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Flower standouts among latest AAS winners

November 5, 2015  By Dave Harrison

Nov. 5, 2015, Downers Grove, IL — Anyone watching the movements of All-America Selections lately will notice an ever-increasing number of exciting and wonderful plants that are being named AAS Winners.

This November announcement is no different with nine new plants that have been trialed by horticulture experts throughout North America and deemed worthy of the All-America Selections® brand.

This grouping of AAS Winners for 2016 includes:


• Geranium Brocade Cherry Night (National).

• Geranium Brocade Fire (National).

• Pepper Cornito Giallo F1 (National).

• Pepper Escamillo F1 (National).

• Pumpkin Super Moon F1 (Regional: Southeast and Great Lakes).

• Salvia Summer Jewel™ Lavender (Regional: Southeast, Heartland, Great Lakes).

• Strawberry Delizz® F1 (National).

• Tomato Candyland Red (National).

• Tomato Chef’s Choice Green F1 (National).

The first group of AAS Winners for 2016 was announced this past July and are also interesting additions for the consumer’s gardens and table:

• Bunching Onion Warrior (Regional Winner Southeast, Mountain/Southwest).

• Mizuna Red Kingdom F1 (National Winner).

• Radish Sweet Baby F1 (Regional Winner Southeast, Great Lakes).

Here are the flower category winners.

Geranium ‘Brocade Cherry Night’
AAS 2016 Ornamental Vegetative Winner
National Winner

Striking foliage with large double blooms of cherry pink makes Geranium ‘Brocade Cherry Night’ an AAS Winner this year. Gardeners looking for unique and distinct foliage to accent their containers and gardens will be delighted with it. The bronze leaves with green margins are a remarkable and unusual addition to any design. Add the double bright cherry blooms and this heat tolerant geranium is your winner for any planter, container or garden!
Bred by Dummen Orange

Geranium Brocade Fire
AAS 2016 Ornamental Vegetative Winner
National Winner

This 2016 AAS Winner, Geranium ‘Brocade Fire,’ has unique bi-colour foliage with a nonstop display of orange flowers that gives it an exceptional look in any garden. It is ideal for combination planters, landscapes and garden beds. This robust plant keeps its distinguishing foliage color and brilliant blooms throughout the hot summers then becomes a fantastic transitional flower going into fall. The orange flowers contrast with the striking foliage making this geranium a much appreciated and talked about new annual winner.
Bred by Dummen Orange

Salvia Summer Jewel™ Lavender
AAS 2016 Ornamental Seed Winner
Regional Winner: Southeast, Heartland, Great Lakes

The fourth AAS Winner in the Summer Jewel™ series of popular AAS Salvia Winners is the newest in color, Summer Jewel™ Lavender. The unique flower colour of dusty lavender purple is a delight in the garden and flower containers as well as a major attractor of pollinators including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. An extra bonus is how much the goldfinch loves these flower seeds in the fall. It’s a photo-ready moment when these complementary colours of gold and lavender connect! The early blooming, stable, compact uniform growth, and continuous flowering of this plant are additional positives to this plant.
Bred by Takii & Co. Ltd.

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