Winners of the 3rd Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials

Winners of the 3rd Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials   Biltmore’s trials are a sustainable trial using natural fertilizers and no spray. They are judged for growth habit and vigor, buds and flowers, recurrent bloom, resistance to disease and fragrance. The 2015 winners are:   Photo from HelpMeFind ‘Queen Elizabeth’ a grandiflora rose bred by... Continue Reading →

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FIREFIGHTER

FIREFIGHTER Hyrbridizer: Orard, 1999 Var: ORAdal, Hacienda, Red ‘n’ Fragrant Firefighter is a beautiful dark red hybrid tea which is the first of the nine roses to be named for the Remember Me Rose Gardens to honor the 343 firefighters who died on September 11, 2001 while trying to save lives in the World Trade... Continue Reading →

Rose in Christianity

ROSE TIDBITS In the early days of Christianity, the rose fell out of favor because of its connections with pagan rituals and Roman orgies, but it later became associated with the Virgin Mary (who is often referred to as “The Rose of Heaven” or “The Mystical Rose”), and many saints, including Angelus, Cassilda, Elizabeth of... Continue Reading →

DICK CLARK

DICK CLARK - 2015 ARS Members' Choice Award (‘Fourth of July’ x unknown); Introduction: Weeks Roses, 2011. The American Rose Society Members’ Choice Award honors a rose receiving one of the highest national garden ratings in the annual Roses in Review survey, one that is widely grown, and one that does well in most parts... Continue Reading →

Signature

Signature Photo courtesy of Bob Sabin Hybrid Tea Var: JACnor Hybridizer: Warriner             ‘Signature’ is one of the top ten exhibition roses in the country since its introduction in 1996.  Its huge, high-centered blooms, 5 to 6 inches in diameter on a long stems about 18 inches long make it the favorite of exhibitors across... Continue Reading →

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