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'Rosa foetida f. persiana hort. ex Rehder' rose References
Article (misc)  (Jun 2007)  
Apparently R.foetida Persiana may be a natural mutant, as Mr. Luciano Arcangeli reported sighting several plants in completely uninhabited parts of the extreme northern Himalayas, where a possible natural mutant with cerise red to crimson red flowers is also found.
Book  (2005)  Includes photo(s).
p134. [Plate of 'Persian Yellow' with curved prickles]

p194 ....the Hemisphaerica roses are distinguished from the yellow foetidas by their prickles, which are straight* rather than curved.
[*Plate of R. hemisphaerica with straight prickles]
Book  (2002)  Page(s) 84.  
R. foetida persiana Species, medium yellow, double, 1837. Rated 7.9
Book  (1997)  Page(s) 5, 120.  Includes photo(s).
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Page 120: Persian Yellow (R. foetida persiana) S.W. Asia 1837. Description... Very double, globular flowers of rich golden-yellow...
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 64.  
Persian Yellow (R. foetida Persiana) Wild shrub rose hybrid. Description... globular double bright yellow flowers, 2.5 in (6 cm) across...
Book  (1995)  Page(s) 86.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 103.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa foetida 'Persiana' The Persian Yellow Rose was introduced to this country by Sir Henry Willock in 1838....In the Gardeners' Chronicle for 1843 plants were advertised at 15 shillings each, a fabulous sum in those days for a new rose. Eventually its pollen was used to produced fine yellow modern roses.....5 feet by 4 feet.

The famous nurseryman of Lyon, Pernet-Ducher, made a determined effort in 1883 and subsequent years, pollinating thousands of Hybrid Perpetuals with 'Persiana', and eventually succeeded in raising two seedlings, one of which subsequently gave rise to 'Soleil d'Or', the first of the Pernet race of roses.

Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 20, 32.  Includes photo(s).
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Book  (1993)  Page(s) 64.  Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] The double form of Rosa foetida. Iran, 1837. Summer flowering. Height: 5 ft… has naturalized near Sutter's Creek in the California Gold Country.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 124.  
[under the listing for 'Antoine Ducher'] 'Antoine Ducher' is the unlikely co-founder, with R. foetida persiana, of the Pernetiana class, a class which crossed with the old Hybrid Teas, initiated the modern Hybrid Teas.
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