All-America Selections National and Regional Winners have been tested for garden performance by a panel of expert judges. Varieties that perform best over all of North America become AAS National Winners. Entries that performed particularly well in certain regions are named AAS Regional Winners. The AAS Winners offer gardeners reliable new varieties that have proven their superior garden performance in Trial Grounds across North America, thus, our tagline of “Tested Nationally and Proven Locally®”.
The first seed coleus to ever win the coveted AAS Winner designation! Coral Candy features unique, multicolored foliage on a uniformly compact plant. This new plant form has narrow, serrated leaves that gracefully drape down the mounded plants. AAS Judges noted that this variety holds its color well, even when grown in full sun. This variety was entered into and tested in the container trial, meaning it’s perfect for small space gardens. Late in the season, it was observed that Coral Candy held up nicely in the fall and had almost no flowers even late in the season. Just 3 seeds will produce enough substance to fill a 14–16” container!
AAS Winner Details
Winner Type: National
Variety Name: Premium Sun Coral Candy
Common Name: Coleus
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
Close Market Comparison: Premium Sun Chocolate Covered Cherry
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Sun or shade
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: No
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Multi
Plant Habit: Mounded
Plant Height: 10-16 inches
In the Garden
Container: Yes, 8? or larger
Weather Tolerance: Heat, rain, wind
Garden Spacing: 10 inches
Hanging Basket: Yes
Low Edging: Yes
Medium Height Divider: Yes
How to Grow
Full sun or full shade placement in containers or in-ground. Keep watered.
- “Leaves are vibrant on a very tight, densely leaved plant.”
- “Each plant is very uniform, with only minor fading when in full sun.”
- “Very nice habit, excellent color, very full, robust, and rounded.”
- “This is excellent for container plantings.”
- “Phenomenal compact growth habit with appealing foliage color”
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