Updated, enlarged and re-illustrated, with more than 600 new colour photographs, Classic Roses is an authoritative history and the essential manual for all rose growers and rose lovers. It identifies and describes all the species, cultivars and varieties that have stood the test of time, including the ancient Chinese teas, the York and Lancaster roses, the Provence and Bourbon roses, and the humble and hardy rugosas. This definitive work is a grower's guide to the buying, propagation, feeding and pruning of old roses and importat hybrids, shrub roses and climbers. Special contributions from US rose experts include: William Grant on the phenomenon of rose-rustling in California and the southern states of America; Malcolm M. Manners on mosaic virus; and Malcolm Lowe on North American pests.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1700 g
Dimensions: 265 x 192 x 36 mm
"Lovingly compiled, beautifully illustrated and the most enticing book on roses which I have ever found" -- Robin Lane Fox Financial Times "This book is the answer for everyone...it is impossible to evoke the natural grace and the detailed advice with which this author writes" Field "A massive and magnificently illustrated encyclopaedic work" Daily Telegraph