2024 AGRS garden rose selections announced
The American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) has announced the winners of its highly anticipated 2024 AGRS garden rose selections.
The winning roses embody all the characteristic’s that consumers desire in a garden plant: beauty, fragrance, disease resistance and minimal maintenance. These traits are the hallmark of the American Garden Rose Selections testing program.
2024 AGRS WINNERS
Introduced by Star Roses and Plants is a Regional Choice Winner in four regions – South Central, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest and Fragrance Award Winner.
Introduced by Star Roses and Plants is a Regional Choice Winner in four regions – South Central, Southeast, Southwest, and North Central.
Introduced by Star Roses and Plants is a Regional Choice Winner in four regions – South Central, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest.
“These winning roses truly represent the epitome of beauty, fragrance, and resilience,” said Pat Shanley, chairman of AGRS. “We are thrilled to recognize Sweet Mademoiselle, Sitting Pretty and Sunset Horizon as this year’s AGRS winners. These outstanding varieties showcase the innovation and dedication of breeders in the pursuit of creating exceptional garden roses.”
AGRS TESTING PROGRAM
The AGRS testing program recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country. In addition, awards are given for fragrance to help guide consumers who desire roses for their fragrance.
All roses entered into the AGRS are tested for two years in six different geographical regions, each containing at least 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 demonstrate superior performance in at least three of the six regions entered.
By recognizing and recommending the best garden-worthy rose varieties for the various regions of the United States through testing, the AGRS has the goal of providing objective and reliable information to the general public.
For more information, visit americangardenroseselections.com.