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2006 All-America Selections Flower Display Garden

Burlington, Vermont

 Waterfront Park

he 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. 

Rated 8/25: 1=no flowers, 2=some flowers, 3=excellent flowering with best * indicated.  

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Flower

Source

Rating

Comments

 

 

 

 

Agastache Color Spires Orchid

PVG

--

Anise Hyssop, died

Agastache Color Spires Steel Blue

PVG

2

new

Agastache Golden Jubilee

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Ageratum Artist Blue Violet

PVG

3*

Floss Flower

Alternanthera Gailís Choice

PVG

3*

Calico Plant, very vigorous, spreading

Anagallis Wildcat Blue

PVG

1

Pimpernel

Anagallis Wildcat Pink

PVG

1

new

Angelonia Angelface Blue

PVG

3*

Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia Blue Angel

DSC

3*

 

Argyranthemum Angelica Dark Pink

DSC

1

Cobbity Daisy

Argyranthemum Butterfly

DSC

1

 

Argyranthemum Courtyard Buttercream

PVG

1

new

Argyranthemum Molimba Helio Double Pink

PVG

2

new

Argyranthemum Molimba Mini Double White

PVG

1

new

Argyranthemum Molimba Mini Frizzle Pink

PVG

1

new

Argyranthemum Molimba Mini White

PVG

1

new

Argyranthemum Molimba Mini Yellow

PVG

1

new

Argyranthemum Neptune

DSC

1

 

Bidens Marietta Gold Spark

DSC

2

Bidens

Brachyscome Blue Zephyr

PVG

2

Swan River Daisy

Brachyscome Toucan Tango

PVG

1

 

Browallia Endless Illumination

PVG

3*

Browallia, new

Browallia Endless Sensation

PVG

3

new

Calendula Maritime Skyfire Yellow

DSC

3*

Calendula

Calibrachoa Minifamous Lavender

DSC

2

Trailing Petunia

Calibrachoa Superbells Cherry Blossom

PVG

2

new

Calibrachoa Superbells Coral

PVG

2

new

Calibrachoa Superbells Red

PVG

2

 

Calibrachoa Superbells Tickled Pink

PVG

2

new

Calibrachoa Superbells Trailing Light Blue

PVG

2

new

Calibrachoa Superbells Trailing Plum

PVG

2

new

Calitunia Purple

DSC

2

Calibrachoa Petunia hybrid

Carex Amazon Mist

DSC

*

Sedge, no flowers, good foliage

Carex Bronzita

DSC

*

No flowers, good foliage

Celosia Fresh Look Red

AAS

3*

Plumed Cockscomb, AAS 2004

Celosia Fresh Look Yellow

AAS

3*

AAS 2004

Centaurea gymnocarpa Colchester White

DSC

3*

Dusty Miller

Chrysocephalum Flambe Orange

PVG

3*

Common Everlasting, new

Chrysocephalum Flambe Yellow

PVG

3*

new

Cleome Senorita Rosita

PVG

3*

Spider Flower, new

Cleome Sparkler Blush

AAS

3*

AAS

Cleome Spirit Appleblossom

PVG

3

new

Cleome Spirit Frost

PVG

3

new

Coleus Fishnet Stockings

PVG

3*

Coleus (Solenostemon)

Cuphea Allyson Heather

DSC

2

Cuphea

Cuphea Flamenco Samba

PVG

3*

new

Cuphea Lavender Lace

PVG

2

 

Dahlia Secret Glow

DSC

2

Dahlia*

Dianthus Can Can Scarlet

AAS

2

Carnation, AAS 2003

Dianthus Corona Cherry Magic

AAS

2

Pinks, AAS 2003

Dianthus Ideal Violet

AAS

1

AAS Classic

Dianthus Supra Purple

AAS

--

AAS 2006, died

Diascia Diamonte Coral Rose

AAS

3

Twinspur, AAS 2006

Diascia Flying Colors Orange

PVG

3

new

Diascia Little Charmer

PVG

2

 

Euphorbia Diamond Frost

PVG

3*

Spurge

Gaillardia Arizona Sun

AAS

3*

Blanket Flower, AAS 2005

Gaillardia Sundance Bicolor

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Geranium Black Velvet Rose

AAS

3*

AAS 2002

Geranium Elite Red

seed

3*

 

Geranium Horizon Picotee Mix

seed

2

 

Geranium Orange Appeal

seed

3

 

Geranium Red Orbit

seed

3*

 

Gypsophila Gypsy Deep Rose

AAS

2

Babyís Breath, AAS 2004

Heliotrope Atlantis

PVG

3

Heliotrope

Heliotrope Scentropia Silver

PVG

3

new

Hollyhock Queeny Purple

AAS

3*

Hollyhock, AAS 2004

Impatiens Sonic Magic Pink

DSC

2

New Guinea Impatiens

Lantana Goldsonne

PVG

2

Lantana

Lantana Patriot Pillar Marc Cathey

PVG

3*

 

