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Gold Medal Plant Summary 1994 - 2010

The Gold Medal Plant Committee is a non-profit organization comprised of nurserymen, flower growers, garden center retailers, landscape professionals, county Extension agents and faculty from the University of Georgia.

Their goal is: To promote the production, sale and use of superior ornamental plants for Georgia

Georgia Gold Medal Plants Website

2010 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine Sedum Sedum repustre 'Angelina'
Shrub Limelight hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Tree Golden dawn redwoodMetasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'
Annual'Diamond Frost' euphorbia
Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
PerennialMilkweed Asclepias tuberosa

2009 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine Armand clematis Clematis armandii
Shrub Fragrant Tea Olive Osmanthus fragrans
Tree Weeping redbudCercis canadensis 'Covey'
AnnualSummer snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia
PerennialArkansas bluestar Amsonia hubrichtii

2008 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine 'Pride of Augusta ' Carolina Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens'Pride of Augusta'
Shrub Paperbush Edgeworthia chrysantha x 'Admiral Semmes'
Tree American HornbeamCarpinus caroliniana
AnnualAmazon Dianthus
Dianthus barbatus 'Amazon Series'
PerennialRozanne Geranium Geranium 'Rozanne'

2007 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine 'Pride of Augusta ' Carolina Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens'Pride of Augusta'
Shrub 'Admiral Semmes' Rhododendron Rhododendron x 'Admiral Semmes'
Tree ParrotiaParrotia persica
AnnualFirespike Odontonema strictum
PerennialSwamp Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus

2006 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual'Firecracker' Cuphea Cuphea ignea
PerennialHardy Plumbago Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Vine'Amethyst Falls' Wisteria Wisteria frutescens'Amethyst Falls'
ShrubChinese Snowball Viburnum Viburnum macrocephalum 'Sterile'
Tree Overcup OakQuercus lyrata

2005 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual'Dragon Wing' Begonia Begonia x hybrida
Perennial'Georgia Blue' Veronica Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
VineCreeping Raspberry Rubus pentalobus
Shrub 'Canyon Creek' and 'Rose Creek' Abelia Abelia 'Canyon Creek ' & 'Rose Creek'
Tree 'Glowing Embers' Japanese Maple Acer palmatum'Glowing Embers'

2004 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual'Chartreuse' Joseph’s Coat Alternanthera ficoidea'Chartreuse'
PerennialHybrid Hyssop Agastache
'Tutti Fruitti', 'Firebird', 'Apricot Sunrise' & 'Blue Fortune'
'Summer Snowflake' Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
'Summer Snowflake'
TreeBald Cypress Taxodium distichum

2003 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualStar Series Narrow-leaf Zinnia Zinnia angustifolia 'Star Series'
Perennial 'Miss Huff' Lantana Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
VineCrossvine Selections Bignonia caproelatacvs
ShrubHenry Anise-tree Illicium henryi
Tree Chinese Fringetree Chionanthus retusus

2002 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual 'Lady In Red' Salvia Salvia coccinea 'Lady In Red'
Perennial'BlueMist' & 'Worcester Gold' Bluebeards Caryopteris clandonensis 'BlueMist' & 'Worcester Gold'
ShrubPurple Beauty Berry Callicarpa dichotoma
Tree Forest Pansy, Oklahoma & Texas White Redbuds Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', 'Oklahoma' & 'Texas White'

2001 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Blackie & Margarita Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie' & 'Margarita'
PerennialAutumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
ShrubInkberry holly Ilex glabra
Tree Chaste-tree Vitex agnus-castus

2000 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Sun Coleus Coleus x hybridus 'Amazon', 'Solar Flare', 'Red Ruffles' & 'Purple Ducksfoot'
PerennialDavid & Robert Poore Phlox Phlox paniculata'David' & 'Robert Poore'
ShrubAlice Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Tree Little Gem Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

1999 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Nova Pentas Pentas lanceolata 'Nova'
PerennialLenten Rose Helleborus orientalis
ShrubMohawk Viburnum Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'
Tree American Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea

1998 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Athens Gem Plectranthus Plectranthus 'Athens Gem'
PerennialJapanese Aster, Kalimeris Kalimeris pinnatifida (Asteromoea mongolica)
ShrubBottlebrush Buckeye Aesculus parviflora
Tree Trident Maple Acer buergeranum

1997 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Blue Fan Flower Scaevola aemula 'New Blue Wonder'
PerennialThree Lobed Coneflower Rudbeckia triloba
ShrubPink Chinese Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum
Tree Yoshino Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino'

1996 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual Purple Wave Petunia Petunia hybrida 'Purple Wave'
PerennialWild Indigo Baptisia spp.
ShrubHummingbird Clethra Clethra alnifolia'Hummingbird'
Tree Improved Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia 'Lipan', 'Sioux', 'Tonto' & 'Yuma'

1995 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
Annual New Gold Lantana Lantana camara 'New Gold'
PerennialBlue Anise Sage Salvia guaranitica
ShrubAnnabelle Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens'Annabelle'
Tree Athena Elm Ulmus parvifolia Athena

1994 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:
PerennialBath's Pink Dianthus Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Bath's Pink'
PerennialHomestead Purple Verbena Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
ShrubMount Airy Fothergilla Fothergilla major ‘Mount Airy’
Shrub Japanese Plum Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia


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