Released on 01 October 2004.

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The Ultimate Guide to Roses

A Comprehensive Selection

and Martyn Rix

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The Phillips & Rix Ultimate Guide to Roses is the long-awaited, indispensable selection from the experts of gardening reference. All the finest roses are included in this stunning work, from the original wild species to the most modern trends. This exquisitely-designed, authoritative guide is the ultimate collection of the most beautiful of flowers. Offering detailed descriptions of each rose's origin, appearance, characteristics and growing conditions, with a history of each group, the very best roses have been specially chosen for their superb flowering or superlative scent. Illustrated with outstanding colour photography, with both outdoor and studio shots, this is a book every rose lover will want to own.

'Phillips and Rix ... [index] the plants that gardeners want to grow' New York Times

'The combination of Roger Phillips's accurate colour photography and design flair, with the botanical expertise of Martyn Rix is a winning one.' Daily Telegraph

'The distinctive mix of clean, no-gimmicks photography and accurate plant descriptions have made their works the staples of ... gardeners' bookshelves.' Irish Times