The Daisy Butterfly, ‘Argyranthemum frutescens’, is a fantastic release from Proven Winners. The Daisy ‘Butterfly’ is a heat-tolerant marguerite Daisy with oomph. ‘Butterfly’ produces canary-yellow flowers throughout the summer even without deadheading. Daisy’s require a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil and should be kept well watered in the summer. Daisy’s may be used as a cut flower and they are excellent in window boxes, pots, and rock gardens. The Daisy is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, plus they are resistant to deer. These Daisys are winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 and they are grown as an annual in other cooler climatic zones. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. The deeply cut, dark green leaves are aromatic when bruised. For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial..
Great in Mass Plantings and in Containers The Cuphea Lavender Lace, ‘Cuphea rosea’, is a Proven Selections plant that is used in combos and containers. Lavender Lace can be used as a landscape or ornamental plant. They produce masses of purple flowers from spring through fall. Summers heat will not stop these unique flowers. In warm climates it is an ever blooming perennial. The stems become slightly woody, arching and weather tough conditions. Place them in well drained soil and then look for Hummingbirds as they begin to flower. Pinching in early summer will promote branching. For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial. * Months of blooms spring through fall* Thrives in heat* Easy to grow .
The Sweet Potato Vine Margarita, ‘Ipomoea batatas’, a Proven Winners selection, has a trailing habit and traditional velvety, fan shaped leaves that are a bright chartreuse color. This ornamental plant provides color and interest like no other plant. They are grown for their distinctive foliage and vigorous growth habit. Margarita looks nice planted with darker foliaged plants. Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines can be used as an annual groundcover or in hanging baskets and pots. They grow best when provided with a high light location and relatively warm temperatures. For zones 10-11, this plant can also be a perennial..
Shade lover with rose-like blooms Impatiens Rockapulco White, Impatiens walleriana ‘Rockapulco® White’, displays miniature rose-like white blooms that perform great in shady locations. Rockapulco Impatiens are a must for pots and garden beds with filtered sun. Blooms all summer long. Impatiens provides brilliant color in the shade where few other flowers thrive. Unlike most flowers, you never need to trim off spent blooms to tidy up the plant and promote longer flowering because Rockapulco requires no deadheading. As long as you give them plenty of water, Rockapulco impatiens will bloom magnificently. They look great in hanging baskets or patio containers. Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds! This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Shade loving* Re-blooming for months* Easy to grow .
Great for Hanging Baskets & Planters Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue, Torenia Catalina® Midnight Blue PPAF, starts blooming early and blooms through the fall. Midnight Blue is a deep blue color with yellow throated blooms. The unique trailing/mounding habit makes this a great choice for both hanging baskets and planters. Torenia is another choice for part shade locations. Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue is a heat and shade tolerant plant that has a snapdragon-like flower all season. It is low maintenance and dead heading is not necessary. Blooms have shades of periwinkle and deep cobalt blue with a yellow throat, so intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Trailing/mounding habit* Great in hanging baskets & planters* Snapdragon-like flowers* Shade tolerant.
The Calibrachoa Superbells ® Cherry Red, Calibrachoa hybrid ‘USCAL23101’, is a fantastic annual hybrid from Proven Winners. Calibrachoa is very similar to a minature Petunia. This vigorous fast growing plant produces hundreds of vividly colored red flowers that bloom from spring until first frost. Calibrachoa Superbells are easy to grow. Place them in full sun, shade will severely limit the number of flowers. Superbells can be grown in patio pots, window boxes and in beds. Calibrachoa are popular for hanging baskets because of their cascading habit. Superbells are self cleaning, you do not have to pinch off spent flowers. Superbells Calibrachoa is more heat resistant than most of the Calibrachoas. It can take the heat of hot southern summers making it a good replacement for petunias, and they can be perennial in zones 9 and warmer. You can expect hummingbirds to visit your garden when you plant Calibrachoa because they love the large trumpet shaped flowers and it’s good nectar source. * Zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial* Fall Interest* Long Blooming* Heat Tolerant* Rebloomer or Continuous Blooms .
Makes a great groundcover! Bandana® Pink Lantana has flowers that start out with a yellow color and mature to rose. Bandana® Pink Lantana is a well branched plants that has a nice mounding growing habit. Lantana makes a nice groundcover for very hot, dry areas with poor soil conditions.Try Lantanas also in a hanging basket or in a mixed combo planter. Bandana™ series plants are very well-branched with a nice, uniform, mounding habit and offer significantly larger flowers than traditional Lantana varieties. These early flowering varieties come in a range of eye-catching colors. They bloom all summer long and will come back the next year if conditions are favorable. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Easy to grow* Blooms late spring through summer* Vivid color .
Petunia Supertunia Vista Fuchsia, Petunia hybrid ‘Supertunia® Vista Fuchsia’ PPAF, displays tons of dark pink flowers in a mound. ‘Vista Fuchsia’ is a vigorous bloomer, and like other ‘Vistas’, lasts longer than other varieties! Supertunia is a long time favorite of growers and gardeners. They’re virtually maintenance free and bloom continuously throughout the season. They have large blossoms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Add a slow release fertilizer to top dress the basket or container. If you plant your own basket, incorporate some of the slow release fertilizer in the soil as you plant. Do this every couple of weeks all summer to keep the blooms healthy! Petunias will provide long-term color in full sun areas throughout the season. They are ideal for baskets, beds, balconies and combination plantings. Petunias are very heat and drought tolerant once established in the ground or pot. They do not need to have their dead flower heads removed to continue flowering and they are not leggy. The Supertunia is self-cleaning and this is not necessarily true of all petunias! ‘Vista Fuchsia’ grows fast and therefore needs ample moisture and fertilizer. It is a vigorous, mounding plant that is perfect for your landscape. Plant in mass for a brilliant display of deep pink all season! This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only. * Deep pink flowers* Container or landscape plant* Vigorous bloomer.
