Rosa foetida persiana
Family : Rosaceae
Class : Wild Rose
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Peter Thompson
A variety with over double the flowers of the Rosa foetida , with deep golden yellow petals and a slightly unpleasant perfume.
Joseph Pernet-Ducher succeeded in crossing it with a Hybrid Tea rosebush, and from successive hybridisations with the Rosa foetida bicolor , he obtained, in 1900, ‘Soleil d’or’, with amber shades, and in 1910, the enchanting pure yellow of ‘Rayon d’or’.
These colours would later become common in the roses of our gardens.
The photographic file of Giuseppe Mazza