BEST IN SHOW

New & Improved Perennials


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NEW & IMPROVED PERENNIALS

Some of the best efforts of perennial breeders are highlighted here.

Aster Kickin'™ Series
Aster Kickin'™ Series

Any Availability:

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

Baptisia Decadence™ Series
Baptisia

Any Availability:

BAPTISIA BLUEBERRY SUNDAE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 10
BAPTISIA CHERRIES JUBILEE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 217
BAPTISIA LEMON MERINGUE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 202
BAPTISIA PINK LEMONADE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 191
BAPTISIA VANILLA CREAM
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 72
Decadence™ Baptisia were selected for their shorter, more compact habits and their unique flower colors. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4

Dianthus Paint the Town™ Series
Paint the Town™ Series

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


Dianthus Scent First™ Series
Dianthus

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DIANTHUS PASSION
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 80
DIANTHUS SUGAR PLUM
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 124
Double, fragrant blooms are hallmarks of this popular series.

Echinacea Butterfly™ Series
Echinacea Butterfly Series

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ECHINACEA CLEOPATRA
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 86
ECHINACEA JULIA
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 75
ECHINACEA PURPLE EMPEROR
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 634
Outstanding single-flowering coneflowers have sturdy, well-branched stems.  Zone 4

Echinacea Sombrero™ Series
Echinacea Sombrero Series

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ECHINACEA ADOBE ORANGE
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 178
ECHINACEA BAJA BURGUNDY
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 168
ECHINACEA GRANADA GOLD
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 146
ECHINACEA HOT CORAL
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 136
ECHINACEA LEMON YELLOW
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 281
ECHINACEA SALSA RED
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 285
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


Helenium Mariachi™ Series
Helenium Mariachi™ Series

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HELENIUM AUT FUEGO
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 33
HELENIUM AUT SALSA
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 25
HELENIUM AUT SIESTA
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 31
HELENIUM AUT SOMBRERO
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 55
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

Helleborus Honeymoon™ Series
Helleborus Honeymoon™ Series

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

Hemerocallis Rainbow Rhythm™ Series
Hemerocallis Rainbow Rhythm Collection

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HEMEROCALLIS GOING BANANAS
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 28
HEMEROCALLIS LAKE OF FIRE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 101
HEMEROCALLIS ORANGE SMOOTHIE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 99
HEMEROCALLIS PRIMAL SCREAM
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 398
HEMEROCALLIS RUBY SPIDER
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 103
HEMEROCALLIS SIL PEONY DISPLAY
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 100
HEMEROCALLIS SOUND OF MY HEART
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 103
HEMEROCALLIS STORM SHELTER
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 97
A collection of outstanding daylilies. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


Heuchera Dolce™ Series
Heuchera Dolce' ™ Series

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HEUCHERA APPLE TWIST
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 70
HEUCHERA DOLCE CHERRY TRUFFLES
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 16
HEUCHERA DOLCE SILVER GUMDROP
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 104
HEUCHERA DOLCE SPEARMINT
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 112
HEUCHERA DOLCE TOFFEE TART
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 165
HEUCHERA DOLCE WILDBERRY
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 84
These varieties were bred to be easy to grow and to have year-round interesting foliage. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4

Heuchera PRIMO™ Series
Heuchera PRIMO' ™ Series

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HEUCHERA BLACK PEARL
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 130
HEUCHERA PEACHBERRY ICE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 139
The PRIMO™ Series expands on the Dolce™ Heuchera for bigger, better landscape plants All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4

Hibiscus Summerific™ Series
Hibiscus Summerific ™ Series

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HIBISCUS BALLET SLIPPERS
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 14
HIBISCUS CANDY CRUSH
Size: con 2 - PWINNER  Qty: 71
HIBISCUS CANDY CRUSH
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 20
HIBISCUS CHERRY CHOCO LATTE
Size: con 2 - PWINNER  Qty: 84
HIBISCUS CRANBERRY CRUSH
Size: con 2 - PWINNER  Qty: 95
HIBISCUS CRANBERRY CRUSH
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 54
HIBISCUS FRENCH VANILLA
Size: con 2 - PWINNER  Qty: 85
HIBISCUS PERFECT STORM
Size: con 2 - PWINNER  Qty: 54
HIBISCUS PERFECT STORM
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 28
The Summerific™ Series has the largest flowers of any perennial! Blooms from mid summer through fall. Zone 4


Hosta Shadowland™ Series
Hosta Shadowland™ Series

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HOSTA AUTUMN FROST
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 162
HOSTA COAST TO COAST
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 95
HOSTA DIAMOND LAKE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 153
HOSTA EMPRESS WU
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 750
HOSTA ETCHED GLASS
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 81
HOSTA HUDSON BAY
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 132
HOSTA WHEEE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 226
HOSTA WU LA LA
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 245
This series of hosta has been selected for their attractive foliage and their overall tough hardiness. All are Proven Winners Selections.   Zone 4

Leucanthemum Realflor™ Series
Leucanthemum Realflor™ Series

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LEUCANTHEMUM REAL CHARMER
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 10
LEUCANTHEMUM SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 111
These Shasta Daisies were bred for unusual flower color and form, longer bloom time, and disease resistance.  Zone 5

Monarda Sugar Buzz™ Series
Monarda Sugar Buzz™ Series

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MONARDA BUBBLEGUM BLAST
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 45
MONARDA GRAPE GUMBALL
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 124
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.


Phlox paniculata Flame ™ Series
Phlox paniculata Flame™ Series

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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.

Sedum Sunsparkler™ Series
Sedum Sunsparkler™ Series

Any Availability:

SEDUM DAZZLEBERRY
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 279
SEDUM LIME ZINGER
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 21
SEDUM THUNDERHEAD
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 16
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.

Veronica Magic Show™ Series
Veronica Magic Show™ Series

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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.