Fleuroselect Gold Medal

The Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded to new varieties that clearly surpass existing varieties in terms of breeding innovation and beauty. This prestigious award symbolises excellence in breeding and beauty and the organisation promotes the winners in the press, at trade fairs and in display gardens across the world. These varieties are the trendsetters of the moment, and represent the absolute top in breeding and beauty.

Fleuroselect Approved Novelty

New varieties granted Approved Novelty status have been recognised by the Fleuroselect judges to be sufficiently new and different versus existing cultivars. They moreover passed the rigorous requirement for uniformity. These innovative cultivars are protected by the membership from reproduction by a gentlemans agreement amongst the members.

Novelty Protection can be purchased for the period of 8, 15, 20 or 25 years.

AAS Winner

All-America Selections (AAS) is a non-profit organization that conducts confidential and impartial trials of new, never-before-sold annual ornamentals, perennials and vegetables throughout North America. Each fall, we accept new variety entries that have not yet been introduced to the market.

Then, entries are trialed in more than 50 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Currently available comparison varieties are grown side-by-side with the entries for a one-to-one comparison of garden performance, earliness, flower or fruit size or any other characteristic important to the home gardener.

Our 80+ Trial Judges are horticulture professionals at universities, public gardens, extension offices, seed companies, breeding companies, retailers and commercial growers. They volunteer their time to do these trials and judge each entry on its garden performance.

Only the best trial performers, those that are superior to their comparisons, are declared AAS Winners.