Vote for Your Favorite Flower!

Through the American Garden Award, gardeners everywhere can vote for their favorite flower among seven new varieties on display at public gardens and on the AGA website.

| July 29, 2011

  • American Garden Award nominee Dahlia Dahlinova Hypnotica Lavender.
    American Garden Award nominee Dahlia Dahlinova Hypnotica Lavender.
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee Scaevola Surdiva Light Blue.
    American Garden Award nominee Scaevola Surdiva Light Blue.
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee Dianthus Kahori.
    American Garden Award nominee Dianthus Kahori.
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee Petunia milliflora Picobella Rose Star
    American Garden Award nominee Petunia milliflora Picobella Rose Star
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee Ornamental Pepper Uchu.
    American Garden Award nominee Ornamental Pepper Uchu.
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee Petunia Easy Wave Neon Rose.
    American Garden Award nominee Petunia Easy Wave Neon Rose.
    courtesy American Garden Award
  • American Garden Award nominee SunPatiens Variegated Spreading White.
    American Garden Award nominee SunPatiens Variegated Spreading White.
    courtesy American Garden Award

  • American Garden Award nominee Dahlia Dahlinova Hypnotica Lavender.
  • American Garden Award nominee Scaevola Surdiva Light Blue.
  • American Garden Award nominee Dianthus Kahori.
  • American Garden Award nominee Petunia milliflora Picobella Rose Star
  • American Garden Award nominee Ornamental Pepper Uchu.
  • American Garden Award nominee Petunia Easy Wave Neon Rose.
  • American Garden Award nominee SunPatiens Variegated Spreading White.

Summer is in full swing, and flowering annuals are at their peak in many gardens. Now's the perfect time to take a minute and vote for your favorite flower in the American Garden Award flower competition. Think of it as the American Idol for flowers!

Twenty-four participating public gardens are displaying seven stunning new varieties for the gardening public to choose as their favorite. All the display gardens are listed below, and they also can be found listed on the AGA website.

You have three ways to participate in the voting: By texting a given code to a polling number found on signage in the gardens; by going to the AGA website tovote; or by using postage-paid voting postcards located at most gardens.

The seven entries are: Dahlia ‘Dahlinova Hypnotica Lavender’; Dianthus ‘Kahori’; Ornamental Pepper ‘Uchu’; Petunia ‘Easy Wave Neon Rose’; Petunia milliflora ‘Picobella Rose Star’; Scaevola ‘Surdiva Light Blue’; and ‘SunPatiens Variegated Spreading White’.



Any or all of these flowers are available at your local garden retailer.

Voting is open through August 31, and winners will be announced in September. Visit the American Garden Award website to vote and to view the 2009 and 2010 winners.





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