All-America Selections announced the first group of AAS Winners for 2022. One of the winners is Petunia Bee’s Knees, a variety bred by Ball FloraPlant. Below, the reaction of Ball FloraPlant that they published soon after the announcement.
What can we say? Ball FloraPlant is thrilled to accept a 2022 All-America Selections National Award for our outstanding yellow vegetative Petunia Bee’s Knees. From its debut in 2021, there’s been a “buzz” around this variety. With its rich color and strong branching habit, we knew it was one of the top petunia introductions in the past few years.
Now AAS judges across North America have bestowed high honors on its garden performance so home gardeners can be confident in success all season long. Here are some of the comments from trial evaluation sites:
“The plant had a vigorous habit that filled in the containers. It was also noticed that the plant was the best at self-cleaning and had the longest-lasting bloom.”
“Amazing eye-catching color, full cover with color. Bloom color does pop due to darker yellow veining and throat.”
“Yellow color didn’t fade; plants were a solid mound of yellow blooms all season. No disease, no deer problem, no breakage from the wind. Great plant!”
“This petunia, compared to its comparisons, performed very well in the garden this year. It withstood the summer heat and tolerated the colder and wetter conditions of the end of the season very well.”
All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grow new, never-before-sold entries next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class. Only those entries that had garden performance superior to the comparisons are granted the AAS award designation.
With the designation of AAS Award Winner, Petunia Bee’s Knees will receive heavy exposure through the support of All-America Selections via social media channels, online promotion and videos, and connections to garden writer press and influencers.
If you haven’t seen Petunia Bee’s Knees in person, join us at Cultivate’21 in Columbus, Ohio, or be sure to visit Ball FloraPlant in The Gardens at Ball this Summer in West Chicago, Ill., during Ball Seed Customer Days, July 28-30. Contact your Ball Seed sales representative or Ball ColorLink associate for details on how to add this winner to your next program.
For more details on Petunia Bee’s Knees, including feature videos and how-to-grow culture details, visit www.ballfloraplant.com.