Provides info for home gardeners and garden center personnel that will enable them to select roses that are hardy enough to survive winters in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 2, 3 and 4 and need little long-term maintenance. Includes 3 lists: (1) roses that are low maintenance due to their hardiness and disease resistance; (2) roses that may not be entirely hardy, may need some protection, and are susceptible to disease and need applications of fungicide, and (3) wild roses that can adapt to low-maintenance landscapes. Also has lists of mail order sources for shrub roses and public rose gardens in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Gives class, flower color/type, information on blooming frequency, plant size and habit, hardiness zone adaptation and miscellaneous comments for each of the more that 100 cultivars and species included in the lists.
MES Distr Ctr (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.