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Proven Winners® Plants—Beautiful beds, pots and containers start here

Proven Winners plants are preferred by both new and experienced gardeners because a better garden starts with a better plant.  Proven Winners are top performers—healthy, disease-resistant, and easy to grow producing long-lasting color with wow power.

Proven Winners annuals, perennials and shrubs are selected from the best in the world.  Our horticulturists travel the globe sourcing superior plants that are trialed and tested in Michigan, New Hampshire, California, Florida, Germany, and Japan.

The plants that make our final cut are chosen for their all-season color and bountiful blooms, resistance to disease and insects, and tolerance for heat and humidity.  This rigorous selection process takes 2 to 3 years to assure Proven Winners plants perform better while using fewer chemicals.  Reduced chemical usage benefits both your gardening budget and the environment.

As much as we love plants, we also love helping the people who grow them--gardeners like you.  Our job is to make it easy to grow, maintain, and enjoy gorgeous garden beds and containers filled with proven plants.  To help you, we offer a broad selection of top-performers along with green thumb tips and articles filled with expert advice. 

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Latest Articles – Plant

Buddleia 'Miss Ruby' (butterfly bush)

Learn more about what to do with shrubs damaged in winter.

Fertilizing plants can be a bit bewildering but to get the most out of your plants, especially container plants, it is essential. This article will go over the basic types of fertilizers and give recommendations on when and how to apply those fertilizers.

Learn how to plant a shrub.

Learn about what is new for spring of 2014.

Hebe 'Frozen Flame'

Flowering shrubs are our specialty, but we know that no landscape can rely solely on blossoms to carry it through the entire year. That’s why we round out our offerings with over 20 different evergreens and dozens of unique varieties with colorful fruit, foliage, and stems to brighten the dreary winter

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