Easy Does It, AARS 2010 Winner

Easy Does It AARS 2010 Winner

‘Easy Does It’ with her mango orange, peach pink, and ripe apricot colors is the 2010 All-American Rose Winner. It was a lovely presentation at the Duke Gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina. ( Photos in this article my not be used for any purpose)

Easy Does It AARS 2010 WinnerAARS President Tom Carruth introduced the new winner at the awards ceremony. Tom told me that the AARS usually picks more than one winner but this year he felt this should stand by itself.

The AARS has encouraged the breeding of disease resistant and pest resistant plants by its rigorous testing in places throughout the US. The roses are tested for two years before they pass the strict requirement by the All-American Rose Selections.

Tom Carruth AARS President presenting 2010 rose selection Easy Does It

Robert Harkness of Harkness Nursery in the UK was there to accept the award. Harkness Nursery is the breeder and what a lovely man he is—-well spoken in a soft UK accent. He was at the AARS booth this week and tirelessly answered questions for all the garden writers.

Robert Harkness accepting the AARS 2010 award

AARS ceremony for 2010 selection Easy Does It by Robert Harkness

AARS Staff

AARS was one of the sponsors for the Sarah P. Duke garden tour and we thank them. The food and drinks were expertly planned—-not to mention delicious.

Easy Does It 2010 AARS winnerClass: Floribunda

Color: Orangey apricot to honey pink

Habit: Very rounded and bushy

Flower Size: Medium, up to 3 inches in diameter

Petal Count: 25-30

Fragrance: Moderate fruity

AARS Booth 2009 Garden Writer's Symposium

What makes a winner:

Novelty, Form of both buds and open blooms, color throughout bloom cycle, aging quality, flowering effect, fragrance, stem/cluster form, plant habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance , repeat bloom quality

Easy Does It 2010 AARS selectionJust gorgeous!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Phillip (UK) says:

    What a beauty. But I actually want that wonderful tub of tropicals.

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  2. Catherine says:

    I hope I can find room for that one in my garden. I love those ruffly edges!

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  3. nancybond says:

    Outstanding! My very, very favourite colour combination in the garden. Spectacular rose!

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  4. meghan says:

    WOW, that has got to be the prettiest rose i’ve ever seen!! so beautiful!

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  5. gail says:

    Wow! That is a really luscious rose~~those ruffly edges are perfect with the color blending. Anna, thanks for sharing and having such great photos~~gail

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  6. You are right, it is just gorgeous! I not only love the colour, they way the apricot layers over top of the pink, the more intense colour of the bud, but the ruffly edge to the petals, yummy!

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  7. myenglishcountrygarden says:

    I like this- I hope it makes its way “over the pond” 😉

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