The rose is one of the most, if not the most, recognized and best loved flowers in the world. No other plant or flower brings such crowning glory to a garden as the rose. Now all the species and varieties of roses are carefully and lovingly categorized in this comprehensive guide. This inexhaustible reference is compiled by Botanica's expert editors and stands alongside the equally impressive Annuals & Perennials and Trees & Shrubs. Over 2,500 color photographs capture the beauty of the over 2,000 varieties listed. You are sure to find the perfect rose for any site, season, or soil condition. Complete with a reference table and glossary, this compendium is both easy to use and portable.