BEST IN SHOW

New and improved perennials -


Best In Show

Some of the best efforts of perennial breeders are highlighted here
- many more new and improved varieties are being developed and enhanced every year.
Stay tuned for further developments!



Aster Kickin'™ Series

Aster Kickin'™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

ASTER KICKIN CARMINE RED Size: con 1 - Qty: 119
ASTER KICKIN LAVENDER Size: con 1 - Qty: 59
ASTER KICKIN LILAC BLUE Size: con 1 - Qty: 71
ASTER KICKIN PINK CHIFFON Size: con 1 - Qty: 62
ASTER KICKIN SAPPHIRE Size: con 1 - Qty: 39

The Kickin™ Series of asters naturally form a dense mound of finely textured green foliage that becomes covered with blooms from late summer into fall. All four varieties have gold button centers and grow 2-3' tall unless pinched back.  Zone 5


Kickin' 'Carmine Red' - magenta red, 24-36" ht.

Kickin' 'Lavender' - soft lavender flowers, 24-30" ht.

Kickin' 'Lilac Blue' - lavender-blue, 24-30" ht.

Kickin' 'Pink Chiffon' - pastel pink, 24-36" ht.

Kickin' 'Sapphire' - dark blue-violet w/yellow center, 8-10" ht.



Astilbe Younique™ Series

Astilbe


AVAILABILITY:

ASTILBE YOUNIQUE CARMINE - con 1 - Qty: 162
ASTILBE YOUNIQUE CERISE - con 1 - Qty: 24
ASTILBE YOUNIQUE SILVERY PINK - con 1 - Qty: 9
ASTILBE YOUNIQUE WHITE - con 1 - Qty: 14

These early blooming astilbes are bred to be very compact and yet produce an abundance of upright flowers, producing more flowers than foliage.  Zone 3


'Younique Carmine' PP20324 - carmine-red blooms, 14-18" ht.

'Younique Cerise' PP20661 - cherry red to hot pink blooms, 12-16" ht.

'Younique Lilac' PP19847 - lavender-pink, 12-16" ht.

'Younique Salmon' PP19846 - salmon pink, long blooming, 12-16" ht.

'Younique Silvery Pink' PP20656 - pink, long blooming, 20" ht.

'Younique White' PP19845 - clear white, 12-16" ht.



Baptisia Decadence™ Series

Baptisia


AVAILABILITY:

BAPTISIA BLUEBERRY SUNDAE - con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 131
BAPTISIA CHERRIES JUBILEE - con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 1
BAPTISIA LEMON MERINGUE - con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 148
BAPTISIA VANILLA CREAM - con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 108

Decadence™ Baptisia were selected for their shorter, more compact habits and their unique flower colors. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


'Blueberry Sundae' PP238991 - vibrant indigo blue, 36" ht.

'Cherries Jubilee' PP23907 - maroon with a bit of yellow, 30-36" ht.

'Lemon Meringue' PP24280 - lemon yellow, vigorous, 36" ht.

'Vanilla Cream' PPAF - creamy, white, 30-36" ht.



Dianthus Paint the Town™ Series

Paint the Town™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

DIANTHUS PAINT THE TOWN FUCHSI Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 46
DIANTHUS PAINT THE TOWN MAGENT Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 18

Bred to be heat tolerant, these new dianthus bloom like crazy starting in early summer and continuing well into the fall.


Paint the Town™ 'Fuchsia' PPAF - single fuchsia flowers, 6-8" ht. (#4224)

Paint the Town™ 'Magenta' PPAF - single pink flowers, 6-8" ht. (#4243)




Dianthus Scent First™ Series

Dianthus


AVAILABILITY:

DIANTHUS CANDY FLOSS - con 1 - Qty: 22
DIANTHUS COCONUT SURPRISE - con 1 - Qty: 3
DIANTHUS CORAL REEF - con 1 - Qty: 34
DIANTHUS PASSION - con 1 - Qty: 174
DIANTHUS SUGAR PLUM - con 1 - Qty: 8

Double, fragrant blooms are hallmarks of this popular series.


