Perry's Perennial Pages

2004 All America Selections Flower Display Garden
Burlington Waterfront Park

The All America Selections (AAS) is a national program to select the best of the new varieties each year. This is done in about 30 trial gardens throughout North America. Although mainly annuals, perennials can be included if they are grown from seed and bloom the first year. The varieties proving new or better than similar existing ones are given the "All America Award", and are displayed in over 200 display gardens, such as this one. The flowers below (green labels) represent some of the most recent winners and other new introductions, and are primarily annuals. Perennials on display, not part of this program (black labels), can be found on a separate list.

We are especially pleased and thankful this year 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). Those from PVG marked "new" are just that, new introductions to the trade this year. The PVG annuals are from their Proven Winners and Proven Selections series. Those from DSC are from several other brand name series.
Flower Source Comments
Agastache Golden Jubilee AAS AAS 2003, Anise Hyssop
Ageratum Artist Alto Blue PVG new
Ageratum Artist Blue Violet PVG new
Argyranthemum Bright Carmine DSC Cobbity Daisy
Argyranthemum Galaxy Orchid DSC Flower Fields series
Argyranthemum Sugar Cheer DSC Flower Fields series
Argyranthemum Vanilla Butterfly PVG  
Bidens Marietta Gold Spark DSC Suntory series
Brachyscome Blue Zephyr PVG new
Brachyscome Mauve Delight DSC Flower Fields series, Mini Outback Daisy, angustifolia x
Bracteantha Sundaze Pink PVG  
Bracteantha Wallaby Orange Blaze DSC Flower Fields series, Outback Paper Daisy
Calibrachoa Colorburst Burgundy DSC  
Calibrachoa Million Bells Cosmos Pink DSC Suntory series
Calibrachoa Minifamous Dark Blue DSC  
Calibrachoa Minifamous Orange DSC  
Calibrachoa Superbells Light Pink PVG new
Carnation Can Can Scarlet AAS AAS 2003
Celosia Fresh Look Red AAS AAS 2004, Plumed Cockscomb
Celosia Fresh Look Yellow AAS AAS 2004
Cleome Sparkler Blush AAS Spider Flower, AAS 2002
Cosmos Cosmic Orange AAS AAS 2000
Cuphea Allyson DSC  
Dahlia Dalinova Alabama DSC Fides series
Dahlia Deligh Glow (org), Serect Glow (pk) DSC  
Dianthus Corona Cherry Magic AAS AAS 2003
Dianthus Melody Pink AAS AAS 2000
Diascia Flying Colors Trailing Red PVG  
Diascia Sun Chimes Rose DSC Flower Fields series
Diascia Whisper Cranberry Red DSC Simply Beautiful series
Euphorbia Diamond Frost PVG new
Euryops Sonnenschein DSC Garden Designs series
Gaillardia Sundance Bicolor AAS AAS 2003
Gaura Karalee Petite Pink PVG new, Whirling Butterflies
Geranium Black Velvet Rose AAS AAS 2002
Gypsophila Gypsy Deep Rose AAS AAS 2004, Baby's Breath
Heliotrope Fragrant White DSC  
Hollyhock Queeny Purple AAS AAS 2004
Impatiens Infinity Orange Frost PVG New Guinea type (sun)
Lantana Goldsonne PVG  
Lantana Patriot Firewagon PVG  
Lantana Patriot Hot Country PVG  
Lantana Patriot Petite Rainbow PVG  
Lantana Red Spread PVG  
Lobelia Laguna Compact Blue with Eye PVG  
Nemesia Compact Pink Innocence PVG new
Nemesia Safari Plum PVG  
Nemesia Safari Violet Rose PVG new
Nicotiana Avalon Bright Pink AAS AAS 2001, Flowering Tobacco
Oenothera Lemon Drop PVG new
Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty AAS AAS 2003
Ornamental Pepper Chilly Chili AAS AAS 2002
Osteospermum Lemon Symphony PVG  
Osteospermum Orange Symphony PVG  
Osteospermum Malindi DSC   
Osteospermum Nasinga Purple DSC  
Osteospermum Seaside DSC  Flower Fields series
Pansy Ultima Morpho AAS AAS 2002
Pelargonium Fireworks Cherry PVG new
Penstemon Lilliput Pink PVG new
Pentas Polaris DSC Egyptian Stars, Galaxy series
Petunia Blue Merlin Morn AAS AAS 2003
Petunia Blue Wave AAS AAS 2003
Petunia Lavender Wave AAS AAS 2002
Petunia Limbo Violet AAS AAS 2004
Petunia Supertunia Lemon Plume PVG  
Petunia Supertunia Mini-rose Veined PVG  
Petunia Supertunia Priscilla PVG  
Petunia Supertunia Royal Velvet PVG  
Petunia Surfinia Baby Yellow Compact DSC Suntory series
Petunia Surfinia Baby Blue Compact DSC Suntory series
Petunia Tidal Wave Silver AAS AAS 2002
Portulaca Margarita Rosita AAS AAS 2001
Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset AAS AAS 2002
Rudbeckia Prairie Sun AAS AAS 2003
Sanvitalia Aztec Gold DSC Creeping Zinnia
Scaevola Purple Fan DSC Fan Flower
Scaevola Whirlwind Blue Velvet PVG new
Scoparia Melongolly Blue PVG new
Sunflower Ring of Fire AAS AAS2001
Sunflower Soraya AAS AAS2000
Supermint Pink Sensation PVG new
Sutera (Bacopa) Cabana PVG  
Tithonia Fiesta del Sol AAS Mexican Sunflower, AAS 2000
Torenia Catalina Blue PVG new
Torenia Catalina Pink PVG new
Torenia Catalina Purple PVG new
Torenia Summer Wave Amethyst PVG new, also DSC
Verbena Babylon Carpet Blue PVG  
Verbena Superbena Blue Purple PVG  
Verbena Superbena Coral Red PVG  
Verbena Lanai Bright Pink DSC Flower Fields series
Verbena Lanai Lavender Star DSC Flower Fields series
Verbena Tapien Blue Violet DSC Suntory series
Verbena Temari Patio Red DSC Suntory series
Vinca Jaio Dark Red AAS AAS 2003
Vinca Jaio Scarlet Eye AAS AAS 2002
Vinca Stardust Orchid AAS AAS 2000
Zinnia Profusion White AAS AAS 2001


A cooperative program of the Burlington Dept. of Parks and Recreation and the University of Vermont (Dr. Leonard Perry). Appreciation is expressed to the Vermont Assn. of Professional Horticulturists, Burlington Garden Club, and Friends of the Garden for funding and support.

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