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2007 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winners

by All-America Selections

Petunia F1 ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’

2007 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

Petunia F1 'Opera Supreme Pink Morn'
Petunia F1 ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’ named 2007 ASS Bedding Plant Award Winner. Photo courtesy of ASS.

Iridescent pink blooms are the unique feature of this vigorous trailing petunia. A silvery shine causes blooms to shimmer, capturing an admirer’s attention from a distance. The 2.5-inch flowers are pink, shading to creamy white in the center, with a yellow throat. These three colors on a bloom are named a “morn” type. ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’ plants have many qualities that every gardener wants to find. Plants are continuously flowering. Gardeners can relax and let the plants do what comes naturally - flower. The hybrid plants are capable of growing three feet in sunny locations. This spreading quality covers garden soil and can choke weeds beautifully. Plants attain a height of only 4 to 6 inches. ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’ can be relied on for exceptional garden performance without pruning or deadheading. Less work enables gardeners more leisure time in the garden.

Genus species: Petunia x hybrida

Common name: Petunia

Unique qualities: New iridescent pink color in trailing petunias

Flower size: 2.5 inches

Form: Trailing

Color(s): Pink shading to creamy white with a yellow throat

Plant height: 4 to 6 inches

Plant width: Spread of 3 feet

Garden Spacing: Two feet apart

Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 90 to 110 days

Closest comparison(s) on market: ‘Wave Pink’, ‘Celebrity Chiffon Morn’

Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’

2007 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’
Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ named 2007 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ is the first vinca with a burgundy halo surrounding a large white center. This bicolor bloom is a vivid contrast, exceptionally visible in an annual garden. Early flowering with a well balanced plant form, ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ is highly recommended for spring or summer plantings. With proven heat and drought tolerance, the garden performance of ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ is assured. In a full sun garden location, these vinca plants will reach a foot tall and wide when mature. Due to the ease of growing and continuous flowering, ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ is perfectly suitable for any garden or patio planters that receive sun. Because Vinca needs less water than other annuals, planting ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ in containers means fewer trips with the hose to water. Gardeners can rely on ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ to provide color all summer without pinching or tending to plant maintenance.

Genus species: Catharanthus roseus

Common name: Vinca

Unique qualities: Unique color in large white eye type, larger flowers and more vigorous

Flower size: 2 inches

Form: Single

Color(s): Burgundy with large white center

Plant height: 12 inches

Plant width: 10 to 12 inches

Garden Spacing: 10 to 12 inches

Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 60 days

Closest comparison(s) on market: ‘Stardust Orchid,’ ‘Pacifica Burgundy’


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