Available exclusively through Certified Roses, our Simply Brilliant Collection represents the next generation of roses – combing the elegant look of a traditional rose with environmentally sustainable plants that are low maintenance and naturally disease resistant.
For 2015, we’re pleased to offer Miracle on the Hudson™, an award-winning, bright red shrub rose bred by Robert Neal Rippetoe. Winner of the 2014 Biltmore International Rose Trials, "Miracle" was awarded the George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose. The variety also took the top spot in three additional categories: the Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose; the William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit; and the Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant.
Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. During this year’s competition, the international and permanent juries conducted the final round of judging for the trial group of 29 roses planted in 2012.
Certified's Simply Brilliant Collection also features Raspberry Kiss™, a novelty shrub rose from Chris Warner which produces huge fragrant clusters of creamy pink blooms with a raspberry “eye.” It is a medium-low grower, with fantastic dark green foliage, superb vigor, and a level of disease resistance that sets a new bar in the rose world.
Miracle on the Hudson and Raspberry Kiss meet Certified's vigorous testing standards offering today’s gardener exceptional roses with continuous blooms, strong disease resistance and low maintenance.