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Leaders of the Pack – Early Season

This list shows all the plants 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 for high visual impact in the spring and early summer.

species common name cultivar with quotes company HT DIA weeks in flower all season average early season average late season average number weeks above 3
Ageratum 'Fields Blue' SYN 10.5 20.0 16 3.4 3.5 3.3 13
Ageratum 'Fields Purple' SYN 9.0 18.0 15 3.5 3.7 3.4 13
Angelonia 'Angelmist Lavender Pink' BFP 17.0 23.0 13 4.4 4.3 4.5 16
Angelonia 'Angelmist Purple Stripe' BFP 33.0 32.0 16 4.3 4.2 4.3 15
Begonia 'Dragon Wing Pink' PA 15.0 27.0 15 4.2 3.5 4.8 12
Begonia 'Lotto White' BEN 13.0 21.0 16 3.7 3.6 3.8 16
Bracteantha 'Dreamtime Antique Shades' BFP 7.0 13.0 15 3.8 3.5 4.1 15
Bracteantha 'Florabella Lemon' ECKE 13.0 18.0 10 3.9 3.9 3.9 16
Bracteantha 'Joey Bronze' ECKE 7.0 13.0 15 3.4 4.0 2.8 10
Calibrachoa 'Colorburst Red' ECKE & SAK 6.0 20.0 16 2.8 3.6 2.1 6
Calibrachoa 'Liricashower Lemon Yellow' ECKE & SAK 3.0 17.0 16 3.4 3.9 2.9 9
Calibrachoa 'Starlette Rose' BFP 2.0 22.0 16 3.8 3.8 3.9 13
Coleus 'Eclipse' LVG 19.0 27.0 6 4.2 3.7 4.6 13
Coleus 'Fack' LVG 19.0 26.0 2 3.9 3.5 4.3 12
Coleus 'Mardi Gras' LVG 19.0 27.0 2 3.9 3.5 4.3 12
Coleus 'Pat Martin' LVG 16.5 22.0 2 4.2 3.6 4.8 12
Coleus 'Trailing Red' LVG 11.0 31.0 2 4.4 3.8 5.0 13
Dianthus 'First Love' BALL 12.0 12.5 16 3.8 3.7 3.9 13
Gazania 'Gazoo Clear Orange' SYN 6.0 12.0 12 3.0 3.8 2.1 6
Gazania 'Gazoo Clear Vanilla' SYN 4.0 9.5 12 3.3 4.1 2.5 8
Gazania 'Gazoo Clear Yellow' SYN 4.0 9.5 9 2.3 3.6 1.0 6
Gazania 'Gazoo Yellow w/Ring' SYN 5.0 10.0 9 2.9 3.7 2.1 6
Gazania 'Kiss Bronze' GOLD 4.5 8.0 12 3.3 3.9 2.7 8
Gazania 'Kiss Bronze Star' GOLD 6.5 8.5 14 3.1 3.6 2.6 9
Gazania 'Kiss Golden Yellow' GOLD 4.5 10.0 9 2.8 3.7 1.9 9
Gazania 'Kiss Orange' GOLD 6.5 11.0 14 3.5 3.9 3.1 11
Gazania 'Kiss White' GOLD 3.0 6.5 11 3.2 3.9 2.4 9
Gazania 'Kiss Yellow' GOLD 4.0 8.0 9 2.5 3.8 1.2 6
Gazania 'Talent Orange' BEN 4.5 11.0 13 3.3 3.8 2.7 11
Gazania 'Talent Yellow' BEN 4.5 9.5 10 3.1 3.7 2.5 7
Geranium 'Colorcade Burgundy Imp' BFP 5.0 19.0 16 3.9 3.9 3.8 13
Geranium 'Designer Hot Coral' BFP 7.0 15.0 16 4.3 3.9 4.7 16
Geranium 'Designer Hot Pink' BFP 8.0 14.0 16 3.7 3.9 3.4 11
Geranium 'Designer Pink Parfait' BFP 10.0 15.0 16 3.8 4.1 3.6 14
Geranium 'Fantasia Coral Imp' BFP 8.0 14.0 16 4.4 4.1 4.7 16
Geranium 'Fantasia Flame Imp' BFP 9.0 15.0 16 4.1 3.8 4.4 14
Geranium 'Fantasia Shocking Pink' BFP 13.0 17.0 16 4.2 4.3 4.0 15
Geranium 'Galleria Pink Punch' BFP 9.0 17.0 16 3.9 3.7 4.2 15
