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Proven Winners

Proven Winners® is the leading brand of high quality flowering plants in North America. The goals of Proven Winners are to introduce the best, most unique, high performing plants, to produce them under the highest quality standards, and to market the plants innovatively. Proven Winners® plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance, and garden performance. For a list of retailers that offer Proven Winners® products or to buy plants online, please visit www.provenwinners.com.

 

The P. Allen Smith Platinum Collection

The P. Allen Smith Platinum Collection of annuals, perennials and shrubs features 40 outstanding varieties from Proven Winners®. These are plants we grow at the Garden Home Retreat with amazing results. The goal of this Collection is to inspire passionate and casual gardeners alike to grow beautiful gardens.

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Tiny Wine® Physocarpus

Tiny Wine® Physocarpus

The popular native ninebark is now available in a dwarf version that grows half the size of its larger cousin. This shrub delivers deep rich color without any pruning. Dark foliage carries this low-maintenance plant through the season, with pink and white blooms appearing in late spring.

Shrub zones 3 - 8; full sun; mounding habit; 3 to 4 feet tall.

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Superbena® Royale Chambray Verbena

Superbena® Royale Chambray Verbena

Plant Superbena® Royal Chambray in a spot where you can watch all the butterflies that visit the blooms and enjoy the sweet fragrance. The plant has a graceful trailing habit that looks lovely at the edge of a bed or cascading over the edge of a container.

Annual; full sun; mounding and trailing habit; 8 - 10 inches tall; trailing to 24 inches.

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Luscious® Bananarama Lantana

Luscious® Bananarama Lantana

This trouble-free flowering plant loves to sunbathe in the heat and thrives in dry soil. To get optimal performance, give it a little plant food midsummer, just to give it a boost. The saturated yellow blooms will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Annual except in zones 10 - 11; full sun; mounding habit; 18 to 30 inches tall.

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Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen Verbena

Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen Verbena

This elegant salmon and coral colored Superbena® is vigorous as well as heat, drought and mildew tolerant. While always great in containers as a spiller, this Verbena is also "peachy keen" in landscape beds too.

Annual; full sun; mounding habit; 6 - 10 inches tall.

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Luscious® Berry Blend™ Lantana

Luscious® Berry Blend™ Lantana

The birds, butterflies and hummingbirds love this confection of a flower, plus it thrives on neglect. Vibrant berry pink and yellow flowers are heat and drought tolerant too. In fact if this plant ever attended high school, it would be voted "most likely to thrive." Luscious® Berry Blend™ will also tolerate less than ideal soils and doesn't need to be deadheaded.

Annual except in zones 10 - 11; full sun; mounding habit; 18 to 30 inches tall.

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Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso® Petunia

Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso® Petunia

This is one of those flowers that everyone will ask you about. Hot pink blooms edged in chartreuse are borne on robust plants.

Annual except in zones 10 and 11; full sun; trailing habit; 8 – 12 inches tall.

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'Sweet Caroline Raven' Ipomoea

'Sweet Caroline Raven' Ipomoea

Rich and dark, the purple foliage adds instant intrigue wherever it's planted, and it won't take over the garden!

Annual; full sun or partial shade; trailing habit; 6 – 8 inches tall.

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GoldDust™ Mecardonia

GoldDust™ Mecardonia

GoldDust® is an outstanding seasonal groundcover or container plant with yellow Nemesia-like flowers from May through October. The blooms are both plentiful and ready to stand up to even the most serious heat wave!

Annual; full sun or partial shade; trailing habit; 2 - 5 inches tall.

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My Monet® 'Sunset' Weigela

My Monet® 'Sunset' Weigela

My Monet® will shift from chartreuse to purple during the summer, and blazes with sunset tones in the fall. With a compact habit that won't exceed 18 inches in height, it makes for a fabulous edging plant.

Shrub zones 5 - 8; full sun; mounding habit; 12 to 18 inches tall.

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'Sweet Caroline Light Green' Ipomoea

'Sweet Caroline Light Green' Ipomoea

The brilliant foliage of Sweet Caroline Light Green makes for a great contrast in the garden. Sweet Caroline stays compact so it is won't overwhelm companion plants.

