Award-Winning Roses for Your Garden

For more than 60 years, All-America Rose Selections (AARS) has been testing this most treasured of flowers. See winners from past decades and choose your favorites.


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Rose 'Dick Clark
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Dick Clark

    Enjoy a the look of a different flower with every bud! No two Dick Clark rose blooms are the same. The flowers start as a deep red bud, open to a cherry-pink, glisten in the sun as a burgundy beauty, and finish up with deep-red hues.

    Name: Rosa 'Wekfunk'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-10

    Year It Won: 2011

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Walking on Sunshine

    Few roses can pack same punch as Walking on Sunshine with its fragrant, yellow flowers that seem to glow over its dark green, disease resistant foliage.

    Name: Rosa 'Jacmcady'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 42 inches tall and 60 inches wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-10

    Year It Won: 2011

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Easy Does It

    Offering clusters of lovely flowers that blend pink, peach, mango, and apricot shades like a tropical sunset, Easy Does it also gives you a great fragrance and good disease resistance.

    Name: Rosa 'HARpageant'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-10

    Year It Won: 2010

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Cinco de Mayo

    'Cinco de Mayo' is a floribunda that offers distinctly colored blooms that are hard to describe -- there's a bit of lavender blushed with gray, rust, and red-orange.

    Name: Rosa 'Cinco de Mayo'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2009

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Carefree Spirit

    This easy-growing shrub rose offers tons of deep-red flowers with yellow and white centers. It offers great disease resistance.

    Name: Rosa 'Carefree Spirit'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: None

    Zones: 4-9

    Year It Won: 2009

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Pink Promise

    This stunning pink hybrid tea offers perfectly shaped blooms that are great for cutting.

    Name: Rosa 'Pink Promise'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2009

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Mardi Gras

    This floribunda rose offers good disease resistance on a medium-tall plant with gorgeous orange flowers that fade to pink.

    Name: Rosa 'Mardi Gras'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2008

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Dream Come True

    This grandiflora rose offers excellent disease resistance on a medium-tall plant with stunning two-toned flowers.

    Name: Rosa 'Dream Come True'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Mild

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2008

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Moondance

    This floribunda rose offers excellent disease resistance on an upright, long-blooming plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Moondance'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2007

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Strike It Rich

    This grandiflora rose offers excellent disease resistance on a floriferous plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Strike It Rich'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2007

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Rainbow Knock Out

    This stunning shrub rose offers outstanding disease resistance on a bushy, compact plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Rainbow Knock Out'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: None

    Zones: 5-10

    Year It Won: 2007

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Tahitian Sunset

    This hybrid tea rose offers glossy foliage and beautiful yellow-orange flowers that mature to a luscious shade of peachy-apricot.

    Name: Rosa 'Tahitian Sunset'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2006

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Julia Child

    This floribunda rose offers excellent disease resistance and many golden flowers on an compact plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Julia Child'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 3 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2006

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Wild Blue Yonder

    This intriguing grandiflora rose offers excellent disease resistance and wonderful reddish-purple blooms on an upright, bushy plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Wild Blue Yonder'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2006

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Rainbow Sorbet

    This multicolored floribunda rose offers above-average disease resistance on an upright, long-blooming plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Rainbow Sorbet'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: None

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2006

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Hot Cocoa

    One of the most talked-about roses of its day, 'Hot Cocoa' is a love-it-or-hate-it variety thanks to its complex color. Each bloom on this floribunda bears shades of cinnamon, smoke, orange, and purple.

    Name: Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 3 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2003

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Love & Peace

    A hybrid tea of great beauty, 'Love and Peace' offers wonderfully shaped blooms with pink-and-yellow petals on a vigorous, disease-resistant plant.

    Name: Rosa 'Love and Peace'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2002

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Sun Sprinkles

    An ideal choice for anyone who wants to add a little cheer to their garden, 'Sun Sprinkles' is a miniature rose that offers tons of flowers, great disease resistance, and good fragrance.

    Name: Rosa 'Sun Sprinkles'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 2 feet tall

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 4-9

    Year It Won: 2001

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Gemini

    Nearly every gardener can be successful with this beautiful, easy-care rose. It offers big, coral-pink flowers on tall, sturdy stems and great disease resistance.

