All-America Selections Plants Are Proven
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.
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
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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