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All America Rose Selections

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The All-America Rose Selections (AARS), a non-profit association of rose growers and introducers, works to test, introduce and promote exceptional roses. New roses are trialed in a nationwide network of 20 test gardens. Emphasis is put on selecting characteristics that a home gardener would value. To make this meaningful, "New rose varieties in the AARS trials receive only as much care as would be given in the average home garden." and "Every AARS winning rose completes an extensive two-year trial program in these test gardens... representing all climate zones."

1. 2009 All America Rose Selections

2009 AARS Winner 'Pink Promise' Rose
This was a year of firsts for the All America Rose Selections. It was the first time a humble landscape shrub rose won. But what could be easier for the home gardener to grow? It was also the first year an AARS was selected to represent The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

2. 2008 All America Rose Selections

Floribunda Rose Mardi Gras - 2008 All America Rose Selection
Photo: © All America Rose Selections. Used with Permission.
2008 was a tough year for new roses. Only two became All America Rose Selections, but both were well deserving: blushing pink, fragrant and easy growing.

3. 2007 All America Rose Selections

Floribunda Rose 'Moondance' - 2007 All America Rose Selection
Photo: © All America Rose Selections. Used with Permission.
According to AARS president Steve Hutton. "We're especially proud of our 2007 winners. They'll thrive in traditional gardens as well as containers, and people will be thrilled with their intense color, fragrance and disease resistance."
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