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Proven Winners
by Proven Winners
March 15, 2011

Proven Winners




Selecting and Purchasing Proven Winners Plants

Where can I buy Proven Winners in my local area?

We do our best to maintain a comprehensive listing of retailers carrying the Proven Winners label.

Visit our Find a Proven Winners Retailer page first. If your part of the country is not listed under Find a Proven Winners Retailer section of this site, please do the following:

1. Keep checking in with us, the site is continuously being updated.

2. Go to your local garden center and ask for Proven Winners. If they would like information on carrying Proven Winners, please refer them to this site and we will be happy to follow up with them.

When I visited my local garden center, I asked for Supertunias and was directed to something called Purple Wave. They told me it was basically the same thing. Is this true?

Purple Wave is not a Proven Winner, and definitely is not the same as a Supertunia™. Purple Wave is propagated from seed, whereas Supertunias are propagated from cuttings. Supertunias and Surfinias® are more vigorous and will perform better and longer throughout the summer, flowering continuously and profusely. All Proven Winners varieties are guaranteed to be bred from disease-free, virus-indexed tissue culture stock, which enhances plant performance tremendously. Supertunias and Surfinias also come in a wide array of colors.

Which Proven Winners plants do you recommend for hot climates?

New Wonder is a great choice for warmer climates. Another heat-loving Proven Winner is the Tapien Verbena. It comes in three colors: 'Blue-Violet' (everybody's favorite), 'Pink,' and new 'Salmon'. You'll love it just as much as it loves the heat! Other heat loving Proven Winners are the Supertunia and Surfinia Petunias. Many of our new varieties, are also heat-loving. Try Tukana™, Supertunia Mini™ or Symphony 'Orange."

How can I tell if a plant is an Annual or Perennial?

Annuals and Perennials vary depending on where you live. If you want a perennial, shrub, or tree to survive and grow year after year, the plant must tolerate year-round conditions in your area, such as the lowest and highest temperatures and the amount of rainfall. If you are Zone 5 any plant that is Zone 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 would be a perennial in your area, anything zone 6, 7 8, 9 or 10 would be an annual. Certain areas of your yard could be hot spots and might be able to tolerate one zone higher.

General Care

What's the best type of potting soil mix to use with my Proven Winners?

Any ready-to-use potting soil mix will suffice, as long as it is coarse enough to provide good drainage. For best results, we recommend Proven Winners-branded potting soil, which is specially formulated for superior results with all flowering plants. Check your local retailer for availability, or visit our online store.


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