2013 All-America Selections at UW

June 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm (All-America Selections Gardens) (, , )

The second edition of the University of Wyoming’s AAS Display Garden was planted the week of June 3! My trusty assistant Shannon and I get it done in three chunks (the old knees can’t do it all at once anymore) totaling about 12 super-woman-hours.

The University of Wyoming All-America Display Garden is just west of Old Main on campus in Laramie. Karen at the site, June 19, 2013.

The University of Wyoming All-America Display Garden is just west of Old Main on campus in Laramie. Karen at the site, June 19, 2013.

This year 31 different varieties of flowering annuals, flowering perennials, and vegetables are in plain view for all to see! The annuals are:

Canna generalis ‘South Pacific Scarlet’ – new in 2013

Snapdragon ‘Twinny Peach’

Marigold ‘Moonsong Deep Orange’

Viola ‘Shangri-La Marina’, ‘Rain Blue and Purple’, and ‘Endurio Sky Blue Martien’

Ornamental pepper ‘Black Olive’

Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ and ‘Summer Jewel Red’

Zinnia ‘Double Zahara Cherry’, ‘Double Zahara Fire’, and ‘Zahara Starlight Rose’

Zinnia hybrida ‘Profusion Double Deep Salmon’ and ‘Profusion Double Hot Cherry’ – both new for 2013

Pelargonium xhortorum ‘Pinto Premium White to Rose’ – new for 2013

Geranium xhortorum 'Pinto  Premium White to Rose.' Photo courtesy All-America Selections.

Geranium xhortorum ‘Pinto Premium White to Rose.’ Photo courtesy All-America Selections.

Ornamental kale ‘Glamour Red’.

This year’s flowering perennials include three from 2012:

Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’

Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Apricot’

Echinacea purpurea ‘Powwow Wild Berry’

Echinacea hybrida ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ – new for 2013.

2013 AAS selection Echinacea hybrida 'Cheyenne Spirit'. Photo courtesy All-America Selections.

2013 AAS selection Echinacea hybrida ‘Cheyenne Spirit’. Photo courtesy All-America Selections.

Vegetables are:

Eggplant ‘Gretel’

Peppers ‘Cajun Belle’, ‘Cayennetta’, and ‘Orange Blaze’

Tomatoes ‘Jasper’, ‘Lizzano’, and ‘Terenzo’

Melons ‘Lambkin’ and ‘Melemon’ – ‘Melemon’ new for 2013

Pumpkin ‘Hijinks’

Squash ‘Honey Bear’

Watermelons ‘Faerie’ and ‘Shiny Boy’.

1 Comment

  1. Marge Stancel said,

    Thank you for writing about the AAS Winners on display. We love to see this publicity and appreciate your efforts.

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