West Grove, PA – Star® Roses and Plants, a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, is excited to announce two of its roses won awards from the 2021 American Garden Rose Selections™ (AGRS) testing program. AGRS™ recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country.
Star® Roses and Plants winners are as follows:
Sweet Spirit™, a Regional Choice Award Winner in all regions and Fragrance Award Winner. This rose has an attractive, fully double, traditional rose bloom with a strong, sweet fragrance. It grows well in hot, humid climates.
Brick House™, a Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northwest, Northeast, and South-Central regions. Brick House™ has a strong, dark red flower color and reblooms throughout the season with a lot of flower power on each flush. It has excellent disease resistance for the type and performs well on its own roots.
All roses entered into the AGRS™ are tested for two years in six different geographical regions, each containing two test gardens. Additional characteristics that are evaluated include: vigor, foliage proportion, plant habit, flowering effect, rebloom habit, bloom form, aging quality of blooms, fragrance, and hardiness. In order for a variety to be granted an award, it must average at least 80 out of 100 points in at least three regions.
Star® Roses and Plants has been bringing great plants to the world’s gardens since 1897, and continues to introduce breakthrough roses, shrubs, edibles and perennials. Their most notable brands include The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses, Bushel and Berry®, and Bloomables®. Star® Roses and Plants is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural. For more information, please visit www.starrosesandplants.com.