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Fortune's Double Yellow - Rambler Rose

Fortune's Double Yellow

Rambler. Bred by Unknown in China in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Fence, Arch, Pergola, Wa
Color:
 
Yellow/Pink
Form:
 
Smi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Sweet
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 8 - 11
Height & Width:
 
14 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Robert Fortune who discovered it growing in a Ningpo garden in 1845 was captivated by it. The yellow is a particularly garden friendly sort, with a touch of pink and/or a touch of buff, suggesting some of its other names, "Beauty of Glazenwood" and "Gold of Ophir." The color can be pale at first, but it grows richer as the blossoms get more sun. European gardeners took to it immediately. It grows huge, is well branched, and nicely covered with foliage. The prickly canes are flexible enough to be easily trained. Accounts of its cold hardiness vary considerably. It is certainly cold hardy to zone 8, possibly it will sometimes survive in zone 6b.