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Perennial Plant of the year 1999

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EXCELLENCE AWARDS
 
1999 
 PLANT OF THE YEAR

Landscape Ontario's Garden Center Commodity Group launched their brand new "Excellence Awards" program. This program has been modeled an a similar program successfully used by the Ohio trade association.

The Criteria

Every year the Excellence Awards plants in each category will be chosen by an all-industry committee based on the falling criteria: 

  • hardiness

  • availability

  • good resistance to insects &diseases

  • easy to grow

  • suitable for use in the average homeowner's garden

  • good sales characteristics( i.e. flower and/or leaf colour, length of flowering, form texture, etc.) 

The Categories

Every year, one plant will be selected in each of the six following categories:

  • deciduous ornamental tree

  • deciduous flowering shrub

  • evergreen

  • broadleaf evergreen

  • vine

  • perennial

And the 1999 Winners are:

The following are the six plants chosen to receive an Excellence Awards in 1999.Fragrant Tree   Lilac

  • Ivory Silk Tree Lilac

  • Gold mound Spirea

  • Globe Blue Spruce

  • Green Mountain Boxwood

  • Climbing Hydrangea

  • Cutleaf Japanese Painted Fern

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