The Calibrachoa – Superbells® Plum, Calibrachoa hybrid ‘USCALI99’, is a Proven Winner plant, which means that this plant has undergone rigorous testing to be sure that it will perform in the garden under a variety of conditions. It is more heat resistant than most of the Calibrachoas. It can take the heat of our hot southern summers making it a good replacement for petunias, and can be perennial hot zones 7 and warmer. Expect hummingbirds to visit your garden when you plant this variety! * Award Winner* Heat tolerant* Deadheading Not Necessary* Attracts Birds & Hummingbirds .
The Daisy Lemon Symphony ‘Osteospermum hybrid’, joins the hands down best of the Osteospermum in the Proven Winners Symphony series. Theyâll produce prolific flowers from spring right through fall. They have large lemon yellow flowers with a compact growth habit and unusual blue-violet eyes. These beauties make a unique addition to any combination. Theyâre heat-tolerant, so they wonât shy away from hot summer conditions and full sun. Daisy’s require a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil and should be kept well watered in the summer. Daisy’s may be used as a cut flower and they are excellent in window boxes, pots, and rock gardens. The daisy is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, plus they are resistant to deer. These daisy’s are winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 and they are grown as an annual in other cooler climatic zones. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. The deeply cut, dark green leaves are aromatic when bruised. For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial..
The Licorice, White Licorice, ‘Helichrysum petiolare’, exhibits vigorous growth and elegant silver-frosted foliage. This plant will let you do a little to get a lot. Licorice plants are exceptionally easy to grow, requiring little fertilizer. The Licorice has fine foliage and is a compact grower. This plant is an excellent choice for hanging baskets or mixed containers. It’s especially useful in mixed containers as it tends to grow outward which makes a planter or basket look larger. Licorice does best in a well-drained soil, either in beds or containers. White Licorice produces small flowers that are insignificant and can be removed. In warmer zones this plant can also be a perennial. * Heat tolerant* Drought tolerant* Easy to grow .
Salvia Sage, Salvia officinalis, is a small perennial evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Sage prefers a sunny location with alkaline soil. It grows best in a warm climate. Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. Use in sauces and stuffings for fatty meats such as goose, duck, pork and sausage. In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. Its Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve. The sage plant reaches a height of 2 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter and have flowers that range from blue to purple. Sage plants mature in about two years although you can harvest leaves in the first year. * Woody stems* Gray leaves* Blue to purple flowers.
Smaller Watermelon for Smaller Gardens Sugar Baby Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus ‘Sugar Baby’, is a very sweet melon that does not require the space of larger varieties. Watermelon ‘Sugar Baby’ is a 10 to 20 lbs. melon that is firm, sweet, and has red/orange flesh with small, dark brown seeds. The thick rind turns from dark green to almost black when mature. Growing Sugar Baby watermelon is easy & this early maturing variety provides abundant melons. Sugar Baby Watermelons are popular, small, round and sweet, dark skinned watermelon for summer treats. The pink flesh is mouth-watering, flavorsome and not too seedy, while the rind is quite tough and resists cracking. Watermelons like well-drained, sandy loam with a pH of 6 to 6.8. They don’t want wet feet, and regular, but average, water will do. * Great for smaller gardens* Early ripening to enjoy all summer* Heavy producer .
The Begonia Dragon Wing Red, ‘Begonia x hybrida’, is a beautiful shade plant growing up to 15 inches tall with a a spread of up to 18 inches. Dragon Wing Red Begonias perform very well in the landscape with excellent heat tolerance and garden performance. Dragon Wing Red is part of a new series that is very heat tolerant and has wing-like, glossy green leaves. It’s an excellent companion with other annuals in containers and hanging baskets. The Dragon Wing works great in full sun but the look in partial shade is absolutely awesome. These plants bloom almost constantly and have angel-wing shaped, dark green leaves that are spectacularly glossy with huge panicles of red flowers hanging down. This plant is ideal for hanging baskets on the front porch or in large containers. Begonia Dragon Wings prefer planting beds that are well drained and organic-rich. * Award Winner* Heat Tolerant* Deadheading Not Necessary .
The Nemesia Blue Bird, ‘Nemesia fruticans hybrids’, was bred in Germany and England. These sweet scented blooms fill the air with their fragrant aroma when the sun hits the flowers. Proven Winners introduces Blue Bird, with it’s blue flowers, to join the Nemesia line of old favorites. Blue Birds scoff at cold weather and keep blooming right through frosts in early spring and late fall. They have a compact form with strong upright flowers. Theyâre superb in planters or baskets where you can catch wind of the refreshing fragrance. This Proven Winners plant has colors that range from glowing bright hues to the softest pastels. This plant is outstanding in hanging baskets, combos, and window boxes. Nemesia hates drought so ensure the soil is kept moist. They perform best in cool gardens or in partial shade in hot areas. The compact plants produce and abundance of showy flowers all summer long. For zones 8-11, this plant can also be a perennial..