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All-America Selections
Award Winners
2002

Vinca ‘Jaio Scarlet Eye’

Vinca or Catharanthus roseus ‘Jaio Scarlet Eye’ is a distinct rose-scarlet flower colour with a small white eye. There is no other vinca with this flower colour. The two-inch, non-fading blooms cover the handsome one-foot tall plants. ‘Jaio Scarlet Eye’ proved to be heat and drought tolerant. This improved vinca is perfect for gardeners who want season long garden colour with minimal garden care. Easy-to-grow in a full sun garden or in patio containers.

Vinca  Jaio Scarlet Eye


Geranium F1 ‘Black Magic Rose’

‘The unusual bicolor leaf pattern distinguishes ‘Black Magic Rose’ from all other hybrid geraniums. Each leaf has a black center with a green leaf edge. The exceptionally dark foliage contrasts with the bright rose florets and each floret has a small white eye. ‘Black Magic Rose’ proved to be heat tolerant, flowering freely throughout the growing season. A strong plant, ‘Black Magic Rose’ can be 10-14 inches tall and spread 14 to 18 inches depending upon available nutrients and water. Best performance will occur in full sun. ‘Black Magic Rose’ is perfect for container culture.

Pansy F1 ‘Ultima Morpho’

This AAS Winner has a distinct bicolor design. The upper petals are mid-blue with bright lemon yellow lower petals and rays or whiskers radiate from the center. ‘Ultima Morpho’ is named after the Morpho butterfly, which is blue and yellow. A slight variation may occur in the pastel design but this adds to the variety appeal. Recommended for spring or fall gardens, ‘Ultima Morpho’ proved to be free flowering all season. Mature plants can spread 8 to 10 inches and attain a height of 5 to 8 inches. Excellent performance in containers; maintain adequate moisture levels.
Pansy Ultima Morpho

Cleome F1 ‘Sparkler Blush’

‘Sparkler Blush’ flowers freely all season. The plants are covered with pink flowers and are more refined, reaching only 3 feet tall and wide. This smaller size allows gardeners to grow this old fashioned annual in gardens with less space and not overwhelm the design. ‘Sparkler Blush’ is easy-to-grow, needing only sun and nutrients in the soil. Heat and drought tolerant, ‘Sparkler Blush’ is a carefree plant. Adaptable to most soil types and growing conditions, 

Petunia F1 ‘Tidal Wave Silver’

Sporting silvery white blooms with dark purple centers, ‘Tidal Wave Silver’ is distinct. Unlike other petunias, gardeners can decide the height of the mature plant.Petunia Tidal Wave Silver ‘Tidal Wave Silver’ can attain heights of 2 to 3 feet if spaced closely together, about 6 inches, and given support such as a trellis. If plants are spaced a foot apart, the mounded, hedge-like plants will reach 16 to 22 inches. Neither pinching nor pruning is needed for flowers all season. Exhibiting excellent botrytis resistance and rapid recovery in severe weather, ‘Tidal Wave Silver’ is also adaptable to container culture.

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