The winners have been announced for the 2019 Biltmore International Rose Trials. See what varieties took the winning spots.
The Coral Knock Out® Rose (RADral)
On September 28, the 7th Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials recognised five exceptional rose varieties.
The Coral Knock Out Rose (RADral) received two awards: the George and Edith Vanderbilt Award for the ‘Most Outstanding Rose of the 2019 Biltmore International Rose Trials’, and the Chauncey Beadle Award for the ‘Most Outstanding Shrub Rose’. It was bred by William Radler.
Sweet Hips (KAPswehp) also received two awards: The William Cecil Award for ‘Best General Impression’ and the Lord Burleigh Award for ‘Most Disease Resistant Rose of the Trials’. It was bred by Jay Kapac.
SKU 69586 Rosa ‘Sweet Hips’ Rosa rugosa KAPswehp
Cupids Kisses (WEKtriscala) received the Gilded Age Award for ‘Best Climbing Rose’. It was bred by Christian Bedard.
Cupids Kisses® (WEKtriscala)
Bliss Parfuma (KORmarzau) received the Edith Wharton Award for ‘Best Floribunda’. It was bred by Kordes Roses in Germany.
Bliss Parfuma® (KORmarzau)
Moonlight Romantica (MEIlkaquinz) received the Pauline Merrill Award for ‘Best Hybrid Tea’. It was bred by Meilland in France.
Moonlight Romantica® (MEIlkaquinz)
Biltmore’s Rose Garden has accommodated the trials since 2013. Nearly 200 varieties from growers and breeders from around the world gather to tend to the rose competition. A permanent jury of experts judged the rose plantings four times a year—10 times in total—during the two-and-a-half-year trial period.
Via Paul Zimmerman Roses