'Candy Floss' PP15903 - double pink w/darker flecks, 9-10" ht. (#4151)

'Coconut Surprise' PP18828 - double white w/crimson center, 10" ht. (#4742)

'Coral Reef' PP19660 - double coral-pink w/white picotee edge, 6-8" ht. (#5594)

'Passion' PP20440 - double, deep red, 10" ht. (#4312)

'Sugar Plum' PP21398 - double pink w/burgundy edge, 10" ht. (#4172)



Echinacea Butterfly™ Series

Echinacea Butterfly Series


AVAILABILITY:

ECHINACEA CLEOPATRA - con 1 - Qty: 183
ECHINACEA JULIA - con 1 - Qty: 1
ECHINACEA PURPLE EMPEROR - con 1 - Qty: 19

Outstanding single-flowering coneflowers have sturdy, well-branched stems.  Zone 4


'Cleopatra' PP24631 - bright gold blooms, 16-18" ht.

'Julia' PP24629 - glowing tangerine orange blooms, 16-18" ht.

'Purple Emperor' PP24459 - fragrant magenta blooms, 15-18" ht.




Echinacea Sombrero™ Series

Echinacea Sombrero Series


AVAILABILITY:

ECHINACEA ADOBE ORANGE - con 1 - Qty: 33
ECHINACEA HOT CORAL - con 1 - Qty: 10
ECHINACEA SANDY YELLOW - con 1 - Qty: 24

Well-branched, compact plants that bloom abundantly all summer long are the hallmarks of this series. All have high bud counts, bloom at the same time, and grow to similar heights.  Zone 4


'Adobe Orange' PPAF - bright pumpkin orange, 24-26" ht.

'Hot Coral' PP23097 - floriferous coral pink blooms, 18-24" ht.

'Salsa Red' PP23105 - medium red blooms, 24-26" ht.

'Sandy Yellow' PP23104 - sturdy, deep yellow, 24-26" ht.




Helenium Mariachi™ Series

Helenium Mariachi™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

HELENIUM AUT FUEGO Size: con 1 - Qty: 26
HELENIUM AUT SALSA Size: con 1 - Qty: 28
HELENIUM AUT SIESTA Size: con 1 - Qty: 27
HELENIUM AUT SOMBRERO Size: con 1 - Qty: 49

Brilliant colors for late summer or early fall, these new Heleniums only grow to knee-high. They are best in full sun, and the deep green foliage is mildew resistant. Excellent blooms for cutting.  Zone 4


'Fuego' PPAF - a combination of oragne and yellow petals surround a center button, 18-20" ht.

'Salsa' PPAF - deep red flowers have dark brown centers, 18-20" ht.

'Siesta' PPAF - deep, true red petals surround a two-tone cone of yellow and maroon, 18-20" ht.

'Sombrero' PPAF - lemon yellow blooms cover the plant all summer, 18-20" ht.




Helleborus Honeymoon™ Series

Helleborus Honeymoon™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

HELLEBORUS ROME IN RED Size: 6 in Pot - Qty: 1

These single flowered Helleborus were selected for notable vigor, rich flower colors, and large number of blooms per plant.  Zone 4


'New York Night' - ½-3" single dark purple to jet black, 18-24" ht.

'Rio Carnival' - 3" diameter, single, light yellow flowers w/burgundy specks, 18-24" ht.

'Rome in Red' - 3-4" diameter, wine red flowers, 18-24" ht.

'Spanish Flare' - 3" single light yellow with maroon centers, 18-24" ht.




Hemerocallis Rainbow Rhythm™ Collection

Hemerocallis Rainbow Rhythm Collection


AVAILABILITY:

HEMEROCALLIS GOING BANANAS Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 36
HEMEROCALLIS PRIMAL SCREAM Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 169
HEMEROCALLIS SIL PEONY DISPLAY Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 105

A collection of outstanding daylilies. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


'Going Bananas' PP17164 - an improved 'Happy Returns', with larger, 4" yellow flowers that bloom continuously all summer long. 19-22" ht.

'Primal Scream' - eye-catching, bright, tangerine-orange blooms have ruffled, twisted, narrow petals. A tetraploid, the 8" blooms are produced on 34" scapes. Early-mid season, 30-36" ht.

'Siloam Peony Display' - the fragrant, light peach, diamond-dusted blooms are fully double, with a rose colored blush towards the center. Mid season, plus rebloom, 18" ht.



