The roses are not just judged for their flower. Growth habit, disease resistance, fragrance, re-bloom and novelty all come into play. They are judged as garden plants to be used in any general garden setting.
The Biltmore International Rose Trials are a sustainable trial. While fertilizers are used they are organic. The care protocols are designed to boost the plant’s inner immune system so they can better fight disease on their own. The goal is to find, and highlight, roses that will grow in your garden with just basic care.
This year’s winners are a diverse group. Most can be found in garden centers and even in some box stores. Be sure to review the list of winners and then find a spot in your garden for these beauties. You can be sure they will thrive as the two year trial put them through their paces!