September 2010
American Rose;2011 Handbook for Selecting Roses, p7
The article explains the range of classifications available for roses. Species roses are described as single-petaled and have a bush size from 2 to 20 feet. Their Latin name begin with R. for Rosa and have common meanings. In 1966, the American Rose Society defined old garden roses as types of roses that existed before 1867. The most popular classes of roses are described, including alba, ayrshire, and bourbon.


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