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What Makes an All-America Rose Selection

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When it comes to selecting a rose for your garden, the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) are always a good bet. These roses have been voted tops by experts after trials across the nation.

AARS has been growing roses in "field trials" since 1938, using a network of test gardens that represent a wide range of growing conditions. Roses being tested receive the kind of care they'd get from the average home gardener. The specimens, submitted by rose growers, are tested for two years and are scored for vigor, growth habit, disease resistance, foliage, flower stem and overall value.