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2014 All-American Selection winners

Want to add some award-winners to your garden this year? Here are the six new varieties that the All-American Selection judges have honored for 2014.

Patio Baby Hybrid Eggplant – made just for containers, gardeners can expect 25 to 50 fruits on every plant over the season. Plants are no more than two feet wide and high, and fruits are approximately 2-3” long.

Rivoli Radish – Rivoli maintains its flavor even if it’s left in the ground too long. It’s texture is crunchy, it’s flavor mild and it’s bright red skin will brighten up salads and veggie platters for this summer’s parties.

NuMex Easter Ornamental Pepper – ideal for pots, the plant grows just 8” high and 10” wide. Small peppers grow in clusters, in colors ranging from cream and yellow to orange and lavender.

Serenita Pink Hybrid Angelonia – tolerant of heat and humidity, the plant will produce tall flower-packed spires throughout the summer. It’s also left alone by deer and rabbits.

Akila Daisy White Hybrid Osteospermum – a wonderful addition to a cut-flower garden, the flowers are 2” wide with white petals and yellow centers. It’s heat and drought tolerant, and will also withstand short cold snaps.

Florific Sweet Orange Hybrid New Guinea Impatiens – bright neon magenta-salmon-orange flower combination on bronze foliage – great for shade gardens and shaded container plantings.

Information in this piece provided by Park Seed.

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