Francis Meilland, Sidney Hutton, George Ohlhus and Robert Pyle in the rose fields in Jennersville, PA in the summer of 1947. The Peace rose, which was introduced in 1945, is in bloom. This was the first postwar trip for Meilland and the first time he saw his Peace rose growing in the USA.
From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years. Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.