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Title:
Taylor's guide to roses : how to select, grow, and enjoy more than 380 roses
Author:
Ondra, Nancy J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Physical Description:
474 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780618068883
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

No variety of plants can contribute as much beauty to a garden - and as much satisfaction to the gardener who knows how to grow them - as roses. In this guide you'll find

* photographs of almost 400 roses, with a quick reference to fragrance, winter hardiness, and disease resistance * every important class of rose - Species Roses, Old Garden Roses, Shrubs, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, Miniatures, and Climbers * suggestions for carefree border and ground-cover roses * an encyclopedia entry for each plant, noting its uses and limitations * a pest and disease chart that describes the damage, its cause, and ecologically safe controls.

Whether you want to buy a single carefree bush or maintain a whole garden of perfect roses, this Taylor's Guide has everything you need to know to succeed the first time.


Author Notes

She owns a small specialty nursery in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of many Rodale gardening books. She lives in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

SPECIES ROSES Rosa banksiae Species SIZE:20 to 30 feet Single or double flowers 1 inch across Fragrant Zones 8 to 10 P. 405 Rosa eglanteria Species SIZE:6 to 10 feet as a shrub; 10 to 15 feet with support Single flowers 1 to 2 inches across Moderate fragrance Zones 4 to 9 P. 406 Rosa gallica officinalis (inset, R. g. versicolor) Species SIZE:3 to 4 feet Semidouble flowers to 4 inches across Moderate fragrance Zones 3 to 10 P. 406 Rosa glauca Species SIZE:6 to 15 feet Single flowers about 1 inch across Zones 2 to 8 P. 407 Rosa hugonis Species SIZE:4 to 9 feet Single flowers about 2 inches across Zones 4 to 8 P. 408 Rosa roxburghii Species SIZE:3 to 10 feet Double flowers 2 to 4 inches across Variable fragrance Zones 6 to 9 P. 409 Rosa rugosa (inset, R. r. alba) Species SIZE:4 to 12 feet Single flowers 3 to 4 inches across Fragrant Zones 2 to 9 P. 410 Rosa sericea pteracantha Species SIZE:8 to 12 feet Single flowers about 2 inches across Bright red thorns on new growth Zones 5 to 9 P. 410 Rosa setigera Species SIZE:5 to 20 feet as a shrub; 15 to 30 feet with support Single flowers 2 to 3 inches across Variable fragrance Zones 4 to 9 P. 411 Rosa spinosissima Species SIZE:2 to 6 feet Single flowers 1 to 2 inches across Light fragrance Zones 3 to 8 P. 412 Rosa virginiana Species SIZE:5 to 7 feet Single flowers 2 inches across Variable fragrance Zones 3 to 8 P. 412 Rosa wichurana Species SIZE:To 6 feet as a shrub; 10 to 20 feet with support Single flowers to 2 inches across Fragrant Zones 5 to 9 P. 413 OLD GARDEN ROSES `Alba Maxima' Alba SIZE:6 to 8 feet Double flowers 3 to 4 inches across Fragrant Zones 4 to 8 P. 222 `Alba Semi-plena' Alba SIZE:About 6 feet Semidouble flowers up to 2 inches across Fragrant Zones 4 to 9 P. 223 `Belle Amour' Alba SIZE:5 to 6 feet Semidouble flowers 3 to 4 inches across Fragrant Zones 5 to 8 P. 238 `Celestial' Alba SIZE:5 to 6 feet Double flowers 2 to 3 inches across Fragrant Zones 5 to 8 P. 255 `Félicité Parmentier' Alba SIZE:4 to 5 feet Very double flowers 2 inches across Very fragrant Zones 4 to 8 P. 296 `Great Maiden's Blush' Alba SIZE:6 to 8 feet Very double flowers 3 inches across Fragrant Zones 3 to 8 P. 316 `Königin von Dänemark' Alba SIZE:4 to 6 feet Very double flowers 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches across Zones 4 to 8 P. 340 `Mme. Legras de St. Germain' Alba SIZE:6 to 8 feet as a shrub; 12 to 15 feet with support Very double flowers 2 to 4 inches across Fragrant Zones 3 to 8 P. 366 `Boule de Neige' Bourbon SIZE:4 to 5 feet as a shrub; 8 to 10 feet with support Very double flowers about 3 inches across Very fragrant Zones 6 to 10 P. 245 `Grüss an Teplitz' Bourbon SIZE:5 to 6 feet Double flowers 3 to 3 1/2 inches across Fragrant Zones 5 to 10 P. 318 Excerpted from Taylor's Guide to Roses by Nancy J. Ondra Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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