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Leaders of the Pack – Early Season

This list shows all the species/varieties with an early season average of 3.5 or better. Look up our top performers by name on this list. These leaders get our highest recommendation!

  source height dia # weeks in flower all season average early season average late season average # weeks rated above 3
Argyranthemum - 'Comet Pink' Ecke 13.0 23.0 9 3.525 3.75 3.125 16
Calibrachoa - 'Colorburst Rose' Ecke 6.0 24.0 16 3.725 3.75 3.25 13
Chard - 'Gourmet Burgundy' GRS 21.0 24.0 0 3.375 3.9375 2.3125 11
Gaillardia - 'Red Plume' AAS 14.0 24.0 14 2.85 3.625 1.5 11
Gazania - 'Talent Mix' AAS 6.0 10.0 16 3.125 3.8125 1.8125 10
Geranium - 'Designer Bright Lilac Impr' BFP 11.0 22.0 19 3.825 3.5 3.6875 13
Geranium - 'Designer Bright Red' BFP 15.0 24.0 20 4.25 4.0625 4.0625 18
Geranium - 'Designer Hot Coral' BFP 11.0 21.0 19 4.15 3.75 4.125 18
Geranium - 'Designer Hot Pink' BFP 11.0 17.0 19 3.5 3.5 3 13
Geranium - 'Designer Lilac Chiffon' BFP 11.0 24.0 20 3.875 3.6875 3.6875 18
Geranium - 'Designer Pink Parfait' BFP 12.0 16.0 20 3.75 3.5 3.625 13
Geranium - 'Designer Purple Rose' BFP 8.0 20.0 20 4.125 3.75 4.1875 19
Geranium - 'Designer Red' BFP 12.0 23.0 19 4.25 4.125 4 19
Geranium - 'Designer Rose' BFP 10.0 21.0 20 4.1 4.125 3.625 15
Geranium - 'Designer Salmon' BFP 13.0 19.0 20 4.025 4.0625 3.5 15
Geranium - 'Designer Violet' BFP 9.0 16.0 20 3.375 3.75 2.4375 11
Geranium - 'Fantasia Cardinal Red' BFP 10.0 16.0 20 3.3 3.5 2.5625 13
Geranium - 'Fantasia Coral' BFP 10.0 22.0 20 4.075 3.5625 4.125 16
Geranium - 'Fantasia Flame' BFP 20.0 24.0 18 4.325 3.75 4.6875 18
Geranium - 'Fantasia Flamingo Rose' BFP 11.0 19.0 20 4 3.75 3.8125 15
Geranium - 'Fantasia Pink Shell' BFP 12.0 23.0 20 3.7 3.5625 3.375 15
Geranium - 'Galleria Sunrise' BFP 6.5 24.0 20 3.8 3.875 3.4375 15
Geranium - 'Patriot Bright Red' OGL 13.0 24.0 18 4.275 4.125 4.0625 17
Geranium - 'Patriot Salmon' OGL 9.5 17.0 19 3.65 3.8125 3.125 14
Geranium - 'Patriot Watermelon' OGL 16.0 24.0 20 3.975 4.0625 3.5625 16
Geranium - 'Salmon-Compact Cascade' FIS 9.0 36.0 20 4.375 3.625 4.9375 18
Geranium - 'Showcase Bright Red' BFP 10.0 20.0 19 3.725 3.5625 3.5 14
Geranium - 'Sparkler Red' OGL 10.0 20.0 19 3.75 4 3.125 16
Impatiens - 'Accent Coral' AAS 28.0 24.0 20 3.925 3.5625 3.8125 17
Impatiens - 'Carnival Coral' DHN 25.0 24.0 20 3.7 3.5 3.4375 15
Impatiens - 'Carnival Lilac' DHN 30.0 24.0 20 3.875 3.6875 3.75 16
Impatiens - 'Carnival Mix' DHN 29.0 24.0 19 3.85 3.5625 3.5625 12
Impatiens - 'Carnival WhiteImpr.' DHN 24.0 24.0 20 3.45 3.5625 3.0625 15
Impatiens - 'Dazzler Merlot Mix' BALL 24.0 24.0 20 3.45 3.5 2.875 10
Impatiens - 'Dazzler Peacock Mix'Impatiens - BALL 26.5 24.0 20 3.75 3.5625 3.3125 13
Impatiens - 'Dazzler Violet Impr.' BALL 29.0 24.0 19 3.9 3.5 4.0625 16
Impatiens - 'Showstopper Cherry' BALL 30.0 24.0 20 4.15 3.5625 4.3125 16
