How Jim Delahanty would have LOVED this!

The second trial in the Biltmore International Rose Trials competition ended Saturday, May 24. The announcement was made on May 27 . . .

With awards given in 11 categories, and entries from around the world, an international jury gave one of these most prestigious awards to our own Jim Delahanty.

The winner (and deservedly so!) was Jim’s lovely pink-and-white Polyantha, ‘Pookah.’ This lovely single rose, named for a mischievous creature from Celtic legend, was awarded the The Honorable John Cecil Award for Open Group.


Nor was this the only award given to a California rosarian.

‘Miracle On The Hudson,’ bred by Neal Rippetoe of Palm Springs, California, was the winner of the George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose Of The Trials (Best in Show); Chauncey Beadle Award for Best Shrub Rose; William Cecil Award for Best Growth Habit; and Lord Burleigh Award for Most Disease Resistant.

‘Miracle On The Hudson’ is available through Roses Unlimited.

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