Bringing you great roses you can grow where you live!!
For past several decades the All American Rose Selection trials has been our national rose trial. The AARS brand was proudly displayed on tags and in catalogues next to the roses who earned the right to receive it. But, like so many things over the past few years the economy took its toll and as of last year they ceased to exist. This left us without a true national trial that tested the same roses in gardens all over the United States. With AARS gone we were without a national rose trial for the first time since the 1930s. Fortunately some forward looking folks decided to do something about it.
Meet the American Garden Rose Selections™ (AGRS™)
On June 1 2012 a symposium was held as the opening event for the 2012 Great Rosarians of the World™ Lecture Series - East Coast (GROW™) in New York City. The goal of the symposium was to explore new ways the American Rose Society (ARS) and the rose industry could work together. Everyone realized as the rose industry prospers so does the ARS and vice-versa. The discussions honed in on the idea of forming a program to take the place of the AARS Trials.
The result was the idea to create a trial the would recognize roses that were easy to care for, disease resistant and suitable for different regions of the country. Roses can be entered in all the trial gardens but if a rose is outstanding in say the Southeast, that will be noted as being a great rose for that region. That takes the pressure off a rose having to succeed in every climate in our vast country. If a rose did well in all regions so much the better! The rules and protocols are based on the German ADR Trials.
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American Garden Rose Selections™ Regional Choice Awards
American Garden Rose Selections™ Fragrance Award