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Rosa foetida 'Persian Yellow'


Rosa foetida 'Persian Yellow' has bright yellow semi-double flowers on arching stems.

Rosa foetida is a tough species known as the Austrian briar or the Persian yellow rose native to the foothills of the Caucasus mountains in Georgia. True to its name, it has a light scent that not everyone enjoys but some find pleasant! It was introduced in Europe in the 16th century and is the source of yellow in our modern hybrids. 'Persian Yellow' was a hit with gardeners hundreds of years ago for its rare semi-double form that we take for granted in roses today. The bright yellow to lemon yellow flowers will create a dramatic display once a year on 6-8 foot arching stems then contribute to a nice green background at the back of the border. Or use as a thick, suckering hedge. Hardy to zone 4 and performs very well in cold climates.

Common Name: Persian Yellow Rose

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Foothills of the Caucasus mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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