This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
When it is desired to cover walls, unsightly buildings, etc., with roses, none will be found to do this work so efficiently as this class of rose.
* Baltimore Belle
-- Pale blush, becoming nearly white; compact and fine; the blooms are produced in clusters, the growth, though rapid, is slender and graceful.
* Queen of the Prairies
-- Bright, rosy red, frequently with white stripes, fairly covered with flowers in early Summer, and is one of the best climbers for any purpose.
* Seven Sisters
-- A small blush rose, tinged with various shades of pink.
* Empress of China
-- Without exception one of the most valuable and popular roses now offered; the color is soft dark red, changing to lighter red or pink, like the color found in an apple blossom.
* White Marechal Niel
-- The fame of this rose is too well known to need any great praise; it is the exact counterpart of its parent, Marechal Niel, save the color or its flowers, which are pure white; totally distinct. Dorothy Perkins was originated from seed of the variety Rosa Wichurajana, hybridized with pollen from that grand old rose, Mine. Gabriel Luizet. The seed parent was chosen for its hardiness and vigorous habit of growth, the pollen parent for its beautiful color. The plants are perfectly hardy, having withstood a temperature of 20 below zero uninjured. The flowers are of large size for this class of rose; usually about one and one-half inches across; are borne in clusters of ten to thirty. The buds are remarkably pretty, just the right size for the button-hole. Plants are strong, vigorous growers. The foliage is deep green of thick leathery texture. It is almost an Evergreen variety.