2014 Early Season Favorites!

Some of our favorite plants as of late July 2014.

Dianthus Dash 'Magician'

Dianthus Dash 'Magician'

Magician has interesting multicolored blooms that change from white, to light pink, to dark pink, all on the same flower head. Magician was one of the earliest flowering container trials.
 
Dianthus Dash 'Crimson'

Dianthus Dash 'Crimson'

Crimson is a beautiful deep red color and was one of the earliest flowering container trials.
 
Calibrachoa Aloha Kona 'Hula Orange'

Calibrachoa Aloha Kona 'Hula Orange'

One of the most handsome calibrachoas this year. Filled out the pot very quickly. Has a fun bicolored flower with a peachy orange edge and deep red center.
 
Diascia Sundiascia Upright Blush White

Diascia Sundiascia Upright Blush White

Diascia is typically a cool season plant, so it has looked fabulous throughout this year's cool summer. Provided some of the earliest color to the trial gardens.
 
Diascia Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink

Diascia Sundiascia Upright Bright Pink

Diascia is typically a cool season plant, so it has looked fabulous throughout this year's cool summer. Provided some of the earliest color to the trial gardens.
 
Diascia Sundiascia Upright Salmon

Diascia Sundiascia Upright Salmon

Diascia is typically a cool season plant, so it has looked fabulous throughout this year's cool summer. Provided some of the earliest color to the trial gardens.
 
Geranium Pinto Premium 'Lavender Rose'

Geranium Pinto Premium 'Lavender Rose'

The entire Pinto Premium series has performed very well this year. 'Lavender Rose' has looked particularly nice. It has large flower heads and lots of them.
 
Geranium Pinto Premium Salmon

Geranium Pinto Premium Salmon

The entire Pinto Premium series has performed very well this year. 'Salmon' has looked particularly nice. It has large flower heads and lots of them.
 
Geranium Pinto Premium 'White to Rose'

Geranium Pinto Premium 'White to Rose'

The entire Pinto Premium series has performed very well this year. 'White to Rose' has looked particularly nice. It has large flower heads and lots of them. "White to Rose' was an All-American Selections winner in 2013 and a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner in 2014.
 
Lobelia Suntory Lobelia 'Compact Blue'

Lobelia Suntory Lobelia 'Compact Blue'

'Compact Blue' is performing well far into the summer months due to our cool weather this year.
 
Argyranthemum Beauty 'Yellow'

Argyranthemum Beauty 'Yellow'

Beauty 'Yellow' provides a carpet of soft yellow flowers on a very uniform plant.
 
Coleus Marquee 'Blonde Bombshell'

Coleus Marquee 'Blonde Bombshell'

The Marquee series are among our top-performing foliage plants this year. Nice and compact with great texture from the finely serrated leaves.
 
Coleus Marquee 'Box Office Bronze'

Coleus Marquee 'Box Office Bronze'

The Marquee series are among our top-performing foliage plants this year. Nice and compact with great texture from the finely serrated leaves. 'Box Office Bronze' has bright purple flowers that pair with the burgundy foliage in a stunning way.
 
Coleus Marquee 'Red Carpet'

Coleus Marquee 'Red Carpet'

The Marquee series are among our top-performing foliage plants this year. Nice and compact with great texture from the finely serrated leaves.
 
Cuphea Sriracha 'Violet'

Cuphea Sriracha 'Violet'

This is a very fun and unique looking plant. The 'Violet' cultivar is especially striking and has been selected as one of four American Garden Awards entries for 2014. A nice bushy plant that is great for filling in space.
 
Dahlia XXL 'Hidalgo'

Dahlia XXL 'Hidalgo'

'Hidalgo' performed well in 2013 and is a top performer again this year.  Compared to other colors in the series, 'Hidalgo' has earlier and larger flowers.
 
Lobularia 'Dark Knight'

Lobularia 'Dark Knight'

'Dark Knight' forms a full carpet of purple flowers. Would be great in a hanging basket, container, or in the landscape.
 
Pennisetum Graceful Grasses 'Sky Rocket'

Pennisetum Graceful Grasses 'Sky Rocket'

'Sky Rocket' is another great ornamental grass from Proven Winners. It adds nice fine texture to any planting. Flower heads are tinged with burgundy. Looks great paired with purple fountain grass.
 
Petunia Crazytunia 'Knight Rider Improved'

Petunia Crazytunia 'Knight Rider Improved'

'Knight Rider' performed well last year and this year 'Knight Rider Improved' is doing even better. Very vigorous, yet still nicely shaped in a container.
 
Petunia Supertunia 'Black Cherry'

Petunia Supertunia 'Black Cherry'

Gorgeous deep red flowers with almost black centers.
 
Petunia Picobella Cascade 'Lavender'

Petunia Picobella Cascade 'Lavender'

'Lavender' has an eye-catching bright purple color. Plants are loaded with flowers and form a nice mounded container.
 

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