Annual except in zones 10 – 11, full sun or partial shade; trailing habit; 6 – 8 inches tall.

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Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum®

Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum®

If Petunias have been a risky venture for you in the past Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® is a variety that is sure to change your mind. Instead of fading or growing leggy through the summer, Supertunia® Petunias are disease resistant, self-cleaning and floriferous with sturdy stems. Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® is a knock out in the garden, producing medium pink blooms all summer, even during periods of heat and drought.

Annual; full sun; mounding habit; 16 to 24 inches tall.

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'Cat's Meow' Nepeta

'Cat's Meow' Nepeta

I've used the perennial catmint for years in my garden design work, but I've found this new introduction, 'Cat's Meow', to be the best yet. It's a real charmer and performer. Lots of blue flowers, requires little care and it's deer resistant too! The grey-green foliage forms a dense mound almost twice as wide as it is tall. Shear after the first round of flowers fade for fall bloom.

Perennial zones 3 - 8; full sun; upright habit; 17 to 20 inches tall.

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Sunny Anniversary™ Abelia

Sunny Anniversary™ Abelia

Developed in France, this elegant new shrub is a continuous show of butter yellow blooms with dusty pink throats. The fragrant flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Sunny Anniversary™ is suited for both flower beds and containers. For a striking combination pair it with Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum Petunia.

Shrub zones 6 - 8; full sun to partial shade; mounding habit; 3 to 4 feet tall.

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Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' Buddleia

Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' Buddleia

Compact and tidy, this butterfly bush will be a constant source of fragrant, lavender blooms from spring until fall. 'Lilac Chip' is hardy and non-invasive, never exceeding 24 inches in height.

Shrub zones 5 - 9; full sun; mounding habit; 2 feet tall.

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Goldilocks Rocks™ Bidens

Goldilocks Rocks™ Bidens

Vigorous, heat and drought tolerant; bright gold flowers from spring to fall, a knockout in the landscape. Plant in multiples for a bold splash of yellow. The trailing habit puts this plant on the top of the list for hanging baskets.

Annual except in zones 9 – 11; full sun; mounding habit; 12 – 14 inches tall.

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Superbena® Royale Red Verbena

Superbena® Royale Red Verbena

A multi-talented annual with deep red blooms. For an all-star line up plant Royale Red with Superbells® Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa or Supertunia® Black Cherry Petunia.

Annual; full sun; mounding and trailing habit; 6 - 12 inches tall; trailing to 24 inches.

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Snowstorm® Blue Bubbles Sutera

Snowstorm® Blue Bubbles Sutera

These blue double flowers swirl and cascade into a blizzard of color. Blue Bubbles has no problem standing alone as a singular sensation or playing a supporting role as an accent plant. Grow it in full sun and watch for the snowstorm of color.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; mounding and trailing habit; 3 to 6 inches tall; trails to 14 inches.

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Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia

Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia

Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia produces the most charming blue flowers in billowing masses that cascade over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. It is a heat tolerant Lobelia so the blooms continue well into the summer even in regions where summer temperatures are hot.

Annual except in zones and 11; full sun to partial shade, mounding habit; 4 to 8 inches tall.

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Dark Knight™ Lobularia

Dark Knight™ Lobularia

Dark Knight™ will last from spring through the first frost. This variety is very heat tolerant and needs no deadheading. Dark Knight's deep lavender, aromatic blooms will be sure to draw in the butterflies.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; mounding; 4 to 6 inches.

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Angelface® Blue Angelonia

Angelface® Blue Angelonia

With the Angelface® series the promise of Angelonia has finally been fulfilled. Super saturated bloom color, extra sturdy stems and high heat tolerance make this plant a must have for the garden. Spires of bloom reach 18 to 24 inches tall. It is a great choice for adding height and continuous summer color to flower borders and containers.

Annual; full fun to partial shade; upright habit; 18 to 24 inches tall.

