Gold Medal Plant Summary 1994 – 2013

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

2013 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

GroundcoverSweetflagAcorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ & ‘Minimus’
ShrubCompact GardeniaGardenia jasminoides
GrassPink Muhly grassMuhlenbergis capillaris
AnnualToreniaTorenia cvs.
PerennialVariegated Solomon’s SealPolygonatum odoratum ‘Variegata’

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2012 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Native‘Athens’ sweetshrubCalycanthus floridus ‘Athens’
ShrubRabbiteye blueberryVaccinum virgatum
TreeCoral Bark MapleAcer japonicum ‘Sango-kaku’
AnnualMillion BellsCalibrachoa
PerennialCoral bellsHeuchera

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2011 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

NativeFringetreeChionanthus spp.
ShrubCamelliaCamellia spp
TreeNuttall oak
AnnualBlack-eyed Susan
PerennialNippon lily

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2010 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

VineSedumSedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
ShrubLimelight hydrangeaHydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’
TreeGolden dawn redwoodMetasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Ogon’
Annual‘Diamond Frost’ euphorbiaEuphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’
PerennialMilkweedAsclepias tuberosa

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2009 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

VineArmand clematisClematis armandii
ShrubFragrant Tea OliveOsmanthus fragrans
TreeWeeping redbudCercis canadensis ‘Covey’
AnnualSummer snapdragonAngelonia angustifolia
PerennialArkansas bluestarAmsonia hubrichtii

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2008 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine‘Pride of Augusta ‘ Carolina Yellow JessamineGelsemium sempervirens‘Pride of Augusta’
ShrubPaperbushEdgeworthia chrysantha x ‘Admiral Semmes’
TreeAmerican HornbeamCarpinus caroliniana
AnnualAmazon DianthusDianthus barbatus ‘Amazon Series’
PerennialRozanne GeraniumGeranium ‘Rozanne’

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2007 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Vine‘Pride of Augusta ‘ Carolina Yellow JessamineGelsemium sempervirens‘Pride of Augusta’
Shrub‘Admiral Semmes’ RhododendronRhododendron x ‘Admiral Semmes’
TreeParrotiaParrotia persica
AnnualFirespikeOdontonema strictum
PerennialSwamp HibiscusHibiscus coccineus

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2006 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual‘Firecracker’ CupheaCuphea ignea
PerennialHardy PlumbagoCeratostigma plumbaginoides
Vine‘Amethyst Falls’ WisteriaWisteria frutescens‘Amethyst Falls’
ShrubChinese Snowball ViburnumViburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’
TreeOvercup OakQuercus lyrata

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2005 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual‘Dragon Wing’ BegoniaBegonia x hybrida
Perennial‘Georgia Blue’ VeronicaVeronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’
VineCreeping RaspberryRubus pentalobus
Shrub‘Canyon Creek’ and ‘Rose Creek’ AbeliaAbelia ‘Canyon Creek ‘ & ‘Rose Creek’
Tree‘Glowing Embers’ Japanese MapleAcer palmatum‘Glowing Embers’

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2004 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual‘Chartreuse’ Joseph’s CoatAlternanthera ficoidea‘Chartreuse’
PerennialHybrid HyssopAgastache
‘Tutti Fruitti’, ‘Firebird’, ‘Apricot Sunrise’ & ‘Blue Fortune’
Shrub‘Summer Snowflake’ Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
‘Summer Snowflake’
TreeBald CypressTaxodium distichum

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2003 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualStar Series Narrow-leaf ZinniaZinnia angustifolia ‘Star Series’
Perennial‘Miss Huff’ LantanaLantana camara ‘Miss Huff’
VineCrossvine SelectionsBignonia caproelatacvs
ShrubHenry Anise-treeIllicium henryi
TreeChinese FringetreeChionanthus retusus

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2002 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

Annual‘Lady In Red’ SalviaSalvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’
Perennial‘BlueMist’ & ‘Worcester Gold’ BluebeardsCaryopteris clandonensis ‘BlueMist’ & ‘Worcester Gold’
ShrubPurple Beauty BerryCallicarpa dichotoma
TreeForest Pansy, Oklahoma & Texas White RedbudsCercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, ‘Oklahoma’ & ‘Texas White’

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2001 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualBlackie & Margarita Sweet PotatoIpomoea batatas ‘Blackie’ & ‘Margarita’
PerennialAutumn FernDryopteris erythrosora
ShrubInkberry hollyIlex glabra
TreeChaste-treeVitex agnus-castus

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2000 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualSun ColeusColeus x hybridus ‘Amazon’, ‘Solar Flare’, ‘Red Ruffles’ & ‘Purple Ducksfoot’
PerennialDavid & Robert Poore PhloxPhlox paniculata‘David’ & ‘Robert Poore’
ShrubAlice Oakleaf HydrangeaHydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’
TreeLittle Gem Southern MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’

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1999 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualNova PentasPentas lanceolata ‘Nova’
PerennialLenten RoseHelleborus orientalis
ShrubMohawk ViburnumViburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’
TreeAmerican YellowwoodCladrastis kentukea

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1998 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualAthens Gem PlectranthusPlectranthus ‘Athens Gem’
PerennialJapanese Aster, KalimerisKalimeris pinnatifida (Asteromoea mongolica)
ShrubBottlebrush BuckeyeAesculus parviflora
TreeTrident MapleAcer buergeranum

1997 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualBlue Fan FlowerScaevola aemula ‘New Blue Wonder’
PerennialThree Lobed ConeflowerRudbeckia triloba
ShrubPink Chinese LoropetalumLoropetalum chinense var. rubrum
TreeYoshino Japanese CedarCryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’

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1996 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualPurple Wave PetuniaPetunia hybrida ‘Purple Wave’
PerennialWild IndigoBaptisia spp.
ShrubHummingbird ClethraClethra alnifolia‘Hummingbird’
TreeImproved Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia ‘Lipan’, ‘Sioux’, ‘Tonto’ & ‘Yuma’

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1995 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

AnnualNew Gold LantanaLantana camara ‘New Gold’
PerennialBlue Anise SageSalvia guaranitica
ShrubAnnabelle HydrangeaHydrangea arborescens‘Annabelle’
TreeAthena ElmUlmus parvifolia Athena

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1994 Georgia Gold Medal Winners:

PerennialBath’s Pink DianthusDianthus gratianapolitanus ‘Bath’s Pink’
PerennialHomestead Purple VerbenaVerbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’
ShrubMount Airy FothergillaFothergilla major ‘Mount Airy’
ShrubJapanese Plum YewCephalotaxus harringtonia

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