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Lanai Candy Cane

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10.09.2013

The winner of the 2013 American Garden Award is Verbena ‘Lanai Candy Cane' 

  

September 9, 2013  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 favorite using one of several voting methods. Breeders, brokers, distributors and retailers are encouraged to use the AGA logo when promoting these three winners. 

Here’s a closer look at the three winners:

Most Popular Grand Prize Winner:  Verbena ‘Lanai Candy Cane’ by Syngenta Flowers
‘Lanai Candy Cane’ offers a unique striped flower pattern and continuous summer blooms stacked atop a well-balanced plant habit. Candy Cane was selected from a strong and proven family of verbena varieties with superior weather tolerance.
 
Second Place Winner: Zinnia ‘Zahara Cherry’ by PanAmerican Seed
Grow Zinnia ‘Zahara Cherry’ in containers and landscape beds, or any other sunny location for loads of bold color. These fast-growing zinnias bloom continuously all season long and are both disease- and drought-tolerant.
 
Third Place Winner: Impatiens ‘SunPatiens Compact Electric Orange’ by Sakata Ornamentals 
With vibrant, deep orange blooms, Electric Orange is a new color in the SunPatiens line. SunPatiens fill in quickly, providing three seasons of color in the garden and in containers. They can be planted in sun or shade and grow readily in rain or shine.

The American Garden Awards thanks the 31 participating gardens.