This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
At this season almost every one is making their selection of roses. We need not give a list here of any elaborate varieties, but only repeat the following, which, by general agreement of the florists, is the best for ordinary amateur culture.
Brilliant, rosy carmine, approaching to scarlet; very large and fine form; free bloomer.
Clear, delicate flesh color, becoming blush; large and full.
Brilliant, glossy rose color; very large; cupped and beautiful.
Deep rose, with crimson center; very large and fine form.
Clear rose, globular, fine form, and free bloomer.
Rich fiery crimson; abundant bloomer. One of the best for bouquets, but casts its petals too soon for a garden bloomer.
Deep rose, very large and fine; free bloomer; vigorous grower.
Bright rosy carmine; beautiful form; very large and double.
Pure white; large and very double; profuse bloomer.
Rich deep red, shaded with crimson; flowers in large olusters*
Light pink; very large and full; fine in autumn.