The rose has been called the “Queen of Flowers,”- and its universal popularity is clearly shown by the fact that people attempt to grow roses in all parts of this and other countries. Roses are among the oldest of cultivated flowers and the frequent references to them in the Bible and other ancient writings testify to the prominent part they have played in the history of mankind. Although the rigorous and rather changeable climate of certain sections of the United States offers some handicaps to rose growing, it is possible to select certain types of roses which can be grown easily in any location where other sun-loving garden flowers are successful. The wise gardener is careful to study the particular situation in question before selecting varieties and types for planting. For the average home garden in Iowa, the following classes of roses will be found most suitable.
Volz, E. C.
"Growing garden roses,"
Bulletin P: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/bulletinp/vol3/iss76/1