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'R. foetida persiana' rose Description
'Persian Yellow' rose photo
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Medium yellow Species.
Exhibition name: R. foetida persiana
Bred by Unknown (before 1837).
Discovered by Sir Henry Willock (United Kingdom, 1837).
Introduced in Australia by John Baptist in 1861 as 'Persian Yellow'.
Hybrid Foetida, Species / Wild.  
Golden-yellow.  Occasional carmine-red streaks.  Unpleasant fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small, semi-double to double, globular bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  Small, semi-glossy, fragrant foliage.  7 leaflets.  
Height of 4' 11" to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Do not prune.  Resist the urge to prune this rose too heavily -- it doesn't like it!.  
References vary
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According to Dr. David Zlesak, the rose sold in North America as Persian Yellow is triploid, not tetraploid, suggesting a hybrid origin.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Persian Yellow for northern Sweden.
For clarification of Dates, see References.

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