Biltmore Rose Trials 2016 Results

'Polar Express™ Sunbelt®' Rose Arborose® Collection | Single bloom shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 26, 2016
Spray of 'Polar Express™ Sunbelt®'
Biltmore Rose Trials Winning Rose Shrub ‘Polar Expressâ„¢ Spray of ‘Polar Expressâ„¢ Sunbelt®’ Rose Arborose® Collection shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 26, 2016 Sunbelt®’

The Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the International Rose Trials since 2011. 100’s of varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists and Rosarian, Emily Tice Wilson.

Emily Tice Wilson | Past American Rose Society President, Jolene Adams
Emily Tice Wilson | Past American Rose Society President, Jolene Adams

Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. During this year’s competition, Saturday, September 24th the international and permanent juries conducted the final round of judging for the trial group of roses planted in Biltmore’s Historic Rose Garden, just named an ‘Award of Excellence Garden’ Friday, September 23rd by the World Federation of Rose Societies.

“The Biltmore Rose Garden is the perfect setting for trials,” said Parker Andes Biltmore’s Horticulturist and trials manager. “We’ve enjoyed introducing these new varieties to our guests as they stroll through the gardens. It has been an educational experience, and it complements the work we do to care for Biltmore’s collection of old garden and modern roses.” Before entering their roses into trials and competition, breeders work on their creations for four or five years prior. Roses to be judged this year are from Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, the UK and the U.S. The trials are a valuable way for the home gardener to learn what roses do well and what may be potential candidates for their own gardens. Trials of this type are open to rose breeders around the world – from professional to beginner.

About The Biltmore Rose Trials

New rose varieties are planted for trial each May. They are evaluated for overall health and rigor; fragrance; disease resistance; and ability to repeat bloom. Guests visiting Biltmore’s gardens may view the roses currently on trial in borders in the Walled Garden and areas near the Rose Garden. Peak blooming time in Biltmore’s rose garden occurs typically in mid-May and September. Here are this year’s award winning roses and breeders.

Biltmore International Rose Trials 2016 Results

Type of Award: The Guilded Age Award for Best Climber

Winner: ‘Honeymoonâ„¢’ Arborose bred by Kordes Roses

Breeder: Newflora, LLC, For more about ‘Honeymoon’ click HERE

'Honeymoon™ Arborose®" Created by Kordes North America Distributed by Newflora, LLC
‘Honeymoonâ„¢ Arborose®” Created by Kordes North America Distributed by Newflora, LLC | Biltmore Rose Trials Winner of Most Disease Resistant Rose

Type of Award: Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant

Winner: ‘Honeymoonâ„¢’ Arborose bred by Kordes Roses

Breeder/Distributor: Newflora, LLC, For more about ‘Honeymoonâ„¢ Arborose’ click HERE

Honeymoon™ Arborose®
Honeymoon™ Arborose® Climber | Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant Honeymoon Arborose

Type of Award: Pauline Merrell Award for Best Hybrid Tea

Winner: P9511T

Breeder/Distributor: Ping Lim Distributor/TBD Click HERE

P9511T Bred by Roses by Ping Lim
P9511T Bred by Roses by Ping Lim

Types of Awards: Edith Wharton Award for Best Floribunda

George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose Of The Trials      

William Cecil Award For Best Growth Habit Polar Express Sunbelt

Winner of all three above awards: ‘Polar Express Sunbelt’

Breeder & Distributor: Kordes Roses International, Newflora, LLC

To learn more about ‘Polar Express Sunbelt’ click HERE

'Polar Express™ Sunbelt®' Rose Arborose® Collection | Single bloom shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 26, 2016
Spray of  ‘Polar Expressâ„¢ Sunbelt®’ Rose Arborose® Collection shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 26, 2016
Polar Express™ Sunbelt® Rose | Sweeps the Show winning Best Floribunda | Best Growth Habit | Best Overall Rose
Polar Express™ Sunbelt® Rose | Sweeps the Show winning Best Floribunda | Best Growth Habit | Best Overall Rose
'Polar Express™ Sunbelt®' Rose Arborose® Collection | Single bloom shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 26, 2016
‘Polar Expressâ„¢ Sunbelt®’ Rose Arborose® Collection | Single bloom shot taken of winning shrub Sunday, September 25, 2016
Congratulations to Kordes Roses & Newflora, LLC
Alexander Kordes | Kordes Team at the New York American Rose Society Convention

Type of Award: Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub 

Winner: ‘The Lark Ascending’

Breeder: David Austin Roses

To read about David Austin ‘The Lark Ascending’ click HERE

David Austin Lark Ascending
David Austin Lark Ascending | Bred by David Austin Roses of the UK

Its wonderful to see the dedicated rosarians that come as rose judges to rate the roses and share the day with you. Here’s the Biltmore International Rose Trials Rotogravure 2016.

Teresa Byington Judging the Biltmore Rose TrailsTeresa Byington judging roses

The Van Cleaves, Chris & Tina his lovely bride of Rosechat Radio and Cindy Dale at the Reception
The Van Cleaves, Chris & Tina his lovely bride of Rosechat Radio and Cindy Dale at the Reception
Dr. & Mrs Keith Zary
World renown rose breeder Dr. & Mrs Keith Zary

The lovely Teresa Byington & Marci Martin | Two of the most beautiful, kind sharing world class rosarians you will ever meet.

Rose Judges Listen To Instructions from Jolene Adams
Lovely Past President of ARS, Marlyn Wellan, & Rose Judges Listen To Instructions from Jolene Adamschis_emily
Paul Zimmerman | LeeAnn Donnelly | Parker Andes The Biltmore Team that put the International Rose Trials Together
Paul Zimmerman | LeeAnn Donnelly | Parker Andes
The Biltmore Team that put the International Rose Trials Together

 

 

 

 

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The Biltmore 2015 Rose Trials Winners

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

http://newflora.com/product/savannah-rose/

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