Heuchera Dolce™ Series

Heuchera Dolce' ™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

HEUCHERA DOLCE APPLETINI Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 51
HEUCHERA DOLCE BLACKBERRY ICE Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 1
HEUCHERA DOLCE BRAZEN RAISIN Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 60
HEUCHERA DOLCE CINNAMON CURLS Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 15

These varieties were bred to be easy to grow and to have year-round interesting foliage. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


'Dolce™ Appletini' PPAF - lime green foliage really shows off the bright red flowers; may rebloom, 8-10" ht.

'Dolce™ Blackberry' PPAF - iridescent purple leaves develop a pewter overlay in the summer. A vigorous grower with cream flowers, 12" ht.

'Dolce™ Brazen Raisin' PPAF - nearly black leaves topped with showy hot pink buds that open to white flowers, 8-10" ht.

'Dolce™ Cinnamon Curls' PPAF - ruffled foliage starts out orange-red in the spring, then changes to a blend of coppery orange, red and purple, 8-12" ht.




Heuchera PRIMO™ Series

Heuchera PRIMO' ™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

HEUCHERA BLACK PEARL Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 94

The PRIMO™ Series expands on the Dolce™ Heuchera for bigger, better landscape plants All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


'PRIMO™ Black Pearl' PPAF - Shiny, jet-black leaves have scalloped, ruffled edges. Color does not fade, even in full sun, 8-10" ht.

'PRIMO™ Pretty Pistachio' PPAF - Chartreuse leaves change to lime green in the summer. Large clusters of pink blooms throughout summer, 8-10" ht.





Hibiscus Summerific™ Series

Hibiscus Summerific ™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

The Summerific™ Series has the largest flowers of any perennial! Blooms from mid summer through fall. Zone 4


'Summerific™ Cherry Chesecake' PPAF - Creamy pink buds open to 7-8" diameter white flowers. Magenta tipped, ruffled white petals, 4-5' ht.

'Summerific™ Cranberry Crush' PPAF - Near black buds open to deep red blooms. Flowers form the length of the stem, 3-4' ht.





Hosta Shadowlands™ Series

Hosta Shadowlands™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

HOSTA AUTUMN FROST Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 60
HOSTA COAST TO COAST Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 155
HOSTA EMPRESS WU Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 167
HOSTA HUDSON BAY Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 98
HOSTA WHEEE Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 140

This series of hosta has been selected for their attractive foliage and their overall tough hardiness. All are Proven Winners Selections.   Zone 4


'Autumn Frost' PP23224 - a showy sport of Hosta 'First Frost', the frosty blue leaves emerge with bright yellow margins, eventually fading to green with white margins in the summer. Light lavender blooms, 16" ht. (#5276)

'Coast to Coast' PP26469 - this large, solid gold hosta makes a great specimen with its thick puckered foliage. Pale violet flowers, 30" ht. (#4285)

'Empress Wu' PP20744 - this huge hosta has thick, deep green leaves with prominent veins. Pale violet flowers. 3-4' ht. (#5820)

'Hudson Bay' PP23598 - wide, bright blue margins contrast nicely with the apple-green jetting and creamy white center. Leaves have a heavy substance. White flowers, 24" ht. (#4704)

'Wheee!' PP23565 - ruffled, wavy leaves are green with cream margins with good substance. Light lavender blooms, 12" ht. (#5391)




Leucanthemum Real™ Series

Leucanthemum Real™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

LEUCANTHEMUM REAL DREAM Size: con 1 - Qty: 17
LEUCANTHEMUM REAL GLORY Size: con 1 - Qty: 16
LEUCANTHEMUM REAL NEAT Size: con 1 - Qty: 70

These Shasta Daisies were bred for unusual flower color and form, longer bloom time, and disease resistance.  Zone 5


'Real Charmer' PPAF - large, double, cream-to-lemon yellow blooms have fringed petals and gold centers. Strong stems grow 22" tall.

'Real Glory' PPAF - pure white petals open flat to surround a frilly yellow center. Long-lasting flowers are borne on strong 24" tall stems.

'Real Neat' PPAF - multiple rows of pure white, fluted petals surround a gold center. Grows 16-18" tall on strong stems.

'Real Sunbeam' PPAF - deep yellow, non-fading, single blooms have large gold centers. Grows 20" tall.




