Proven Winners® Perennials—Fuss-free plants that flourish for years
What’s the big difference between an annual and a perennial? Annuals die when it gets too cold out. Perennials appear to die when the temperatures drops, but they’re actually hibernating. Beneath that dead-looking clump of stems, leaves and blooms are hardy roots that will produce a new plant come spring.
Perennials are a flower garden’s backbone. They are easy-care, dependable performers that provide years of beautiful color, texture and form. They also are:
- Uncommonly colorful thanks to foliage and/or flowers
- Trialed and tested for proven performance
- Grow bigger and better with each passing year
Keep in mind that all plants – perennials and annuals -- are programmed by Mother Nature to survive. All they need is the right amount of sunlight, food, water, and an occasional haircut. What makes Proven Winners® perennials different is that they are programmed to flourish year after year. They are born and bred to be innovators with extended bloom, expanded regions of performance, new colors and forms.
8 Great Perennials - Easiest to grow and care for
‘Banana Cream’ Leucanthemum superbum
‘Cheyenne Sky’ Panicum virgatum
‘Going Bananas’ Hemerocallis hybrid (Daylily)
‘Maestro’ Sedum‘Hocus Pocus’ Veronica
SUMMERIFIC™ ‘ Cranberry Crush’ Hibiscus
‘Tuscan Sun’ Heliopsis
New to gardening with perennials? Here’s an important tip -- be patient. The gardening adage, “First year sleeps, second year creeps, third year leaps” is true. While Proven Winners perennial hybrids are bred for their vigor, it still takes at least a year for most to look like the photos on their plant tags.
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