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Flower Carpet rose wins top honor

Pink Supreme named a disease-resistant rose

Staff | November 17, 2010

Pink Supreme is now the seventh Flower Carpet rose to be named a disease-resistant rose through Germany’s All Deutschland Rose (ADR) designation. One of Flower Carpet’s three new “next generation” roses, Pink Supreme also scored high in the Dallas Arboretum’s 2010 plant trials.
 
“I know of no other eco-friendly, easy-care rose program offering so much scientifically based, unbiased backing and endorsement,” said Anthony Tesselaar, cofounder and president of the Australia-based Tesselaar Plants. “That’s what happens when every plant you offer goes through such rigorous testing – 1,465 steps in all – before it’s brought to market.”
 
Pink Supreme is now the third of the Flower Carpet line’s “next generation” roses to win the award (along with Scarlet and Amber). The original line’s Pink, White, Scarlet and Yellow have also won the designation. The ADR trials are conducted over the course of three years at a number of different test sites, each enforcing the ADR program’s ban on spraying or other chemical support.
 
Pink Supreme also earned high marks in the Dallas Arboretum’s 2010 Trial program. 
 
“This is a variety that I was highly impressed with due to its flower power,” says Jenny Wegley, research and greenhouse manager for the Dallas Arboretum. “Pink Supreme blooms its head off the majority of the growing season, with mid- to light-pink flower clusters that really make this variety popular.” 
 

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