Oct 9, 2017
Easy Elegance Variety Honored at Biltmore International Rose Trials

‘Screaming Neon Red’ received four of the seven awards given at the 2017 Biltmore International Rose Trials in Asheville, North Carolina. This variety, introduced to the consumer marketplace in 2015, received the following honors:

  • George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials
  • Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant
  • William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit
  • Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub

These two-year trials are judged by a permanent jury four times each year, and take place at the Rose Garden at Biltmore. According to Biltmore’s rose experts, the competing roses are evaluated for overall health and vigor, fragrance, disease resistance, and ability to repeat bloom.

“‘Screaming Neon Red’ was bred by Ping Lim at our in-house facility in Oregon,” said Debbie Lonnee, Bailey Nurseries’ product development manager. “It was then tested in Minnesota and selected because we loved its disease resistance, hardiness and unique, loud and beautiful flower color. ‘Screaming Neon Red’ was actually its nickname, but it so perfectly describes the flower that it stuck.”

‘Screaming Neon Red’ plant specs:
• Zone: 4-9
• Bloom cycle: Recurrent
• Height: 3-4′
• Exposure: Full Sun

• Width: 2-3′
• Petal count: 10-15
• Flower color: Screaming neon red
• Flower form: Semi-double, 2-2.5”

For more information on the Biltmore International Rose Trials, please visit www.biltmore.com.


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