This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Thirty years ago the Manetti Rose was used as a stock to bud the finer roses on. They throve amazingly for a while, till the numerous suckers had it all their own way, when rose-growers voted it more plague than profit, and it was banished from American gardens. Not one nurseryman in a thousand at this time knows what a Manetti Rose is. But as we threw it out of our gardens, it was found by English rose-growers, and has had a rapid run in England. But at length, as we learn from the Gardener's Magazine, they are tiring of their new-found friend. Already"Own Root Roses" are at a premium: