Consulting Rosarian Tip of the Month – Roses in Review

Your help is needed to evaluate new roses! Please participate in Roses in Review 2020.


Go to and click on pink box in the upper right hand corner labeled Roses in Review 2020 to begin!


The process for 2020 remains the same as last year. Please watch the video below or download the instructions.


Please read the directions carefully to learn how the system works.


The online survey at will close at 5:00 PM (PST), September 26, 2020. Any paper forms submitted must also be in the hands of your district coordinator by that date. We urge you to use the online system – it’s easy and it saves from having to transcribe written forms.  Please take the time to report on all the varieties you grow on the Roses in Review survey list.


Below you will find links to:

A broad base of participation is needed to make this project worthwhile. We need your evaluations, whether you grow one of the varieties on the survey list, or dozens of them. We welcome evaluations from you whether you are new rose-grower, a “garden” rose-grower or a seasoned veteran grower, whether you grow roses for your landscape and garden, or if you also grow them to exhibit or arrange.  We are happy to get reports from non-ARS members as well, so please forward a copy of this email along to all of your rose-growing friends (and encourage them to try an ARS Trial Membership as well).


Results of the survey will be included in the January/February 2021 issue of American Rose magazine and will determine ratings in the ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses as well.  For these results to be meaningful, we need everyone to participate. Please take a few minutes of your time to evaluate your new roses.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jon Corkern, ARS Executive Director at