Here's a beautiful floral archive featuring the "queen of flowers," waiting to be brought vividly to life in full color by flower lovers and coloring book enthusiasts everywhere.
Expertly and accurately rendered by artist Ilil Arbel, the illustrations in this easily affordable volume depict 46 different varieties of the universally recognized symbol of perfection, elegance, romance, and love — among them the York and Lancaster (Damask) rose, the stately Le Reine Victoria (Bourbon) rose and the double bloom, long-stemmed Cherry Vanilla (Grandiflora). Other examples include:
Hybrid Tea Roses: Color Magic, Brandy, Peace, First Prize, Royal Highness, Double Delight, Garden Party, Tropicana, Mister Lincoln, Paradise
Grandiflora: Sundowner, Love, Prominent, Arizona, John S. Armstrong, Pink Parfait
Floribunda: First Edition, Europeana, Rose Parade, Bahia, Charisma
Polyantha: Cecile Brunner, China Doll, The Fairy
Climbers: Blaze, Golden Showers, America, Royal Sunset, New Dawn
Miniatures: Gold Coin, Starina, Cinderella, Holy Toledo
Historic Roses: Rosa foetida bicolor (Austrian Copper), Rose eglanteria (Sweet Briar Rose). Duchesse de Brabant (Old Tea), Great Maiden's Blush (Alba), Communis (Moss), Hermosa (China), Tuscany Superb (Gallica), Rosa Mundi (Gallica)
Captions for these lovely royalty-free illustrations describe coloring, height, foliage, size of blossoms and fragrance, while a glossary of rose terminology is to be found at the end of the book.