MEET THE 2017 ANNUAL OF THE YEAR
Meet the 2017 Annual of the Year: Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® Petunia, the most iconic petunia in the Proven Winners line. You will be amazed at the satisfaction you will feel when you grow a gorgeous garden or overflowing container of Supertunia Vista Bubblegum. Count on wall-to-wall pink blooms from spring into fall on this incredibly vigorous petunia that is so often requested by name at retailers across North America.
HOW THE ANNUAL OF THE
YEAR IS SELECTED
Candidates for the Proven Winners’ Annual of the Year are judged stringently by growers, retailers and home gardeners against the five criteria described below. We’re looking for plants that are easy for everyone to grow and deliver a clearly exceptional garden performance.
After several rounds of voting, the winner is announced to growers across North America one year in advance to ensure they have plenty of time to grow the millions of plants needed to satisfy the demand at retail. As a result, home gardeners can easily find a retailer who carries the Annual of the Year.
EASY TO GROW
The Annual of the Year is a variety that is easy for both growers and gardeners alike to grow. It shouldn’t take an expert to grow beautiful flowers.
Easily recognizable at a glance, the Annual of the Year possesses an iconic style unmatched by lookalikes.
The Annual of the Year is easy to find locally or online. Announcing the winner a year in advance helps growers be prepared for the demand.
BASKETS AND CONTAINERS
This award-winning flower grows beautifully in hanging baskets as well as upright patio containers and window boxes.
Not just for containers, the Annual of the Year also delivers a knockout performance when planted in landscapes.
MEET THE 2017 PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR
Amazing Daisies® 'Banana Cream' Leucanthemum is a beautiful, reliable, Zone 5 perennial shasta daisy that will mix effortlessly with other perennials in any sunny spot in your garden. Its huge 4-5”, lemon yellow flowers brighten to creamy white as they bloom all summer long on strong stems that never require staking. Its deep green, disease resistant foliage is a cinch to maintain and truly shines in the landscape. Learn more about the Perennial of the Year here.
MEET THE 2017 LANDSCAPE PLANT OF THE YEAR
Now in its second year of the Landscape Plant of the Year program, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® has also announced its 2017 winner: Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia. Ten years in the making, this first-ever pink flowering ‘Nikko’-type Deutzia was developed by highly respected plantsman Dr. Tom Ranney of
NCSU. Rich burgundy purple fall color adds a third season to its appeal.
Container gardening is easy when you follow reliable recipes like these! We’ve assembled the perfect blend of heat and cold tolerant flowers to decorate your outdoor living spaces in spring, summer and fall. Pick up a pre-assembled container recipe or grow your own.
Above & Beyond
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A bounty of resources is available for growers, retailers and landscapers who wish to offer the National Plant of the Year program and National Recipes. Start here with our information for professionals.