2013 Top Winners

This category is reserved for plants that really grabbed our attention at each evaluation throughout the summer, and scored a perfect 5.0 by the end of the season. The number of plants in this category varies from year to year, and a particular plant might be in this category for consecutive years.

 

Angelonia Archangel 'Raspberry Improved' - BallFloraPlant

Angelonia Archangel 'Raspberry Improved' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

These well-branched plants seemed to have larger blooms compared to other varieties. The flowers were able to shine through the wispy foliage better than some other Angelonia varieties. Unique raspberry color!

 
Calibrachoa Celebration 'Banana' - Westhoff

Calibrachoa Celebration 'Banana' - Westhoff

5.0

This plant had a great mounding, bushy habit. It would be ideal for pots, hanging baskets, and combos. Lots of flower power all summer!

 
Begonia Dragone 'Dusty Rose' - Dummen

Begonia Dragone 'Dusty Rose' - Dummen

5.0

This begonia has large double flowers that contrast nicely against the dark foliage. Bloomed all summer long and into fall. Looked so perfect, that they almost look like silk flowers!

 
Begonia Dragone 'Sunset' - Dummen

Begonia Dragone 'Sunset' - Dummen

5.0

This begonia has large double flowers that contrast nicely against the dark foliage. Bloomed all summer long and into fall. Looked so perfect, that they almost look like silk flowers!

 
Begonia benarianesis Surefire 'Rose' - Proven Winners

Begonia benarianesis Surefire 'Rose' - Proven Winners

5.0

This begonia provided continuous color all summer and into fall. Very robust and upright plants. Formed a knee-high hedge this summer!


 
Begonia benarianesis Surefire 'Red' - Proven Winners

Begonia benarianesis Surefire 'Red' - Proven Winners

This begonia provided continuous color all summer and into fall. Very robust and upright plants. Formed a knee-high hedge this summer!

 
Coleus 'Redhead' - BallFloraPlant

Coleus 'Redhead' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

Although not a new release for 2013, 'Redhead' was yet again a perfect performer in our gardens. Nice dark red color with serrated edges.
 
Coleus 'Sultana' - BallFloraPlant

Coleus 'Sultana' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

Although not a new release for 2013, 'Sultana was yet again a perfect performer in our gardens. Foliage has green serrated edges with red centers.
 
Coleus 'Vino' - BallFloraPlant

Coleus 'Vino' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

Although not a new release for 2013, 'Vino' was yet again a perfect performer in our gardens. Dark burgundy (almost black) color with green slightly serrated edges.
 
Coleus 'Wasabi' - BallFloraPlant

Coleus 'Wasabi' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

Although not a new release for 2013, 'Wasabi' was yet again a perfect performer in our gardens. Chartreuse green foliage with serrated edges that add great texture to this monotone variety.
 
Coleus 'Henna' - BallFloraPlant

Coleus 'Henna' - BallFloraPlant

5.0

Although not a new release for 2013, 'Henna' was yet again a perfect performer in our gardens. Very unique, almost tie-dyed coloration. Underside of foliage is a contrasting color. Deeply serrated edges also add nice texture.
 
Pennisetum Graceful Grasses 'Vertigo' - Proven Winners

Pennisetum Graceful Grasses 'Vertigo' - Proven Winners

5.0

Not a new variety, but a great performer this year. Wide strap-like leaves, with very dark foliage. This is a large plant, so it needs lots of space! Looked great this summer paired with a brightly colored annuals such as Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’ shown.

 

 

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