Award-Winning Roses for Your Garden

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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.

Francis Meilland

Francis Meilland is a stunning hybrid tea rose with large, 4-inch-wide, soft pink flowers that have a strong, sweet scent. It offers outstanding disease resistance, making Francis Meilland easy to grow in the home garden.

Name: Rosa 'Meitroni'

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

Size: To 7 feet tall and 3 feet wide

Fragrance: Strong

Zones: 5-9

Year It Won: 2013

Sunshine Daydream

Sunshine Daydream will brighten your spirits and your garden with its lovely light yellow flowers. This grandiflora rose is perfect for cutting and offers outstanidng disease resistance, too.

Name: Rosa 'Meikanaro'

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

Size: To 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Fragrance: None

Zones: 5-10

Year It Won: 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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