    Name: Rosa 'Gemini'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 2000

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Fourth of July

    There aren't a lot of climbing roses that have won an AARS award, so you know Fourth of July is a real winner. It's a fast-growing variety with bold red blooms striped with red.

    Name: Rosa 'Fourth of July'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 14 feet tall

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1999

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Rio Samba

    Another rose reminiscent of a tropical sunset, 'Rio Samba' offers a festive blend of red, yellow, and orange on perfectly shaped hybrid tea blooms.

    Name: Rosa 'Rio Samba'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1993

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Perfect Moment

    A great cut flower, 'Perfect Moment' is a hybrid tea that blends warm sunset shades of pink, yellow, and orange together into beautiful blooms that appear all summer on long stems.

    Name: Rosa 'Perfect Moment'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1991

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Voodoo

    You'd expect something special about a rose named 'Voodoo' -- and this hybrid tea doesn't disappoint. Its big orange buds open to a swirling blend of orange, peach, and yellow tones. Plus, it has great disease resistance and a rich fragrance.

    Name: Rosa 'Voodoo'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1986

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Intrigue

    Enjoy this floribunda's great garden performance, strong citrus fragrance, and rich red-purple color. It's a reliable bloomer all summer long.

    Name: Rosa 'Intrigue'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 3 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 4-9

    Year It Won: 1984

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Sweet Surrender

    You'll love this hybrid tea's silvery-pink color that shimmers in the garden, especially at dusk. It also bears a rich, old-rose scent that will take you back to your grandmother's garden.

    Name: Rosa 'Sweet Surrender'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1983

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Bing Crosby

    This striking hybrid tea is a great garden performer thanks to its vigorous growth. It bears brilliant orange blooms that last a long time.

    Name: Rosa 'Bing Crosby'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1981

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White Lightnin'

    Perfect for elegant bouquets, 'White Lightnin'' was bred for cutting with its big, pristine blooms. This grandiflora offers a strong citrus fragrance, too.

    Name: Rosa 'White Lightnin''

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1981

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Friendship

    This pink hybrid tea rose bears big, deep pink blooms with a soft, sweet fragrance. It's also an especially good garden performer, thriving in a wide range of climates. And it has good disease resistance.

    Name: Rosa 'Friendship'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Light

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1979

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Prominent

    Add a bold punch of color to your garden with a 'Prominent' grandiflora rose. Its bright orange petals stand out from a distance.

    Name: Rosa 'Prominent'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Fragrance: Light

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1977

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Double Delight

    This variety is just as popular today as when it was released thanks to its pure white center surrounded by rich red petals and strong fragrance.

    Name: Rosa 'Double Delight'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1977

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Yankee Doodle

    Enjoy gorgeous golden-yellow blooms flushed with peachy-pink on this vigorous hybrid tea. It does quite well in cooler climates.

    Name: Rosa 'Yankee Doodle'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1976

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Cathedral

    This floribunda rose offers clusters of rich apricot blooms that are often blushed with yellow.

    Name: Rosa 'Cathedral'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 3 feet tall wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1976

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Arizona

    This grandiflora rose offers blooms in a distinct shade of bronzy-orange blushed with yellow. It has a vigorous, upright habit.

    Name: Rosa 'Arizona'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide

    Fragrance: Strong

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1975

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Medallion

    Graced with very large, beautifully shaped blooms in a delightful shade of apricot-pink, 'Medallion' has a licorice-like fragrance and vigorous growth habit.

    Name: Rosa 'Medallion'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Slight

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1973

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Apollo

    A winner thanks to its beautiful golden-yellow blooms, 'Apollo' is long flowering and wonderfully fragrant.

    Name: Rosa 'Apollo'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1972

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Portrait

    A vigorous hybrid tea, 'Portrait' (also sold as 'Stephanie de Monaco') offers pink blooms on long, sturdy stems.

    Name: Rosa 'Portrait'

    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

    Size: To 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide

    Fragrance: Medium

    Zones: 5-9

    Year It Won: 1972

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