Here are the newest of the new varieties that earned the respected Regional Award for their performance in specific geographic areas.
Each AAS Winner is grown and scored next to a very similar variety and only if the entry performed better than the comparison does it become an AAS Winner.
AAS Trial Gardens are spread out all over the United States and Canada, which means the entries experience a wide variety of climates, weather conditions, and growing experiences. The judges of AAS give honest, unbiased feedback on the plants they grow throughout the trialing process; sometimes that leads to a National Winner award designation. Oftentimes, the scores can be very high in some regions and not high enough in others. That doesn’t mean those plants don’t deserve to be recognized for their superior garden performance. Entries that performed particularly well in certain regions are named AAS Regional Winners.
Torenia Vertigo Deep Blue F1: Beautiful flower for containers and landscapes
Torenia Vertigo is a brand new F1 Torenia ideal for both containers and the landscape. AAS Judges were impressed with the number of flowers on each plant and the vibrant non-fading blue petals that contrast beautifully with the sky blue and yellow centers. Torenia Vertigo has a compact habit, flowers for a very long period of time, and has glossy green foliage. The large blooms do not fade even when exposed to strong sunlight. Bonus: This torenia performed exceptionally well in warmer climates such as in the Mountain/Southwest and Florida.
“Good uniformity in pots, early to flower, nice strong color that does not fade,” stated one AAS judge. “Long season bloomer. The blue flowers lasted for several months, longer than the comparisons. Deep blue color is very attractive. A very good entry” exclaimed another judge. “It had a nice, tight habit with good branching and stood up to the weather well. The deep blue flowers were eye-catching,” mentioned another judge.
Check the other varieties here.