Each year the AARS (All-American Rose Selections) announces a list of winners that have proven in trials to be of superior quality. This year, the sole winner is ‘Francis Meilland‘, a beautiful pink hybrid tea, that is said to grow tall have has a very pleasant fragrance…
Winners are selected after a two year trial growing period in 10 gardens around the U.S.
This rose is the first hybrid tea to win under no-spray conditions.
It was my great privilege to have acquired this rose at our local society meeting in June. As you can see it is indeed a very tall rose.
I just had to share a photo from Conard-Pyle of what the blooms actually look like. With this much beauty, fragrance and no-spray, it will be a winner in any garden….