For rose enthusiasts, next spring will see four new All-America Rose Selections winners at nurseries and garden centers.
Flashiest of the quartet is Rio Samba, a hybrid tea with a bright yellow center and orange outer petals. It was hybridized for Jackson & Perkins by the late William A. Warriner, who developed 20 All-America Rose Selections winners in his lifetime, including another of the 1993 choices, Sweet Inspiration. It's a floribunda with exceptional compact, dense form and pink flowers that resemble an elegant tea rose.
Solitude, an orange-gold flowered grandiflora hybridized by Pernille Poulsen Oelsen and Mogens Oelsen, is a vigorous plant with lots of blooms presenting an old-fashioned appearance.