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October 21, 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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Common Name
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Cultivar
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Bacopa Sutera hybrid
1. Snowstorm® Blue Bubbles
Double blue flowers, a thick, well branched habit and great summer performance makes this a wonderful plant in the garden. 1C-South Click to display 'Snowstorm® Blue Bubbles' tag image 3"-6" 10"-12" 9-11 4½" White
2. Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
These 'living carpet' plants are vigorous, versatile, and superb as solo plantings or in combos. Easy to grow, much-loved, and much publicized by consumer magazines and TV programs. 1C-South Click to display 'Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®' tag image 4"-8" 8"-10" n/a 4½" White
Bidens Bidens ferulifolia
3. Goldilocks Rocks
Goldilocks Rocks Bidens features beautiful yellow daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It's tiny deeply cut ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season. 1C-South Click to display 'Goldilocks Rocks' tag image 12"-14" 10"-14" 9-11 4½" White
Calibrachoa Calibrachoa hybrid
4. Superbells® Cherry Star™
'Superbells Cherry Star' boasts beautiful cherry pink flowers with yellow throats that come out in a star pattern. Covered in blooms all season long, its vigorous mounding / trailing habit will quickly fill in sunny window boxes, combination planters and hanging baskets. No deadheading is required and very low maintenance and disease resistance makes Superbells a winner! 1D-South Click to display 'Superbells® Cherry Star™' tag image 7"-10" 8"-10" 9-10 4½" White
5. Superbells® Lemon Slice
Totally unique and distinct color pattern - Bright gold flower with a clean white star. 1D-South Click to display 'Superbells® Lemon Slice' tag image   6"-10" 12"-24" 9-11 4½" White
6. Superbells® Pomegranate Punch
Velvety red flowers dramatically accented with black eyes and yellow centers densely cover cascading plants all season long. Easy to work with, these trailing stems weave their way through their neighbors in container collections creating a fabulous display. This color packs a lot of punch when combined with shorter, dark red container Dahlias. 1D-South Click to display 'Superbells® Pomegranate Punch' tag image 6"-10" 8"-10" 9-11 4½" White
7. Superbells® Yellow Chiffon
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance. 2D-North Click to display 'Superbells® Yellow Chiffon' tag image 7"-10" 8"-10" 9-11 4½" White
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
8. Colorblaze® Keystone Kopper
'Colorblaze Keystone Kopper' has deep rich copper tones, providing a fun contrast to many other colors. It has a strong upright growth habit, is versatile, and is easy to grow, tolerting variable lighting conditions. 4D-North Click to display 'Colorblaze® Keystone Kopper' tag image n/a 24"-36" 18"-24" 10-11 6" Green
9. Colorblaze® Lime Time™
Sun tolerant and bright chartreuse foliage is great in landscapes and containers. 4D-North Click to display 'Colorblaze® Lime Time™' tag image 20"-36" 12"-16" 10-11 6" Green
Lantana Lantana camara
10. Luscious® Bananarama
Lantana 'Luscious Banarama' by Proven Winners has bright sunny yellow flowers that grace extremely tough plants. The heat tolerant blooms and mounding habit make it a great choice for a maintenance free garden. Great for containers and the landscape. Put them out in full sun areas. 2C-North Click to display 'Luscious® Bananarama' tag image 18"-30" 18"-24" 9-11 4½" White
11. Luscious® Berry Blend
These vibrant pink and yellow flowers with rich, dark foliange will turn that boring bed or container into a trip to Cancun during Spring Break. Heat and drought tolerant, of course, but also fragrant. 2C-North Click to display 'Luscious® Berry Blend' tag image 24"-36" 20"-30" 9-11 4½" White
Lobelia Lobelia hybrid
12. Laguna™ Sky Blue
Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; excellent in combinations. 2C-North Click to display 'Laguna™ Sky Blue' tag image 8"-10" 6"-8" 9-10 4½" White
Mecardonia Mecardonia hybrid
13. Golddust
Mecardonia Golddust is great in landscapes and containers. Its small green leaves are covered with yellow nemesia-like flowers from May through October. The plant has excellent heat tolerance. 2C-North Click to display 'Golddust' tag image 2"-5" 12"-16" 9-11 4½" White
Petunia Petunia hybrid
14. Supertunia® Black Cherry
This unique Supertunia has dark red blooms with black throats. Its abundent flowering and trailing mounding habit make a great choice for combinations or used on its own in pots, window boxes or hanging baskets. 2B-South Click to display 'Supertunia® Black Cherry' tag image 8"-12" 10"-18" 10-11 4½" White
15. Supertunia® Bordeaux™
Flowers are a unique soft pink with deep plum venation. 2B-South Click to display 'Supertunia® Bordeaux™' tag image 5"-7" 8"-12" 9-10 4½" White
16. Supertunia® Limoncello
You'll love the bright refreshing lemon-lime color of Supertunia Limoncello. Its sensational continuous blooms are like rays of sunlight all season long. This petunia is easy to grow and loves the sun. It is heat tolerant, drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. 2B-South Click to display 'Supertunia® Limoncello' tag image 6"-10" 20"-24" 10-11 4½" White
17. Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum
Bubblegum-pink flowers on vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape fillers. Blooms all season and low maintenance. 3B-North Click to display 'Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum' tag image 16"-24" 18"-24" 10 4½" White
Spider Flower Cleome hybrid
18. Señorita Rosalita®
