Smith's Yellow (Noisette) [Blush Noisette x Yellow China] Also called "Smithii".

Annales de Flore et de Pomone (1833)
Rosa Noisettiana, var. lutea Smithii

Sweet: The British Flower Garden vol. 2, t. 158 (Sept 1832)

An upright, much branched shrub, from four to six feet high, sparingly armed with scattered, compressed, hooked prickles. Branches smooth, tinged with purple. Leaves composed of from five to seven, and the upper ones rarely of more than three leaflets, which are ovate, pointed, rather coriaceous, rounded at the base, regularly serrated, with short, incurved, somewhat adpressed, pointed, equal teeth, slightly revolute at the margin; smooth on both surfaces; the upper of rather a deep green; the under paler; slightly glaucous, and beautifully veined. Foot-stalks and rachis narrow, channelled, sparingly glandular, otherwise quite smooth, and occasionally furnished with a few hooked prickles. Stipules narrow, pointed, and fringed with glands. Flowers about the size of the double-yellow China Rose, but of a deeper yellow, and like the Noisette Rose, in clustered corymbs of from ten to twenty-two, and highly fragrant. Calyx tube tribinate, glandular: segments broadly ovate, with a long, attenuated, toothed point, glandular, particularly at the edges, the inner surtace downy, mostly simple, but occasionally furnished with one or two pair of pinnae.

A hybrid production, from the Noisette Rose, fertilized by the pollen of the yellow China Rose, raised by Mr. W. Smith, of Coombe Wood, to whom we are indebted for the specimen, whence our drawing was taken. It resembles the former in many respects, but is of much more vigorous growth, and the flowers much more copious, of a deeper yellow, and disposed, like the Noisette Rose, in corymbs. They are highly fragrant. This Rose is perfectly hardy, is readily increased by cuttings, and may be regarded as a most valuable addition to our already numerous list of China Roses.


CybeRose note: Which yellow China rose?

The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural ..., Volume 7; 1831 p 479

The Florist's Guide and Cultivator's Directory, &c. By Robert Sweet, F.L.S. &c
XLVIII. for June

"Mr. Smith, of Coombe Wood, will have several very distinct and curious hybrid roses in flower this season; among the rest he has a seedling, from Rosa odorata var. flavescens, with leaves like those of the yellow Austrian; this must certainly be fine, and will doubtless be yellow in colour.

There were two or more yellow Tea roses available by this late date. Knight's Yellow was reportedly introduced in 1821 or 1823, and Hardy's 'Toison d'Or', of uncertain class, was introduced in 1825.