November 1, 2017
Easy Elegance rose feted at Biltmore International Trials
The Easy Elegance Screaming Neon Red rose received four awards at the 2017 Biltmore International Rose Trials in Asheville, N.C. on Sept. 23. This variety, introduced to the consumer marketplace in 2015, received the following honours: George and Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials; Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant;
William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit; and the Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub. These two-year trials are judged by a permanent jury four times each year, and take place at the famed Rose Garden at Biltmore. According to Biltmore’s rose experts, the competing roses are evaluated for overall health and vigor, fragrance, disease resistance, and ability to repeat bloom.