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

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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

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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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DIANTHUS PAINT THE TOWN MAGENT
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 150
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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Double, fragrant blooms are hallmarks of this popular series.

Echinacea Butterfly™ Series
Echinacea Butterfly Series

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

Echinacea Sombrero™ Series
Echinacea Sombrero Series

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ECHINACEA SALSA RED
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 62
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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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: 102
A collection of outstanding daylilies. All are Proven Winners selections.  Zone 4


Heuchera Dolce™ Series
Heuchera Dolce' ™ Series

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HEUCHERA DOLCE CHERRY TRUFFLES
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 123
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: 211
HEUCHERA PEACHBERRY ICE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 94
HEUCHERA PRETTY PISTACHIO
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 20
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: 150
HIBISCUS CANDY CRUSH
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 148
HIBISCUS CRANBERRY CRUSH
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 304
HIBISCUS PERFECT STORM
Size: con 3 - PWINNER  Qty: 249
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 DIAMOND LAKE
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 147
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: 158
LEUCANTHEMUM REAL GLORY
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 110
LEUCANTHEMUM REAL SUNBEAM
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 20
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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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

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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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VERONICA BLUE SKYWALKER
Size: con 1 -  Qty: 87
VERONICA WHITE WANDS
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 199
VERONICA WIZARD OF AHHS
Size: con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 19
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.