P. Allen Smith's Platinum Plant Collection for 2024 | Vite Greenhouses
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February 22, 2024

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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 2024. 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 2024. 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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BacopaSutera hybrid
1. Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
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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 and TV programs.
BidensBidens ferulifolia
2. Goldilocks Rocks®
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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 planted in groupings. It's tiny deeply cut ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Mixing well with other medium-vigor varieties in recipes, the improved genetics of these Bidens produce larger, sunfast, true yellow flowers.

 4½" Wh 12"-14"10"-14"9-11
CalibrachoaCalibrachoa hybrid
3. Superbells Cherry Star™
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‘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 vigorous mounding / trailing habit will quickly fill in sunny window boxes, combination planters and hanging baskets. No deadheading is required and very low maintenance and disease resistance makes Superbells a winner!
 *Multi* 7"-10"8"-10"9-10
4. Superbells® Lemon Slice®
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Totally unique and distinct color pattern - Bright gold flower with a clean white star.
 4½" Wh  6"-10"12"-24"9-11
5. Superbells Pomegranate Punch™
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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 weave their way through their neighbors in container collections creating a fabulous display. This color packs a lot of punch when combined with shorter, dark red container Dahlias.
 *Multi* 6"-10"8"-10"9-11
6. Superbells® Yellow Chiffon™
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Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance.
 4½" Wh 7"-10"8"-10"9-11
ColeusSolenostemon scutellarioides
7. Colorblaze® Lime Time®
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Sun tolerant and bright chartreuse foliage is great in landscapes and containers.
 PW 6½" 20"-36"12"-16"10-11
LantanaLantana camara
8. Luscious® Berry Blend™
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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. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant.
 4½" Wh 24"-36"20"-30"9-11
Lobelia (Trailing)Lobelia erinus
9. Laguna® Sky Blue
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Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; excellent in combinations.
 4½" Wh 8"-10"6"-8"9-10
MecardoniaMecardonia hybrid
10. GoldDust®
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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 excellent heat tolerance.
 4½" Wh 2"-5"12"-16"9-11
PetuniaPetunia hybrid
11. Supertunia® Black Cherry
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This unique Supertunia has dark red blooms with black throats. Its abundent flowering and trailing mounding habit make a great choice for combinations or used on its own in pots, window boxes or hanging baskets.
 *Multi* 8"-12"10"-18"10-11
12. Supertunia® Bordeaux™
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Flowers are a unique soft pink with deep plum venation.
 *Multi* 5"-7"8"-12"9-10
13. Supertunia® Limoncello®
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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 easy to grow and loves the sun. It is heat tolerant, drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
 *Multi* 6"-10"20"-24"10-11
14. Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum®
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Bubblegum-pink flowers on vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape fillers. Blooms all season and low maintenance.
 *Multi* 16"-24"18"-24"10
Spider FlowerCleome hybrid
15. Señorita® Rosalita®
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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 great garden performer.
 *Multi* 24"-36"20"-24"8-11
Summer SnapdragonAngelonia angustifolia
16. Angelface® Blue
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Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance.
 4½" Wh 18"-24"12"-18"10-11
Sweet AlyssumLobularia hybrid
17. Snow Princess®
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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 hanging basket or window box and is a perfect filler in combination. New in 2010.
 4½" Wh 14"-20"14"-20"9-11
VerbenaVerbena hybrid
18. Superbena® Peachy Keen
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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 it a great plant to use as a filler in combination pots and hanging baskets. It's spreading habit will fill in middle ground and spill over the sides. It is more vigorous in it's growth habit than its predecessors.
 4½" Wh 6"-10"12"-14"8-11
CatmintNepeta faassenii
19. Cat’s Meow
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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 class selection keeps its tidy, dense, rounded shape all season long.

Its small, grey-green, aromatic leaves are topped with well-branched stems carrying spikes of sky blue flowers with purple calyxes from early summer into early fall.

‘Cat’s Meow’ has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming perennial that looks great all season.

 PW #1 Pot 17"-20"24"-36"3-8
HostaHosta hybrid
20. Shadowland® Empress Wu
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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 and wide clump. Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer.
 PW #2 Pt 36"-48"5'-6'3-9
Switch Grass (Red)Panicum virgatum
21. Prairie Winds® Cheyenne Sky
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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 of blue-green foliage which turns wine red in early summer.
 PW Td Gal 36"18"4-9

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