'Fortune's Double Yellow'

(Pronounced: FOR-Chun-z Double Yellow)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Beauty of Glazenwood' , 'Beauty of Glazenwood' , 'Fortune's Double Yellow' , 'Gold of Ophir' , R. chinensis pseudindica , R. pseudindica , R. pseudindica , 'San Rafael Rose' , 'San Rafael Rose'

 

'Fortune's Double Yellow'

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'Fortune's Double Yellow' is a famous Old Garden Rose that was brought back to Europe by Robert Fortune in 1845. It produces loosely formed, distinctive, very fragrant yellow blend flowers in profusion in the spring.

 

'Fortune's Double Yellow'

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The flowers are buff-yellow with tints or orange and redish pink.

 

'Fortune's Double Yellow'

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'Fortune's Double Yellow' is a moderately vigorous climber with long highly flexible canes. It can make a large mounding shrub, or can cover a fence, but it is at its best climbing into a tree.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Fortune's Double Yellow' is a famous Old Garden Rose that was brought back to Europe by Robert Fortune in 1845. It produces loosely formed, distinctive, very fragrant yellow blend flowers in profusion in the spring.

The flowers are buff-yellow with tints or orange and redish pink.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

OGR

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

'Fortunes Double Yellow' was found by Robert Fortune in the garden in the Chinese garden of a wealthy mandarin. He introduced it in England in 1845.  

DATE:

1845 [ China ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    12 '           Width:    6 '     to    8 '



'Fortune's Double Yellow' is a moderately vigorous climber with long highly flexible canes. It can make a large mounding shrub, or can cover a fence, but it is at its best climbing into a tree.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium-sized (2"), medium green, and matt.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

o - Once. 'Fortunes Double Yellow' begins blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and blooms for 4 to 6 weeks. Very occasional flowers may be seen in the fall.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      6           Petal Count:    30 to 39          

The short fat round buds open to medium sized, loosely double, flowers borne on short stems.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

yb-Yellow Blend. 'Fortunes Double Yellow' has one of the most unusual and distinctive colors of any rose.The flowers are salmon-yellow with outer tinges of red. The red tinges on the petals fade to redish pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

none.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very Fragrant. 'Fortunes Double Yellow' has a strong sweet scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Fortunes Double Yellow' is easy to grow and quite disease resistant. It tolerates poorer soils. In northern climates, it may be slightly tender.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Fortunes Double Yellow' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Commercial Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 187.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 167.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 82.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 382.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 102, 133.

Thomas, Graham Stuart. A Garden of Roses. Topsfield, MA: Salem House Publishers. 1987, p. 80.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 130.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 204, 239.

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