I am planning on planting some vintage rose next Spring. Can you suggest a good referance book that includes vintage roses
A recent and interesting new book on roses is Peter E. Kukielski's
Roses without chemicals: 150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses. He includes a section on heritage rose types such as Gallica, Damask, Noisette, etc. and includes several heritage roses in his list of 150 varieties. Kukielski was a curator at the Peggy D. Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden and he is a champion of roses that are disease resistant and ones that require less chemicals in the garden.
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Hope this helps. We have many books in the PHS McLean library on roses.
Hope this helps.