Proven Winners ColorChoice Rose Receives Two Awards
Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy Double Pink Rosa is making news this spring, as it received awards in two major rose trials.
The American Rose Society has released its choices for the 2021 Award of Excellence, and Oso Easy Double Pink rose was honored with the top award in the no spray division.
In addition, the American Rose Trials for Sustainability (ARTS) has announced trial results for the 2021 season, and Oso Easy Double Pink landscape rose was chosen for a Local Artist Award in two regions. Bred by Alain Meilland and introduced by Spring Meadow Nursery, the rose boasts excellent disease resistance and abundant, continuous blooms on a low, mounding habit.
The American Rose Society’s Award of Excellence (AOE) recognizes new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and marked distinction. Roses are evaluated for two to three years in eight AOE test gardens, spaced geographically across the United States.
Since 2013, roses may be entered in a no spray division, a preventive spray division, or in both. Each test garden has an AOE supervisor and five evaluators who score the entries on eleven criteria, four times during each growing season. At the end of the trial period, Awards of Excellence are given to deserving entries.