Geranium 'Galleria Snowfire' BFP 9.0 18.0 16 3.7 4.1 3.3 9
Geranium 'GalleriaSunrise Imp' BFP 5.0 13.0 16 4.0 3.6 4.5 12
Geranium 'Maverick Pink' GOLD 9.0 15.0 12 3.5 3.6 3.4 9
Helichrysum 'Chico Pink' AAS 12.0 10.0 15 3.0 3.6 2.4 7
Impatiens 'Accent Red Impr' GOLD 20.5 24.0 16 4.3 4.0 4.6 14
Impatiens 'Accent Salmon' GOLD 13.0 24.5 16 3.8 3.6 3.9 16
Impatiens 'Cajun Red Impr' SYN 18.0 25.0 16 3.9 3.9 4.0 14
Impatiens 'Cajun Salmon' SYN 9.5 22.0 16 3.6 3.6 3.7 16
Impatiens 'Cajun Watermelon' SYN 16.0 23.0 16 4.0 3.6 4.3 13
Impatiens 'Carnival Red' DHN 15.5 23.0 16 3.7 3.9 3.5 13
Impatiens (Double) 'Fanciful Red' BALL 16.0 26.0 16 4.3 3.7 4.8 14
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Appleblossom' BFP 12.0 24.0 16 4.1 3.9 4.3 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Blush' BFP 21.5 23.0 16 4.3 4.1 4.5 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Deep Orange' BFP 20.5 26.0 16 3.8 3.9 3.6 15
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Ole Cherry' BFP 10.0 18.0 16 4.1 4.1 4.1 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Ole Frost' BFP 11.0 20.0 16 4.0 3.8 4.3 15
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Ole Salmon ' BFP 14.5 18.0 16 3.7 3.6 3.8 14
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Ole Stardust pink' BFP 15.0 23.0 16 4.4 4.2 4.7 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Purple Pinata' BFP 13.0 22.5 15 4.2 4.1 4.4 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Salmon Chiffon' BFP 16.5 29.0 16 4.1 4.2 3.9 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Salsa Red' BFP 17.5 25.0 16 4.2 3.9 4.5 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta Stardust Lavender' BFP 13.0 23.0 15 4.2 4.1 4.4 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Fiesta White' BFP 13.5 23.0 16 3.7 3.9 3.5 14
Impatiens (Double) 'Tioga Hot Pink' ECKE 24.0 32.0 16 4.7 4.5 4.9 16
Impatiens (Double) 'Tioga Rose on White' ECKE 20.0 26.0 16 4.0 3.7 4.3 16
Impatiens (Trailing) 'Fanfare Fuchsia' BFP 17.5 29.0 16 4.7 4.5 4.8 16
Impatiens (Trailing) 'Fanfare Lavender' BFP 19.5 27.0 16 4.6 4.5 4.7 16
Impatiens (Trailing) 'Fanfare Light Lavender' BFP 16.0 25.0 16 4.3 4.0 4.7 15
Lisianthus '01BP05' AAS 7.5 7.0 12 3.4 3.8 3.0 7
Lisianthus 'Forever Blue' AAS & PA 6.0 6.5 14 3.7 3.9 3.4 13
Lisianthus 'Mermaid White' AAS 5.0 5.5 10 3.0 3.5 2.5 6
Lobelia 'Fan Burgundy' BEN 15.0 6.5 10 2.9 3.6 2.3 7
Marguerite Daisy 'DX98.33.3' ECKE 16.0 24.0 9 3.8 3.7 4.0 15
Marigold 'Antigua Mix' GOLD 16.0 17.0 13 2.8 3.5 2.0 7
Marigold 'Bonanza Gold Impr.' PA 16.0 18.0 15 3.4 4.1 2.6 11
Marigold 'Bonanza Orange Impr.' PA 15.0 17.0 14 3.2 4.1 2.3 10
