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I’ll Have a White Russian

You wouldn’t have to know much about me to guess that the Proven Winners new introduction for 2012 that floats my boat the most is Supertunia® White Russian. I love dark plants. I love white gardens. This plant is the Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup of annuals for me.

I cannot wait to set terra cotta pots brimming full of it in my garden, next to a thick stand of Decadence ‘Dutch Chocolate’ Baptisia, Black Mondo Grass or a rambling bit of Sweet Caroline Raven Ipomoea. It’ll also look nice next to white plants like Intensia® White Phlox. And I do just so happen to have a brand new black and white garden. Coincidence? I think not…

Not to skip the obvious, dang this plant will look HOT with the more coffee-colored Coleus, like Colorblaze® Velvet Mocha®, deep-toned grasses like Graceful Grasses® Vertigo® or Sweet Caroline Bewitched  (a sweet little potato vine) which is also improved upon for this year.

Also, it’s named after alcohol*, which is always a selling point with me.

*And yes, I got through the whole post without mentioning The Big Lewbowski

© 2012 Proven Winners, LLC.

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Anonymous Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:25pm

Every year a pick a color theme - usually inspired by what happened over the winter such as births, weddings, honors etc. I've got nothing this year and just love the idea of a high contrast black and white garden! Thanks for the idea, this will help direct my plant shopping and my drink choice!

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Anonymous Fri, 04/20/2012 - 8:43pm

Good ideas for the complementary plants!

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Anonymous Fri, 04/20/2012 - 6:51pm

Welcome Amanda...Love your wit & humor, and your enjoyable blogs! Looking forward to a productive gardening season...Kathleen Cannon Robertson

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Anonymous Fri, 04/20/2012 - 6:51pm

Welcome Amanda...Love your wit & humor, and your enjoyable blogs! Looking forward to a productive gardening season...Kathleen Cannon Robertson

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