The Rose. Second Edition


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The Rose. Second Edition Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Garden Art Press Pages: 368 Illustrations and other contents: 478 Colour ISBN: 9781870673785 Category:

David Austin has an international following as a rose grower with an intimate knowledge of his chosen flower. In this wide-ranging book, he examines the historical development of the rose and discusses its place in the garden scene. He then selects and describes the best and most beautiful roses for today’s gardens in chapters on Old Roses, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, Small Roses, Species Roses, Shrub Roses, Climbing Roses and Rambling Roses. The English Roses that he has developed over fifty years of painstaking hybridization are discussed in an especially highly illustrated chapter that includes the best roses bred by him up to the present day.

This new revised edition now includes more than 800 varieties, 18 of which are newly bred.

368 pages
478 colour illustrations
Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.75 inches

Weight2.3 kg

Author Biography

David Austin is uniquely equipped to write a book on the rose. As a commercial rose grower, he is in continual contact with gardeners and as a hybridiser he is in touch with agents who sell and propagate his English Roses worldwide - from Japan, Australia and New Zealand to the USA and Canada. His garden at Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, contains one of the finest collections of roses in the world, containing more than 800 varieties. He is the author of David Austin's English Roses. He was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003 and the Dean Hole Medal by the Royal National Rose Society.