This heat and drought tolerant plant adds dramatic height to landscape beds; sterile flowers, and thornless, stickyless, "smell-less" foliage adds to the appeal for this great garden performer. 2D-North Click to display 'Señorita Rosalita®' tag image 24"-36" 20"-24" 8-11 4½" White
Spurge Euphorbia graminea
19. Diamond Delight
Prepare to be dazzled by this new addition to the Diamond series! Joining Diamond Frost is Diamond Delight, the most vigourous double-flowering Euphorbia on the market. Double-flower blooms and a shorter, fuller appearance set this apart from Diamond Frost, but it is equally as tough. Extreme heat tolerance and surpising shade tolerance round out this beautiful plant! 2D-North Click to display 'Diamond Delight' tag image 10"-12" 8"-12" 10-11 4½" White
Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia
20. Angelface® Blue
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance. 1C-South Click to display 'Angelface® Blue' tag image 18"-24" 12"-18" 10-11 4½" White
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid
21. Dark Knight
Lobularia 'Dark Knight' has masses of fragrant purple flowers gracing mounded plants. It has a tough demeanor that will withstand both heat and cold. Unlike most alyssum, this one will bloom all summer, even in hot climates. Slightly more reserved than Princess, the Knight series will sweep you off your feet with its well behaved manners. It is an excellent accent choice for combination planters that will be in sunny exposures. Use it as a spiller to trail over the sides. 2C-North Click to display 'Dark Knight' tag image 4"-6" 18"-24" 9-11 4½" White
22. Snow Princess®
This sterile Lobularia is extremely vigorous, and beacuse it puts no energy into setting seed it has an incredibly long bloom time. Creates a beautiful hanging basket or window box and is a perfect filler in combination. New in 2010. 2C-North Click to display 'Snow Princess®' tag image 14"-20" 14"-20" 9-11 4½" White
Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas
23. Sweet Caroline™ Light Green
Great foliage component plant in combinations; excellent heat tolerance and vigor. 3C-South Click to display 'Sweet Caroline™ Light Green' tag image n/a 6"-8" 10"-12" 10-11 4½" White
24. Sweet Caroline™ Raven
Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Raven' has dark purple foliage shaped like tiny fleurs-de-lis. Their shape and color will add a fabulous, new dimension to your garden. This is a compact, mounding plant that grows 6-8 inches tall and will not overpower neighbors. Combine it with other Ornamental Sweet Potatoes from our Ipomoea collection or with Coleus. A Proven Winners® variety. 3C-South Click to display 'Sweet Caroline™ Raven' tag image n/a 6"-8" 10"-12" 10-11 4½" White
Verbena Verbena hybrid 
25. Superbena® Royale Chambray
Large, eye-catching clusters of purple flowers all season on vigorous plants, great annual ground cover 2D-South Click to display 'Superbena® Royale Chambray' tag image n/a n/a 6"-12" 12"-14" 7-11 4½" White
26. Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen
Verbena 'Superbena Royale Peachy Keen' produces tons of gorgeous clusters of salmon/coral colored flowers throughout the season. It has a mounding spreading habit that makes it a great plant to use as a filler in combination pots and hanging baskets. It's spreading habit will fill in middle ground and spill over the sides. It is more vigorous in it's growth habit than its predecessors. 2D-South Click to display 'Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen' tag image 6"-10" 12"-14" 8-11 4½" White
27. Superbena® Royale Red
Superbena® Royale Red bears masses of deep scarlet flowers. The low, mounding or trailing stems of this tender perennial are clothed with oval, toothed, mint-like leaves. The hemispherical clusters of tubular, flaring, five-lobed blooms continue all year in the absence of frost and severe heat. Butterflies flock to the flowers. Deadheading of this sterile cultivar is unnecessary, but occasional pinching or trimming will promote branching and flowering. 2D-South Click to display 'Superbena® Royale Red' tag image 6"-10" 12"-14" 8-11 4½" White
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrid 
28. 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
29. 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
Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
30. Cranberry Crush
You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this new Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program. Since it is an indeterminate bloomer, the flowers are produced at the nodes all up the flowering stems rather than just at the top like some other cultivars. Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8 inch wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals. These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall. They are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones. 9A-South Click to display 'Cranberry Crush' tag image 36"-48" 48"-5' 4-9 2 Gallon
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum 
31. Amazing Daisies™ Banana Cream
The 4-5" wide flowers are lemon yellow when they open, brightening to light butter yellow and finally to creamy white as they mature. Cut flowers last up to two weeks! This plant has nicely compact, dark green foliage and increased disease tolerance. 11C-South Click to display 'Amazing Daisies™ Banana Cream' tag image 15"-18" 18"-24" 5-9 PW 1.0 Gallon
Switch Grass (Red) Panicum virgatum
32. 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
Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
33. Lo & Behold® Lilac Chip
Lo & Behold® 'Lilac Chip' is a dwarf, seedless variety which reblooms until frost without deadheading. It has soft, lavender-pink flowers and is more compact than 'Blue Chip'. 9C-South Click to display 'Lo & Behold® Lilac Chip' tag image 18"-24" 24"-36" 5-9 3 Gallon
Weigela Weigela florida
34. 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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