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'Canary Bird' rose Description
'Canary Bird (hybrid rubiginosa, Paul, ca. 1911)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Reinhard Witt
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by William Paul and Son (after 1906) (United Kingdom, circa 1911).
Class:
Hybrid Rubiginosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light yellow, crimson streaks.  5 petals.  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Fragrant buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, dense, well-branched.  Medium, matte, dark green, fragrant foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Growing:
Produces decorative hips.  
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
There are two roses named Canary Bird.
The Canary Bird bred by W. Paul & Son) is a Sweet Briar and appears to grow only in Sangerhausen. See References.
The Canary Bird in commerce is a hybrid of Rosa xanthina or Rosa hugonis.
Modern Roses confuses the two roses, showing Paul as the breeder of the Hybrid Xanthina, when Paul introduced the Sweet Briar.
 
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