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5 Must-Have Perennials for Spring

Here’s 5 beautiful perennials you want to be sure to have on your bench this spring. Each will bring your customers many seasons of color and garden wonder—and best of all they are work-free! Each of these perennials received strong attention with the gardening media this year, so expect customers to be asking for these beauties by name. Easy-to-grow, easy-to-recommend. Have confidence in this great quintet of perennials…only from Proven Winners®.

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Summerific® 'Cherry Cheesecake'


Another gorgeous addition to the popular SUMMERIFIC series!  This year’s new gal on the block is a compact, well-branched and heavily budded selection that forms an attractive, shrub-like clump of thick, leathery, maple-like, dark green leaves. And the 8" blooms will stop traffic in any garden or neighborhood!


This highly distinctive cultivar emerges fiery orange-red in spring and mellows to a spicy blend of cinnamon, red, and purple tones in summer. Its heavily ruffled, leathery leaves form a neatly compact clump, making it easy to fit into combination containers and the border’s edge.



If you’re looking for the new standard in purple Heucheras, you’ve found it!  You’ll be impressed by the vigorous growth of ‘Blackberry Ice’ and since it’s a H. villosa hybrid, it also exhibits greater heat and humidity tolerance. The newest leaves are a remarkable iridescent purple with black veining and have amethyst purple undersides.  As the leaves mature, they develop a softly luminescent pewter overlay.  In midsummer, reddish purple scapes which are quite proportional to the foliage carry wands of cream flowers.


Sweet Romance

Lavandula angustifolia

Gardeners around the world have been growing lavender for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers, beautiful appearance, and ease of culture. 

Along comes SWEET ROMANCE, destined to become a favorite because of its ability to bloom the first year.  Additionally, it begins to flower a bit earlier in the season, typically in early summer and lasting into early fall. 

The grey-green foliage forms a compact mound topped with plump, rich violet purple flower wands that are perfect for cutting for fresh and dried bouquets. Clusters of tiny flowers appear at the nodes up the stem in addition to the terminal inflorescence, adding color down into the plant.


No catmint is a more beautiful, uniform grower than Cat’s Meow Nepeta. Its flowers are dense and colorful, and its habit is more refined. Plus, it stands strong with no flopping, getting wider and growing to a broad mound as the season progresses.

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