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Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta is the 2021 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year™. This sun-loving perennial is the perfect choice for attracting pollinators since it blooms from early summer until frost.

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Five Perennials for Fall

On September 29, Laura Robles went through the display gardens here at Walters Gardens to highlight some of the perennials to add to your garden for fall interest.

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Buddleia Cascade Series Comparison

Think all Buddleia look the same? Think again! Unlike the typical Butterfly Bush, the panicles on this flowering shrub cascade downward, similar to the look of weeping willow or a bridalwreath spirea. Learn more about the Cascade Series with our trials manager, Laura Robles.

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Perovskia Side by Side

Perovskia can be used in a wide variety of environments with little attention through the season - a reason they have long been a staple of landscapers. Join Laura Robles as she goes through the landscape and shows a side-by-side comparison of each variety.

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Pink Diamonds Dicentra

An alpine-type bleeding heart that's worthy of the Proven Winners name! Dicentra 'Pink Diamonds' explodes with flowers in late spring to early summer and blooms throughout the season. This is an alpine type of bleeding heart and is not a shade plant. For best results, plant in full sun in soil with good drainage. Do not overwater or plant in an area that gets waterlogged.

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New Can't Miss Succulent Hybrids if You're Mad About Mangave

There are many new Mangave being added to the lineup. Join Hans Hansen, our Director of New Plant Development, as he talks about some of his favorites.

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Cat's Pajamas Catmint

A purr-fect Catmint for fans of 'Cat's Meow' who love the look but want a smaller-scale version. In addition to being a little over half the height, Nepeta 'Cats Pajamas' also blooms about 2-3 weeks earlier than 'Cat's Meow'. The ball-shaped habit carries long, dark flower stems that hold indigo blue flowers.

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Our Best Non Branded Plant Introductions (Retail 2021)

Some of our favorite new plants are here! Watch for a quick preview of some plants developed by Walters Gardens hybridizers that we are most excited about for 2021.

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Summerific Week | Celebrating Summerific Hibiscus

This annual event takes place during the first full week of August each year, celebrating one of our favorite North American native perennials. New varieties have really pushed the genus forward, into well rounded landscape plants. We hope you join us by using #SummerificWeek on Social Media during August, sharing you favorite Summerific plants or photos.

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New to Proven Winners Perennials (Retail 2021)

Our favorite new plants are here! Watch for a quick preview of what will be some of the hottest new perennials for 2021.

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2021 National Perennials of the Year

A quick overview of the Proven Winners National Plant of the Year Program, focusing on the Perennial and Hosta of the Year for 2021 and 2022. These plants are sure to be in high demand and should definitely be on your radar.

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Back to the Fuchsia Salvia

Salvia COLOR SPIRES® 'Back to the Fuchsia' is new to the Proven Winners program for the 20-21 season. This variety produces fuchsia pink flowers on dark charcoal stems and is the darkest pink in the series.

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Nepeta Variety Comparison

Join Laura Robles in our display gardens to see the Nepeta varieties blooming side by side. Catmint has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long-blooming perennial that looks great all season.

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Salvia Variety Comparison

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. Laura, our trials manager, takes you around the display gardens to show you which Salvia's are blooming on June 9th in Michigan.

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Pink Sparkles Hybrid Creeping Phlox

Phlox SPRING BLING™ 'Pink Sparkles' has soft, baby pink flowers with lighter halos at the centers. The earliest of the series to bloom with the largest flowers (1½")-double the size of most other Phlox subulata types.

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