The first time I was given this rose it came with warnings to plant it somewhere it could be mowed back and kept under control. Unfortunately, it died. I tried again and I now have two clumps, but the mower has not be necessary yet. I love that this early bloomer reflects the June sunlight which encourages all the growth on the hill.
Harrison’s Yellow rose presents its small double blossoms only in June. Its small leaves and spiny prickery stems will endure all summer. Like lilacs, this old rose is one that is often found on abandoned farms. It suckers easily so it was easy to give roots away to those who were setting off for new lands and new opportunities. I’m just glad I have the opportunity to have it growing in my garden.