Marigold 'Inca II Mix' GOLD 18.0 15.0 13 2.7 3.6 1.8 7
Marigold 'Perfection Mix' GOLD 25.0 26.0 15 3.0 3.5 2.5 9
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebration Bonfire Orange Imp' BFP 11.0 16.0 16 4.4 3.9 4.9 14
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebration Cherry Red' BFP 18.0 24.0 16 4.6 4.6 4.6 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebration Neon Salmon' BFP 14.5 24.0 14 3.8 3.7 3.9 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebration Raspberry Rose' BFP 14.5 20.0 15 4.3 4.1 4.4 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebrette Light Lavender' BFP 11.5 20.0 16 4.4 4.3 4.5 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Celebrette Purple' BFP 11.0 18.0 16 3.7 3.7 3.8 12
New Guinea Impatiens 'Paradise Bright Red' ECKE 11.5 16.0 16 3.7 3.9 3.5 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Paradise Light Pink' ECKE 13.5 20.0 16 3.7 3.5 3.9 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Paradise Salmon' ECKE 11.0 18.0 16 4.1 3.7 4.5 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Paradise True Red' ECKE 12.5 19.0 16 3.3 3.7 2.9 10
New Guinea Impatiens 'Pure Beauty Red on Pink' ECKE 10.0 15.0 16 3.8 3.8 3.7 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Amethyst' FIS 10.0 15.0 16 3.1 3.5 2.6 5
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Cattleya' FIS 16.0 22.0 16 3.9 3.7 4.2 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Dark Salmon' FIS 10.0 15.0 16 3.8 3.7 3.9 14
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Fuchsia' FIS 11.5 23.0 16 4.3 4.3 4.4 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Pastel' FIS 13.0 22.0 14 3.9 4.1 3.8 14
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Peach' FIS 13.0 18.0 16 3.9 3.8 4.1 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Pink' FIS 12.0 15.0 16 3.6 3.6 3.6 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Red' FIS 11.5 18.0 16 4.2 3.9 4.4 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Sonic Sweet Purple' FIS 14.0 20.0 16 3.9 3.8 4.1 14
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Burgundy' FIS 12.0 19.0 16 4.4 4.4 4.4 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Cherry Cream' FIS 16.5 22.0 16 4.5 4.5 4.6 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Coral Ice' FIS 15.0 21.0 16 4.2 4.1 4.3 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Hot Pink' FIS 15.5 21.0 16 4.2 4.3 4.1 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Lavender' FIS 17.0 20.0 16 4.0 3.6 4.3 13
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Magenta' FIS 14.5 19.0 16 4.3 4.4 4.3 14
