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Jul 6, 2022
All-America Selections Awards New Winners

All-America Selections has announced five new AAS Winners for the 2023 garden season. Brokers, growers and retailers can add these winners to their product mix in order for consumers to find them for next year’s garden. Breeder contacts are included in each winner description below.

All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grow new, never-before-sold entries next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class. Only those entries that have superior garden performance, better than the comparisons, are granted the AAS award designation.

Echinacea Artisan Yellow Ombre F1

AAS Perennial Winner

Regional Winner – Southeast and Northwest

Echinacea Artisan Yellow Ombre F1

Artisan Yellow Ombre is a great plant for anyone wanting vibrant color all season long in their perennial garden, or to use as a cut flower. This is the first F1 hybrid echinacea series that comes in individual colors. This winner, with an intense golden yellow bloom along with graduated colors of yellow is a gem in the garden. AAS Judges were impressed with the uniform growth habit, vibrantly colored flowers and multi-branched plants that produce a prolific number of blooms. Pollinators will flock to this echinacea, and gardeners will love this low-maintenance, long-blooming beauty. Hardy in zones 4a to 10b.  

Bred by PanAmerican Seed

Panamseed.com

(Click link for order contact)

Leucanthemum Carpet Angel

AAS Perennial Winner

Regional Winner – West/Northwest and Mountain/Southwest

Leucanthemum Carpet Angel Green Fuse

The first-ever groundcover Shasta Daisy as well as the first ever AAS Winner from this breeder! Green Fuse Botanicals’ First Light Perennials is a program of first-year flowering perennials that are daylength neutral meaning earlier  blooms that continue all season long. Large 3-inch flowers boast a second inner frilly bloom adding to the unique look of Carpet Angel. Growing only to a height of 6 inches, this unique leucanthemum can act as a groundcover spreading up to 20 inches wide. Fantastic branching on this new AAS winner means more flower stems sporting beautiful pure white blooms that look like angels dancing over a carpet of dark green foliage. A little deadheading of spent flowers will reward you with even more blooms. Hardy in zones 4a to 10b.

Bred by Green Fuse Botanicals 

Green-fuse.com

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Pepper Wildcat F1

AAS Edible Winner

Regional Winner – Southeast and Mountain/Southwest

Pepper cayenne Wildcat F1

Pepper Wildcat is a cayenne pepper with extra-large, 2 to 3 ounce, fruits.  A high yielding plant with nice thick, fleshy walls that were thicker than comparisons.  “It’s a strong compact plant with good flavor,” stated one judge. The 8-inch fruits are straighter than traditional cayenne fruits with a great smoky flavor and peppery sweetness and a mild pungency of 500 to 1500 Scoville units. Ease of harvest combined with a very even growth habit and mild heat level makes this a good multi-purpose plant for everyone’s garden!   

Bred by Bayer/Seminis Seeds 

www.vegetables.bayer.com  

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Salvia Blue by You F1

AAS Perennial Winner

National Winner 

Salvia Blue by You F1

Add a touch of blue to your garden with beautiful new AAS Winner Blue by You salvia. This perennial features rich blue flowers that bloom up to two weeks earlier than the comparison. With excellent winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Blue by You will be a new favorite in your perennial, pollinator, cutting and container gardens. Bursting with bright blue blossoms from late spring into fall, you’ll get repeat blooms throughout the season when spent blooms are removed. Adored all season long by hummingbirds and butterflies. Bonus: it is not favored by deer or rabbits. Hardy in zones 4b to 9a.

Bred by Darwin Perennials

http://www.darwinperennials.com

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Watermelon Rubyfirm F1

AAS Edible Winner

Regional Winner – West/Northwest and Mountain/Southwest

Watermelon Rubyfirm F1

This new little cutie watermelon is a small, personal sized melon that is about the size of a canteloupe. Boasting very sweet and crisp flesh with minimal seed pips means a tasty summer delight can easily be yours. Each Rubyfirm plant will yield 2 to 3 fruits on its long vines.  

Bred by Partner Seeds Co., Ltd.  

http://www.partnerseeds.kr/ 

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