Eleven new varieties earn exclusive AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, the 85-year-young non-profit plant trialing organization, announced eleven new and exciting AAS Winners. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class.

This group of additional AAS Winners for the 2018 garden season includes:

Canna South Pacific Orange F1 (National)

Cuphea FloriGlory Diana (National)

Gypsophila Gypsy White Improved (National)

Marigold Super Hero™ Spry (National)

Pak Choi Asian Delight F1 (National)


Pepper cayenne Red Ember F1  (National)

Pepper habanero Roulette F1 (National)

Pepper Hungarian Mexican Sunset (Regional)

Tomato Chef’s Choice Red  (Regional)

Tomato Valentine F1 (National)

Zinnia Queeny Lime Orange (National)


Previously announced 2018 AAS Winners from July are featured on the AAS website and are readily available for purchase:

Corn, sweet American Dream (National)

Ornamental Pepper Onyx Red (National)

Tomato, cocktail Red Racer F1 (National)


Links on each breeding company name lead to an email address for ordering seed for the 2018 garden season. Retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale as supply becomes available through the distribution chain. Garden communicators are free to begin writing about these varieties now. Each AAS Winner will be marketed through an extensive Social Media and public relations campaign.


  • A list of AAS trial judges can be found here.
  • A list of all current AAS Display gardens can be found here.
  • PowerPoint presentations are available on SlideShare or on the AAS website.
  • Bench cards and variety markers can be downloaded from the AAS website.