Star Roses and Plants announced Rose 'Pretty Polly Lavender' won an award from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability

Jun 10, 2024
Star Roses and Plants receives sustainability awards for 2 roses

Star Roses and Plants announced two of its top-performing roses won awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) program. A.R.T.S. reportedly identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant, and beautiful rose cultivars for use in American landscapes and gardens.

The winners are:

Rose ‘Pretty Polly Lavender’

(Photo, above) A pastel lavender Polyantha Rose with very good disease resistance, cuplike semi-double blooms, and excellent flowering from spring through fall. It maintains a pleasing, compact habit in the landscape.

Rose ‘Sunset Horizon’

Rose 'Sunset Horizon' Star Roses and Plants

An attractive Floribunda Rose with flower color that starts bright yellow and fades to deep pink/cherry red. Flower size is quite large when fully open. It has excellent disease resistance and performs well on its own roots.

All roses entered into A.R.T.S. are evaluated under low input conditions using data on the presence of disease and pests, flowering, foliage, plant form, growth habit and general health. To win an award, roses must prove they are resilient on their own merits without being sustained by repeated fertilizer applications or chemical sprays and are based on the regional performance data collected during the trial cycle.

Photos courtesy of Star Roses and Plants.