Proven Winners® Flowering Shrubs

The Proven Winners® plant brand has introduced some of the best, most unique, and high performing plants since 1992. Their plants are well-known for flowering, growth habit, disease resistance, and garden performance. The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® series is one of the most recognized brands in flowering shrubs and produces many of our personal favorites. Come in and check out our awesome selection of ColorChoice® shrubs, available now. You’ll find many beautiful varieties of butterfly bush, hydrangeas, roses, spirea, and many more. Here are a few great options to consider:

Beyond Midnight® Bluebeard Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Beyond Midnight® features extremely dark, glossy foliage, a compact habit, and deep blue flowers. It adds much-needed color to the late summer landscape and makes a handsome companion with perennial flowers. This plant is long blooming, heat and drought tolerant, and does not require deadheading. Beyond Midnight® is a favorite with pollinators of all types and you’ll love it too!

  • Height: 2’ – 2.5’
  • Spread: 2’ – 2.5’
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Flower Color: Rich blue
  • Foliage Color: Dark glossy green
  • Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours)

Lemony Lace® Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa

A bright and stylish plant with an easy-going nature, Lemony Lace® offers finely dissected foliage but in a cheery gold color to really light up your landscape. This North American native produces big clusters of white flowers in early spring before the foliage emerges, then bright yellow leaves take over, edged in red. As the foliage ages, it turns an attractive chartreuse. Though it is a large plant, it can be pruned to stay smaller if you’d like. Lemony Lace was a People’s Choice Award winner at the 2014 Farwest Horticulture Trade Show, Lemony Lace Sambucus also won a Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association.

  • Height: 4’ – 7’
  • Spread: 4’ – 7’
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-7
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Golden with red new growth
  • Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours)

‘Miss Molly’ Butterfly Bush

Buddleia x

With its intensely colored blooms and refined habit, ‘Miss Molly’ is the queen of the summer garden. Its fragrant flowers are the closest to red of any butterfly bush and appear for months every summer without deadheading. Unlike older varieties of butterfly bush, ‘Miss Molly’ reaches just 4-5′ tall, so it’s easy to work into any sunny landscape. This non-invasive variety thrives in hot climates. Butterflies and hummingbirds will find it as irresistible as you do!

  • Height: 4’ – 5’
  • Spread: 4’ – 5’
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Flower Color: Ruby red-pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours)

Originally published on August 1st, 2018. Updated on August 3rd, 2022.