American Garden Rose Selections™ Announces 2020 Winners
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Seven roses take home honors in national testing program that recognizes roses on a regional basis.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - illiNews -- The American Gardens Rose Selections™ (AGRS) testing program has announced its selections for 2020 at the recent Biltmore International Rose Trials.

The AGRS™ testing program is considered the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. AGRS™ 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.

The 2020 AGRS™ winners are:

• Belinda's Blush - Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northwest, Southeast and South Central Regions. Bred by G. Michael Shoup. Introduced by The Antique Rose Emporium.

• Canyon Road - Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northeast, Northwest and South Central Regions. Bred by Meilland. Introduced by Star Roses & Plants.

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• Cole's Settlement - Regional Choice Award Winner in the South Central, Southwest and Northwest Regions. Bred by G. Michael Shoup. Introduced by The Antique Rose Emporium.

• Lemon Fizz - Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northwest, South Central and Southwest Regions. Bred by Kordes. Introduced by Star Roses & Plants.

• Naga Belle™ - Regional Choice Warm Climate Award in the Northwest, South Central, and Southeast Regions. Bred by M.S. Viraraghavan. Introduced by The Antique Rose Emporium.

• Princesse Charlene de Monaco - Fragrance Award Winner. Bred by Meilland. Introduced by Star Roses & Plants.

• Wedding Bells - Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northwest, Southeast and South Central Regions. Bred by Kordes. Introduced by Star Roses & Plants.

All roses entered into the AGRS™ are tested for two years in six different geographical regions, each containing 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 average at least 80 out of 100 points in at least 50% of the regions entered.

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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.

To learn more about the American Garden Rose Selections™, visit http://www.americangardenroseselections.com.

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