January 12, 2024

2024 Proven Winners National Plants of the Year

Grow what works! Here are the 2024 Proven Winners National Plants of the Year: 


2024 Perennial of the Year

‘Pink Profusion’ Perennial Salvia

Salvia nemorosa

Enjoy these flowers again and again throughout the summer with rebloom! Dark pink flowers are produced on darker pink calyxes on a perfectly rounded, dense and beautiful habit.


2024 Hosta of the Year

Shadowland® ‘Hudson Bay’

Hosta hybrid

This showy hosta forms a large mound of attractive tricolor leaves of heavy substance. The wide, bright blue margin, apple green jetting, and creamy white center will set this variety apart all season long.


2024 Landscape Perennial of the Year

‘Storm Cloud’ Bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

I’m more LOW MAINTENANCE than your OTHER relationships. Watch in spring as incredibly dark stems emerge from the ground. Olive green leaves have silver veins. Star-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers appear atop of the wide, mounding, shrub-like habit.


2024 Flowering Shrub of the Year

Wine & Spirits®

Weigela florida

Wine & Spirits weigela is one of our favorite new plants. An update on our classic Wine & Roses weigela, this vigorous, handsome variety combines even more dramatic dark foliage with crisp white-green flowers. A real showstopper in the garden center and landscape.


2024 Rose of the Year

Oso Easy Peasy® Rose

Rosa x

Effortlessly floriferous! Oso Easy Peasy® is one of our newest roses, but it has already been decorated with a prestigious Award of Excellence in the No Spray division from the American Rose Society. It’s just that good! Its apple-green foliage resists powdery mildew and black spot, and its abundant magenta flowers appear in endless profusion from early summer through frost. The size and scale of this rose and its blooms is perfect for incorporating into flower gardens – not just because it’s so beautiful, but because it’s so easy to care for that it frees you up to work on other tasks


2024 Hydrangea of the Year

Let’s Dance Sky View® Reblooming Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla × serrata

Let’s Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla) is a standout for consistent, yearly blooming. You’ll also love how easy this cultivar is to turn blue, which is what we recommend, since it’s so spectacular this way: flowers emerge a beautiful sky blue with a honeydew-green eye before maturing to a full sky blue. Its nice compact growing habit makes it both a good container and garden plant. 


2024 Landscape Shrub of the Year

Fizzy Mizzy® Sweetspire

Itea virginica

A sweetspire that literally stands out in the landscape! Its abundant upright flower spikes are bright white and carry a light, lovely fragrance that attracts people and pollinators. An early summer bloom time helps bridge the gap between the seasons seamlessly and its thick, dark green foliage is handsome enough to carry the show for the rest of the season. With a petite size, you’ll be able to use it in any size garden.

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