New Proven Winners® Perennials for 18-19

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    2018 will feature the largest class of new Proven Winners perennials to date. 29 varieties will be added to the collection, including 2 new genus and a series of compact, hybrid spring phlox. Here is the complete list of new perennials for 2018.

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    Anemone FALL IN LOVE™ 'Sweetly'

    Height: 20-26" - Spread: 24-30" - Zones: 4-8

    (Japanese Anemone) When other plants in your garden are fading, FALL IN LOVE™ ‘Sweetly' is just getting started, producing rich, rose pink flowers in early fall. Semi-double flowers are produced above a large mound of dark green foliage. Spreads slowly through rhizomes.

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    Baptisia DECADENCE® 'Dark Chocolate'

    Height: 3-3½' - Spread: 3' - Zones: 4-9

    (False Indigo) Did you love the deep flowers of ‘Dutch Chocolate'? Meet the new and improved version, ‘Dark Chocolate'. This variety shares that same, nearly black, charcoal purple flowers, but has much longer flower spikes-up to 27 inches long. The flowers grow well out of the foliage, an improvement on its predecessor.

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    Heuchera DOLCE® 'Apple Twist'

    Height: 10-12" - Scape: 18-20" - Spread: 20-24" - Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) Newly emerging leaves have red veining that lightens with age. Chartreuse yellow leaves have wavy, rippled edges that will mature to apple green leaves later in the season. You'll appreciate its dense, full habit and good vigor.

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    Heuchera DOLCE® 'Cherry Truffles'

    Height: 8-10" - Scape: 18-22" - Spread: 26-30" - Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) For those that loved the bold texture of CINNAMON CURLS™ comes an improvement that keeps the popular shape and color, but adds increased vigor and size. New leaves are bright red, heavily ruffled, and form a low, mounding habit. In summer, the bright color persists, maturing to a rich mahogany red. Dark burgundy stems hold light pink flowers and dark rose calyxes from early to midsummer.

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    Heuchera DOLCE® 'Spearmint'

    Height: 8-10" - Scape: 26-28" - Spread: 16-22" - Zones:4-9

    (Coral Bells) Just like the popular ‘Silver Gumdrop', this new Heuchera boasts both beautiful foliage and excellent flower performance. Silvery green leaves have dark green veins. Compared to ‘Appletini', this is a rich, deep shade of green rather than chartreuse yellow. Although the foliage is attractive by itself, what really makes this plant stand out is the fabulous long season of bloom.

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    Heuchera DOLCE® 'Wildberry'

    Height: 10-14" - Scape: 26-28" - Spread: 16-20" - Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) The intense purple color of these leaves are second to none! Compared to ‘Blackberry Ice', the foliage larger, a richer hue, and holds onto its purple color for much of the season. Large, scalloped, incredibly glossy leaves are a bold shade of purple. Charcoal veins accent the leaf color that make the leaves really pop.

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    Heuchera PRIMO™ 'Mahogany Monster'

    Height: 12-16" - Scape: 32-38" - Spread: 22-28" - Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) The name says it all! Massive glossy, mahogany red leaves form a substantial clump of foliage. Slightly ruffled leaves can grow up to 6 inches wide. The flower stems are proportionate to the size of the clump: very thick, burgundy stems holds masses of light pink buds with cream flowers.

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    Heuchera PRIMO™ 'Peachberry Ice'

    Height: 8-10" - Scape: 24" - Spread: 30-34" - Zones: 4-9

    (Coral Bells) Looking for an orange foliage plant for your shade garden? You found it! Large 4½-5”, apricot orange leaves have a silver overlay. Its beautifully pronounced ruffling reveals bright pink undersides of the leaves. The bright orange color is most pronounced in the spring with newly emerging foliage, over the warmer months the color mellows.

