AARS Award-Winning Roses
Noteworthy Roses that have won AARS Awards
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Name Date Class Color Awards
Charlotte Armstrong 1940 Large Flowered Cerise AARS 1941, ARS Cook Medal 1941, Portland Gold Medal 1945, NRS 1950
Madame Marie Curie 1943 Large Flowered Yellow AARS 1944
Peace 1945 Large Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend AARS 1946, ARS & NRS 1947, WRFWFR 1976, RHSAFM 1993
Diamond Jubilee 1947 Large Flowered Buff AARS 1948
Sutter’s Gold 1950 Large Flowered Apricot Portland Gold Medal 1946, Bagatelle Gold Medal 1948, AARS 1950, NRS CoM 1951, James Alexander Gamble Fragrance 1966
Chrysler Imperial 1952 Large Flowered Crimson AARS 1952, Portland Gold Medal 1951, Gamble Fragrance 1965
Pinkie, Climbing 1952 Polyantha Climber
AARS 1948 (Pinkie)
Queen Elizabeth 1954 Large Flowered Pink Portland Gold Medal 1954, NRS 1955, AARS 1955, Golden Rose Hague 1968, WRFWFR 1979
Tiffany 1954 Large Flowered Pink/Orange Blend Portland Gold 1954, AARS 1955, Gamble Fragrance 1962
Golden Showers 1956 Large Flower Climber Yellow AARS 1957,Portland Gold Medal 1957, RHS AGM 1993
Sarabande 1957 Cluster Flowered Scarlet AARS 1960, Bagatelle 1957,Rome 1957, Portland 1958
Christian Dior 1958 Large Flowered Crimson AARS 1962 & Geneva 1958
Ivory Fashion 1959 Cluster Flowered Buff AARS 1959, NRS CoM 1957
Garden Party 1960 Large Flowered White AARS 1960, Bagatelle Gold Medal 1960
Pink Parfait 1960 Large Flowered Shell Pink Baden-Baden Gold 1959, Portland Gold 1959, AARS 1961, NRS Gold 1962
Europeana 1963 Cluster Flowered Red AARS 1968, Hague Gold Medal 1962, Portland Gold Medal 1970
Miss All -American Beauty 1963 Large Flowered Cerise Portland Gold Medal 1986, AARS 1988
Royal Highness 1963 Large Flowered Pale Pink AARS 1963 Portland 1960, Madrid 1962, ARS 1973
Tropicana 1963 Large Flowered Vermilion AARS1963 Most Beautifulul Rose - Spain
Camelot 1964 Large Flowered Coral AARS 1965
Granada 1964 Large Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend Gamble Medal for Fragrance 1968, AARS 1964
Mister Lincoln 1964 Large Flowered Crimson AARS 1965
Apricot Nectar 1965 Cluster Flowered Apricot RNRS 1965, AARS 1966
Gay Princess 1967 Cluster Flowered Pale Pink AARS 1967
Bewitched 1967 Large Flowered Rose AARS 1967
Sarabande, Climbing 1968 Cluster Flower Climber Scarlet Bagatelle Gold Medal 1967, Geneva Gold Medal 1967, Rome Gold Medal 1967, Portland Gold Medal 1968, AARS 1980
Angel Face 1968 Cluster Flowered Mauve AARS 1969, ARS John Cook 1971
Gene Boerner 1968 Cluster Flowered Pink AARS 1969
Pascali 1969 Large Flowered White AARS 1969, Hague 1963, Portland Gold Medal 1967, WRFS Hall of Fame 1991
Electron 1970 Large Flowered Cerise NRS Gold 1969, Hague Gold 1970, Portland Gold 1973, AARS 1973
First Prize 1970 Large Flowered Candy Pink AARS 1970, ARS Gertrude Hubbard Gold Medal 1971
Redgold 1971 Cluster Flowered Gold AARS 1971, RNRS COM 1966, Portland Gold1969
Prominent 1971 Large Flowered Vermilion AARS 1977, RNRS 1970, Portland 1977
Gypsy 1972 Cluster Flowered Red/Yellow Blend AARS 1973
Sherri Anne 1973 Miniature Vermilion AARS 1975
Marina 1974 Cluster Flowered Orange AARS 1981
Rose Parade 1974 Cluster Flowered Shell Pink AARS 1975
Coventry Cathedral 1975 Floribunda Red/Yellow Blend AARS 1975
First Edition 1976 Floribunda Pink/Orange Blend AARS 1977
America 1976 Large Flower Climber Salmon AARS 1976
Seashell 1976 Large Flowered Shell Pink AARS 1976
Charisma 1977 Cluster Flowered Red/Yellow Blend AARS 1978
Double Delight 1977 Large Flowered Red/White Blend WRFWFR1986, AARS 1977, Gamble Fragrance 1986
