Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens

Savannah’ by Kordes Rosen

‘Takes Best In Show’, ‘Best Hybrid Tea’  and ‘Most Fragrant’  Rose

The Biltmore Rose Trials Ashville, NC

Sat., May 30, 2014

Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens
Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens taking the Winners To Be Announced

The George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials

Best in Show

“Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany

The Pauline Merrell Award for Best Hybrid Tea:

“Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany  

The Cornelia Vanderbilt Cecil Award for Most Fragrant Rose:

“Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany

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Savannah | A Kordes Rose | Photo credit New Flora

The gardens are managed by horticulturalist, Parker Andes. The International Rose Trials were created and coordinated by Paul Zimmerman of Paul Zimmerman Roses and author of Everyday Roses. Today Paul introduced the newly appointed rosarian of the rose gardens at the estate, the delightful and talented Emily Wilson pictured above ready getting ready to announce the winners along with the former head of the rose garden Lucas Jack. Here are the other winners:

The Award of Excellence for Best Established Rose: “Queen Elizabeth,” a Grandiflora rose.

Award of Excellence Best Established Rose | Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, 1954).
Award of Excellence Best Established Rose |

Bred by Dr. Walter E. Lammerts (United States, 1954).

The Edith Wharton Award for Best Floribunda:

“Tequila Gold,” bred by Meilland Roses International in France.

Awarded Best Floribunda
Awarded Best Floribunda

The Honorable John Cecil for Open Group:

“Popcorn Drift,” bred by Nova Flora, in West Grove, Pa.

Popcorn Drift by Star Roses Best Open Class
Popcorn Drift by Star Roses Best Open Class

The Gilded Age Award for Best Climber:

“Flying Kiss,” bred by Roses by Ping Lim, based in Portland, Oregon.

Gilded Age by Ping Lim Best Climber
Ping Lim Best Climber

The Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose:

“Peachy Keen,” bred by Star Roses | A Visit With William Radler of Milwaukee, WI

The Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant:

“Peachy Keen,” bred by Bill Radler of Milwaukee, WI

Thrive by Star Roses Conard Pyle Best Shrub | Most Disease resistant
Thrive by Star Roses Conard Pyle Best Shrub | Most Disease resistant

The William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit:

“Phloxy Baby,” bred by Bill Radler, of Milwaukee, Wisc.

Phloxy Baby William Cecil Best Growth Habit  Bill Radler
Phloxy Baby William Cecil
Best Growth Habit
Bill Radler

Brad Yoder of Star Roses Conard Pyle, practically stayed up front to receive his awards for Star/Bill Radler’s Roses. It was an exciting Day for all.

The Biltmore Rose Garden
The Biltmore Rose Garden

One of the most unusual roses we saw that Debbie and Dr. Keith Zary | Jackson & Perkins | Wikipedia and I were judging at the same time was this delightful creature that truly has the look of phlox and we said so before we knew its name and low and behold its name is ‘Phloxy Baby’ It’s truly delightful. That’s all for now folks! Until next year and a new hat. Love from the Biltmore Estate.

The Beautiful Biltmore Rose Garden View along the back walls as we complete our judging.

The Biltmore Rose Garden
The Biltmore Rose Garden

 Sponsors of this event were Witherspoon Rose and Clyde Beaty makers of Mills Magic Fertilizer

ohn Beaty of Mills Magic and Tim Wood of Star Roses and Plants
John Beaty of Mills Magic and Tim Wood of Star Roses and Plants

David Pike, Witherspoon Rose | Sponsors of The Biltmore Rose Trials

David Pike | Witherspoon Rose | A Sponsor of The Biltmore International Rose Trials | Susan Fox
David Pike | Witherspoon Rose | A Sponsor of The Biltmore International Rose Trials | Susan Fox
'Moonstone' as at home in the garden as "King" of show
‘Moonstone’ as at home in the garden as “King” of show

Gaga’s Witherspoon Rose Garden in Illinois | Moonstone in the Foreground last summer, yes these are roses bought bare-root most from Witherspoon Rose

From left to right John Del Vecchio, Susan Fox, Vice President of the American Rose Society, Executive Director of the American Rose Society Jeffrey Ware

John Del Vecchio | Susan Fox | VP of ARS, Pat Shanley | Executive Director of ARS, Jeffrey Ware
John Del Vecchio | Susan Fox | VP of ARS, Pat Shanley | Executive Director of ARS, Jeffrey Ware

 The Biltmore Team of Excellence

Paul Zimmerman | LeeAnn Donnelly | Parker
Paul Zimmerman | LeeAnn Donnelly | Parker Andes

 

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