‘Soraya’ is the first sunflower in
AAS history to earn an AAS
Award. ‘Soraya’ sunflowers are eye catching because of the orange
petals with a chocolate brown centre. In 80-90 days from seeding ‘Soraya’
will produce 4-6 inch blooms on long stems perfect for cut flowers. Plants
are self supporting and may attain a height of five to six feet in a very
sunny location. If left on the plant to mature, the flowers will produce
seeds for the birds.
Stardust Orchid’ Vinca
The first Catharanthus roseus (Madagasar
with orchid and
white blooms. The pastel pattern occurs on all of its large 1 1/2 inch
blooms and are borne above its glossy, dark green foliage. ‘Stardust
Orchid’ is relatively pest free, heat and drought tolerant. This AAS
Winner blooms consistently throughout the growing season. When grown in
full sun, ‘Stardust Orchid’ will reach 14-16 inches tall and wide when
mature. ‘Stardust Orchid’ is recommended for all gardeners who want a
long show of flower colour with minimal garden care.
Fiesta Del Sol’ Tithonia
The first dwarf Mexican sunflower, attaining a mature height of 2-3
feet, ‘Fiesta Del Sol’ thrives on summer heat and humidity The single,
orange daisy flowers are 2-3 inches across, excellent as a cut flower and
may attract butterflies. The abundance of flowers allows you to cut and
still have a good show of flowers in the garden. Basically pest free, not
even deer find the hairy leaves of Tithonia rotundifolia worth eating.
From seed or plants ‘Fiesta Del Sol’ is best grown in large containers
or in the full sun garden.