American Garden Award
The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Some of the world’s most prominent breeders have chosen their best varieties to enter into this competition. In cooperation with All-America Selections, Rotary Botanical Gardens will display six different flower entries so Gardens visitors can view the plants in person and vote on their favorite. For those consumers and home gardeners who are unable to view these plants in person, a link on the American Garden Award website americangardenaward.org allows online voting.
2013 American Garden Award Entries
Impatiens SunPatiens® Compact Electric Orange
With vibrant, deep orange blooms, Electric Orange is a new color in the SunPatiens® line. SunPatiens fill in quickly providing three seasons of color in the garden and in containers. They can be planted in sun or shade and grow readily rain or shine. SunPatiens are trouble free and need no care beyond regular watering.
Petunia Surfinia® Summer Double™ Pink
Suntory Flowers’ new ‘Surfinia® Summer Double™ Pink’ offers dramatically improved garden performance. Plants are heat and rain tolerant and flowers remain double in 90-degree heat. Surfinia Summer Doubles create mounds of beautiful color as fresh flowers continuously bury older ones, making plants low maintenance. Additional colors include Rose and White.
Verbena Lanai® Candy Cane
Lanai® Candy Cane offers a truly unique flower pattern which commands curbside attention! This striking red-and-white striped beauty offers continuous summer blooms stacked atop a well-balanced plant habit. Candy Cane was selected from a strong and proven family of verbena varieties with superior weather tolerance.
Zinnia Zahara™ Cherry
Grow beautiful Zinnia Zahara™ Cherry in both containers and landscape beds, or just about any other sunny location where you want loads of bold color. These fast-growing zinnias bloom continuously all season long and are both disease and drought tolerant.
Date: May 1, 2013