Posted by bedds | Posted in Contest, Flowers, Uncategorized | Posted on 04-11-2013
The 2013 winners of the American Garden Award have been announced, and this charming peppermint-striped Verbena has walked off with Grand Prize! And it’s not surprising, considering how bright, beautiful, and long-lasting the blooms are. This is not your grandmother’s Verbena: the foliage is super-healthy and the bloom season seems endless. Great for baskets, window boxes, planters, and garden beds. Congrats, Candy Cane!
Two other contestants were singled out for honors as well: Zinnia Zahara™ Cherry got the second-most number of votes, with its bushy landscape habit (just great for perking up sunny beds, lining the driveway, and edging garden paths!) and ultra-bold blooms by the many dozen. Among Park gardeners, the Zahara™ series is among the most popular of all, so we’re not surprised that home gardeners across the country voted for it!
Right behind Zahara™ in the vote count was Impatiens SunPatiens® Compact Electric Orange. SunPatiens® is another of our best sellers, and this new color is nothing short of sizzling! For all of us with garden beds that wind in and out of sun and shade, the sun-tolerant SunPatiens® are a necessity we simply cannot live without!
If you’re not familiar with the American Garden Award (AGA), you’re probably not alone! This is a new award, introduced only a few years ago. It lets home gardeners vote on their favorite flowering plant from several popular candidates. Here at Park Seed, our trial gardens are an official growing site for all the AGA nominees each year, so we get the chance to observe them all up close and personal. If you’re thinking of coming to Flower Day in 2014, may we entice you with the thought of a new crop of AGA hopefuls growing in our garden?!
For more information, visit the American Garden Award (AGA) website by clicking this link:
Thanks for voting!