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Orchid' FIS 14.0 22.0 16 4.4 4.3 4.5 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Peach' FIS 13.0 19.0 16 3.8 3.9 3.6 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Red' FIS 14.0 21.0 16 4.3 4.5 4.1 15
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Salmon ' FIS 17.0 19.0 16 4.1 3.9 4.2 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic Scarlet' FIS 19.0 19.0 16 4.6 4.4 4.8 16
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic White ' FIS 16.0 17.0 16 4.3 4.1 4.4 15
Petunia '01BP09' AAS 6.0 19.0 16 3.2 3.6 2.8 10
Petunia 'Double Madness Pink' BALL 8.0 21.0 16 3.3 3.8 2.8 9
Petunia 'Double Madness Pink Satin' BALL 17.0 27.0 16 3.3 3.7 2.9 8
Petunia 'Double Wave Lavender' BFP 6.5 24.0 16 4.2 3.9 4.5 15
Petunia 'Double Wave Misty Lilac' BFP 6.0 26.0 16 4.2 3.8 4.6 14
Petunia 'Double Wave Pink' BFP 7.0 16.0 16 4.6 4.3 5.0 15
Petunia 'Double Wave Rose' BFP 6.0 16.0 16 4.3 3.9 4.7 14
Petunia 'Double Wave White' BFP 4.0 16.0 15 4.2 3.9 4.5 14
Petunia 'Dreams Neon Rose' AAS 7.0 23.5 16 3.7 3.8 3.6 13
Petunia 'Experimental Spreading Pink' PA 5.0 21.0 16 4.1 4.1 4.0 16
Petunia 'Explorer Rose Pink' SAK 8.0 14.0 16 4.2 4.1 4.3 16
Petunia 'Explorer White' SAK 13.0 19.0 16 4.3 4.2 4.3 16
Petunia 'Fantasy Light Lavender' AAS & GOLD 9.0 22.5 16 4.0 3.9 4.1 13
Petunia 'Kahuna Violet' SYN 15.0 36.0 16 4.5 4.3 4.8 16
Petunia 'Kahuna White' SYN 19.0 21.0 16 3.7 3.8 3.6 13
Petunia 'Madness Burgundy' AAS 12.0 30.5 16 3.5 3.8 3.3 12
Petunia 'Madness Magenta' BALL 8.0 20.0 16 3.9 4.0 3.8 13
Petunia 'Ruffle Light Lavender Imp' BFP 5.5 16.5 16 3.9 3.5 4.3 14
Petunia 'Ruffle Pink' BFP 8.0 24.0 15 4.7 4.5 4.9 16
Petunia 'Ruffle Rose' BFP 6.0 17.0 16 3.2 3.5 2.9 7
Petunia 'Storm Lavender' GOLD 9.5 22.0 15 3.8 3.7 4.0 15
Petunia 'Storm Pink' GOLD 7.0 17.0 16 3.4 3.6 3.1 11
Petunia 'Storm Pink Morn' GOLD 10.0 22.0 16 3.7 3.8 3.6 15
Petunia 'Storm Salmon' GOLD 8.0 17.0 16 3.1 3.6 2.6 7
Petunia 'Suncatcher Pink Veined' BFP 5.0 30.0 16 4.5 4.1 4.9 14
Petunia 'Suncatcher White' BFP 9.0 17.0 16 3.9 4.3 3.6 11
Petunia 'Surfinia Giant Purple' BCG 5.0 25.0 16 3.9 3.8 3.9 15
Petunia 'Surfinia Lime ' BCG 5.0 13.0 16 4.0 4.3 3.6 14
Petunia 'Tidal Wave Cherry' BALL 13.0 23.0 16 4.2 4.1 4.3 16
Petunia 'Tidal Wave Hot Pink' BALL 15.0 36.0 16 4.9 4.8 5.0 16
Petunia 'Tidal Wave Silver' PA 15.0 36.0 16 4.7 4.6 4.9 16
Petunia 'Trailblazer Violet' SYN 12.0 22.0 16 4.2 3.9 4.5 16
Petunia 'Trailing Purple' GRS 5.5 29.0 16 4.1 3.5 4.6 14
Petunia 'Ultra Blue' GOLD 12.0 22.0 16 3.6 3.8 3.4 13
Petunia 'Ultra Pink' GOLD 8.0 18.0 16 3.5 3.7 3.3 13
Petunia 'Ultra White Impr' GOLD 5.0 11.0 16 2.6 3.5 1.8 6