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    Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Holy Grail'

    Height: 4-4½' - Spread: 4½-5' - Zones: 4-9

    (Rose Mallow) Incredibly dark, near-black foliage of beautiful, oval shaped leaves. Rich, deep red flowers are enormous at 8-9 inches across. The red and black colors perfectly complement each other. As an added bonus, once the flowers are finished, bright green calyxes starkly contrast the dark foliage.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Diamond Lake'

    Height: 17" - Scape: 25-28" - Spread: 45" - Zones: 3-9

    Attractive, heart-shaped, thick and heavily corrugated blue leaves have wavy margins. The large size of this plant also translates to large leaves: they can get up to 9 inches wide by 11 inches long. Pale lavender flowers appear in early to midsummer.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Etched Glass'

    Height: 18" - Scape: 36" - Spread: 36" - Zones: 3-9

    This sport of ‘Stained Glass' has wider margins and thicker leaves than the parent. Very wide, dark green margins contrast with a bright, brilliant yellow margin. Between the margin and the centers is a light green pattern. Margins have puckering when the plant is mature. Very large and fragrant, near-white flowers appear in late summer.

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    Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Wu-La-La'

    Height: 3-4' - Scape: 4' - Spread: 5-6' - Zones:3-9

    This sport of ‘Empress Wu' takes the size and presence of the massively popular hosta and takes it to the next level with an attractive margin. Blue-green leaves have striking apple-green margins, as well as good substance. Like ‘Empress Wu', this hosta will take about 5 years to reach full maturity and size.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Backdraft'

    Height: 2½-3' - Spread: 2-2½' - Zones 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) A “backdraft” happens when fire explodes with the presence of new oxygen, and this Kniphofia definitely explodes onto the scene of your garden. Very wide flower spikes bear intense reddish orange flowers that open to peachy yellow for a two-tone effect.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Flashpoint'

    Height: 4-4½' - Spread: 2½-3' - Zones: 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) Chartreuse yellow buds mature to creamy white as the flowers open. The last member of the collection to bloom.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Hot and Cold'

    Height: 2½-3' - Spread: 2-2½' - Zones: 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) This bicolor variety is one of our favorites! Tangerine orange buds open to creamy white flowers.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Orange Blaze'

    Height: 2-2½' - Spread: 1½-2' - Zones: 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) Bright orange flowers are densely packed onto the flower spike, and flowers are proportionate to the foliage. One of the most compact of the collection.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Rocket's Red Glare'

    Height: 2½-3' - Spread: 1½-2' - Zones: 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) A stunning color choice! Incredibly long flower spikes have vibrant warm red buds that open to creamy peach flowers.

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    Kniphofia PYROMANIA™ 'Solar Flare'

    Height: 3-3½' - Spread: 2-2½' - Zones: 5b-9 (with protection)

    (Red Hot Poker) Bright sunny yellow flowers hold consistent color throughout the season.

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    Monarda 'Leading Lady Orchid'

    Height: 10-14" - Spread: 22-28" - Zones: 4-9

    (Bee Balm) A Monarda bradburiana hybrid, she leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more petite clump than common M. didyma cultivars. Her densely branched, dark green, somewhat glossy foliage is topped with orchid pink blossoms and lighter pink interiors providing a bicolor effect. A fine mist of fuchsia spots appears on the open petals.

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    Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas'

    Height: 12-14" - Spread: 18-20" - Zones: 3-8

    (Catmint) A perfect 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, ‘Cat's 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. Unlike older varieties that only produce flowers at the top of the stems, this improved Catmint has blooms from the soil to the tips of the stems. Even when the flowers are past peak, the color of the rosy purple calyxes give your garden an additional splash of color.

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    Phlox 'Magenta Sprite'

    Height: 6-8" - Spread: 18-22" - Zones: 3-8

    (Hybrid Spring Phlox) Try a new spring blooming Phlox that behaves differently than the standard Phlox subulata. Unlike the standard Creeping Phlox, the members of this series do not spread aggressively, rather, they form a low, mounding habit of star-shaped flowers. These varieties also blooms a week or so later than Phlox subulata, great for extending the spring color of your garden. As an added bonus-although it prefers full sun, this Phlox will tolerate very light shade.

    Magenta pink flowers.

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    Phlox 'Purple Sprite'

    Height: 6-8" - Spread: 18-22" - Zones: 3-8

    (Hybrid Spring Phlox) Try a new spring blooming Phlox that behaves differently than the standard Phlox subulata. Unlike the standard Creeping Phlox, the members of this series do not spread aggressively, rather, they form a low, mounding habit of star-shaped flowers. These varieties also blooms a week or so later than Phlox subulata, great for extending the spring color of your garden. As an added bonus-although it prefers full sun, this Phlox will tolerate very light shade.

