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.

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