From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® roses, Star® Roses and Plants is a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.
Our in-house breeding division at Star® Roses and Plants is a team of top-breeders and scientists applying modern techniques in plant genetics to the development of industry-worthy and consumer-friendly ornamental flowering plants. Focusing mostly on the development of roses and other high-value woody shrubs and perennials, they work under the same roof as the Star® Roses and Plants corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania allowing for year-round collaboration and involvement from all departments. The breeding team supplies a steady pipeline of new varieties to Star® Roses and Plants for evaluation and trials each year.
With customers dispersed all over North America, it is important that selections from our in-house breeding division undergo a rigorous multi-region, multi-year trialing program coordinated by the New Products Department at Star® Roses and Plants. The program continually expands as they upgrade and develop more rigorous methods to ensure the excellence of all plants introduced by Star® Roses and Plants. The most successful products launched from this program include The Knock Out® Family of Roses and Drift® Roses.