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Proven Winners® 2021 Plants of the Year

January 12, 2021

Introducing Proven Winners® 2021 Plants of the Year! Every year Proven Winners® selects a handful of the very best plants to feature as Plants of the Year! They are some of the easiest care, best-preforming plants perfect for a gardener of any experience level. We're pleased to announce the 2021® Proven Winners Plants of the Year:

Annual of the Year

Proven Winners Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star Petunia

Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star Petunia

Supertunia Mini Vista petunias have the look of the Supertunia Vista series with a little less vigor to fit into smaller areas. They are ideal as a filler and spiller in hanging baskets and patio pots or the landscape.

  • 6-12 inches tall and spreads up to 2 feet at maturity
  • Annual except in zones 10-11
  • Part to full sun

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Perennial of the Year

Proven Winners Cat's Pajamas Nepeta Cat Mint

'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint Nepeta

Indigo blue flowers produce from the soil all the way to the tips, providing an intense splash of color all summer. Its mounded habit makes it the perfect filler in containers or the landscape.

  • 12-14 inches tall and 18-20 inches wide at maturity
  • Zones 3-8
  • Full sun

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Hydrangea of the Year

Proven Winners Tuff Stuff Ah Ha Hydrangea

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea

This is one of the most prolific reblooming hydrangeas we've ever seen. All summer long, it devotes its energy to creating flower buds on its new growth so you have a constant supply of fabulous blooms from early summer through frost.

  • 2-3 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Zones 5-9
  • Part to full sun

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Hosta of the Year

 Proven Winners Shadowland® 'Wheee!' Hosta

Shadowland® 'Wheee!' Hosta

This delightfully fun, extremely ruffled hosta makes a distinctive specimen in shade gardens and containers. Its leaves widen as the plant matures making them slug resistant. 

  • 11-18 inches tall and 28-30 inches wide at maturity
  • Zones 3-9
  • Part to full shade

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Rose of the Year

Proven Winners Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose

Oso Easy Italian Ice® Rosa

Orange buds open to soft yellow flowers that melt into pink blushed margins all summer. This self-cleaning rose has excellent disease-resistance making it a perfect plant for home gardens.

  • 1.5-3 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Zones 5-9
  • Full sun

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Caladium of the Year

Proven Winners Heart to Heart® 'White Wonder' Caladium

Heart to Heart® 'White Wonder' Caladium

A gorgeous foliage plant that can handle sun or shade. Due to its stature, 'White Wonder' makes an excellent border plant in the landscape or thriller in containers. 

  • 15-20 inches tall and 10-14 inches wide at maturity
  • Annual except in zones 10-11
  • Tolerates sun or shade

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Flowering Shrub of the Year

 Proven Winners Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush Buddleia

Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush Buddleia

This compact plant displays full-size flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost on thick, sturdy stems.

  • 2-3 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Zones 5-9
  • Full sun

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