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foetida bicolor - Species Shrub Rose

Rosa foetida bicolor

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in Middle East in Antiquity.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Vermilion
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Linseed Oil
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 11
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Good for Mediterranian Climates

Comments This rose brought modern roses three qualities: bright red and yellow colors, petals that are colored differently on opposite faces, and a great weakness for blackspot. Given the right conditions - which would probably include dry air and a good deal of sunlight - it can produce a great deal of color.

BTW: Pernet-Ducher at the turn of the twentieth century spent a great deal of effort crossing this rose with hybrid tea roses and the result was a class of roses known as pernetianas. It 's no longer a recognized class, but roses from those early crosses have a unique look to them. Some of the roses here are good examples.