American Garden Award 2012 Contestants Announced

Sunflower 'Goldie' F1

North America’s only flower-popularity contest, as voted on by consumers, is back for a fourth year.

This year, there are six contestants ready to flaunt their stuff in 28 participating public gardens throughout the United States.

All gardens will wait until their local safe-planting date to install the entries and make them available for viewing by garden visitors, who can then vote for their favorite.

The six entries are:
  • Angelonia angustfolia ‘Serena Blue’ by PanAmerican Seed
  • Begonia Boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz Sunset’ by Ernst Benary of America
  • Gazania ‘Big Kiss White Flame’ by Syngenta Flowers
  • Petchoa x Hybrida ‘SuperCal Pink Ice PPAF’ by Sakata Ornamentals
  • Petunia ‘Surfinia® Deep Red’ by Suntory Flowers
  • Sunflower ‘Goldie’ F1 by Seeds By Design
Voting will open June 1, 2012, and winners will be announced this fall. In the meantime, any or all of these flowers are available from a supplier.
Previous years’ winners can be viewed at

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