ADR roses/Kordes roses
I have never grown roses before and have been reading all I can before I jump in. I think I would like to start with an ADR approved rose (rigorous German testing--no sprays or winter protection for a few years to earn their letters). Does anyone know of a US supplier of Kordes or Meilland roses? I was particularly interested in "Aprikola" by Kordes. I have tried to search, but keep getting all kinds of foreign websites and I have dial-up so it takes forever to find anything.
I also am wondering if any of you have an opinion on the ADR testing. It seems like the most "intensive" trials I've come across, but as I said, I'm new to all this. Since all the trials are in Germany does it mean nothing here? I have no idea what zones Germany encompasses.
I also find myself skeptical of the AARS roses since they seem to stick with hybrid teas which I understand require some chemical help in the best of circumstances. Am I right to ignore their picks if I want to keep as spray-free as possible?
Thank you for your help!