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September 05, 2013
Written by All-America Selections
Sept. 5, 2013, Downers Grove, IL – After a summer of active voting, it’s time to announce the 2013 American Garden Award Winners.

The 2013 American Garden Award, now in its fifth year, featured four new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden performance.

Once these varieties were planted and put on display at the 31 participating gardens across the U.S. (and in Quebec), the public was invited to vote for their favourite using one of several voting methods.

Breeders, brokers, distributors and retailers are encouraged to use the AGA logo when promoting these three winners.

The votes have been tallied and the three winners are:

'Candy Cane'
Grand Prize Winner
Verbena ‘Lanai® Candy Cane’
(Syngenta Flowers)

‘Lanai® Candy Cane’ offers a truly unique flower pattern which commands curbside attention! This striking striped beauty offers continuous summer blooms stacked atop a well-balanced plant habit. It was selected from a strong and proven family of verbena varieties with superior weather tolerance.

'Zahara Cherry'
Second Place:
Zinnia ‘Zahara™ Cherry’
(PanAmerican Seed)

Grow beautiful Zinnia ‘Zahara™ Cherry’ in both containers and landscape beds, or just about any other sunny location where you want loads of bold colour. These fast-growing zinnias bloom continuously all season long and are both disease and drought tolerant.

'Sunpatiens Compact Electric Orange'
Third Place
Impatiens ‘SunPatiens® Compact Electric Orange’   
(Sakata Ornamentals)

With vibrant, deep orange blooms, ‘Electric Orange’ is a new colour in the SunPatiens® line. SunPatiens fill in quickly providing three seasons of colour in the garden and in containers. They can be planted in sun or shade and grow readily in rain or shine. SunPatiens are trouble free and need no care beyond regular watering.

The American Garden Award program is administered by the All-America Selections® Display Garden program. AGA entries have not been trialled nor awarded a winner status by the AAS® Trial Judges.

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