This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
These handsome Ramonas or Rugosa Roses still maintain the prestige to which their admirable qualities entitle them. They are rapid growers of neat, uniform, compact and sturdy habit, attaining a height of 5 to 6 feet; perfectly hardy. The foliage exhibits a mass of dense, luxuriant, glossy green. The flowers are large and single; perfect form and color; produced continuously throughout the season and until late in the autumn and as they mature, are replaced by small glossy, golden and red haws; they possess a character all their own and are of valuable assistance to the landscaper. By their use he is enabled to make unsightly nooks and corners beautiful. A very important characteristic they possess is that of being free from the attacks of rose insects.
* Rugosa Alba
-- A species from Japan. Single pure white flowers, of five petals; highly scented; golden fruit.
* Rugosa Rubra
-- Japan variety. Flowers single, of a most beautiful bright rosy crimson, succee4ed by large berries, of a rich rosy red color, and are a great addition to the ornamental character of the plant.