All-America Selections has announced its first winners for the 2014 gardening season. ‘Sparkle White’ gaura is a Bedding Plant Winner. Its long slender stems hold a large number of dainty white flowers tinged with a pink blush. 'Sparkle White' is can be used in mass plantings in full sun landscape beds, in groupings with other perennials or in larger containers. This season-long flowering plant has excellent heat tolerance and a more uniform flowering habit than other seed gauras.
|'Sparkle White' gaura, AAS 2014 Bedding Plant Winner|
Photo courtesy of All-America Selections
‘Mascotte’ bean is a Vegetable Award Winner and the first AAS winning bean since 1991. This compact variety is perfect for small-space gardens. ‘Mascotte’ is a bush type bean that produces long, slender pods that stay above the foliage for easy harvest. It also has white showy flowers for ornamental value during bloom time. The ‘Mascotte’ root system is ideal for patio containers and window boxes as well as in garden beds.
The French ‘Mascotte’ (like its English translation “mascot”) is a symbol of good luck and was chosen for the variety’s gardener-friendly habit.