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Rose author and breeder Listing last updated on 19 Nov 2018.
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Born in Scotland 1802
[From Roses of America, by Stephen Scanniello and Tania Bayard, p. 17:] By 1844, roses were so important to the business of Robert Buist, a Scottish nurseryman in Philadelphia, that he published The Rose Manual, the first book in America devoted entirely to roses. Buist, who claimed he had the largest collection of roses in the country, was one of a number of horticulturalists who encouraged ladies to grow their own plants; roses were among those especially recommended because they could be successfully cultivated indoors in containers.