2009 All-America Selections Flower Display Garden

Burlington Waterfront Park

 

We are especially pleased and thankful this year once again for many new “specialty annuals” (those generally grown from cuttings and not seeds) provided by two wholesale greenhouse propagators in New Hampshire—Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and DS Cole Growers (DSC).  The PVG annuals are from their Proven Winners and Proven Selections series.  Those from DSC are from several other brand name series.  Others from seed are from the All-America Selections (AAS) with winners denoted by year, Burpee (B), Thompson and Morgan (TM), Parks (P).  More can be found online about the All-America Selections program (www.all-americaselections.org).  This garden was a national award winner in 2008 among AAS display gardens.

 

Flower

Source

Rating*

Comments

Achillea (ptarmica) Gypsy White

PVG

3

Yarrow (perennial), good lvs., browning fls. detract

Alternanthera (dentata) Royal Tapestry

PVG

3*

 Calico plant, vigorous

Angelonia Zebra

DSC

3

Summer snapdragon

Anisodontea Slighty Strawberry

PVG

2

Mallow, open habit, sparse fls.

Argyranthemum Arctic Butterfly

DSC

3

Cobbity daisy

Basil Queen of Sheba

PVG

3

Basil, nice burgundy fl. spikes

Calibrachoa Superbells Yellow

PVG

1

Trailing petunia, mostly dead, weak

Calibrachoa Superbells Lavender

PVG

3

 

Calibrachoa Superbells Light Pink

PVG

3

 

Canna Magic series (pink, yel., org.)

DSC

2

good foliage, old fls. detract, 30in. tall

Carex (comans) Frosted Curls

PVG

3*

Ornamental sedge

Carex (buchananii) Leather Leaf

PVG

3

 

Carex (morrowii) Silver Sceptre

PVG

1

brown tips detract

Coleus Alabama Sunset

DSC

3*

New genus: Solenostemon, very vigorous

Coleus Amora

PVG

3

 

Coleus Big Red Judy

PVG

3*

excellent color and vigor, uniform

Coleus Merlot

DSC

3

 

Coleus Oscar

PVG

3

uniform

Coleus Pele

PVG

1

weak, several plants dead

Coleus ColorBlaze Royal Glissade

PVG

3*

uniform

Coleus ColorBlaze Sedona

PVG

3

 

Coleus Solar Eclipse

DSC

3*

vigorous

Corepsis Sunshine Superman

PVG

2

Tickseed, tender perennial, few fls.

Cuphea (llavea) Totally Tempted

PVG

1

mostly dead

Dianthus Supra Purple

AAS

2

Dianthus, AAS 2006, good fol., fls. done

Diascia Diamonte Coral Rose

AAS

2

Twinspur, AAS 2006, ununiform flw.

Diascia Flirtation Orange

PVG

3*

vigorous, many fls.

Diascia Genta Dark Coral

DSC

d

7/09 rated 1

Euphorbia Diamond Frost

PVG

3*

Spurge

Fiber Optic Grass (Isolepis)

PVG

2

yellowish fol.

Gaillardia Arizona Sun

AAS

2

Blanket Flower, AAS 2005, sparse and ununiform fl. color

Heuchera Dolce Key Lime Pie

PVG

2

Coralbells, perennial, ununiform leaf yellowing

Impatiens New Guinea Infinity Pink Frost

PVG

3

New Guinea impatiens, fls. hidden in lvs.

Ipomoea Desana Bronze

DSC

3*

Ornamental Sweet Potato

Ipomoea Desana Compact Red

DSC

3*

 

Ipomoea Desana Maple

DSC

3

some Jap. beetle damage

Ipomoea Illusion Midnight Lace

PVG

3

slight Jap. beetle damage

Ipomoea Illusion Emerald Lace

PVG

3*

 

Irish Moss (Sagina subulata)

PVG

3*

dense carpet <1in. tall, dark green

Juncus Javelin

PVG

3

Rush, 3-4ft, grows well too in water

Juncus (inflexus) Blue Arrows

PVG

3

2ft., grows well too in water

Lantana Tropical Temptation Mimosa

PVG

2

sparse fls.

Lobelia (erinus) Laguna Sky Blue

PVG

2

ununiform flw., some browning

Lobelia Lavender Blush

PVG

1

flw. done, brown

Lobelia Lucia Dark Blue

PVG

1

flw. done, brown

Lobularia Snow Princess

PVG

3*

Alyssum, vigorous spread

Nemesia Angelart Pear

DSC

1

mostly dead

Nemesia (fruticans) Bluebird

PVG

2

sparse, less vigor

Nemesia Mascara White

DSC

2

sparse fls.

Nemesia Opal Innocence

PVG

3

great color, sparse fls.

