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  • March/April 2013 Web Special

    See which plants have received regional and national recognition this year.

    Award-winning Plants for 2013

    NATIONAL AWARDS


    All-America Selections

    Flower Award Winners:

    • ‘South Pacific Scarlet’ canna
    • ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ echinacea

    Bedding Plant Award Winners:

    • ‘Pinto Premium White to Rose’ geranium
    • Profusion 'Double Hot Cherry'
    • Profusion 'Double Deep Salmon’ zinnia

    Vegetable Award Winners:

    • 'Melemon’ melon
    • ‘Jasper’ tomato
    • ‘Harvest Moon’ watermelon

    All-America Rose Selections
    • Francis Meilland(TM) hybrid tea rose
    Francic Meilland rose
    Hosta of the Year (American Hosta Growers Association)
    • 'Rainforest Sunrise'
    Ivy of the Year (American Ivy Society)
    • Hedera helix ‘Minigreen’
    Perennial Plant of the Year (Perennial Plant Association)
    • Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (Solomon’s seal)
    Tree of the Year (Society of Municipal Arborists)
    • Quercus virginiana (Southern live oak)
    Garden Club of America Plant of the Year
    • Cercis candensis (Eastern redbud)

    REGIONAL AWARDS

    Cary Award Program (New England)
    • Abies veitchii (Veitch fir)
    • Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera' (threadleaf falsecypress)

    threadleaf falsecypress

    Florida Garden Select
    • Agave lophantha ‘Splendida’ (center stripe agave)
    • Alocasia x portidora (giant elephant ear)
    • Crossandra infundibliformis ‘Orange Marmalade’
    • Handroanthus umbellatus (yellow trumpet tree)
    • Plumeria pudica (bridal bouquet)
    • Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’
    • Tripsacum floridanum (dwarf fakahatchee grass)
    Georgia Gold Medal Plants
    • Torenia fournieri (wishbone flower)
    • Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ and ‘Minimus Aureus’  (golden sweetflag grass)
    • Muhlenbergia capillaris (pink muhly grass)
    • Polyganatum odoratum ‘Variegata’ (variegated Japanese Solomon’s seal)
    • Gardenia jasminoides (compact gardenia)

    Georgia Native Plant Society Plant of the Year
    • Sassafras albidum
    Plant Select (Rocky Mountain and Plain States)
    • Arctostaphylos x coloradensis ‘Chieftain’ (manzanita)
    • Crambe maritima (curly leaf sea kale)
    • Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee purple coneflower)
    • Linum narbonese (Narbonne blue flax)
    • Sedum sediforme (Turquoise Tails blue sedum)
    Oklahoma Proven
    • Euonymus bungeanus (winterberry euonymus) 
    • Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree)
    • Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ (catmint)
    • Helenium ‘Dakota Gold’