6 Award-Winning Roses For 2017

6 Award-Winning Roses For 2017

Every garden should contain some roses, but deciding which variety to grow can be tricky. This is where these awards can help us choose since they are based on several different criteria. The awards are given by the American Garden Rose Selections who look for easy-to-grow and disease-free roses for different regions of the United States. I found this information in an article by Meghan Shinn which comes from the Horticulture website.

Roses in the vase are lovely, but roses in the garden are better still. To choose which variety to plant in your garden this spring, look to these award-winning roses.
American Garden Rose Selections is a relatively new award-giving program. It stepped in a couple of years ago to fill the void left when the All America Rose Selections program ceased to be. American Garden Rose Selections identifies easy-care, disease-free roses for various regions of the United States, based on their performance in 12 trial gardens across the country.
The award-winning roses in 2017 are:

?Munstead Wood?
Munstead Woods
Fragrance Award.
This David Austin rose is a bushy plant with dense, deep red flowers that give off a strong old-rose fragrance with a hint of fruit scent. Its leaves emerge red then turn medium green. It grows 3.5 to 4 feet tall and wide. USDA Zones 5?9.
?Lady of Shalott?
Lady of Shallot
Fragrance Award.
Regional Award: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest.
Another David Austin rose, this selection gives off a tea fragrance with hints of spiced apple and clove. The petals are salmon on top and yellow underneath, making the coloring as warm as the scent. ?Lady of Shalott? grows 4.5 to 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 5?9.

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Image credits: Munstead Woods and Lady of Shalott courtesy of David Austin Roses; Tahitian Treasure courtesy of Star Roses & Plants.

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