Nemesia Serengeti Upright Purple

DSC

1

few fls., browning; good early in season and in container

Nicotiana Perfume Deep Purple

AAS

2

Flowering tobacco, AAS 2006, sparse

Nierembergia Augusta Blue Skies

PVG

3

Cupflower

Ornamental Millet Jester

B

2

3ft, less vigor, small plants

Ornamental Millet Purple Baron

B

3*

dense habit and spikes, large lvs., 4ft.

Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty

AAS

3

AAS 2003, thinner lvs., 5ft+

Ornamental Pepper Black Pearl

AAS

2

AAS 2006, ununiform

Osteospermum Lemon Symphony

PVG

1

South African Daisy, small fls., some plants died

Osteospermum Zion Plum

DSC

2

good lvs, few fls.

Pentas Galaxy Venus

DSC

2

Egyptian Starflower, sparse fls., yellow lower lvs.

Petunia Double Wave Purple

DSC

3

sparse areas

Petunia Fortunia Purple Picotee

DSC

3*

tall, great color combination, uniform

Petunia Opera Supreme Pink Morn

AAS

3

AAS 2007

Petunia Petitunia Happy Dream

DSC

3

small fls.

Petunia Pretty Much Picasso

PVG

3*

a bit sprawling, very unique and new color combination

Petunia Surfinia Baby Blue Vein

DSC

3

small fls., spreads, sparse areas

Petunia Surfinia Lime

DSC

2

sparse areas

Petunia Surfinia Patio Lemon

DSC

2

sparse areas

Petunia Surfinia Sky Blue

DSC

3

dark and light lavender fls. nice combination

Petunia Supertunia Bermuda Beach

PVG

2

sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia Bordeaux

PVG

3*

spreads

Petunia Supertunia Cotton Candy

PVG

2

sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia Lavender Skies

PVG

3*

 

Petunia Supertunia Priscilla

PVG

3

a few sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia Raspberry Blast

PVG

3*

unique color combination

Petunia Supertunia Red

PVG

2

sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia Royal Magenta

PVG

2

sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia Royal Velvet

PVG

3

a few sparse areas

Petunia Supertunia White

PVG

2

sparse fls., old fls. detract

Petunia Supertunia Vista Bubblegum

PVG

3*

 

Phlox Intensia Orchid Blast

PVG

3

Annual phlox

Phlox Intensia White Improved

PVG

3

 

Portulaca Yubi Yellow

PVG

2

Moss rose, ununiform flw.

Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy

TM

3*

great new bicolor, some color variation among fls.

Rudbeckia Indian Summer

AAS

3

AAS 1995

Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

AAS

3*

AAS 2003, good bicolor, good vigor and fl. size

Rudbeckia TigerEye

B

3*

dwarf 1ft, good flw., good bicolor

Salvia Desert Blaze

DSC

3

Sage, good growth and variegated lvs., few fls.

Salvia Sallyfun Blue Emotion

DSC

3

old fls. detract some

Sanvitalia Tsavo Yellow Ice

DSC

3*

Creeping zinnia

Scaevola New Wonder

PVG

3*

Fan flower, vigorous, many fls.

Scaevola Topaz

DSC

1

weak, nice pink color

Sunflower Soroya

AAS

3

AAS 2000

Sutera Snowstorm Giant Snowflake

PVG

1

Bacopa, good lvs., no fls.

Sutera Pink Improved

PVG

2

good spread, some fls.

Sutera Blue

PVG

1

good lvs., no fls.

Torenia Rose Moon

DSC

3*

excellent flw. and dense habit

Torenia Yellow Moon

DSC

3

smaller plants than Rose Moon

Verbena Superbena Burgundy

PVG

2

sparse fls., good leaf color, no disease

Verbena Superbena Coral Red Improved

PVG

2

few fls., good leaf color, no disease

Verbena Superbena Pink Parfait

PVG

2

sparse fls., poor habit, good leaves

Zinnia Magellan Coral

AAS

2

AAS 2005, some insect damage, old fls. detract

Zinnia Profusion Knee High

P

3

white

Zinnia Profusion Orange

AAS

3*

AAS 1999

Zinnia Zowie Yellow Flame

AAS

3

AAS 2006, single and double fls.

*Plants were rated Sept. 2, on a scale of d=dead, 1=poor, 3= excellent habit and flowering.  Ratings reflect growth during a wetter and cooler than normal June and July. Plants noted * were exceptional or tops in their genus.

                                                                                                                                               

A cooperative program of the Burlington Dept. of Parks and Recreation and University of Vermont Extension (Dr. Leonard Perry).  Appreciation is expressed to the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association, New England Grows, and the Burlington Garden Club for funding and support.

 Photos, videos, and past results are available online (perrysperennials.info/aaswp.html).