Monarda Sugar Buzz™ Series

Monarda Sugar Buzz™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

MONARDA COTTON CANDY Size: con 1 - Qty: 30
MONARDA ROCKIN RASPBERRY Size: con 1 - Qty: 36
MONARDA BUBBLEGUM BLAST Size: con 2 - Qty: 129
MONARDA CHERRY POPS Size: con 2 - Qty: 87
MONARDA GRAPE GUMBALL Size: con 2 - Qty: 77

These medium-sized Bee Balms are all similar in size and bloom time. Blooming in mid-summer, they are perfect for the middle of the bed. The dark green foliage is mildew-resistant. Best in full sun. Deer resistant.  Zone 4.


'Bubblegum Blast' PPAF - hot pink flowers, 24" ht.

'Cherry Pops' PPAF - cherry red flowers, 20" ht.

'Cotton Candy' PPAF - light pink blooms, 14-16" ht.

'Grape Gumball' PPAF - bright magenta blooms, 20-24" ht.

'Rockin' Raspberry' PPAF - deep, raspberry-purple blossoms, 20" ht.




Phlox paniculata Flame ™ Series

Phlox paniculate Flame™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

PHLOX PAN BLUE FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 59
PHLOX PAN CORAL FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 58
PHLOX PAN PINK FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 15
PHLOX PAN PURPLE FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 74
PHLOX PAN RED FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 27
PHLOX PAN WHITE FLAME Size: con 1 - Qty: 32

This series of naturally dwarf, compact cultivars is great for planting in the middle of the bed. They have large, fragrant flowers and are disease-resistant. They grow 15-18" tall and bloom in mid-summer.  Zone 3.


'Blue Flame' PPAF - dark blue buds open to white flowers that are streaked with violet-blue.

'Coral Flame' PP22234 - bright, coral-red blooms, 16" ht.

'Pink Flame' PP11804 - fragrant pink blooms with small red eyes, 16" ht.

'Purple Flame' PP12605 - large, fragrant purple flowers, 16" ht.

'Red Flame' PPAF - large, carmine-red blooms, 16" ht.

'White Flame' PP12659 - large white blooms, 16" ht.




Sedum Sunsparkler™ Series

Sedum Sunsparkler™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

SEDUM DAZZLEBERRY Size: con 1 - Qty: 78
SEDUM JADE TUFFET Size: con 1 - Qty: 25
SEDUM LIME TWISTER Size: con 1 - Qty: 36
SEDUM LIME ZINGER Size: con 1 - Qty: 52
SEDUM SUNSPARKLER BLUE ELF Size: con 1 - Qty: 17
SEDUM SUNSPARKLER WILDFIRE Size: con 1 - Qty: 18

These new introductions were selected for their more compact growth, colorful foliage, and brightly colored flowers. Best in full sun and well-drained soil.  Zone 4.


'Dazzleberry' PP22457 - bluish-purple foliage, similar to 'Vera Jameson', with a more compact habit. Large clusters of raspberry-red flowers in late summer, 6-8" ht. (#4926)

'Jade Tuffet' PPAF - dense clumps of shiny green leaves with bright red stems are covered with dark pink flowers in late summer, 14" ht. (#4546)

'Lime Twister' PPAF - small, bright green leaves have creamy white edges. Hot pink flowers are produced in late summer, 9" ht.

'Lime Zinger' PP24632 - apple-green leaves are edged in red make a low-growing carpet. Soft pink blooms cover the plant in late summer, 4-6" ht. (#5928)

'SunSparkler Sedora Blue Elf' PPAF - steel-blue, tufted rosettes form a dense mat of dark pink flowers in fall, 6" ht. (#4439)

'SunSparkler Wildfire' PPAF - shiny red leaves have hot pink edges. Forms a dense mat of pink blooms, 6" ht. (#4389)




Veronica Magic Show™ Series

Veronica Magic Show™ Series


AVAILABILITY:

VERONICA ENCHANTED INDIGO Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 2
VERONICA WHITE WANDS Size: con 1 - PWINNER Qty: 67

These Veronicas were bred for their compact growth habits and incredibly showy blooms. More disease resistant than older varieties. Best in full sun. Both are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4.


'Enchanted Indigo' PPAF - upright clumps of compact, glossy green foliage produce deep bluish-purple flowers in the summer and fall, 16-18" ht.

'White Wands' PPAF - dark green, shiny leaves are topped with pure white flower wands in early summer, 14-16" ht.