2017 National Plant of the Year
Introducing the first-ever Proven Winners® National Plant of the Year! Growers, retailers and gardeners across North America have experienced its phenomenal performance, now we’re ready to make headlines with an unprecedented marketing campaign in 2017. Be prepared for the coming demand.
Proven Winners is proud to announce the brand new Plant of the Year program beginning Spring 2017. When we asked our customers and propagators to name the easiest plant for gardeners to be successful with, Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® was overwhelmingly the top pick. It was a natural choice to name this top-selling and top-performing Proven Winners petunia our very first Plant of the Year.
Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® has proven itself time and again to be the best petunia for landscapes, period.It was bred to deliver an outstanding performance over the entire season across North America. It lasts an extra month in southern states and blooms well into fall in moderate climates. You’ll find that it blooms earlier, grows larger and has greater vigor than any petunia you've grown. Use it to create a huge splash of color in mass landscape plantings or to create massive hanging baskets and container displays. It requires little more than sunshine, water and plant food to thrive.
Sherrie from Glenwood City, Wisconsin expressed the feelings of many consumers who’ve had super success with Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum®: “By far my favorite. Bubblegum is amazing. I've planted it for four years now and will definitely be planting it again. I do both pots and in the landscape and both ways are equally as impressive. A must-have if you want something showy without much fuss. Simply gorgeous!”
Growers and gardeners across North America have praised Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® for its vigorous growth and season-long garden performance. It has received over 300 awards at trials from Alberta, Canada to Houston, TX and from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Boston, MA. No matter where you grow it, this petunia will be a rock star in your lineup.
Proven Winners is planning an unprecedented marketing campaign to spread the word about Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® in 2017. Extensive trade and consumer efforts will be made including special coverage in the 2017 Gardener’s Idea Book, press releases, radio and print campaigns, social media efforts and targeted video content. Special POP and web graphics will also be developed for retailers who wish to promote the Plant of the Year through in-store displays and online coverage.
- Grow in part sun to full sun. More sun equates to greater flower coverage.
- Expect plants to grow 12-24” tall x 24-36” wide in the ground and in large containers.
- Plants will flower from spring into fall with no deadheading required.
- Petunias are heavy feeders. Feed with 250+ ppm Nitrogen and keep an eye on pH and EC levels.
- Yellow growth tips often indicate an iron shortage in response to a pH that is too high.
- Root plants out at 65-72°F, then grow them on at 55-65°F. Cooler temperatures will act as a natural growth regulator.
- Maintain moderate to moist soil conditions.
- Find more professional growing tips here.
Stay tuned to www.provenwinners.com for additional details about the 2017 National Plant of the Year coming soon!