This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
Were I asked to name the most popular of market Roses I should say, without hesitation, Madame Abel Chatenay, in addition to which one might take Niphetos, The Bride, Bridesmaid, Catherine Mermet, Sunrise, Liberty, and Richmond. Of late the apricot-yellow Lady Hillingdon has appeared upon the scene and it is simply ideal for early work. The Hybrid Perpetuals would, of course, include Captain Hayward and that lovely old and fragrant rose, General Jacqueminot. A set of varieties indispensable for long stems should include Joseph Lowe, Fran Karl Druschki, Captain Hayward, Mrs. J. Laing, and Ulrich Brunner. [e. h. j].