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Zinnia 
‘Profusion White’

Sunflower ‘Ring of Fire’

Zinnia Profusion White

Sunflower Ring of Fire

'Profusion White'captured the AAS Gold Medal as a breeding breakthrough due to the ease of growing and length of the flowering season. This is the only white Zinnia with 2-1/2 inch single daisy-like flowers and proven disease resistance. The plant resists powdery mildew allowing ‘Profusion White’ to flower profusely in the fall when other Zinnias deteriorate from mildew. ‘Profusion White’ plants fill flowerbeds, spreading 12 to 24 inches in a full sun garden. No pinching, or pruning is needed. ‘Profusion White’ plants are capable of producing a masterful display to white ‘Ring of Fire’ is a five-inch sunflower having golden petal edges and a ring of red surrounding the chocolate brown centre. Decidedly different from other sunflowers, ‘Ring of Fire’ stands out in a crowd of plain gold or yellow flowers. Later to bloom, ‘Ring of Fire’ may require 120 days to show bicolour blooms but this late season display is often what the garden needs for a fresh new look. Needing a full sun garden, ‘Ring of Fire’ plants may reach 4 to 5 feet tall, spreading 2 to 3 feet. The long flower stems are perfect for cut flowers. If not cut, flowers may produce seed for wildlife.

Nicotiana 
‘Avalon Bright Pink’

Eustoma ‘Forever Blue’

Nicotiana Avalon Bright Pink

Eustoma Forever Blue

‘Avalon Bright Pink’ is an improved dwarf nicotiana that provides multitudes of star-shaped blooms throughout the growing season. The colour is an unusual shade of bright pastel pink, visible from quite a distance. The heat tolerant plants will reach a mature height of 10 inches and spread 10 to 12 inches. ‘Avalon Bright Pink’ is maintenance free, no deadheading is required. ‘Avalon Bright Pink’ proved it’s superior garden performance in AAS trials across North America. Easy-to-grow, ‘Avalon Bright Pink’ is widely adaptable to annual or mixed perennial border and patio container culture. ‘Forever Blue’ will provide gardeners their favourite blue colour throughout the gardening season. The large 2-1/ inch single blue flowers decorate the vigourous plants. ‘Forever Blue’ plants have a distinct branching habit, providing the gardener with more blooms and a dense plant. ‘Forever Blue’ plants will reach reach 12 inches when mature, in a full sun garden. Proven to be heat tolerant, ‘Forever Blue’ plants will benefit from deadheading like all other Eustoma (lisianthus). These well-groomed, attractive ‘Forever Blue’ plants are perfectly adaptable to patio containers.
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