This article is from the Rose Gardening FAQ, by Bill Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org, Jolene Adams email@example.com, Brent C. Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Baldwin email@example.com, and many contributors
An ARS (American Rose Society) rating is a yearly rating from 1(worst) to
10(best) given to a variety of rose. This is a U.S. national rating,
combining several district ratings. The district ratings are an average of
individual ratings given by rose growers, beginners to experienced.
The ARS ratings are print yearly in the "Handbook for Selecting Roses". It
can be obtained from the address below:
American Rose Society
P.O. Box 30,000
Shreveport, LA 71130-0030
phone: (318) 938-5402
The American Rose Society has a World Wide Web page at http://www.ars.org .