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Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa

Superbells® Cherry Star Calibrachoa

This cherry-red stunner is the perfect filler for containers or window boxes. The "star" is the yellow pattern in the center of the bloom. Cherry Star thrives in full sun, is very low maintenance and attracts hummingbirds.

Annual; full sun; mounding or trailing habit; 6 to 10 tall; trails to 24 inches.

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Senorita Rosalita® Cleome

Senorita Rosalita® Cleome

Senorita Rosalita® is odorless and thornless with sterile flowers, which means they don't produce seeds; all qualities that add to its appeal for many gardeners. The lavender pink blossoms are produced all along the stem, not just at the top. The heat and drought tolerance make this Senorita a must have for gardeners watching their water usage.

Annual except in zones 8 - 11; full sun; upright habit; 24 to 48 inches tall.

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Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® Sutera

Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® Sutera

Sutera is a choice plant for hanging baskets and containers. Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® is so floriferous one can scarcely detect the plant under the cover of all the blooms. True to the name this variety of Sutera has larger than normal, clear white flowers. Don't worry if you start to lose blooms, water it and you will see them come back! You gotta love a plant that's this resilient.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; cascading; 4 to 8 inches.

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Handsome Devil™ Viburnum

Handsome Devil™ Viburnum

Glossy and sophisticated foliage is the main attraction here. The deep tones of red, orange and burgundy add richness to the landscape or containers. Handsome Devil™ is an excellent substitution for photinia as a screening hedge.

Shrub zones 7 -9; full sun to partial shade; upright habit; 5 to 8 feet tall.

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Shadowland™ 'Empress Wu' Hosta

Shadowland™ 'Empress Wu' Hosta

'Empress Wu' is a jaw dropper. When my guests see the size of her 18" wide leaves and flowers floating on 5 foot tall stems, they are wowed. 'Empress Wu' will be a tremendous focal point in your shade or woodland garden.

Perennial; zones 3a - 9b; shade to partial shade; mounding habit; 36 to 48 inches tall; 60 to 72 inches wide.

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ColorBlaze® Keystone Kopper™ Coleus

ColorBlaze® Keystone Kopper™ Coleus

With foliage like this, who needs blooms? The attention-grabbing copper color is radiant in the landscape or mixed containers. Keystone Kopper™ is also deer resistant and attractive to hummingbirds.

Annual; full sun to shade; upright habit; 24 to 26 inches tall.

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ColorBlaze® Lime Time™ Coleus

ColorBlaze® Lime Time™ Coleus

A bright backdrop for blooms, the glowing chartreuse leaves will hold their color all season long without fading. Lime Time likes partial to full sun and is a thriller in combinations. Picture this with Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum™ Petunia and Luscious® Berry Blend™ Lantana. It's also deer resistant and a big draw to hummingbirds.

Annual; full sun to shade; upright habit; 20 to 36 inches tall.

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Surefire™ Series Begonias

Surefire™ Series Begonias

This begonia will thrive anywhere in the garden - full sun, partial shade to full shade. The upright habit and large blooms offer interest to containers and flower beds. Rose produces large pink blooms and bronze foliage. Red blooms red with green foliage.

Annual; full sun to shade; cascading habit; 12 to 24 inches tall.

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Prairie Winds™ 'Cheyenne Sky' Panicum

Prairie Winds™ 'Cheyenne Sky' Panicum

A chameleon in the garden. Over the course of the summer the blue-green foliage turns wine red. By the beginning of fall the entire clump is drenched in color. The flower panicles are deep purple. Compact 3 foot height and tolerance of any soil type make 'Cheyenne Sky' easy to work into home gardens and combo containers.

Perennial zones 4 - 9; full sun; upright habit; 3 feet tall.

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Supertunia® Black Cherry Petunia

Supertunia® Black Cherry Petunia

The selling point of this flower is its stunning smoky red blooms. The plants will cover themselves in blooms from spring through fall. Black Cherry really pops in combinations with Superbena® Royale Chambray Verbena or shrubs like Tiny Wine® Ninebark.

Annual; full sun; mounding and trailing habit; 8 to 12 inches tall; trails to 24 inches.

