Is this Harrison's Gold (Rosa harisonii)? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Terry
Western NY (Zone 5b)
Question by FloraAdora
September 11, 2017
An elderly friend gave me this shrub rose which, years ago, could be found growing in old homestead gardens in the area. Over the last few years, I have seen much less of this thorny, yet beautiful rose. Is this Harrison's Gold?

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Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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A comment from Leftwood
September 11, 2017
Is it blooming now (September)? Harrison's Gold has only one flush of blooms in the spring.

Name: Terry
Western NY (Zone 5b)
A comment from FloraAdora
September 12, 2017
A photo of the rose was taken in May. So does it finally have a name? Appreciate your help.

Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Answer from Leftwood
September 12, 2017

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It sure looks like it. Practically speaking, there is only one yellow shrub rose from the first half of the last century (or earlier) in the USA. I'd say with 99% surety that it is Harrison's Yellow (actually, there is no Harrison's Gold).

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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A comment from zuzu
September 12, 2017
It's Harison's Yellow (only one "r"), bred by George Folliott Harison.

Name: Terry
Western NY (Zone 5b)
A comment from FloraAdora
September 13, 2017
Thank you. Heirloom flowers are my gardening focus so I'm happy to have this beautiful rose.

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