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All-American Selections 2000 Winners

‘Soraya’ Sunflower

Soraya’ is the first sunflower inSunflower Soraya  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 Periwinkle) Vinca Stardust Orchid 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,Tithonia Fiesta Del Sol 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.

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