5 New Flowers Win All-America Awards

Five new flowers have received All-America awards for 2015. They will be available as bedding plants this spring.

Dianthus Jolt Pink Fl is a cross between 2 different species. It has large, brightly colored showy flower heads on strong stems that perform extremely well all summer long. Jolt is the most heat tolerant dianthus on the market, sporting very showy, bright pink fringed flowers. This is an easy to grow and trouble-free annual for the gardener looking for neat and tidy low-maintenance flower varieties. It grows about a foot high.

Impatiens Bounce Pink looks like an Impatiens walleriana in habit, flower form and count, but is completely downy mildew resistant, which means this impatiens will last from spring all the way through fall. Bounce Pink Flame boasts of a massive amount of stunning, bright pink bicolor blooms with tons of color in shade or sun.

Impatiens SunPatiens® Spreading Shell Pink has a unique genetic background which delivers unsurpassed garden performance with season long, soft pink flowers that never slow down. Strong roots take hold quickly after transplanting and these impatiens thrive under high heat, rain and humidity. The AAS Judges loved these vigorous spreading plants that keep their shape all summer, plus, they do just as well in full sun as in shade. Resistant to downy mildew.

Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour F1 provides a stunning new color on a Wave petunia! It has gorgeous deep red velvety blooms that don’t fade even in the heat of summer. Large flowers literally cover the vigorously spreading plants that rarely need deadheading because new blooms continuously pop up and cover the old, spent blooms. Tidal Wave petunias are the tallest of the Wave family and bloom over and over all season long and recover quickly, even after hard rains. Tidal Wave is an excellent landscape performer, covering a large area quickly and beautifully.

Petunia Trilogy Red F1 has stunningly rich, vibrant red color. Trilogy petunias are known for their compact dome-shaped plants sporting large non-fading blooms throughout the season. The plants cover and recover themselves in upright blooms providing a constant mass of color in flower beds, baskets, and containers. It is heat tolerant and quickly bounces back after rain.


Allen Wilson

Allen has been writing about gardening for over 30 years. He is a retired professor of Horticulture.

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