Impatiens - 'Showstopper Picotee' BALL 28.0 24.0 19 3.975 3.5 4.125 15
Impatiens - 'Showstopper Red' BALL 29.0 24.0 20 4.025 3.5 4.125 16
Impatiens - 'Super Elfin Coral' AAS 27.0 24.0 20 3.5 3.75 2.75 13
Impatiens - 'Tutti Frutti Mix' BALL 25.0 24.0 20 3.525 3.5 3.0625 12
Impatiens (Double)- 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose' BFP 25.0 24.0 20 4.025 3.625 4.3125 19
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Coral Bells' BFP 22.0 24.0 20 3.65 3.625 3.125 14
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Lavender Orchid' BFP 23.0 24.0 20 4.075 3.75 4.1875 18
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Orange Spice' BFP 26.0 24.0 20 3.725 3.6875 3.625 17
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Pink Ruffles' BFP 30.0 24.0 20 4.25 4.125 4.1875 19
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Salmon Sunrise' BFP 25.0 24.0 20 3.85 3.75 3.875 19
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Sparkler Rose' BFP 18.0 24.0 20 3.75 3.5625 3.875 18
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta White' BFP 25.0 24.0 20 3.975 3.8125 3.875 17
Impatiens (Double) - 'Tioga Hot Pink' Ecke 32.0 24.0 20 4.2 4.125 4 19
Impatiens (Double) - 'Tioga Neon Salmon' Ecke 28.0 24.0 20 4.075 3.6875 4.5 19
Impatiens (Trailing) - 'Fanfare Fushia' BFP 28.0 24.0 20 4.45 4.125 4.5 19
Marigold - 'Atlantis Mix' BG 22.0 21.0 13 2.65 3.5 3.125 8
Marigold - 'Bonanza Bolero' AAS 13.5 23.0 16 2.85 3.625 3.5 13
Marigold - 'Safari Tangerine' BG 12.0 24.0 16 2.775 3.5625 2.9375 11
Marigold - 'Sweet Cream' PA 17.0 24.0 16 2.7 3.875 2.875 10
Mexican Sunflower - 'Torch'
44.0 43.0 14 2.625 3.5 1.3125 9
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Apricot' BFP 19.0 24.0 20 4.475 3.75 4.9375 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Blush Pink Impr' BFP 16.5 24.0 20 4.45 3.6875 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Bonfire Orange' BFP 18.0 24.0 20 4.6 4 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Candy Pink' BFP 20.0 24.0 20 4.475 3.6875 5 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Cherry Red' BFP 24.0 24.0 20 4.5 3.875 4.875 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Light Lavender III' BFP 19.0 24.0 20 4.375 3.625 4.9375 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Light Salmon II' BFP 15.0 24.0 20 4.475 3.75 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Orange' BFP 19.0 24.0 20 4.3 3.5625 4.9375 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Raspberry Rose' BFP 20.0 24.0 20 4.225 3.5 4.5625 17
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Red' BFP 16.0 24.0 19 4.275 3.875 4.3125 17