    Bright purple flowers with a tiny white halo in the center.

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    Phlox 'Rose Sprite'

    Height: 6-8" - Spread: 18-22" - Zones: 3-8

    (Hybrid Spring Phlox) Try a new spring blooming Phlox that behaves differently than the standard Phlox subulata. Unlike the standard Creeping Phlox, the members of this series do not spread aggressively, rather, they form a low, mounding habit of star-shaped flowers. These varieties also blooms a week or so later than Phlox subulata, great for extending the spring color of your garden. As an added bonus-although it prefers full sun, this Phlox will tolerate very light shade.

    Rose pink flowers with a tiny white halo in the center.

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    Salvia COLOR SPIRES® 'Indiglo Girl'

    Height: 20-22" - Spread: 20-22" - Zones: 3-8

    (Perennial Salvia) Introducing the darkest color of the COLOR SPIRES® Series, with flowers so rich and vibrant, they glow! Indigo blue flowers are held in dark calyxes and are produced on top of a vigorous, bushy mound of foliage. ‘Indiglo Girl' is intermediate between S. nemorosa and S. pratensis and has the best of both worlds: large, brightly colored flowers with the excellent foliar canopy.

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    Salvia n. 'Perfect Profusion'

    Height: 16-20" - Spread: 16-20" - Zones: 3-8

    The flagship variety for this new Perennial Salvia series is in a class of its own! This Salvia nemorosa hybrid reblooms multiple times throughout the summer if the spent flower stems are cut back—one of the very best for consistent rebloom. Soft icy blue flowers cover the perfectly rounded plant. The sheer density of flower stems will certainly catch your eye as you walk past! Compared to ‘Crystal Blue', this has thinner flowers and a rounder habit. An easy to grow perennial that's mostly unbothered by deer and rabbits.

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    Salvia n. 'Pink Profusion'

    Height: 14-16" - Spread: 16-20" - Zones: 3-8

    This Salvia nemorosa hybrid will impress you with the number of times it reblooms! Sheer back the spent flowers and enjoy again throughout the summer. Dark pink flowers are produced on darker pink calyxes on a perfectly rounded, dense and beautiful habit. This shorter stature Salvia will tuck in nicely to all sorts of places in your perennial garden, planted en mass makes a perfect edger. An easy to grow perennial that's mostly unbothered by deer and rabbits.

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    Salvia n. 'Violet Profusion'

    Height: 14-16" - Spread: 16-20" - Zones: 3-8

    This Salvia nemorosa hybrid will impress you with the number of times it reblooms! Sheer back the spent flowers and enjoy again throughout the summer. Violet blue flowers are held on rosy purple calyxes on a perfectly rounded, dense and beautiful habit. This shorter stature Salvia will tuck in nicely to all sorts of places in your perennial garden, planted en mass makes a perfect edger. An easy to grow perennial that's mostly unbothered by deer and rabbits.

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    Sedum ROCK 'N GROW® 'Bundle of Joy'

    Height: 10-12" - Spread: 16-20" - Zones: 3-9

    (Stonecrop) If you love ‘Pure Joy' for its fantastic can't-be-beat habit and short stature, you'll love ‘Bundle of Joy'. This is a white flowering sport of ‘Pure Joy', the same exemplary performance, as well as an explosion of blooms that cover the dome-like habit.

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    Veronica MAGIC SHOW® 'Wizard of Ahhs'

    Height: 14-16" - Spread: 18-22" - Zones: 4-8

    (Spike Speedwell) Joining the popular MAGIC SHOW® Collection, this plant brings the “oohs” and “ahhs” with its early blooming performance, outstanding flower color, and impeccable habit. One of the earliest Veronica to bloom, this plant produces thick spikes of violet blue flowers that cover the top half of a low, wide habit. ‘Wizard of Ahhs' requires vernalization to bloom. This is an improvement over ‘Hocus Pocus' in the Proven Winners® perennial lineup.

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