Lantana Tiddley Winks Red

PVG

3*

 

Lobelia Laguna Pink

PVG

3*

Lobelia

Lobelia Laguna Sky Blue

PVG

2

 

Lobelia Laguna White

PVG

1

 

Marigold Antigua hybrid mix

seed

3

Marigold

Marigold Bonanza Bolero

seed

3*

 

Marigold Climax mix

seed

3

 

Marigold First Lady

seed

3

Needs staking

Marigold Flagstaff

seed

3

 

Marigold Inca II hybrid mix

seed

2

 

Marigold Park 's Whopper mix

seed

3

Needs staking

Marigold Primrose Lady

seed

3*

 

Marigold Queen Sophia

seed

3*

 

Marigold Royal Hybrid Mix

seed

3*

 

Marigold Snowball

seed

3

 

Marigold Sugar and Spice Mix

seed

2

Poor habit, ununiform

Marigold Sunset Giants mix

seed

3

 

Marigold Toreador

seed

3

 

Mecardonia Goldflake

PVG

1

Axilflower, good in pots

Nasturtium Banana Split

DSC

3*

Nasturtium

Nemesia Opal Innocence

PVG

3

Nemesia, new

Nemesia Sachet Blueberry

DSC

3

 

Nemesia Safari White

PVG

1

new

Nemesia Serengeti Yellow

DSC

--

died

Nemesia Sunsatia Pear

PVG

1

new

Nicotiana Perfume Deep Purple

AAS

3*

Flowering Tobacco, AAS 2006

Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Ornamental Pepper Black Pearl

AAS

3*

AAS 2006

Ornamental Pepper Chilly Chili

AAS

3*

AAS 2002

Osteospermum Kenai Pineapple Blush

DSC

2

South African Daisy

Osteospermum Soprano Vanilla Spoon

PVG

3*

new

Osteospermum Summerdaisy Maxima

DSC

3

 

Pansy Majestic Giants Mix

AAS

3

AAS Classic

Pansy Ultima Morpho

AAS

--

AAS 2002

Pentas Venus

DSC

3*

Egyptian Star Flower

Petunia Blue Dream

DSC

3

 

Petunia Blue Merlin Morn

AAS

2

AAS 2003

Petunia Blue Wave

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Petunia Double Wave Purple

DSC

3*

 

Petunia Lavender Wave

AAS

2

AAS 2002

Petunia Limbo Violet

AAS

2

AAS 2004

Petunia Supertunia Vista Bubblegum

PVG

3*

 

Petunia Surfinia Amethyst

PVG

1

 

Petunia Tidal Wave Silver

AAS

3*

AAS 2002

Petunia Ultra Crimson Star

AAS

2

AAS Classic

Petunia Wave Purple

AAS

2

AAS Classic

Phlox Intensia Cabernet

PVG

3*

Phlox

Phlox Intensia Lavender Glow

PVG

3*

 

Phlox Intensia Lilac Rose

PVG

3*

 

Phlox Intensia Neon Pink

PVG

3*

 

Phlox Intensia Pink

PVG

3*

new

Phlox Intensia Star Brite

PVG

3*

new

Phlox Intensia White

PVG

3*

 

Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset

AAS

3*

Coneflower, AAS 2002

Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Salvia farinacea Evolution

AAS

3*

Sage, AAS 2006

Salvia Spanish Dancer

PVG

3*

new

Sanvitalia Little Penny

DSC

3

Creeping Zinnia

Sanvitalia Sunbini

PVG

3

 

Scaevola Brilliant

DSC

3*

Fan Flower

Scaevola New Wonder

PVG

3

 

Scaevola Whirlwind Blue

PVG

3

 

Scaevola Whirlwind White

PVG

3

 

Sutera (Bacopa) Big Pearl Falls

DSC

1

Bacopa

Sutura Snowstorm Ice Blue

PVG

3

 

Verbena Lanai Lavender Star

DSC

1

 

Verbena Supertunia Coral Red

PVG

1

new

Verbena Tukana Deep Red

PVG

1

new

Verbena Tukana Raspberry

PVG

1

new

Verbena Tukana Scarlet

PVG

1

new

Vinca First Kiss Blueberry

AAS

3*

Annual Periwinkle, AAS 2005

Vinca Jaio Dark Red

AAS

3*

AAS 2003

Vinca Jaio Scarlet Eye

AAS

3*

AAS 2002

Viola Skippy XL Red Gold

AAS

3

AAS Classic

 


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 and the Burlington Garden Club for funding and support.

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