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  • All-America Selections Plants Are Proven Winners

    Are you wondering what you should plant this year that will be successful?  You might want to consider an All-America Selection (AAS) Winner. These AAS Winners were tested at independent judging sites across North America and were found to be superior to comparison varieties currently on the market.  The AAS Judges grew each entry and the comparison plants (side-by-side) to analyze growth habit, disease resistance and more to determine if these were truly better than those already available to home gardeners. Only those entries with superior garden performance are granted the honor of an AAS Award.

    The non-profit All-America Selections organization was founded in 1932 to foster the development, production and distribution of new and better horticultural and agricultural varieties, species, strains and kinds in and for North America. AAS winners are superior new annual flower and vegetable plants recognized for significant achievements – a promise of gardening success. Only the very best varieties receive this prestigious award.

    One of the 2016 winners is Salvia Summer Jewel™ Lavender (see photo). It has a unique flower color of dusty lavender purple and would be a great addition in any garden and or container.  It attracts pollinators including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and Goldfinch loves these flower seeds in the fall.  The early blooming, stable, compact uniform growth, and continuous flowering of this plant are additional positives to this plant. 

    See http://all-americaselections.org/winners/index.cfm for all of the 2016 winners.  To find retail sources for the most current winners, go to www.aaswinners.com or look for the red, white and blue logo of All-America Selections on seed packets in retail stores, plant tags in bedding plants in garden centers or nurseries, or in mail-order catalogs this spring. 


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