Proven Winners Annuals

The foundation of our business since the Hafner brothers began in 1922 has been growing our own plants, and we only grow and sell the varieties that we know from experience will thrive in your garden. We cultivate over 60% of our annuals in our onsite growing houses adjacent to the store.

We are the largest Proven Winners certified grower-retailer in Central New York growing over 40000 plants annually (made up of over 50 varieties) with up to 2500 on display in our retail greenhouses. Their journey begins in February when we plant the varieties our head grower has selected and continues when our live flowers team (overseen by our head grower Mark) hand-select the plants that are at their peak and transfer them to our retail greenhouses. Once they reach the retail greenhouses they are continually cared for throughout the season attended to daily using different techniques including proper spacing, watering, fertilizing, clipping, and de-budding, so we know they are in the best possible condition when you take them home to plant in your garden.

To supplement our stock throughout the season, we have a buyer on the road who hand selects only the best quality plants available from growers and nurseries that we partner with. We have been working with some of the same family-owned growers for over 30 years, and we know that their standards align with ours.

Our team of experts is always on hand to answer any questions you may have, whether it be about the latest varieties we have available or what plant will do best in your landscape. We also stock a wide variety of Proven Winners shrubs and Proven Winners perennials all chosen with the same care so you know they will perform well in your landscape.

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Proven Winners Annuals

Supertunia Royal Magenta
Supertunia Lovie Dovie
Supertunia Mini Vista Violet Star
Supertunia Trailing Rose Veined
Supertunia Royal Velvet
Supertunia Picasso in Purple
Supertunia Latte
Supertunia Vista Bubblegum
Supertunia Bordeaux
Supertunia Vista Silverberry
Supertunia Limoncello
Supertunia Honey

Sunsatia Coconut
Sunsatia Cranberry
Senorita Mi Amor
Frosty Night
Freckles Coleus
Pink Chaos Coleus
Limon Blush Coleus
Colorblaze Lime Time
Colorblaze Royale Alligator Tears
Snowstorm Snow Globe
Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red
Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime
Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight

Illusion Emerald Lace
Illusion Garnet Lace
Charmed Wine
Laguna Dark Blue
Laguna White

Superbells Blue
Superbells Yellow Chiffon
Superbells Cherry Star
Superbells Lemon Slice
Superbells Grape Punch
Superbells Dreamsicle
Superbells Cherry Red
Superbells Pink
Superbells White
Superbells Holy Cow
Superbells Blue Moon Punch
Superbells Holy Moly
Superbells Tangerine Punch
Superbells Red

Please note that due to seasonal changes and our growing program we may not have all of the above listed Proven Winners Annuals varieties available throughout the season. It is always best to call ahead if you are looking for a specific variety.

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