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‘Celosia Asian Garden’ an AAS Winner

July 6, 2016  By Dave Harrison

July 6, 2016, Downers Grove, IL  – ‘Celosia Asian Garden’ is among the first five All America Selections Winners for the 2017 garden season.

AAS is the only trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout North America.

‘Celosia Asian Garden’ is a national winner.


Each of the award-winning varieties was trialed in North America by professional, independent judges during one growing season. Each AAS entry is trialed next to one or two comparison varieties that are considered best-in-class among those currently on the market.

Here’s what AAS had to say about ‘Celosia Asian Garden.’

“This spiked beauty claimed victory in North America’s trial sites to become the first ever AAS Winner from Japanese breeding company Murakami Seed. The judges gave this entry high marks in the greenhouse for the good branching, almost bushy growth habit and early-to-bloom flower spikes.

“In the garden, it continued to bloom on sturdy stems, keeping the bright pink color all summer long, holding up even through some of the first frosts of the season. The AAS judges commented on the fact that this celosia was a pollinator-magnet, making this AAS Winner a sure bet for pollinator-friendly gardens.”

Other winners include:

• Okra Red Kingdom F1 (National Winner).

• Pea Patio Pride (Regional Winner).

• Squash Honeybaby F1 (Regional Winner).

• Watermelon Mini Love F1 (National Winner).

With this announcement, these varieties become available for immediate sale to the commercial and home garden markets.

A complete list of trial grounds and the judges behind our awards can be found here.

A complete list of all AAS Display gardens can be found here. Display Gardens grow, label and display AAS Winners from the past five years.

A complete list of all AAS Winners since 1932 can be found here. Note that this list of AAS Winners can be sorted by Flowers from Seed, Flowers from Cuttings, and Vegetables.

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