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How to Read A Plant Tag

You rely on plant labels to give you the information you need to be successful in choosing and growing your new plants. But do you really know what everything on those labels mean? Here’s a quick visual guide to decoding plant labels.

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Anonymous Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:45pm

hi - just wondering if there was an app to use with your smartphone for scanning the bar code for more information as stated in the video? thank you! videos are great!

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Kerry Meyer Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:11am

Any QR code reader should work.


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Anonymous Tue, 04/05/2016 - 5:55am

I only buy Proven Winners plants. I'm 67 years old and I've learned that I don't waste time and money on any other plants. My flower beds look amazing. People driving past my house actually stop the car to comment on my amazing flowers. LOVE Proven Winners plants!!!

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Anonymous Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:25am

I agree with you!! I'm in zone 5 and can't wait to start to planting!

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Cindy Meyers Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:29pm

Thank you for letting us know! We love hearing success stories :)
Thank you for your support of Proven Winners.

Happy gardening!
Proven Winners

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Anonymous Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:08pm

Your plant tags are the BEST!!! They have everything a gardener needs.
Thank you.

ps The emails from Kerry are great and very helpful.

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Anonymous Sat, 04/01/2017 - 1:13pm

Could you post an example of a perennial plant tag so we can see the difference between the annuals and perennials - it's important for those of us in cold areas to understand the tags. Thanks.

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Anonymous Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:19pm

I was so amazed to learn so much about the info on the tag - I usually give it a cursory scanning and now I know to do more.
I have a gerbera tag that states full sun. This is the second time I have obtained this plant and when I planted the first one in the sun, it was instant death (yes, I watered it) and this one - not sure what is happening to it.

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Kelly Geoghegan Mon, 06/01/2015 - 5:03pm

We would need to know more information to know why the plant. Give our customer service a call at 815-895-8130 and we would love to help figure out why.

Kelly Geoghegan

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Anonymous Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:06pm

Where is perennials or annual identified ?
Sometimes when you see a new plant, you don't know if its perennials or annuals.
other info is very helpful.

thank you,
ML Banes

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Kelly Geoghegan Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:53pm

Under zone it will state "annual excepts in zone (insert #)" or just say "perennial in zones (insert #) ". Sorry it is very small to see!

Hope this helps!

Kelly Geoghegan

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