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 it won three awards from the American Garden Rose Selections™ (AGRS) testing program—the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. 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:
Look-A-Likes® BougainFeelYa, a regional winner in five regions: South Central, Southwest, Northwest, North Central and Northeast.
Tequila Gold™, a regional winner in four regions: South Central, Southwest, Northwest and North Central.
Tequila Supreme™, a regional winner in three regions: South Central, Southwest and Northwest.
All three roses were bred by Meilland® International.
“We’re honored to receive these awards,” says Jacques Ferare, Rose Program and License Department Director at Star® Roses and Plants. “We’re fortunate to work with the best breeders in the world, which allows us to introduce high-performing, superior roses.”
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.
From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® roses, Star® Roses and Plants is a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world. Star® Roses and Plants is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball® Horticultural Company. For more information, please visit www.starrosesandplants.com.
Source: Star® Roses and Plants