Tuesday, October 1, 2019

This Month in The Garden: New Introductions for 2020 from the Growers at Proven Winners!

This Month in the Garden: New Plants for 2020!
Welcome to This Month in the Garden for September! Today's post will introduce you to some of the spectacular additions that will be joining the Proven Winners family of plants for 2020! I have had the pleasure of trying them out in my own garden this past summer and look forward to their availability on the market for next year. Come along and see what's new!

Magic Show 'Enchanted Indigo' Verbena

Hardiness Zones 4-8 (Perennial)
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Bloom Season: Summer-Fall
Mature Size: 16-18 inches

Magic Show 'Enchanted Indigo' Verbena impressed me from the start with its spikes of violet-blue blooms that last throughout summer with just a little bit of deadheading. The compact size makes its perfect for the front of a perennial border. I am looking forward to seeing this one in the garden year after year.

 Bright Lights Berry Rose African Daisy Osteospermum

Hardiness Zones 9-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 8-12 inches
This new annual, which is a hybrid form of Osteospermum, produces beautiful daisy-like, berry-pink blooms that hold up well in the heat of the summer. I would highly recommend this beauty! It just keeps on blooming!

 Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena

Hardiness Zones 8-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 6-12 inches

This Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena is a winner hands down with its robust profusion of amethyst and while blooms that quickly form an 18-30" clump. This annual is self-cleaning and does not require any maintenance to keep it going all summer long and into fall. It is also heat tolerant, resistant to powdery mildew and is also known to be "deer resistant". This one is a keeper!
Sunstar Pink Egyptian Star Flower Pentas lanceolata

Hardiness Zones: 11 (Annual)
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 18-22 inches

Sunstar Pink Egyptian Star Flower Pentas lanceolata is an eye-catcher with its display of large light pink star-shaped flowers that have a tropical feel. This robust plant with its broad dark green foliage and prolific blooms has looked beautiful and produced blooms all summer long and into fall. It has been a welcomed addition to the garden and I look forward to adding it again next spring.

Supertunia Vista Snowdrift Petunia

Hardiness Zones: 10-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 12-24 inches

Supertunia Vista Snowdrift Petunia is a prolific bloomer displaying beautiful snow-white blooms that keep performing all summer long in full sun. It has continuous vigor without deadheading and is a pleasure to have in the garden border. I would highly recommend this annual as part of your garden next year.

 Superbells Double Blue (Hybrid Calibrachoa)


Hardiness Zones 9-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Frost
Mature Size: 6-12 inches high by 12-24 inches wide

This easy care plant is best grown in an area of good drainage, such as in a raised garden border in an area of full to partial sun. Lilac-blue double blooms that resemble miniature rose buds adorn the plant from spring until the first frost on cascading branches. Blooms are continuous throughout summer with no deadheading needed! 
Suncredible Yellow Helianthus

This unique new sunflower produces numerous blooms on a branched bush-like habit, unlike traditional sunflowers. The blooms are approximately 4 inches across and do not need to be deadheaded to continue blooming,  but can be groomed for tidiness. This 24-42" tall by 20-32" wide plant blooms several weeks longer than similar sunflowers and is great for attracting pollinators to the garden. Blooms continue all season and well into the fall. I am really enjoying this new addition to the Proven Winners collection.


Hardiness Zones: 9-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Season: Planting-Frost 
Mature Size: 24-42 inches tall  by 20-32" wide

Rockin Blue Suede Shoes Salvia
Hardiness Zones: 9-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Part-Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Frost 
Mature Size: 30-40 inches tall  by 24-30" wide

This striking new salvia is excellent for pollinator gardens and is a major attraction for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Blue blooms with darker calyxes add an extra pop of color and contrast on this non-stop bloomer. This addition makes a taller statement in the back of a border and will provide enjoyment all summer long! It just keeps getting better and better!

 Proven Winners Goldilocks Rocks

Hardiness Zones: 9-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 18-14 inches
Goldilocks Rocks is a heat and drought tolerant plant that has been performing well in my southern exposure garden. Its vibrant golden-yellow blooms continue throughout spring, summer and into fall and are an attraction for pollinators. Its compact size makes this annual an excellent addition to the front of a sunny garden border.
Diamond Snow Euphorbia
Hardiness Zones: 10-11 (Annual)
Exposure: Full-Partial Sun
Bloom Season: Spring-Fall
Mature Size: 12-18 inches

Voted annual of the year for 2020, this variety replaces Diamond Delight with the vigor of Diamond Frost. This easy to grow plant resembles snowflakes with its bright white delicate blooms that last all summer and into fall. 'Diamond Snow' is heat and drought tolerant and also deer resistant and makes a lovely addition to the garden. Visitors to the garden have regularly admired this one!
Proven Winners Collection New Plants for 2020
I hope you enjoyed This Month in the Garden for September. Be sure to stop by on the 1st. of each month for This Month in the Garden, as I share gardening tips, information and horticultural adventures! Also be sure to check out these new introductions from the growers at Proven Winners! Linking with:  Floral FridaysMacro Monday 2Friday Photo JournalImage-in-ing Weekly Photo Link-Up and Dishing It & Digging It.

Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening,© Copyright 2010-2019. All rights reserved.

20 comments:

  1. I always enjoy browsing Proven Winners' yearly recommendations. I tried the Suncredible helianthus this year. I would purchase this annual plant again but give it more space next time -- it grew over the salvia and other neighbors in the bed. Good posting. Thank you. P x

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    1. It is a nice plant. I found it to spread as well and would give it lots of space. The re-blooming miniature sunflowers on multiple stalks is a great feature.

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  2. What a lovely selection! I'd love to take a walk around your garden!

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the selections. Your table settings are gorgeous as always!

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  4. So many beautiful blooms. I think my favorite is the Verbena; it's so vibrant!

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    1. I love the Verbena too! It is also one of the longest performing annuals out of all the selections.

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  5. any of the new selections wind blown salt tolerant? good for sandy soil and humid nights? thanks in advance.

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    1. Welcome! Thanks for visiting. It's actually the Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena that I just mentioned above which is said to be both salt spray tolerant and mildew resistant!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Agnes. I enjoyed your beautiful photo captures of the horses.

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    2. Thank you very much, best regards

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  7. I love purchasing new plants in autumn, Lee. Those you show us are fabulous. But this season I realized I have no free spots to plant some more. Need to think about.

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    1. I find the same issue when trying to find space to plant, but where there's a will there's a way! If I walk around enough, I can usually find a place to tuck in some color!

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  8. Hello Lee ... I love seeing new introductions for the next year .. lots of beautiful blue here .. we don't really have any distributors here for Fall planting ... a shame but probably for the best since I have a load of new Spring bulbs to plant ! haha
    Great post to have of thinking of next year ;-)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the info Joy. Your photos of the moon and gardens are beautiful! I hope that you get to continue enjoying those beautiful hydrangea blooms for a while longer! Have fun planting those bulbs too!

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  9. All so beautiful! Love the verbana most of all.😊

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