Oso Easy Urban Legend Rose Wins Award at Biltmore Trials
Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa was awarded the Lord Burleigh Award for Best Disease Resistance, plus the Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose at the 2018 Biltmore International Rose Trials at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
The plant also received the 2019 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society in June.
The Biltmore International Rose Trials provide an opportunity for novice and professional breeders to test their selections in a two-year trial. The roses are grown and observed in the Biltmore’s historic Rose Garden which contains more than 150 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide. They are cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. Eight awards were presented to four rose varieties in the 2018 trials.
Bred by Christopher Hugh Warner in the United Kingdom and released by Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners ColorChoice, Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa is a prolific rebloomer with double, scarlet-red flowers with bright yellow stamens, and is one of 12 varieties in the Oso Easy rose line.