Zinnia Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor

Nov 22, 2021
AAS Appoints Seven New Winners for 2022

All-America Selections, North America’s most well-known and respected non-profit plant trialing organization, recently announced the following new AAS Winners for the 2022 garden season. In a record-setting comeback, after a 17-year drought, the organization is now proud to have three breeding breakthrough Gold Medal Winners in just the past 12 months, demonstrating the top-quality genetics that are being submitted to the AAS Trials: 

Begonia Viking Explorer Rose on Green F1

Begonia Viking Explorer


Petunia Bee’s Knees 

Petunia Bees Knees landscape

Zinnia Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor

Zinnia Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor

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. Comparison varieties can be found on each AAS Winner webpage. 

The newest AAS Winners are:

Begonia Viking Explorer Rose on Green F1 (National Gold Medal)

Bred by Sakata Seed Corp.

 (Click link for order contact)



Begonia_Viking Explorer_Rose on Green

Pepper Dragonfly F1 (National)

Bred by Bejo Seeds Inc. 


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Pepper Dragonfly

Sunflower Concert Bell F1 (National)


Distributed in North America by Seed Science Inc.

Distributed outside of North America by Fukukaen Nursery & Bulb Co. Ltd

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Sunflower Concert Bell

Tomato Pink Delicious F1 (Regional)

Bred by Bayer Seminis 

Vegetables by Bayer

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Tomato Pink Delicious


Tomato Purple Zebra F1 (National)

Bred by Frogsleap Farm 

Distributed by A. P. Whaley Seed Co. 

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Tomato Purple Zebra

Tomato Sunset Torch F1 (Regional)

Bred by Frogsleap Farm 

Distributed by A. P. Whaley Seed Co. 

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Tomato Sunset Torch

Torenia Vertigo Deep Blue F1 (Regional)

Bred by AmeriSeed International Co. Ltd.


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Growers, retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale as supply becomes available through the distribution chain. Click on the breeding company link below to email the breeder about ordering seed or cuttings. Garden communicators are free to begin writing about these varieties now to build demand.

NEW marketing! Newer AAS Winners are featured in custom videos in social media posts and on the AAS YouTube channel

All AAS Winners are marketed through social media, public relations and trade shows and are proudly grown in 200+ AAS Display Gardens across North America. In addition, the AAS office creates and maintains a wide variety of marketing pieces and resources such as Printable brochures and bench cards and variety markers.

NEW! AAS launched the Introduction Gardens program in 2021 as a way for industry to view the AAS Winners at their favorite Field Day, Grower Open House, Customer Day, etc. 


The AAS website also now includes a page of Wholesale Sources to make it easier to source and purchase AAS Winners.  


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