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Salmon' BFP 19.0 24.0 20 4.5 3.75 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Sangria' BFP 18.0 24.0 20 4.275 3.5625 4.6875 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebrette Appleblossom' BFP 15.5 24.0 20 4.25 3.5 4.6875 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebrette Hot Pink' BFP 15.5 24.0 20 4.4 3.625 4.9375 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebrette Light Coral Impr' BFP 15.0 22.0 19 4.125 3.6875 4.5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebrette Salmon Frost' BFP 15.0 24.0 20 4.4 3.625 5 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebrette Scarlet' BFP 18.0 24.0 20 4.35 3.6875 4.8125 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony Light Coral' FIS 13.0 17.5 19 4.125 3.6875 4.4375 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony Magenta' FIS 14.0 24.0 19 4.475 3.75 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony Peach' FIS 14.0 18.0 19 3.9 3.625 4.0625 17
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony Pink' FIS 14.0 24.0 19 4.475 3.6875 5 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony Raspberry Cream' FIS 18.0 24.0 19 4.35 3.75 4.875 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Harmony White' FIS 18.0 22.0 20 4.15 3.6875 4.4375 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Ovation Hot Lava' OGL 24.0 24.0 20 4.55 3.875 5 19
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Ovation Salmon Pink Swirls' OGL 14.5 24.0 16 4.175 3.5625 4.625 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Paradise Candy Kiss' Ecke 15.5 24.0 19 4.325 3.6875 4.6875 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Paradise Electric Orange (Timor)' Ecke 15.0 18.0 20 3.85 3.5625 3.9375 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Paradise Light Pink (Woya)' Ecke 13.0 22.0 19 4.1 3.5625 4.5625 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Paradise Salmon (Grenada)' Ecke 14.5 23.0 20 3.95 3.6875 4.1875 18
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Red Gem' OGL 16.0 24.0 17 3.925 3.5625 4 17
New Guinea Impatiens - 'White Gem' OGL 15.0 24.0 16 4.15 3.6875 4.375 19
Petunia - 'Carpet Blue' PA 7.0 24.0 20 3.1 3.875 1.5625 11
Petunia - 'Carpet Lilac' PA 9.5 24.0 20 2.875 3.875 1.1875 10
Petunia - 'Dreams Midnight Impr.' PA 6.5 24.0 20 3.1 4 1.5625 11
Petunia - 'Dreams Neon Rose' PA 11.0 24.0 20 3.25 3.875 2.25 12
Petunia - 'Dreams Salmon' PA 9.0 24.0 20 2.9 3.9375 1.625 8
Petunia - 'Fantasy Ball Mix' BALL 6.5 24.0 16 2.7 3.5 3.25 9
Petunia - 'Fantasy Pink Morn' AAS 9.0 22.0 20 3 3.8125 1.75 9
Petunia - 'Happy Dream (Petitunia)' Ecke 9.0 24.0 20 4.125 4.25 3.5625 15
Petunia - 'Lavender Wave' AAS 9.0 24.0 20 4.3 3.9375 4.375 16
Petunia - 'Marco Polo Odyssey' Ecke 9.0 24.0 20 3.8 3.9375 3.3125 15
Petunia - 'Surfina Sky Blue' BCG 9.0 24.0 20 3.2 3.6875 2 13
Petunia - 'Symphony Deep Rose' AT 13.0 24.0 19 3.45 3.6875 2.75 14
Petunia - 'Symphony Pink' AT 7.0 24.0 20 3.075 3.75 1.875 11
Petunia - 'Symphony Rose' AT 9.0 24.0 20 3.25 3.75 2.25 11
Petunia - 'Symphony Violet' AT 6.0 24.0 20 2.95 3.625 1.5625 11
Petunia - 'Symphony White' AT 14.0 24.0 20 3.125 3.8125 2 12
