By Teresa Woodard
2013 American Garden Award Winners
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to share the three winners of the 2013 American Garden Awards presented by All-America Selections and the National Garden Bureau. This summer, the public was invited to vote for their favorite varieties on display at the 31 participating gardens, including Midwestern ones like Missouri Botanical Garden and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Here are the winners:
- First Place: Verbena ‘Lanai® Candy Cane’ by Syngenta Flowers — Offers a truly unique flower pattern which commands curbside attention.
- Second Place: Zinnia ‘Zahara™ Cherry’ by PanAmerican Seed — Grows fast and offers continuous blooms in both containers and landscape beds, or just about any other sunny location where you want loads of bold color.
- Third Place Winner: Impatiens ‘SunPatiens® Compact Electric Orange’ by Sakata Ornamentals — Brings a new color – a vibrant, deep orange — to the popular SunPatiens® line.