American Rose Trials for Sustainability® Winners from Star® Roses and Plants

For Immediate Release

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West Grove, PA – Star® Roses and Plants, a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles and woody plants, is excited to announce it recently won four awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability® (A.R.T.S.®) program. A.R.T.S.® identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant, and beautiful rose cultivars for use in American landscapes and gardens.

The winners are as follows:

Brick House™ is a strong, dark red rose that re-blooms throughout the season with a lot of flower power on each flush. It has excellent disease resistance for the type.

Pinkerbelle™ is a very unique breakthrough, combining a spicy, verbena scent and superior disease resistance on a Hybrid Tea. It performs very well in climates that are prone to black spot.

Candy Cane Cocktail™ displays bi-colored blooms of white suffused with deep pink to red edges that stand out in the garden. It features superior disease resistance and impressive re-blooming.

Sweet Spirit™ is a cherry red rose with a strong, sweet fragrance. It does really well in hot, humid climates. It displays beautiful, disease-resistant foliage, and is a wonderful rose for cutting.

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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