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'Rosa foetida f. persiana hort. ex Rehder' rose References
Book  (Aug 1990)  Page(s) 88.  
R. foetida persiana, 'Persian Yellow', which is native to western Asia, is very much like R. foetida except that it is lower growing, later blooming, and not as vigorous, and its flowers are multipetaled...
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 63.  Includes photo(s).
Very similar [to that of R. foetida] are our findings for R. foetida persiana (160 mg% carotenoids, 95% epoxydes with a lot of Violaxanthine)...
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 150.  
location 171/1, 171/a; R. foetida Herrm. var. persiana (Lém.) Rehd., PERSIAN YELLOW, PIMPINELLIFOLIAE, Persia, 1837, golden-yellow, double, small blooms, vigorous, bushy, to 2 m, light-medium green small matte-glossy foliage, 7 leaflets
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 15.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (2 Jan 1984)  Page(s) 28.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 33.  

R. foetida persiana (Persian Yellow) Double, globular flowers on an upright, thorny plant with dark green leaves and brownish wood. 1837. (S) 5 x 4’.

Book  (1981)  Page(s) 92-92.  
cultivar 'Persiana'. Persian Double Yellow. Flowers very double, freely borne. According to William Paul it was introduced by Sir Henry Willock in 1837....scarce for many years, since the Kentish rose-grower Hooker of Lamberhurst had a small stock in 1843 for which he was asking enormous price for a rose in those days. It is named Rosa lutea persiana by Lemaire...'Persiana' is not to be confused with the typical double form of R. hemisphaerica, which....was regarded as the double form of R. foetida, nor with the R. lutea flore pleno of Sweet, which is ...'William's Double Yellow'...
Article (misc)  (1953)  Page(s) 171.  
Persian Yellow is the name under which we received this plant, but about the only points of similarity between it and Persian Yellow is its flower which is deep yellow, semi-double to double , and pleasingly fragrant. We have tentatively identified it as Sonnenlicht. Under either name a superb yellow shrub rose. 5-6' x 5-6'.
Article (misc)  (1950)  Page(s) 112.  
Persian Yellow was known in England before 1607. [ed. note: is this a confusion of Rosa lutea multiplex, for example mentioned in The Gardeners Dictionary, by Phillip Miller (1735) or Hortus Kewensis (1789) which mentions its introduction in 1629. ]
Website/Catalog  (1949)  Page(s) 8.  
"PERSIAN YELLOW - the deepest yellow rose in the world, more double than Harison's Yellow as well. Same plant characteristics as the two preceding [Austrian Copper and Austrian Yellow]."

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