What does an ARS rating mean?


ARS stands for American Rose Society and this organization surveys its members for ratings on roses grown by them in all parts of the country. The roses are rated on a scale. 10 is perfect, 9.0-9.9 outstanding, 8.0-8.9 excellent, 7.0-7.9 good, 6.0-6.9 fair and 5.9 and lower of questionable value.

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