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December 13, 2017

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P. Allen Smith's Platinum Plant Collection for 2017 - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Order

Gardening expert P. Allen Smith is a renowned and respected authority when it comes to plants. So when he makes a recommendation, you can be sure it will be a winner in your garden. The following Proven Winners plants have been named his "Platinum Collection" for 2017. He will be showcasing these superior varieties in magazine articles, during book tours and TV appearances, and on his website, where they will also appear as his Top Picks for 2017. These plants have been chosen for their visual color and impact, superior performance, and low maintenance. You can find each of them at Vite Greenhouses. Ask for them on your next visit.

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Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid 
1. Primal Scream
If you’re looking for the WOW! factor in daylilies, you’ve found it here with ‘Primal Scream’. Nothing comes close to the spectacular 7½-8½ inch, glimmering tangerine orange, gold dusted blossoms and green throat of this selection. One of the most sought-after daylilies available today. 10C-South Click to display 'Primal Scream' tag image 34" 18"-24" 3-9 PW 2.0 Gallon
Hosta Hosta hybrid
2. Empress Wu
Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½ feet wide and long. Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump. Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer. 12B-North Click to display 'Empress Wu' tag image 36"-48" 5'-6' 3-9 2 Gallon
Switch Grass (Red) Panicum virgatum
3. Cheyenne Sky
Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. It forms a compact, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage which turns wine red in early summer. 12C-South Click to display 'Cheyenne Sky' tag image 36" 18" 4-9 PW .65 Quart
Weigela Weigela florida
4. My Monet® Sunset
This new dwarf weigela has very attractive gold foliage and nice red fall color. Grown primarily for its colorful foliage, it will occasionally produce soft, rosy pink flowers. Add it to the front of beds and borders fo multi-season color. SD-4 Click to display 'My Monet® Sunset' tag image n/a n/a 12"-18" 18"-24" 5-8 3 Gallon

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