New Proven Winners® Perennials for 17-18

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    Aruncus 'Chantilly Lace' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Goatsbeard) With the addition of ‘Chantilly Lace' to the Proven Winners® program, you can be well on your way to a complete shade garden lineup! This part shade-loving plant produces beautiful sprays of lacy, cream-colored flowers in late spring to early summer. It is very floriferous when it's in bloom, completely covering the deep green foliage. Goatsbeard is similar in appearance to Astilbe in the garden, but it is more drought tolerant.

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    Baptisia DECADENCE® DELUXE ‘Pink Lemonade' PPAF CPBRAF

    (False Indigo) When you have so many colorful members of the DECADENCE® Baptisia, it's hard to imagine a new hue! However, ‘Pink Lemonade' does just that with its unique bicolor flower spikes, the first bicolor of the series. In late spring to early summer, soft yellow flowers age to dusty raspberry purple, and both colors appear on the stem at the same time. Charcoal stems really make the colors pop. Forms an incredibly full and bushy habit—a perfect substitution for shrubs if you're looking for structure in the garden. ‘Pink Lemonade' is part of a subgroup DECADENCE® DELUXE, a reference to its taller, vase-shaped habit. It joins ‘Pink Truffles', a solid pink counterpart.

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    Clematis 'Stand By Me' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Clematis) A new look in Clematis! This non-vining Clematis is completely herbaceous, meaning that it dies back to the ground at the end of the growing season. Blue bell-shaped flowers appear from late May to June, with some rebloom into the later summer months. After it is finished blooming, attractive cream thread-like seed heads appear. Broad, green foliage completes the package of this unique perennial. New leaves have a bronze cast to the undersides. This plant benefits from staking, cages, or neighboring plants for support.

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    Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Cherry Vanilla' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Pinks) There are only a few plants that can stop you in your tracks as you walk by, and this sparkling new Dianthus in the FRUIT PUNCH® series is one of them. ‘Cherry Vanilla' is the first member of the collection, with fully double, carnation-like flowers. 1.5in wide, deep red flowers have a sharply contrasting, very light pink picotee edge that makes the color pop. The sweetly scented flowers appear proportionately above the narrow, blue-green foliage.

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    Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Classic Coral' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Pinks) ‘Classic Coral' is the long-awaited missing color of the FRUIT PUNCH® series. In early summer a splash of double, striking coral pink flowers is produced over a tight, compact mound of blue-green foliage. Members of the FRUIT PUNCH® series all share the following traits: semi double to double, fragrant flowers, and good heat and humidity tolerance. A quick shearing after flowering will encourage rebloom in early fall. FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus are just the right size for the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.

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    Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Raspberry Ruffles' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Pinks) A beautiful new addition to the FRUIT PUNCH® series! This Dianthus produces large, florist quality, fully double, raspberry pink blossoms about 1¾ inches wide. Each serrated petal is framed by a razor thin white edge. Unlike other flowers that might fade, ‘Raspberry Ruffles' maintains its raspberry pink color throughout its bloom season. A polished, upright habit with blue-green foliage completes this perfect package. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus are just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.

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    Echinacea LAKOTA™ 'Sante Fe'

    People have been asking for it, and we've finally found a Coneflower worthy of the Proven Winners® stamp of approval! This new seed strain shows a variety of beautiful shades of red, varying from reddish-orange to pinkish red. Each 3½ in flower has horizontal petals. With a shorter stature, it is a great fit for the front of the border, small spaces, and combination containers. Just like other Coneflowers, this will bloom nearly all summer long, all the way up to frost.

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    Heliopsis helianthoides TUSCAN GOLD™ ('Inhelsodor' PPAF CPBRAF)

    (False Sunflower) One of the more popular perennials in the Proven Winners® program has been Heliopsis ‘Tuscan Sun', and now there is a companion to go with it. Sunny yellow flowers have golden centers and matching eyes. The flowers of TUSCAN GOLD™ are a little more yellow and larger than the flowers than ‘Tuscan Sun'. This exciting new selection boasts a compact, upright habit with dark green leaves that resist powdery mildew. A perfect flower for bouquets.

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Orange Smoothie' PPAF

    (Daylily) From the same hybridizer who brought you the popular reblooming daylily ‘Going Bananas' comes this brand new introduction that is sure to please. 4” wide, orange mango petals with a light rose band, pink mid-rib, and green throat. The flower scapes have well-branched, 4-way scapes and upwards near 32 buds per scape, packing quite a punch with its flower performance. The diamond dusting will dazzle you as it sparkles in direct sun. Flowers are cookie-cutter consistent in form and color and we have observed excellent rebloom. ‘Orange Smoothie' combines well with pastel and bold colors alike, making it a great choice for landscape designers. Plant en masse for a truly stunning display.

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Storm Shelter'

    (Daylily) We're excited to bring you one of our favorite daylilies! This stunning, high quality, tetraploid produces 5 inch wide, mauve colored blossoms with an enormous deep eggplant purple eye that extends to nearly the edge of the petals. Piecrust edges have a wide picotee margin that matches the eggplant color of the eye zone. The flowers boast heavy substance that stands up to adverse weather. Rounded petals and flower form complete the package. The rich color saturation of the flower make this daylily a can't miss!

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    Heuchera PRIMO™ 'Wild Rose' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Coral Bells) This easily distinguishable Heuchera stands out with its large leaves and bright, uniquely colored foliage. ‘Wild Rose' forms a dense habit of large, bright rosy purple leaves with deep charcoal gray veining. The prominent dark veining really causes the foliage color pop, making it a great choice for shade. This is the perfect companion plant to the dark-leafed ‘Black Pearl'. Upright, dark burgundy rose flower scapes have matching dark buds that open to rosy pink flowers. The New PRIMO™ Collection differs from the DOLCE® Heuchera collection in that they are large and faster growing in the landscape.

