2019 Biltmore International Rose Trials by Carol Edwards

15 Dec 2020 3:54 AM | Leigh Lawhon Stewardson (Administrator)

The Coral Knock Out® Rose (RADral) was awarded the George and Edith Vanderbilt Award for the most outstanding rose of the 2019 Biltmore International Rose Trials.

The 7th Annual Biltmore International Rose Trials were held the weekend of September 28, 2019 in the historic walled garden at Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.

Since 2013, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which nearly 200 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. A permanent jury of rose experts judged the plantings four times a year during the trial’s two and a half years for a total of 10 times.

The Coral Knock Out® Rose (RADral) was awarded the George and Edith Vanderbilt Award for the most outstanding rose of the 2019 Biltmore International Rose Trials.

The Coral Knock Out® Rose was also awarded the Chauncey Beadle Award for the most outstanding shrub rose. This rose was bred by William Radler and is available from Star Roses & Plants.

The Coral Knock Out® Rose (RADral)Sweet Hips (KAPswehp) also received two awards. The William Cecil Award for Best General Impression and the Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant Rose of the Trials. Sweet Hips was bred by Jay Kapac and is available from Weeks Roses.

SKU 69586 Rosa ‘Sweet Hips’ Rosa rugosa KAPswehpCupids Kisses® (WEKtriscala) received the Gilded Age Award for Best Climbing Rose. It was bred by Christian Bedard and is available from Weeks Roses.

Cupids Kisses® (WEKtriscala)The Edith Wharton Award for best Floribunda went to Bliss Parfuma® (KORmarzau). It was bred by Kordes Roses in Germany and is available from Star Roses & Plants.

Bliss Parfuma® (KORmarzau)The Pauline Merrill Award for best Hybrid Tea went to Moonlight Romantica® (MEIlkaquinz). It was bred by Meilland in France and is available from Star Roses & Plants.

Moonlight Romantica® (MEIlkaquinz)We want to congratulate all the winners from this year’s trials and also to thank all who entered for being a part of our trials. Images of the winners are on Paul Zimmerman's website here.