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P. Allen Smith's Platinum Plant Collection for 2018 - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

 
Gardening expert P. Allen Smith is a renowned and respected authority when it comes to plants. So when he makes a recommendation, you can be sure it will be a winner in your garden. The following Proven Winners plants have been named his "Platinum Collection" for 2018. He will be showcasing these superior varieties in magazine articles, during book tours and TV appearances, and on his website, where they will also appear as his Top Picks for 2018. These plants have been chosen for their visual color and impact, superior performance, and low maintenance. You can find each of them at Vite Greenhouses. Ask for them on your next visit.

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Bacopa Sutera hybrid
1. Snowstorm® Blue Bubbles
Double blue flowers, a thick, well branched habit and great summer performance makes this a wonderful plant in the garden.   Click to display 3"-6" 10"-12" 9-11 4½" White
2. Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
These 'living carpet' plants are vigorous, versatile, and superb as solo plantings or in combos. Easy to grow, much-loved, and much publicized by consumer magazines... 1C-South Click to display 4"-8" 8"-10" n/a 4½" White
Bidens Bidens ferulifolia
3. Goldilocks Rocks
Goldilocks Rocks Bidens features beautiful yellow daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when... 1C-South Click to display 12"-14" 10"-14" 9-11 4½" White
Calibrachoa Calibrachoa hybrid
4. Superbells® Cherry Star™
'Superbells Cherry Star' boasts beautiful cherry pink flowers with yellow throats that come out in a star pattern. Covered in blooms all season long, its... 1C-South Click to display 7"-10" 8"-10" 9-10 4½" White
5. Superbells® Lemon Slice
Totally unique and distinct color pattern - Bright gold flower with a clean white star. 1D-South Click to display   6"-10" 12"-24" 9-11 4½" White
6. Superbells® Pomegranate Punch
Velvety red flowers dramatically accented with black eyes and yellow centers densely cover cascading plants all season long. Easy to work with, these trailing stems... 1C-South Click to display 6"-10" 8"-10" 9-11 4½" White
7. Superbells® Yellow Chiffon
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance. 1D-South Click to display 7"-10" 8"-10" 9-11 4½" White
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
8. Colorblaze® Keystone Kopper
'Colorblaze Keystone Kopper' has deep rich copper tones, providing a fun contrast to many other colors. It has a strong upright growth habit, is versatile,... 4D-North Click to display n/a 24"-36" 18"-24" 10-11 6" Green
9. Colorblaze® Lime Time™
Sun tolerant and bright chartreuse foliage is great in landscapes and containers. 4D-North Click to display 20"-36" 12"-16" 10-11 6" Green
Lantana Lantana camara
10. Luscious® Bananarama
Lantana 'Luscious Banarama' by Proven Winners has bright sunny yellow flowers that grace extremely tough plants. The heat tolerant blooms and mounding habit make... 2C-North Click to display 18"-30" 18"-24" 9-11 4½" White
11. Luscious® Berry Blend
These vibrant pink and yellow flowers with rich, dark foliange will turn that boring bed or container into a trip to Cancun during Spring Break.... 2C-North Click to display 24"-36" 20"-30" 9-11 4½" White
Lobelia Lobelia hybrid
12. Laguna™ Sky Blue
Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; excellent in combinations. 2B-North Click to display 8"-10" 6"-8" 9-10 4½" White
Mecardonia Mecardonia hybrid
13. Golddust
Mecardonia Golddust is great in landscapes and containers. Its small green leaves are covered with yellow nemesia-like flowers from May through October. The plant has... 2C-North Click to display 2"-5" 12"-16" 9-11 4½" White
Petunia Petunia hybrid
14. Supertunia® Black Cherry
This unique Supertunia has dark red blooms with black throats. Its abundent flowering and trailing mounding habit make a great choice for combinations or... 2B-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-18" 10-11 4½" White
15. Supertunia® Bordeaux™
Flowers are a unique soft pink with deep plum venation. 2B-South Click to display 5"-7" 8"-12" 9-10 4½" White
16. Supertunia® Limoncello
You'll love the bright refreshing lemon-lime color of Supertunia Limoncello. Its sensational continuous blooms are like rays of sunlight all season long. This petunia is... 3B-North Click to display 6"-10" 20"-24" 10-11 4½" White
17. Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso
With its deep violet throat and softer violet petal surrounded by a chartreuse edge, Pretty Much Picasso will make sa striking focal point in the...   Click to display 8"-12" 12"-18" 10-11 4½" White
18. Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum
Bubblegum-pink flowers on vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape fillers. Blooms all season and low maintenance. 3B-North Click to display 16"-24" 18"-24" 10 4½" White
Spider Flower Cleome hybrid
19. Señorita Rosalita®
