Midland Florist and Suburban Horticulturist 3: 44 (1859)
Yellow Roses
E. J. Delamer

THE AUSTRIAN BRIARR. lutea—takes after the Yellow Cabbage in its dislike to smoke, to pruning with a knife, and to being budded on other stocks. It likes a dry soil, and plenty of liberty, for its branches to ramble. As yet, a double Austrian Briar is a desideratum, which, enthusiasts tell us, only bides its time. There are two varieties. The most striking has large single blossoms, rich copper-colour within, and yellow without. The petals of the other are of a bright canary-yellow, both on their upper and under surfaces. Harrison's Double Yellow Briar is a valuable Rose, bearing town smoke a little better than the former, doing well budded on the Dog Rose, and blooming both freely and early. It is useful to constitute the attractive flower, in the centre of a pretty bouquet. In pruning, thin out the twigs rather than shorten them; you will thus obtain a sort of weeping Rose. Harrisonii, as it is sometimes called, reached the old world, from America. The Persian Yellow is also a beautiful semi-double Briar, which was highly vaunted, on its first introduction. It is questionable, however, whether it will supersede Harrison's. It has scarcely bloomed so freely, nor submitted to the restraints of pruning, and the proximity of towns, with so good a grace, but still deserves a fair trial and persevering attention, on the part of the amateur.