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Wave Carmine Velour Wins All-America Selections Award


PanAmerican Seed has accepted a 2019 All-America Selections (AAS) National Award for its new Wave Carmine Velour spreading petunia. According to AAS, it received one of the highest scores among the 2018 plant trials. The judges from coast to coast were impressed with its vibrant, hot carmine-cherry color and its vigorous, flat, spreading plant habit — a signature of the award-winning Wave series. This award marks nearly 25 years since Wave accepted its first AAS win for Wave Purple Classic when it was introduced in 1995.

Bred by Jian Ping Ren at PanAmerican Seed’s Elburn, Illinois, facility, the new Carmine Velour is a bright color addition to the Wave series, notable for its carpet of color effect. The virtually care-free plants bloom all season with masses of flowers along the entire length of each branch with no trimming back. Wave spreading petunias are a popular choice for trailing over large baskets, window boxes, retaining walls, and other sunny garden settings.

“We are thrilled to accept this latest award for Wave petunias,” says Lisa Lacy, global product manager for PanAmerican Seed. “The fresh, modern color we continue to develop into this product, while staying true to the extraordinary garden performance the plant is known for, will ensure it remains appealing to today’s gardener. Having a new win for this series inspires our breeding team to introduce even more innovations with Wave.”

All-America Selections Winners receive special promotion and recognition in consumer media through the AAS organization. Seed is available now; be sure to include Wave Carmine Velour spreading petunia in your spring assortment. Contact your preferred distributor to place an order.