All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a non profit association founded in 1938 for the purpose of evaluating rose varieties and promoting exceptional roses. For more than 60 years, AARS has been testing roses on the basis of color, form, fragrance, floral impact, habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance, repeat bloom, aging quality and novelty.
In order for a rose to win AARS status, it must perform well in all American gardens, whether they are growing in California or New England, the Midwest, Mid-Altantic, Pacific Northwest or Deep South.
AARS award-winning roses are not only beautiful. They are exceptional roses for the American home gardener - real champions that are worth a place in sunny garden settings.