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Voting begins for American Garden Award


May 1, 2014
By Diane M. Blazek executive director All-America Selections

May 1, 2014 — Sorry, this voting won't impact your tax rate, or improve
your healthcare, or cause a family rift. But it will cause a moment of
joy when you look at four stunning flower varieties and choose your
favourite!

May 1, 2014 — Sorry, this voting won't impact your tax rate, or improve your healthcare, or cause a family rift. But it will cause a moment of joy when you look at four stunning flower varieties and choose your favorite!

Voting is now open for this year's American Garden Award. Thirty-two public gardens are participating in the only flower popularity contest in the U.S.

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Celosia
'Arrabona Red.'
Cuphea Sirracha™
Violet F1

Anyone can go online to vote and then visit the gardens later in the season to see the flowers in person then vote again in the garden.

The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the horticulture industry as well as the general public to view, choose and vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics.

Vote now at www.americangardenaward.com. The four entries are:

• Celosia Arrabona Red from PanAmerican Seed.

• Cuphea Sirracha™ Violet F1 from Syngenta Flowers.

• Foxglove Digiplexis™ Illumination® Flame from Cultivaris.

• Petunia Sanguna® Radiant Blue from Syngenta Flowers.

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Foxglove 'Digiplexis™ Illumination® Flame.' Petunia 'Sanguna®
Radiant Blue.'

Voting continues to Sept. 30 and winners are announced in October. In the meantime, these flowers, as well as some of the past American Garden Award winners are available at garden centres throughout North America.

Garden retailers are encouraged to promote these varieties and this contest in their own stores. The 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 winners can be viewed at www.americangardenaward.com.

Follow American Garden Award on Twitter (@AmerGardenAward) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/americangardenaward) to keep up with the voting results.

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


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