4 October 2017
In the plant world there are a lot of tests and awards that are given to name the "best of the best" for each type of plant, whether it's hydrangeas, vegetables, new plants, etc. In the rose world, the Biltmore International Rose Trials is the Grand Poobah of trials. If you've never been to Biltmore in North Carolina, you absolutely need to go - and not just for the roses! That said...back to the roses. These trials go on for 2 years and rose experts from around the world critique each entrant four times a year to judge the best of the best. Well...we can announce that Screaming Neon Red™ swept this year's awards with 4 wins: George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub All of that to say, Screaming Neon Red™ was THE best of the best and the best shrub of the year! So...have you tried it yet? This fall or next spring, run (not walk) to your garden center to get the Most Outstanding Rose! For more information on the Biltmore International Rose Trials, please visit www.biltmore.com.