Profiles both old and new varieties of all different types, this guide covers approximately 1,000 different roses. Arranged in alphabetical order within their family groups, the majority are illustrated by specially commissioned color photographs. There is also a brief history of the rose along with practical advice and guidance on its cultivation. Withnbsp;more thannbsp;800 color 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 color, type, and season; growth habit and foliage; particular merits or uses; the name of the breeder; and the date of introduction.