Shop Our All-America Selections Winners
What is All-America Selections? All-America Selections (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization that began in 1932 to conduct confidential and impartial trials of new, never-before-sold flower and vegetable varieties throughout North America. Entries are trialed in many different geographic locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, grown side-by-side with currently available comparison varieties to evaluate garden performance, earliness, flower, or fruit size or any other characteristic important to the home gardener.
The 80+ trial judges are horticulture professionals at universities, public gardens, extension offices, seed companies, breeding companies, retailers, and commercial growers. Only the best trial performers that show superiority to their comparisons are declared AAS Winners.
When you purchase an AAS Winner, you can be assured you have a variety that has been put through its paces and has outperformed other similar varieties on the market. Click here to view all the AAS Winners we offer.
Help understand Nature's cycles across the country, and in your own backyard!
For over 50 years, cooperators across most of the USA have assisted researchers by monitoring the spring development of lilacs. Observing and studying key events (such as appearance of leaves and flowers) during this growth period is part of the branch of science known as phenology. Many of your favorite plants can be observed in addition to lilacs, but one special type of lilac (cloned to produce genetically identical individuals) has been used in connection with these projects to help minimize response variations between locations: the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) Lilac, Syringa chinensis 'Red Rothomagensis'.
In cooperation with USA-NPN, Jung is pleased to provide this lilac to the public for purchase, to help foster rapid expansion of the number of participating phenological observers across the country. Although lilacs are quite hardy in general, USA-NPN recommends placing at least two lilacs at every observation site, so observations can continue, even if one lilac fails to survive. Click here to find out more.