Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Roses

Award-Winning Rose

by Susan Littlefield


Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall, vigorous, very upright hybrid tea with large, white blooms suffused with a pink center and a strong, citrusy fragrance.

It also shows good disease resistance and is the first hybrid tea selected for AARS honors under no-spray conditions. AARS members voted recently to stop spraying all test roses with fungicides as a way to ensure that all future winners will perform well without the use of these chemicals. Roses are evaluated over two years in ten gardens across the country for disease resistance, flower production, color, and fragrance.

Introduced by Conard-Pyle Company, Francis Meilland™ will be available to consumers in the spring of 2013.

To find out more about Francis Meilland™ rose, go to: Conard-Pyle.

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