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Amazing Daisies™ 'Banana Cream' Leucanthemum

Amazing Daisies™ 'Banana Cream' Leucanthemum

A real people-pleaser in the garden, the 4-inch soft yellow flowers of 'Banana Cream' are picture-perfect over dark green foliage. No staking necessary, this sturdy little perennial has no problem supporting those big blooms. Grows best in full sun in the north or part shade in the south and well-drained soil. Now that's charming.

Perennial zones 5 - 9; full sun in the north or partial shade in the south; upright mounding habit; 15 to 18 inches tall.

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Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa

Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa

This totally unique color pattern has never seen before in Calibrachoa. Each bloom displays a crisp yellow and white pinwheel.Low-maintenance with no deadheading needed makes these a perfect annual in my book.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; cascading habit; 7 to 10 inches tall.

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Superbells® Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa

Superbells® Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa

As light and delicate as its namesake fabric, the butter yellow blooms are soft and versatile enough to play will in both warm and cool colors combinations. It has a trailing habit with healthy foliage and tons of blooms.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; cascading habit; 7 to 10 inches tall.

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Diamond Delight™ Euphorbia

Diamond Delight™ Euphorbia

The vigourous double flowers appear from spring through fall Diamond Delight&trade has a tight, mounding habit that is beautiful planted en masse or alongside other low-growing bloomers like Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunias.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; mounding habit; 8 to 12 inches tall.

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 Raindow Rhythm™ 'Primal Scream' Daylily

Raindow Rhythm™ 'Primal Scream' Daylily

Appropriately named, this coveted flower stops traffic and has won the 2003 Stout Medal award, one of the highest honors a daylily can receive. Spectacular 7.5 to 8.5 inch, glimmering tangerine orange, gold dusted blossoms.

Perennial zones 3 - 9; full sun; mounding habit; 34 inches tall.

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Supertunia® Bordeaux™ Petunia

Supertunia® Bordeaux™ Petunia

From spring until the first autumn freeze this Petunia will produce wave upon wave of blooms that are pale pink with a dark plum throat and veins. The plant has a cascading habit so it is especially beautiful planted in containers. The award-winning Bordeaux™ is stunning in combinations and the robust color and weather tolerance make it a must-have.

Annual; full sun; cascading habit; 6 to 10 inches tall.

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Supertunia® Limoncello Petunia

Supertunia® Limoncello Petunia

This playful Supertunia® variety is a versatile flower that can weather variations in temperature, and the soft yellow blooms look stunning when paired with vivid greens. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant.

Annual; full sun; mounding and trailing habit; 6 to 10 inches tall; trails to 24 inches.

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Snow Princess® Lobularia

Snow Princess® Lobularia

If there's one new plant that should be on everyone's list, it's Snow Princess®, a unique breakthrough in the genus for heat tolerance and extended season performance. This sterile Lobularia is extremely vigorous, and because it puts no energy into setting seed it has an incredibly long bloom time. In fact, in trials in Florida, Snow Princess® displayed mounds of fragrant, white blooms from January through July. Is a perfect filler for flower bed combinations.

Annual; full sun to partial shade; mounding; 4 to 6 inches.

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Superbells® Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa

Superbells® Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa

The hummingbirds love this Calibrachoa with its sultry velvet red blooms and yellow throat. This plant loves full dun and well-draining soil. Particularly suited for containers, window boxes and hanging baskets.

Annual; full sun; mounding or trailing habit; 6 to 10 tall; trails to 24 inches.

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Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus

Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus

A colossus in the Garden! Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush' has extraordinary 7-8" flowers of dusky burgundy, is a compact grower, and a profuse bloomer even into the fall. Its flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds. I have a HUGE crush on them too! Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush' is a great landscape plant that adds a dash of bright color, great in groupings and awesome in perennial or shrub borders. Summerific™ 'Cranberry Crush' will look great in your garden all summer.

Perennial zones 4a - 9b; full sun to partial shade; upright habit; 36 to 48 inches tall and 48 to 60 inches wide.

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