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2005 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

Anise Hyssop, AAS 2003

Ageratum Artist Purple

PVG

Floss Flower

Ageratum Island Mist Magenta

DSC

 

Angelonia Angelface Blue

PVG

Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia Angelface Pink

PVG

 

Angelonia Dresden Blue

PVG

 

Argyranthemum First Blush

PVG

Marguerite Daisy

Argyranthemum Molimba Helio White

PVG

 

Argyranthemum Summersong Primrose

DSC

 

Bidens Solaire Yellow

PVG

Bidens

Brachyscome Blue Zephyr

PVG

Swan River Daisy

Bracteantha Dreamtime Copper

DSC

Strawflower

Bracteantha Mohave Lemon

DSC

 

Bracteantha Sundaze White

PVG

 

Calibrachoa Minifamous Dark Blue

DSC

Trailing Petunia

Calibrachoa Minifamous Dark Violet

DSC

 

Calibrachoa Minifamous Yellow Lilac Star

DSC

 

Calibrachoa Million Bells Cosmos Pink

DSC

 

Calibrachoa Superbells Light Pink

PVG

 

Calibrachoa Superbells Plum

PVG

 

Calibrachoa Superbells Tequila Sunrise

PVG

 

Carex Indian Summer

DSC

Sedge

Carex Red Rooster

DSC

 

Carnation Can Can Scarlet

AAS

Carnation, AAS 2003

Celosia Fresh Look Red

AAS

Plumed Cockscomb, AAS 2004

Celosia Fresh Look Yellow

AAS

AAS 2004

Cuphea Allyson Heather

DSC

Cuphea

Cuphea Tiny Mice

PVG

 

Dahlia Longlife Sabina

DSC

Dahlia

Dianthus Corona Cherry Magic

AAS

Pinks, AAS 2003

Diascia Flying Colors Coral

PVG

Twinspur

Diascia Flying Colors Red

PVG

 

Diascia Sun Chimes Lavender

DSC

 

Euryops Sonnenschein

DSC

Large-eyed Daisy

Gaillardia Arizona Sun

AAS

Blanket Flower, AAS 2005

Gaillardia Sundance Bicolor

AAS

AAS 2003

Geranium Black Velvet Rose

AAS

AAS 2002

Illumina (Scoparia) Lemon Mist

DSC

 

Impatiens (New Guinea) Sonic Orange

DSC

New Guinea Impatiens

Lantana Patriot Desert Sunset

PVG

Lantana

Lantana Anne Marie

PVG

 

Lantana Samantha

PVG

 

Lantana Tropical Fruit

PVG

 

Lobelia Laguna White

PVG

Lobelia

Nemesia Antique Rose Shades

DSC

Nemesia

Nemesia Raspberry

PVG

 

Nemesia Sunsatia Mango

PVG

 

Nemesia Sunsatia Peach

PVG

 

Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty

AAS

AAS 2003

Ornamental Pepper Chilly Chili

AAS

AAS 2002

Osteospermum Flower Power Honeydew

DSC

South African Daisy

Osteospermum Flower Power Pineapple Blush

DSC

 

Osteospermum Flower Power Orange Dream

DSC

 

Osteospermum Melon Symphony

PVG

 

Osteospermum Soprano Compact Purple

PVG

 

Oxalis Charmed Jade

PVG

Oxalis

Pansy Ultima Morpho

AAS

AAS 2002

Pentas Mars

DSC

Egyptian Star Flower

Perilla magilla

PVG

Perilla

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 Petitunia Happy Dream

DSC

 

Petunia Supertunia Cotton Candy

PVG

 

Petunia Supertunia Mini Appleblossom

PVG

 

Petunia Supertunia Royal Velvet

PVG

 

Petunia Supertunia Vista Bubblegum

PVG

 

Petunia Supertunia Vista Fuchsia

PVG

 

Petunia Surfinia Baby Yellow Compact

DSC

 

Petunia Surfinia Lime

DSC

 

Petunia Surfinia Patio Yellow

DSC

 

Petunia Tidal Wave Silver

AAS

AAS 2002

Phlox Astoria Pink/White Star

DSC

Phlox

Phlox Intensia Cabernet

PVG

 

Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset

AAS

Coneflower, AAS 2002

Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

AAS

AAS 2003

Salvia guaranitica Black and Blue

DSC

Sage

Sanvitalia Sunbini

PVG

 

Scaevola Whirlwind Blue

PVG

Fan Flower

Solenostemon (Coleus) Pistachio Nightmare

DSC

Coleus

Sunflower Ring of Fire

AAS

AAS2001

Sutera (Bacopa) Candy Floss Blue

DSC

Bacopa

Sutera (Bacopa) Giant Snowflake

PVG

 

Sutera (Bacopa) Snowstorm Ice Blue

PVG

 

Sutera (Bacopa) Taifun Mega White

DSC

 

Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue

PVG

Wishbone Flower

Torenia Catalina Purple

PVG

 

Torenia Honey Moon

DSC

 

Torenia Purple Moon

DSC

 

Turnera El Dorado

PVG

West Indian Holly, Sage Rose

Verbena Lanai Purple with Eye

DSC

Verbena

Vinca First Kiss Blueberry

AAS

Annual Periwinkle, AAS 2005

Vinca Jaio Dark Red

AAS

AAS 2003

Vinca Jaio Scarlet Eye

AAS

AAS 2002

Zinnia Magellan Coral

AAS

AAS 2005


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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