This heat and drought tolerant plant adds dramatic height to landscape beds; sterile flowers, and thornless, stickyless, "smell-less" foliage adds to the appeal for this... 2D-North Click to display 24"-36" 20"-24" 8-11 4½" White
Spurge Euphorbia graminea
20. Diamond Delight
Prepare to be dazzled by this new addition to the Diamond series! Joining Diamond Frost is Diamond Delight, the most vigourous double-flowering Euphorbia on... 2D-North Click to display 10"-12" 8"-12" 10-11 4½" White
Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia
21. Angelface® Blue
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance. 1B-South Click to display 18"-24" 12"-18" 10-11 4½" White
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid
22. Dark Knight
Lobularia 'Dark Knight' has masses of fragrant purple flowers gracing mounded plants. It has a tough demeanor that will withstand both heat and cold. Unlike... 2C-North Click to display 4"-6" 18"-24" 9-11 4½" White
23. Snow Princess®
This sterile Lobularia is extremely vigorous, and beacuse it puts no energy into setting seed it has an incredibly long bloom time. Creates a beautiful... 2B-North Click to display 14"-20" 14"-20" 9-11 4½" White
Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas
24. Sweet Caroline™ Light Green
Great foliage component plant in combinations; excellent heat tolerance and vigor. 3C-South Click to display n/a 6"-8" 10"-12" 10-11 4½" White
25. Sweet Caroline™ Raven
Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Raven' has dark purple foliage shaped like tiny fleurs-de-lis. Their shape and color will add a fabulous, new dimension to your garden.... 3C-South Click to display n/a 6"-8" 10"-12" 10-11 4½" White
Verbena Verbena hybrid 
26. Superbena® Royale Chambray
Large, eye-catching clusters of purple flowers all season on vigorous plants, great annual ground cover 2D-South Click to display n/a n/a 6"-12" 12"-14" 7-11 4½" White
27. Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen
Verbena 'Superbena Royale Peachy Keen' produces tons of gorgeous clusters of salmon/coral colored flowers throughout the season. It has a mounding spreading habit that makes... 2D-South Click to display 6"-10" 12"-14" 8-11 4½" White
28. Superbena® Royale Red
Superbena® Royale Red bears masses of deep scarlet flowers. The low, mounding or trailing stems of this tender perennial are clothed with oval, toothed, mint-like... 2D-South Click to display 6"-10" 12"-14" 8-11 4½" White
Catmint Nepeta faassenii
29. Cat's Meow
Truly the “cat’s meow”, the best Nepeta we’ve seen yet! Unlike most Nepetas that have a bit of a wild, unkempt look, this first...   Click to display 17"-20" 24"-36" 3-8 8" Green
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid 
30. Primal Scream
If you’re looking for the WOW! factor in daylilies, you’ve found it here with ‘Primal Scream’. Nothing comes close to the spectacular 7½-8½ inch,... 10C-South Click to display 34" 18"-24" 3-9 PW 2.0 Gallon
Hosta Hosta hybrid
31. Empress Wu
Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½ feet wide and long. Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall... 11B-North Click to display 36"-48" 5'-6' 3-9 2 Gallon
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
32. Cranberry Crush
You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this new Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program....   Click to display 36"-48" 48"-5' 4-9 2 Gallon
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum 
33. Banana Cream
The 4-5" wide flowers are lemon yellow when they open, brightening to light butter yellow and finally to creamy white as they mature. Cut flowers...   Click to display 15"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 PW 1.0 Gallon
Switch Grass (Red) Panicum virgatum
34. Cheyenne Sky
Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. It forms a compact, vase-shaped clump... 12C-South Click to display 36" 18" 4-9 PW Trade Gal
Abelia Abelia x grandiflora
35. Sunny Anniversary® ('Minduo1')
A true color breakthrough, this incredible new Abelia boasts yellow blooms painted with a spash of pink and orange. The large, fragrant flowers appear in...   Click to display 36"-48" 36"-48" 6-8 3 Gallon
Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
36. Lo & Behold® Lilac Chip
Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' is a dwarf, seedless variety which reblooms until frost without deadheading. It has soft, lavender-pink flowers and is more compact... 10C-North Click to display 18"-24" 24"-36" 5-9 3 Gallon
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
37. Tiny Wine® ('SMPOTW')
A new dwarf ninebark that is smaller than others on the market. Tiny Wine is extra bushy, with small, refined leaves. The dark bronze-maroon foliage...   Click to display 36"-48" 48"-5' 3-7 3 Gallon
Weigela Weigela florida
38. My Monet® Sunset
This new dwarf weigela has very attractive gold foliage and nice red fall color. Grown primarily for its colorful foliage, it will occasionally produce soft,... SD-6 Click to display n/a n/a 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-8 3 Gallon
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