Onсe every three years the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) nominates
one rose for the Rose Hall of Fame. Only the most popular and famous varieties are inducted
into it. Throughout the whole period, starting from 1976 the Rose Hall of Fame has accepted
only 15 modern roses, selected on the voting results of more than 30 thousand existing varieties.
Undoubtedly, every lover and admirer of roses is eager at least to see all those roses not
only in the photographs, but «in the flesh» in one place. But such places are few. One of such
places has been created by the author of the book in the city of Yaroslavl.
The book comprises information about all 15 varieties inducted into the Rose Hall
of Fame, together with personal experience of their cultivation. Basic characteristics of
the varieties, their names’ background, results of observations on them, as well as numerous
photos of roses and still-lifes, depicting their extraordinary beauty, are presented in the book.
The final chapters inform the reader about the varieties from the Rose Hall of Fame
that are popular with the Russian amateur rose breeders and loved by them. The would-be
candidates for 2015 to be inducted into the Rose Hall of Fame are examined in the book as well.