MEET THE 2018 ANNUAL OF THE YEAR
Over 5,600 people nominated this dazzling beauty for the highest award offered by Proven Winners: Annual of the Year. It solidified what we already knew: this is one of the most striking, easiest-to-grow petunias you’ll find for containers and landscapes. Find out why it’s become such a longstanding favorite.
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 2018 PERENNIAL
OF THE YEAR
Introducing the one and only Primo™ ‘Black Pearl’. Jet black foliage, incredible vigor and exceptional performance in containers and landscapes make this award-winning coral bells as unique as its namesake. Find out how it can revolutionize your garden.
MEET THE 2018 LANDSCAPE PLANT OF THE YEAR
Rich, velvety foliage forms a sumptuous textural backdrop for a bright floral bouquet of magenta pink blossoms that sing every spring. An updated, more petite look for weigela, Spilled Wine® is the perfect choice for foundation plantings, edging landscape beds and planting en masse. Get a taste of this full-bodied and fabulous plant.
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.
FIND A RETAILER
Like what you see? Our plants and products are available at independent garden centers and The Home Depot nationwide and in Canada. Use our Find a Retailer tool to find a store near you.
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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.