Paradise 1977 Large Flowered Red/White Blend AARS1979 Portland Gold Medal 1979
Color Magic 1978 Large Flowered White/Pink Blend AARS 1978
Carefree Wonder 1978 Modern Shrub Rose AARS 1991
Love 1980 Grandiflora Red/White Blend AARS 1980
Honor 1980 Large Flowered White AARS 1980, Portland Gold Medal1978
White Lightnin’ 1980 Large Flowered White AARS 1981
Brandy 1981 Large Flowered Apricot AARS 1981
Mon Cheri 1981 Large Flowered Red/White Blend AARS 1982
Cupcake 1981 Miniature Candy Pink AARS AAoE 1985
French Lace 1982 Cluster Flowered White AARS 1982, Portland Gold 1982
Snow Bride 1982 Miniature White AARS 1983
Bonica 1982 Modern Shrub Pale Pink ADR 1983, Belfast 1983, AARS 1987, RHSAGM 1993
Sun Flare 1983 Cluster Flowered Yellow AARS 1983, Portland 1985
Cherish 1984 Large Flowered Salmon AARS 1980
Olympiad 1984 Large Flowered Red AARS 1984, Portland Gold Medal 1985
Touch of Class 1984 Large Flowered Candy Pink AARS 1986, Portland 1988
Broadway 1985 Large Flowered Coral/Gold Blend AARS 1986
Sheer Bliss 1985 Large Flowered Pale Pink Japan Gold Medal 1984, AARS 1987
Mikado 1987 Large Flowered Scarlet AARS 1988
Class Act 1988 Floribunda White AARS 1989, Portland Gold Medal 1989, New Zealand Gold Medal 1989
Voodoo 1988 Large Flowered Vermilion AARS 1986
Debut 1988 Miniature Pink/Yellow Blend AARS 1989
Perfect Moment 1989 Large Flowered Red/Yellow Blend AARS 1991
Tournament of Roses 1989 Large Flowered Salmon AARS 1989
Singin’ in the Rain 1991 Cluster Flowered Copper RNRS Gold 1991, AARS 1995
Child’s Play 1991 Miniature White/Pink Blend AARS 1992, ARS AoE 1993
Pride ‘n’ Joy 1991 Miniature Salmon AARS 1992
All that Jazz 1991 Modern Shrub Coral AARS 1992
Livin’ Easy 1992 Cluster Flowered Orange RNRS Gold 1990, AARS 1996, Portland 1998
Mount Hood 1992 Cluster Flowered White AARS 1996, New Zealand Gold 1992
Caribbean 1992 Large Flowered Apricot AARS 1994
Midas Touch 1992 Large Flowered Chrome Yellow AARS 1994
Brass Band 1993 Cluster Flowered Apricot AARS 1993
Carefree Delight 1993 Ground Cover Pale Pink Paris Gold Medal 1992, Hague Gold Medal 1992, ADR 1994, AARS 1996
Rio Samba 1993 Large Flowered Red/Yellow Blend AARS 1993
Secret 1994 Large Flowered Pink AARS 1994
Sunset Celebration 1994 Large Flowered Apricot RNRS TGC 1993, Belfast Gold 1996, Golden Rose of the Hague 1997, AARS 1998
St. Patrick 1995 Large Flowered Yellow AARS 1996
Scentimental 1996 Cluster Flowered Red/White Blend AARS 1997
Timeless 1996 Large Flowered Coral AARS 1997
Artistry 1997 Large Flowered Salmon AARS 1997
Fame! 1998 Cluster Flowered Cerise AARS 1998
Betty Boop 1999 Cluster Flowered Red/White Blend AARS1999
Crimson Bouquet 1999 Large Flowered Red AARS 2000
Gemini 1999 Large Flowered White/Pink Blend AARS 2000
Knock Out 2000 Cluster Flowered Crimson AARS 2000
Day Breaker 2004 Cluster Flowered Pink/Yellow Blend AARS 2004

Most of the roses on this list are in distribution; many remain quite popular. That a rose has won an AARS award does not guarantee that it will please every gardener, but a singificant portion of the most popular roses sold in America - outside of English Roses which I think the AARS does not test - appear to have been AARS winners. The AARS prize does distinguish a rose.

A handful of roses have won AARS awards since 2000 that are worthy of note, we will post them as they come to our attention. In the meant time, if you believe that there are some AARS winners that ought to be added to the list, please feel free to send your reasons to steve at rosefile.com.

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