Star Roses and Plants Earns 2021 AGRS Awards
Star Roses and Plants has announced two of its roses won awards from the 2021 American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease resistant and suitable for different regions of the country.
Star Roses and Plants winners are:
‘Sweet Spirit’ is a Regional Choice Award Winner in all regions and Fragrance Award Winner. This rose has an attractive, fully double, traditional rose bloom with a strong, sweet fragrance. It grows well in hot, humid climates.
‘Brick House’ is a Regional Choice Award Winner in the Northwest, Northeast and South-Central regions. It has a strong, dark red flower and reblooms throughout the season with a lot of flower power on each flush. It has excellent disease resistance for the type and performs well on its own roots.
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 three regions.