'Harison's Yellow' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 297.
[under the entry for 'Lady Baillie'] possibly one parent of 'Harison's Yellow'.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 40-41. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 64. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] ('Harison's Yellow', Rosa x harisonii) This rose is said to have been carried westwards across America with the pioneers and planted wherever they stopped. Raised by George Folliott Harison, or possibly his father Richard; both were New York lawyers and keen gardeners in the early 19th century. (Rosa foetida x Rosa pimpinellifolia). Flowers in midsummer. Height: 7 ft.
Book (1991) Page(s) 13. Includes photo(s).
Harison's Yellow brilliant sulphur-yellow... raised in New York in 1830. This is a hybrid of the Scots Brier with Rosa foetida, the so-called Austrian Brier... The supposition that [R. foetida] was in the parentage of Harison's rose is confirmed by its heavy smell, not the fresh fragrance of the Scots Brier...
Book (Aug 1990) Page(s) 51.
'Harison's Yellow', often misnamed the Yellow Rose of Texas, is actually native to New York City, where it was discovered in the 1830s by George Harison on his farm in Manhattan... In the 1860s, homesteaders took cuttings of 'Harison's Yellow' west, planting them wherever they settled.
Article (magazine) (1988) Page(s) 64-65.
With this explanation of the influence of R. foetida a conclusion can be made on the descent of the very old, yellow-blooming R. x harisonii via analysis of her pigments. ...The analysis shows a very high content of carotenoids with 100 mg%. These contain a total of 72% epoxydes, which clearly shows the influence of r. foetida in the origination of this hybrid, i.e. the analysis of the pigments makes a cross of R. pimpinellifolia with R. foetida highly probable.
Book (1988) Page(s) 154.
location 171/1, 171/a; R. x harisonii Rivers (R. foetida var. persiana x R. pimpinellifolia), PIMPINELLIFOLIAE, USA-New York, 1830, light yellow, semi-double, mild fragrance, solitary, very early-blooming, floriferous, bushy, branched, 0.5-1.5 m, many bristles, very small foliage, 7-9 leaflets, black medium size glossy rounded fruit, upright-extended persistent sepals, fall off early
Book (2 Jan 1984) Page(s) 29. Includes photo(s).
Book (1975) Page(s) 29.
[In "The Hybrids of the Burnet Roses"]: harisonii: R. foetida harisonii, 'Harison's Yellow'; R. lutea hoggii, 'Hogg's Double Yellow Briar'. These 'other names' show the confusion which exists as to who raised the rose...., but they conceal the confusion as to whether or not this rose is the same as 'Williams' Double Yellow' and about which Shepherd's History of the Rose devotes some 1,200 words. Bunyard says the 'Harrisonii' [sic] is sometimes confused with the 'Persian Yellow' 9R. foetida persiana)....I follow Graham Thomas, who regard those green carpels of 'Williams' Double Yellow' as conclusive against the yellow stamens of R. harisonii and accordingly accepts the latter as a different variety....
Article (misc) (26 Mar 1965)
Personal correspondence Robert Erskine to Walter Schowalter:
I have been told by other experts that the Harison Yellow will not get seeds from pollen of native roses. Yet I am reasonably sure that one seedling here is an Harisonii x R. acicularis cross. I suppose such cases could be called amateurs luck.