Petunia - 'Tidal Wave Cherry' BALL 12.0 24.0 20 3.9 4.125 3.4375 15
Petunia - 'Tidal Wave Pink Hot' BALL 11.0 24.0 20 4.025 4.0625 3.625 16
Petunia - 'Total Madness Mix' BALL 12.0 24.0 20 2.85 3.6875 1.375 10
Petunia - 'Wave Misty Lilac' PA 9.0 24.0 20 4.075 4.0625 3.6875 16
Petunia - 'Wave Pink' PA 9.0 24.0 20 3.85 4 3.3125 15
Petunia - 'Wave Purple' PA 8.5 24.0 20 4.3 3.9375 4.3125 16
Petunia - 'Wave Rose' PA 10.0 24.0 20 3.875 3.875 3.5 14
Rudbeckia - 'Becky Mix' MI 7.5 9.0 12 2.35 3.5625 1.875 9
Rudbeckia - 'Black-Eyed Susan Single Mix'
24.0 24.0 13 2.875 3.6875 1.75 11
Rudbeckia - 'Double Gold' MI 25.0 24.0 12 3.275 3.875 2.3125 11
Rudbeckia - 'Goldilocks' MI 17.0 18.0 8 2.8 3.75 2.75 9
Rudbeckia - 'Indian Summer'
20.0 25.0 14 3.7 3.625 3.1875 14
Rudbeckia - 'Rustic Dwarfs Mix' T & M 15.0 23.0 10 2.85 3.5625 1.5625 10
Rudbeckia - 'Toto' BEN 9.5 13.0 13 2.65 3.6875 2.4375 9
Salvia - 'Reference' BEN 19.0 24.0 18 4.375 4.125 4.3125 19
Salvia - 'Vista Salmon' PA 12.0 21.0 19 3.775 3.625 3.625 15
Snapdragon (Trailing) - 'Luminaire Deep Purple' BFP 9.0 21.0 12 3.025 3.875 2 11
Snapdragon (Trailing) - 'Luminaire Yellow' BFP 8.0 17.5 10 2.75 4 .9375 11
Strawflower - 'Florabella Lemon' Ecke 15.0 24.0 20 3.725 3.875 3.4375 16
Strawflower - 'Florabella Pink' Ecke 19.5 24.0 20 2.675 3.8125 1.375 7
Strawflower - 'Henri Wilde'


5 1.4 3.5 3.5 5
Strawflower - 'Vanilla Ice'


5 1.4 3.5 3.5 5
Verbena - 'Aztec Dark Purple Impr' BFP 6.0 24.0 15 3.25 3.5 2.9375 11
Verbena - 'Aztec Deep Lavender Impr' BFP 5.0 21.0 16 3.25 3.6875 2.5625 15
Verbena - 'Aztec Lavender Impr' BFP 10.0 24.0 14 3.95 3.6875 4 19
Verbena - 'Aztec Plum' BFP 6.0 24.0 17 3.325 3.625 2.8125 14
Verbena - 'Aztec Red' BFP 8.0 24.0 17 3.175 3.5625 2.5625 8
Verbena - 'Aztec Rose Pink Impr' BFP 8.5 24.0 17 3.525 3.625 3.0625 13
Verbena - 'Serenity Mix' AT 15.0 24.0 14 4 3.6875 4.1875 19
Verbena - 'Twilight Light Pink Shades' Ecke 15.0 24.0 20 3.65 4 3 15
Verbena - 'Twilight Pink Shades' Ecke 11.0 24.0 16 3.4 3.5625 2.75 12
Verbena - 'Wildfire Lavender Impr' BFP 6.0 24.0 15 3.25 3.5625 2.875 11
Verbena - 'Wildfire Purple Impr' BFP 4.5 24.0 17 3.35 3.6875 2.9375 13
Viola - '00BP17' AAS 6.5 15.0 16 2.1 3.6875 1.5625 8
Viola - 'Crystal Bowl Primrose' AAS 4.5 13.0 16 2.15 3.6875 1.6875 8
Viola - 'Splendid Blue & Yellow' AAS 5.0 12.0 16 2.5 3.875 1.9375 8
Wax Begonia - 'Dragon Wing' PA 24.0 24.0 17 4.45 3.8125 4.8125 19
Wax Begonia - 'Inferno Red' AAS 21.0 24.0 20 4.25 3.8125 4.3125 19
Wax Begonia - 'Party Scarlet' AAS 19.0 24.0 20 4.1 3.5625 4.4375 19
Zinnia - 'Crystal White' AAS 14.5 24.0 19 3.35 3.5 2.6875 12
Zinnia - 'Profusion Cherry' SAK & AAS 15.0 24.0 20 2.7 3.5 1.1875 8
Zinnia - 'Profusion Orange' SAK & AAS 14.0 24.0 20 3.45 3.6875 2.6875 13
Zinnia - 'Profusion White' SAK & AAS 14.5 24.0 19 3.15 3.6875 2.1875 13
Zinnia - 'Star Gold'
18.0 24.0 17 3.3 3.6875 2.3125 13

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