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    Heucherella FUN AND GAMES® 'Eye Spy' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Foamy Bells) Heucherella are traditionally grown for their foliage; ‘Eye Spy' bucks that trend by also having spectacular flowering performance. In the garden, bubblegum pink flowers appear in spring and bloom for many weeks. Growers will appreciate that in production this plant blooms without vernalization, although flowering performance will benefit from a cold treatment. In spring, large, dissected leaves emerge amber yellow with deep rose centers that vein up toward the edges of the leaves. As temperatures increase, the leaves mellow to bright chartreuse green with a silver overlay, forming a low mound of foliage that is evergreen in most climates. Perfect for brightening up the shade garden!

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    Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Cherry Choco Latte' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Rose Mallow) ‘Cherry Choco Latte' is a brand new, long blooming Hibiscus with a smaller size that is more suitable for tighter spaces. Very large, 8-9” three-dimensional flowers are white with intense deep pink veining and a notably large red eye. Attractive dark olive green foliage has bronze highlights and forms a compact clump, with flowers covering the entire habit later in the season. ‘Cherry Choco Latte' replaces ‘Cherry Cheesecake' in the Proven Winners® lineup with larger flowers and improved flower form, more pronounced veining on the petals, darker foliage, and an improved, compact habit.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® ‘Waterslide' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Hosta) With the addition of this beautiful blue Hosta, the color range of the SHADOWLAND® collection is now well-rounded. ‘Waterslide' has wavy, ruffled leaves with heavy substance. The blue, rippled leaves look like water splashing in the shade garden, and hold their blue color well into the summer season. Lavender flowers appear on proportionate flower scapes in late summer. This medium-sized hosta is a perfect companion to ‘Wheee!' and suitable for landscapes and containers alike.

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    Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Totem Pole' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Switch Grass) A mental image of a totem pole brings to mind a tall, narrow, majestic structure--the exact imagery to apply to this new ornamental grass! ‘Totem Pole' forms a very upright column of steel blue foliage and powdery blue stems. In early fall, the top of the clump explodes with golden seed panicles. The narrow base of the plant makes it an ideal candidate for small spaces in the garden that need height and vertical structure.

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    Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Beardtongue) An attractive new genus to the Proven Winners® perennial lineup! This Penstemon will help fill the gap in your lineup for a taller, attractive foliage option. ‘Midnight Masquerade' produces a sturdy clump of deep burgundy purple leaves. The dark color of the foliage is most pronounced in direct UV sunlight. This variety's dark foliage can be enjoyed all season, but in bloom, the overall effect is stunning. Rich lavender purple flowers have pure white interiors and are produced on dark stems just above the foliage. An improvement on other varieties, this superior selection boasts a fuller, more refined habit, more vibrant flower color, and a more consistent, floriferous flowering performance. A must-have addition to the sun perennial garden!

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    Phlox 'Cloudburst' PPAF

    (Tall Cushion Phlox) A brand new type of Phlox that combines the rich color of Tall Garden Phlox and the dome-like habits of Cushion Phlox. Dark purple buds open to lavender purple flowers with bright pink eyes that cover a broad, mounding, billowy habit. The flowers cover the plant nearly all the way to the ground starting early summer and continue to bloom all summer long. Frustrated with mildew on your Tall Garden Phlox? ‘Cloudburst' has excellent disease resistance; with broad, glossy, dark green leaves staying clean all summer long.

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    Salvia COLOR SPIRES® 'Azure Snow' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Perennial Salvia) A dazzling new addition to the COLOR SPIRES® Perennial Salvia Collection! ‘Azure Snow' brings incredible refinement to the intriguing bicolor category of Salvia. ‘Azure Snow' produces a refined, compact clump of deep violet blue and white bicolor flowers with attractive dark green foliage. Flowers are evenly and closely spaced on the stem for a full, polished look. Salvia is a staple for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer.

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    Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Popstar' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Stonecrop) This low maintenance, compact Stonecrop will be the star of your late summer garden. In the summer, blue-green foliage appears on grey-purple stems with a dense, full habit, an improvement in form from the classic Sedum cauticola. In late summer to early fall, the dense mound is completely covered with creamy grey buds that burst open to cheery, salmon pink flowers. When the flowering period is finished, darker pink seed pods extend the interest of the plant further into fall. Don't miss its darker hued counterpart, ‘Superstar'!

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    Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Superstar' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Stonecrop) This low maintenance, compact Stonecrop will be the star of your late summer garden. Dark turquoise succulent leaves have a smoky gray overlay. Later in the season, rosy pink flowers with hot pink carpels explode over the dome-like habit with great flower coverage. Dark purple seed heads extend the color long have it has finished blooming. Although compact, ‘Superstar' is more of an intermediate groundcover, more in line with the height of the popular ‘Pure Joy'. Don't miss its lighter hued counterpart, ‘Popstar'!

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    Tiarella 'Cutting Edge' PPAF CPBRAF

    (Foamflower) The perfect plant for spring interest in your shade garden! This woodland perennial has finely dissected green leaves with a dramatic dark burgundy center and a nicely rounded habit. In early spring, creamy bottlebrush-like flowers cover the entire plant. It has a clumping habit, meaning it is well-behaved and won't take over take over your garden. ‘Cutting Edge' replaces ‘Jade Peacock' in the Proven Winners® Program.

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