Friday, January 13, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Georgia Gold Medal Winners…

2012 Annual Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Calibrachoa is a close relative of the petunia, whose smaller flowers have the same form and last from early spring until late fall.

2012 Perennial Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
The leaves of this evergreen woodland plant come in many color variations and patterns, in shades of green, chartreuse, peach, burgundy and purple.

2012 Shrub Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum (ashei))
Not only do you get tasty fruit with blueberries, but spring blooms and fall color.

2012 Tree Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’)
This small, finely-textured landscape tree is useful in a woodland edge, as a specimen tree or in a shrub border and is known for its red branches.

2012 Native Plant Georgia Gold Medal Winner
Athens Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’)
A native shrub that works well for screening, plus adds a fruit-scented fragrance in April.

Georgia Gold Medal plants are proven performers for Georgia gardens. There are now close to 100 Georgia Gold Medal winners, creating a large palette of plants for homeowners to feel comfortable using in their home landscape. Find out more about Georgia Gold Medal plants at

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