Profiles both old and new varieties of all different types - approximately 1,000 different roses. Arranged in alphabetical order within their family groups, the majority are illustrated by specially commissioned colour photographs. There is also a brief history of the rose along with practical advice and guidance on its cultivation.
With over 800 colour photographs and line-drawings, this book is an important source of reference for anyone interested in roses and a superb tribute to this fascinating and much-loved plant. Each entry describes: flower colour, type and season; growth habit and foliage; particular merits or uses; the name of breeder; date of introduction.