Suñorita Rosa Receives 2022 American Rose Society Award of Excellence

Jul 21, 2021
‘Suñorita’ Rosa Receives 2022 American Rose Society Award of Excellence

Proven Winners ColorChoice announced that ‘Suñorita’ Rosa has been honored with the 2022 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society

In 1973, the American Rose Society Board of Directors established the Award of Excellence (AOE) to recognize new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and marked distinction. Since the inception of the award, there have been 137 AOE winners.

Bred by Christopher Hugh Warner, ‘Suñorita’ features elegant, classically shaped buds of red-orange that open to reveal a soft orange bloom, perfectly shaped to form a classic rose “bowl.” As the blooms age, they develop a golden-peach tone. Deep green foliage covers the sturdy, 3-4 feet tall and wide, disease-resistant shrub. ‘Suñorita’ rose blooms from spring through frost without deadheading.

Introduced to commerce in 2019, ‘Suñorita’ was evaluated for three years in AOE test gardens spaced geographically across the United States, in the “no spray” division of the competition.

Also named the 2022 Proven Winners Rose of the Year, ‘Suñorita’ is one of 14 varieties in the Proven Winners ColorChoice line of roses.

The official public announcement of the Award of Excellence winners will be made at the September American Rose Society’s National Convention and Rose Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.