Petunia 'Wave Lavender' PA 4.0 20.0 16 3.8 3.6 4.0 14
Petunia 'Wave Misty Lilac' PA 7.5 34.0 16 4.6 4.3 4.8 16
Petunia 'Wave Pink' PA 7.0 17.0 16 4.5 4.4 4.6 16
Petunia 'Wave Purple' PA 4.5 41.0 16 4.0 3.9 4.1 13
Petunia 'Wave Rose' PA 5.0 20.0 16 3.6 4.1 3.1 13
Petunia (Trailing) 'Ramblin' Burgundy Chrome' GOLD 8.5 25.0 16 3.7 3.8 3.5 16
Petunia (Trailing) 'Ramblin' Peach Glo' GOLD 7.0 16.0 16 4.3 4.6 4.1 15
Petunia (Trailing) 'Ramblin' Shades O' Pink' GOLD 11.0 24.0 16 4.3 4.4 4.1 14
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Deep Rose' SAK 5.0 26.0 16 4.6 4.3 5.0 15
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Light Pink' SAK 6.5 23.0 16 3.9 3.6 4.3 15
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Orange' SAK 8.0 35.0 16 4.4 4.0 4.8 15
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Pink' SAK 5.5 31.0 16 4.5 4.0 5.0 14
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Scarlet' SAK 8.0 28.0 16 4.3 3.9 4.8 14
Portulaca 'Yubi Summer Joy Wine Red' SAK 5.0 31.0 16 4.2 3.7 4.6 14
Salvia '01BP14' AAS 12.0 12.0 16 3.3 3.9 2.8 9
Salvia '01BP15' AAS 14.0 12.0 16 3.5 3.8 3.1 9
Salvia 'Grenadier Red' SYN 19.0 17.0 16 4.5 4.6 4.4 16
Salvia 'Red Hot Sally' AAS 13.0 17.0 16 4.3 4.4 4.1 16
Salvia 'Salsa Scarlet' GOLD 10.0 12.0 15 3.5 3.5 3.5 12
Salvia 'Vista Mix' PA 10.0 14.0 16 4.3 4.5 4.1 16
Salvia 'Vista Purple' AAS 12.0 14.0 16 3.8 4.1 3.5 12
Salvia 'Vista Red' AAS & PA 12.0 12.0 16 3.2 3.8 2.7 7
Snapdragon 'Chandelier Rose Pink' ECKE 7.0 17.0 12 4.4 4.4 4.4 16
Snapdragon 'Liberty Classic Rose Pink' GOLD 11.0 12.0 16 3.2 4.1 2.2 7
Snapdragon 'Luminaire Hot Pink' BFP 8.0 14.0 12 4.1 3.9 4.3 16
Verbena 'Aztec Hot Pink' BFP 3.0 32.0 16 4.0 3.8 4.3 15
Verbena 'Aztec White' BFP 4.0 32.0 16 4.1 3.7 4.5 16
Verbena 'Tapien Salmon ' BCG 4.0 28.0 16 4.3 4.4 4.1 16
Verbena 'Twilight Blue Spark' ECKE 6.0 16.0 16 3.8 3.9 3.8 15
Verbena 'Wildfire Blush' BFP 9.0 31.0 15 4.4 4.3 4.6 16
Vinca '01BP19' AAS 18.0 29.0 16 4.7 4.4 4.9 16
Vinca 'Apricot Cooler Impr' PA 13.0 18.0 16 4.0 3.5 4.5 13
Vinca 'Blue Pearl' AAS 16.0 24.0 16 4.6 4.3 5.0 16
Vinca 'Cooler Icy Pink' AAS 16.5 22.0 16 4.5 4.3 4.7 15
Vinca 'Merlot Mix' BALL 12.0 19.0 16 3.5 3.6 3.5 10
Vinca 'Pacifica Pink' AAS 12.0 20.0 16 4.3 4.0 4.6 14
Vinca 'Red Cooler' PA 17.0 24.0 15 3.8 3.6 4.0 13
Vinca 'Sunsplash Cherry' GRS 14.5 23.0 16 4.3 4.1 4.4 14
Vinca 'Sunsplash Lilac' GRS 9.0 23.0 16 3.5 3.6 3.4 10
Zinnia 'Peter Pan Mix' GOLD 13.0 14.0 16 2.8 3.7 2.0 5
Zinnia 'Profusion Cherry' SAK 15.0 19.0 16 3.9 4.1 3.6 14
Zinnia 'Profusion Orange' SAK 15.0 17.0 16 3.7 3.7 3.8 13

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