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West Grove, PA –Star® Roses and Plants, a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, is excited to announce Brick House® Pink and Petite Knock Out® won Regional Choice Awards from the 2023 American Garden Rose Selections™ (AGRS) testing program. AGRS™ recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country.
Brick House® Pink was a Regional Choice Award Winner in three regions: North Central, Northwest and Southwest. This Floribunda rose is very compact with fluorescent pink flowers that bloom continuously from spring through frost. It thrives in both containers and the landscape. It grows 2 ½’ h x 2 ½’ w and performs best in zones 5-9.
Petite Knock Out® was a Regional Choice Award Winner in three regions: Northwest, South Central and Southeast. Petite Knock Out® is the first-ever miniature Knock Out® Rose. It has the same flower power, easy care, and disease resistance as others in the family, but in an adorable, petite size. Petite Knock Out® makes the perfect addition to small gardens and containers, displaying petite, bold red flowers that are 1 ½’ in diameter on average. It performs best in zones 4-10.
All roses entered into the AGRS™ are tested for two years in six different geographical regions, each containing two test gardens. Additional characteristics that are evaluated include: vigor, foliage proportion, plant habit, flowering effect, rebloom habit, bloom form, aging quality of blooms, fragrance, and hardiness. In order for a variety to be granted an award, it must average at least 80 out of 100 points in at least three regions.
Star® Roses and Plants has been bringing great plants to the world’s gardens since 1897, and continues to introduce breakthrough roses, shrubs, edibles and perennials. Their most notable brands include The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses, Bushel and Berry®, and Bloomables®. Star® Roses and Plants is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural. For more information, please visit www.starrosesandplants.com.