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A rose the color of sunshine: this is the best description of `Harison's Yellow,' the rose that went west with the pioneers.
An old-fashioned shrub rose with a divine scent, Harison's Yellow' covers itself in soft yellow, semidouble flowers with gold centers. It blooms only once a year, in late May or early June. The Gush is very thorny with small leaves that give a fernlike impression.
`Harison's Yellow' originated sometime before 1830 in the New York garden of George F. Harison, an attorney. Eventually it was brought to the attention of nurseryman William Prince, who began selling it in this country and abroad. Billed as the first dependable true yellow …