May 23, 2024
Star Roses and Plants wins sustainability awards

Star Roses and Plants, a genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, has announced two of its top-performing roses won awards from The American Rose Trials for the Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) program. A.R.T.S. identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant and beautiful rose cultivars for use in American landscapes and gardens.


Pretty Polly Lavender

A pastel lavender Polyantha Rose with very good disease resistance, cup-like semi-double blooms, and excellent flowering from spring through fall. It maintains a pleasing, compact habit in the landscape.

Pretty Polly Lavender
Pretty Polly Lavender.

Sunset Horizon

An attractive Floribunda Rose with flower color that starts bright yellow and fades to deep pink/cherry red. Flower size is quite large when fully open. It has excellent disease resistance and performs well on its own roots.

Sunset Horizon from Star Roses and Plants
Sunset Horizon. Photos courtesy of Star Roses and Plants.

All roses entered into A.R.T.S. are evaluated under low input conditions using data on the presence of disease and pests, flowering, foliage, plant form, growth habit and general health. To win an award, roses must prove they are resilient on their own merits without being sustained by repeated fertilizer applications or chemical sprays and are based on the regional performance data collected during the trial cycle.

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