'Rosa lutea var. punicea W.D.J.Koch' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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Introduced by Unknown
in before 1590 as 'R. foetida bicolor'.
Introduced in Australia by C. H. Halstead
in 1899 as 'Austrian Copper'.
Hybrid Foetida, Hybrid Lutea, Species / Wild.
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.
Arching, bushy, upright. Medium, matte, dark green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm). Width: 5' to 20' (150 to 610cm).
USDA zone 3a and warmer. Drought resistant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Described in Gerald's Herbal, 1597.
This flowers occasionally revert to the yellow color of the parent. Grows in Zone 3 in Alberta, Canada.