2009 Top Winners

These Best of the Best were rated a perfect 5 for the entire season - which means they looked great from the first rating on June 25 until the last on September 14 - all were fantastic!

Coleus Versa Crimson Gold

Coleus Versa Crimson Gold

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

This PanAmerican seeded coleus was perfect in the ground and containers this past summer. Clean foliage and excellent vigor, it performed as well as the vegetative selctions.
 
Coleus Trusty Rusty

Coleus Trusty Rusty

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

Another fabulous coleus from Ball FloraPlant, Trusty Rusty has a interesting name that seems to match the great performance in the garden. Certainly, if it's always this trusty, this coleus will be a long term crowd pleaser.
 
Coleus Red Head

Coleus Red Head

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

A wonderful vigorous vegetative selection from Ball FloraPlant. A clear standout all summer long.
 
Pennisetum Jade Princess - Coleus Red Head front left

Pennisetum Jade Princess - Coleus Red Head front left

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

Both of these plants introduced by Ball performed wonderfully this season/ Unique flower heads on the Jade Princess combined well in the garden with the form and color of the Coleus Red Head.
 
Colocasia esculentum 'Heart of the Jungle'

Colocasia esculentum 'Heart of the Jungle'

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

This warm season lover did great this year in ground or in containers even though our temperatures were on the cool side. Wonderful for texture, form and excellent vigor, this seems to be a great selection from Proven Winners
 
Ipomoea Chillin Blackberry Heart

Ipomoea Chillin Blackberry Heart

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

Perfect ratins all summer long matched the performance of this vigorous sweetpotato vine. Evaluators liked the shape and variation in color of the leaves that formed rapidly all summer long, even though it was a relatively cool summer. Proven Winners
 
Lobularia 'Snow Princess'

Lobularia 'Snow Princess'

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

Everything they say about this plant was true in our trials this summer! A great performer with constant flower show from start to finish. Proven Winners have another great introduction.
 
Calibrachoa Superbells Dreamsicle

Calibrachoa Superbells Dreamsicle

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

This Proven Winner selection was excellent all season long. Great color and bloom potential made it a clean stand-out in a container.
 
Petunia Supertunia Vista Silverberry

Petunia Supertunia Vista Silverberry

Rating from late June to mid September - a perfect 5.0!

Not only a beautiful and vigorous petunia, Vista Silverberry and it's sister Vista Bubblegum held up perfect in a ground bed where Thelaviopsis caused havoc with other petunia cultivars. It would be interesting to see if there is something special about this resistance and whether this can be used to breed future resistant lines. Proven Winners
 

 


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