (Rosa odorata pseudindica) growing in a Mandarin's garden.
Article (misc) (1954) Page(s) 37.
Fortune's Double Yellow 14 chromosomes.
Book (1954) Page(s) 74.
R. odorata pseudindica Rehder - See R. Noisettiana, the Noisette Rose. [??]