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Proven Winners’ top five for 2011


December 1, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

Dec. 1, 2010 – If you are limited to just five of the new-for-2011 Proven Winners plants, here's the company's all-star list.

Dec. 1, 2010 – If you are limited to just five of the new-for-2011 Proven Winners plants, here's the company's all-star list.

Superbells® Blackberry Punch
Dressed for a night on the town, Superbells Blackberry Punch adds a classy new look to the Calibrachoa group of plants. The dark purple, almost black flowers, edged with vibrant magenta, bloom from the beginning of the growing season until frost. Blackberry Punch will ramble over the side of a container or hanging basket. Striking on its own or when paired with other plants, is easy-to-grow, just like other members of the Superbells family.

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Superbells® Coralberry Punch
Covered with cheerful coral flowers with rich burgundy throats, this new member of the Superbells collection of Calibrachoa is quickly becoming a favorite. The bright flowers are eye-catching in all types of light and just like other members of the Superbells® group, you can count on Coralberry Punch to bounce back after a rain or a dry spell looking fresh and vigorous. Use this low-growing plant alone in containers or hanging baskets, or group it with taller plants and it will add pizzazz at the base of the container planting.

GoldDust™ Mecardonia
Petite and powerful, GoldDust Mecardonia grows just 2 to 5 inches tall and packs a punch with its sulfur yellow blooms from May through October. This feisty annual for full sun has excellent heat tolerance and delights all with a non-stop bloom show. Plant it in containers or in the landscape. It spreads slowly creating a sunny carpet of color.

Absolutely Amethyst™ Iberis

This hardy perennial groundcover has a new cloak—sweet lavender blossoms. The springtime blooms of Absolutely Amethyst Iberis, also known as candytuft, carpet the ground beneath tulip and daffodil flowers and are equally striking in a springtime container planting. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9, count on Absolutely Amethyst to come back year-after-year, ringing in spring with tufts of amethyst flowers floating over dark green foliage.

Superbena® Royale Chambray
A favorite flower of butterflies, the rich purple-blue blooms of Royale Chambray are winning over gardeners too. This low maintenance, heat tolerant annual grows 6 to 10 inches tall and blooms from late spring until the first frost. Plant Royale Chambray, a Verbena hybrid, in containers or in the landscape for equally stunning results.


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