This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
This most distinct and hardy rose has been found to be one of the most useful roses, from its being essentially unique in its manner of growth and in its general appearance. Its habit of growth is one of its most remarkable features, as the shoots are prostrate in habit, and extend from 10 to 15 feet in a single season, covering the ground densely. The leaves are dark green and lustrous. The effect of this foliage, forming a close mat over the ground, is greatly enhanced by the flowers. which appear about the middle of July, and are irregularly borne during the remainder of the season.
* Wichuralana (White Memorial Rose).
-- This, the pretty parent type, has clusters of white, single flowers, followed by red berries. It blooms a long time in mid-summer.
* Pink Roamer
-- Single flowers of bright rich pink.