Jan 30, 2023
Proven Winners ColorChoice Rose Earns Top Marks at AGRS Trials

The Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy landscape rose collection is earning U.S. regional awards.

American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) recently announced trial results for the 2023 season, and ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ landscape rose has landed among a group of five awardees as a Regional Award Winner.

Bred by Christopher Hugh Warner and introduced by Spring Meadow Nursery, ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ shrub rose offers bright red, doubled blooms with contrasting bright yellow stamens. Glossy, deep green foliage stays free of black spot and powdery mildew. ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ rose grows to 2.5 to 3 feet tall/wide and is hardy down to USDA Zone 4.

This distinction marks the fourth U.S. award for ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ rose, having earned the Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose and the Lord Burleigh Award for Best Disease Resistance at the Biltmore Rose Trials and the Award of Excellence from the American Rose Society. In the AGRS trials, ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ rose earned top marks in five of six regions, the most of any 2023 awardee.

All roses entered into the AGRS program are tested for two years in six different geographical regions, each containing two test gardens. Evaluation  characteristics include: vigor, foliage proportion, plant habit, flowering effect, rebloom habit, bloom form, aging quality of blooms, fragrance and hardiness. In its recent press release, AGRS stated, “By recognizing and recommending the best garden-worthy rose varieties for the various regions of the U.S. through testing, the AGRS has the goal of providing objective and reliable information to the general public.”

An article about the trials listing all five recognized roses was recently published in Nursery Management magazine.

For high-resolution images of ‘Oso Easy Urban Legend’ rose, or to obtain more information about the plant, its award, or about Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs, visit www.ProvenWinners-Shrubs.com and www.SpringMeadowNursery.com.

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