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July 25, 2018

Dr. Zlesak, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has an exemplary history of supporting and promoting rose horticulture in the United States and abroad. His work with roses began when he was 13 years old and he is recognized around the world as one...

June 11, 2018

from the American Rose Society Handbook for Selecting Roses

Classification of Roses

The American Rose Society has a classification scheme that reflects both the botanical and evolutionary progress of the rose. There are three main groupings: Species (i.e. wild...

** To see general information about the Triennial Election, click here.

The candidate you elect for Vice President will become President of the American Rose Society 2021. Here, our candidates answer key questions to help us get to them a little better. A brief resume i...

The ARS Triennial Election begins on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Here are a few things you need to know:

The American Rose Society headquarters is not facilitating this election. There will not be a voting link on our website, only an election information page. 

We have hired t...

Jun. 1, 2018 — Eagle, ID — Rocky Mountain District CR School (4 credits), Eagle Senior Center. Contact Barbara Kemp.

Jun. 1, 2018 — Baltimore, MD — Maryland Rose Society’s Rose Show, Clyburn Arboretum. Contact David Walsh.

Jun. 1-2, 2018 — Biglerville, PA —York Area RS R...

**awards are listed by Class/ Variety/ Winner


National Challenge Class

'Nancy Mae'

Ashley Brady

One Bloom

'First Choice'


One Spray


Ashley Brady

Fully Open Bloom

'Diamond Eye'

Ashley Brady


'Cinnamon Girl'

Sara Coleman

Macro Photography

'Autumn Slp...

ARS Middle/High School Digital Rose Photo Contest 2018 

Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three digital photographs per category in all categories.

Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different categories.

Digital photographs must be .jpeg files an...



Article I


The American Rose Society (“ARS”) makes a number of national and district awards in recognition

of member achievements including the Gold Honor Medal, the Klima Medal, the Guy Blake Hedrick

Jr. Award and the Di...

As Director of Research for Weeks Roses, Christian Bedard breeds outstanding roses that are disease resistant, beautiful and fragrant. Christian’s dedication to educating others, making media appearances, and writing articles shows how he goes beyond the duties of his...