These Stars are A.R.T.S.
Ellen C. Wells
Three varieties from Star Roses and Plants walked off with awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability program this year. The A.R.T.S. program is one in which roses are evaluated for sustainability, hardiness, pest-resistance and overall gosh-darn beauty.
Star’s winners for 2023 include:
Petite Knock Out. It’s the first miniature in Star Roses and Plants’ Knock Out Rose collection. Sure, it’s smaller, but it has great flower power, disease resistance and that ease of care just like its bigger cousins.
Pretty Polly Pink. This is a pink polyantha rose with very good disease resistance and fabulous flower power from spring right up through fall. It’s a great compact rose for the landscape.
Pretty Polly White. Similar to Pretty Polly Pink—very good disease resistance, excellent flowering, a compact habit—and with the added bonus of being nearly thornless. GP