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Proven Winners Creating “Fall Fever” in Gardening

By 2011-08-31

Indianapolis (August 2011) – Everyone knows Proven Winners® for its phenomenal annual color that extends from spring through fall. But there’s so much more! Proven Winners® now offers the complete package of annuals, perennials, and shrubs to decorate your entire landscape from porch to backyard all season long.

As the end of summer approaches, rely on Proven Winners plants to take center stage in your landscape. Though you may be winding down, these Proven Winners® are just getting started! Let them do the work for you and make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood. Don’t put away your garden tools in September. You can still catch “Fall Fever” with these sizzling hot season extenders.

Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC™ Series
* Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC™ ‘Berrylicious’ PPAF CPBRAF
* Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC™ var. ‘Cranberry Crush’ PPAF CPBRAF
* Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC™ ‘Summer Storm’ PP20443 CPBRAF
Offering double or more the bloom time of older Hibiscus varieties, these stunning hybrids from Walters Gardens, Inc. will be the focal point of your colorful landscape from midsummer into fall. Each variety in the series offers something unique. ‘Berrylicious’ produces gigantic 8-9 inch, mauve lavender on dense plants; ‘Cranberry Crush’ is a short, compact selection with stunning scarlet red blossoms; ‘Summer Storm’ offers fabulous purple-black foliage as a dramatic backdrop for its lighter pink flowers. Height: 3-5 feet (depending on variety) Zone 4-9  

Proven Winners® Hardy Ornamental Grasses  
* Panicum v. ‘Cheyenne Sky’ PPAF
* Panicum v. ‘Dust Devil’ PPAF
* Pennisetum a. ‘Desert Plains’ PP20751
Nothing says fall like the feathery plumes and rich color of ornamental grasses. New to the Proven Winners® collection this year are three hardy grasses which offer beautiful fall color, a better habit, and improved garden performance over comparable selections. Height: 3-4.5 feet (depending on variety), Zone 4-9 (Panicums) Zone 5-9 (Pennisetum)  

Little Lime™ Hardy Hydrangea
(Hydrangea paniculata)
A new dwarf form of the ever popular 'Limelight' hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flowers and coloration as 'Limelight' but in a smaller package. At one-third the size of traditional hardy hydrangeas, this new variety fits well into any landscape. Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall. Blooms every year. Hardy in zones 3 – 9.

Lil Miss Sunshine™ Bluebeard
(Caryopteris x clandonensis)
This cross between Petit Bleu and Sunshine Blue delivers shiny yellow foliage all summer long, and has a neat, compact habit. Abundant blue flowers appear in late summer. Sunny yellow leaves contrast with the deep amethyst blue flowers in late summer. Season long color. Compact. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5 – 9

Flirtation® Orange Diascia
This exceptional autumn-colored beauty loves cool weather. The vibrant orange blooms of this Flirtation are large and flat with a layering of flower upon flower that creates a stunning bloom display. The sturdy, semi-trailing habit makes it perfect for fall-inspired hanging baskets or containers or add it to an area of your landscape that could use a makeover for fall.

Superbells® Calibrachoa hybrids
Superbells are a perfect choice to usher in the fall season with their warm autumn color choices and their superb performance in cool weather. Plant a container or hanging basket with one brilliant yellow, red, orange, or plum variety—or mix and match them in containers or the landscape. With growth habits that range from the small and compact to the cascading, Superbells create endless possibilities in the garden and a new feel for a new season.

ABOUT PROVEN WINNERS®:
Proven Winners is a  brand that encompasses all that is gardening. Annuals, perennials and
Flowering shrubs are marketed and advertised to help beginning and expert gardeners have success. In 2010, they celebrated their 18th anniversary and look forward to finding new and innovative ways to make gardening remain the #1 hobby. For more information, go to www.provenwinners.com.

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