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'Lady Banks Yellow' rose References
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 18.  
('Lady Banks' Rose'; 'Banksian Rose'; 'Banksia Rose'). Description. Flowers: double, pale yellow. Once-blooming.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 28.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 140, 141.  Includes photo(s).
Page 140: [Photo]
Page 141: The double yellow 'Lady Banks' Rose'. This tender double Banksian rose is still to be found in the depths of China. Introduced to Britain from China by John Parks 1824. Summer flowering. Height: 20 ft. Fragrant.
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 7.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 25.  
[Harkness' plant] has never had blackspot, rust or mildew, nor been sprayed against them, no do insects trouble it. It seems to have no thorns at all.
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 67.  
R. hugonis and R. banksiae lutea both come from China, belong however to different sections. Both are quite light coloured and owe their colouring to carotenoids....The rose of Lady Banks has about 50 mg% carotenoids, they consist to a major part (64%) of such [carotenoids] of stage II with a very unusual carotenoid rarely found in roses.
Book  (1984)  Page(s) 185.  
Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ / Rosa banksiae var lutea Lindl – syn: Rosa banksiae f luteo-plena Rehder. Introduit par J.-D. Parks, pour la Société d’Horticulture de Londres, fleurit en 1824 en Angleterre pour la première fois. Feuillage persistant. Les fleurs jaunes et doubles n’ont pas d’odeur… ou si peu. Probablement le plus vigoureux et le moins sensible au froid, parmi tout le groupe.
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 32.  

Rosa Banksiae lutea. This interesting rose of Chinese origin needs a sunny but sheltered wall to be at its best when it will reach considerable height. The large trusses of pale yellow double flowers are usually all over by mid June. Pre 1824. (S) 15 x 8’.

Article (magazine)  (29 Mar 1975)  Page(s) 39.  
At this same time, Joseph Sabine, Secretary of the Horticultural Society of London, now the Royal Horticultural Society, was busy arousing the interest of the Society's Council in the garden value of chrysanthemums, which had been first introduced to this country in 1790 from France, although they had originated in China and Korea. Sabine's appetite had been whetted by forty or so Chinese paintings sent to the Society by John Reeves. Evidently Sabine's enthusiasm was infectious, for despite a deficit £1200 (an enormous sum in those days), the Society decided to send out to China a young gardener in their employ, John Damper Parks, with instructions "to collect among other specimens, as many good varieties of Chrysanthemum as possible."
Parks set out in 1823, met Reeves and was full of praise for the kindness and advice the experienced plantsman offered. In 1824 he returned with sixteen new varieties of chrysanthemum, which must have pleased Sabine mightily, the first aspidistra to be seen in Europe, the yellow form of the Banksian Rose, R. banksiae lutea and most importantly for the future development of roses, a yellow form of the Tea Rose which was given the name 'Parks' Yellow Tea-scented China'.
Magazine  (Jun 1951)  Page(s) 2. trimester, p. 58.  
[From the article "Le Rosier sur la Côte d'Azur", by Joseph Baccialone, Ingénieur Horticole, Chef de Service des Jardins de la Ville d'Antibes, pp. 46-59]
Le climat du Midi est particulièrement favorable à certaines races très vigoureuses qui peuvent couvrir de grands espaces. Nous citerons parmi les plus intéressants :  .... R. Banksia : Vigueur excessive, non épineux : — Banksia lutea.
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