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Publisher Comments:

This thoroughly updated edition of the landmark volume Growing Roses in Cold Climates includes:

• Accessible information on 875 varieties of roses best suited to cold climates

• New methods for protecting roses in winter

• Hundreds of new rose introductions, including disease-resistant and hardy varieties

• Five-star ratings to help you select top-performing roses

In addition to describing both organic and inorganic solutions to common rose problems, this volume also profiles twelve major classes of roses, complete with photographs and step-by-step guidelines on achieving ideal growing conditions.

About the Author

Richard Hass is a volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Rose Society. He has received awards from the American Rose Society and has been a rose judge since 2001.

Jerry Olson has grown roses for almost sixty years and judged them for the American Rose Society for more than three decades. He has written articles for the American Rose Society and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.

John Whitman is a garden writer and photographer. He is the coauthor of Growing Perennials in Cold Climates and Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates, both recently published in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Part I The Roses 1

I Individual Listings 3

Climbing Roses 5

Floribunda Roses 13

Grandiflora Roses (Floribunda Hybrid)

Tea Type Roses 23

Hybrid Musk Roses 29

Hybrid Tea Roses 36

Miniature and Miniflora Roses 47

Old Garden Roses 59

Rosa alba (Alba rose) 65

Bourbon rose 68

Rosa centifolia (Cabbage or Provence rose) 69

Rosa centifolia muscosa (Moss rose) 70

Rosa chinensis (China rose) 72

Rosa damascena (Damask rose) 72

Rosa foetida 74

Rosa gallica (Apothecary, French, or Provins rose) 74

Hybrid Perpetual rose 76

Miscellaneous roses 77

Noisette rose 77

Portland rose 77

Rosa spinosissima (Burnet or Scotch rose) 78

Tea rose 78

Polyantha Roses 79

Shrub Roses (Hybrid Shrub Roses) 85

Species (Wild) Roses 115

Tree Roses (Standards) 126

Part II The Basics of Growing Roses 135

2 Understanding Roses 137

How Roses Grow 137

Buying Roses 139

3 Selecting and Preparing a Site 143

Site and Light 143

Soil and Moisture 143

Spacing 150

Designing with Roses 150

4 Planting Roses 152

Buying Bare Root Plants 152

Preparing Bare Root Roses for Planting 154

Planting Bare Root Roses in Pots 156

Planting Bare Root Roses Directly in the Garden 157

Planting Bare Root Roses in the Fall 158

Planting Bare Root Tree Roses 159

Buying Potted Plants 163

Planting Potted Roses in the Garden 163

Growing Roses in Pots 164

Special Planting Decisions 165

Transplanting 165

5 Caring for Roses 169

Water 169

Mulch (Summer) 171

Fertilizing 173

Weeding 177

Staking 178

Pegging 179

Disbudding 179

Deadheading 180

Pruning 180

Winter Protection 185

6 Solving Rose-Growing Problems 194

Diseases and Insects 194

Special Problems and Idiosyncrasies 199

Marauders 201

7 Propagating Roses 203

Division 203

Air Layering 204

Ground Layering 204

Pegging 205

Cuttings 205

Root Cuttings 208

Budding 208

Seed and Hybridization 210

8 Special Uses for Roses 213

Cut Flowers 213

Potpourris (Sachets) 215

Dried Flowers 216

Roses as Food 217

Rose Water 217

Rosaries (Rose Beads), Jewelry, Art Objects 218

9 Tools and Supplies 219

Appendix A Insect and Disease Control 224

Appendix B Rose Culture Checklist 237

Glossary 239


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Hass, Richard
University of Minnesota Press
Olson, Jerry
Whitman, John
Flowers - Roses
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