Spring Collection --2004 Introductions

July 10, 2003 - 11:44

Proven Winners

'Vanilla Butterfly'

Argyranthemum frutescens

For years the most popular Argyranthemum available has been
Proven Winners' bright yellow Butterfly with its large flowers, vigorous habit
and excellent heat tolerance. It is often the only Argyranthemum to flower all
summer in hot climates. The addition of 'Vanilla Butterfly', which has the same
growth characteristics, is sure to be a hit with both growers and consumers.
The flowers on Vanilla Butterfly range in color from soft cream to pure white
and it can easily be produced beside Butterfly since both varieties utilize the
same growing routines. Vanilla Butterfly is excellent in large containers and
landscapes. Superbells(TM)

Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells debuted last year with five great colors. This
series has been developed and selected to have large flowers, disease tolerance
(Thelaviopsis, Pythium, and Phytopthera), vigor and strong summer performance.
The growth habit is mounded with plants neither as tall as 'Million Bells®
Terra Cotta' nor as prostrate as 'Million Bells® Trailing Blue'. This habit
is great for mono-crop pots and baskets or combination planters and also
performs well in landscape plantings. To the original five we are adding four
additional varieties. New this year are 'Superbells(TM) Cherry Red' and
'Superbells(TM) Pink Kiss', a blush pink with a dark pink ring around a yellow
throat. These two varieties have the same great habit as the original
Superbells varieties. We have also added 'Superbells(TM) Trailing Blue' and
'Superbells(TM) Trailing Rose' which have prostrate habit and can take the
place of 'Million Bells Trailing Blue' and 'Million Bells Trailing Pink'
respectively. There are now a total of nine great colors available: style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 'Superbells(TM) Blue', 'Superbells(TM)
Cherry Red', 'Superbells(TM) Coral Pink', 'Superbells(TM) Pink',
'Superbells(TM) Pink Kiss', 'Superbells(TM) Red', 'Superbells(TM) Trailing
Blue', 'Superbells(TM) Trailing Rose', and 'Superbells(TM) White.' Flying
Colors(TM)

Diascia hybrid

Diascias are one of the best window box and mixed container
plants available. Its airy habit and dainty flowers mix well with a wide
variety of plants. The Flying Colors(TM) line comes from The Netherlands and
has won awards for its summer performance, earning Best of Show honors at the
Colorado State University Trials. Its tremendous flower production and large
flower size create wonderful contrast with the deep green foliage and strong
growth habit. It is cold tolerant and makes a great early spring or fall
variety and has enough vigor and heat tolerance to flower throughout summer.
New this year is 'Flying Colors(TM) Trailing Red' whose habit and performance
is similar to existing variety 'Flying Colors(TM) Trailing Antique Rose'. The
total number of varieties for the series is now four: 'Flying Colors(TM)
Trailing Red', 'Flying Colors(TM) Trailing Antique Rose', 'Flying Colors(TM)
Apricot' and 'Flying Colors(TM) Coral'.

About The Author

This section is sponsored by Proven Winners -- A Better Garden Starts With A Better Plant.® For a glimpse of the new fresh faces for fall, visit Proven Winners online at www.provenwinners.com. 1117 North 14th Street * Dekalb, IL 60115 * (877) 865-5818 * E-mail: marshall@provenwinners.com

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