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Winning Plants to Look for in 2014

Sweet Summer Love clematis

Sweet Summer Love clematis

Blue Towers baptisia

Blue Towers baptisia

In fall, many gardens are highlighted by the fragrant “sweet autumn clematis,” which covers itself with frothy clouds of small flowers. Until now, the late-bloomer was only available in white, but growers have created a new variety, Sweet Summer Love, which blooms in cranberry-violet. Fragrance is sweet cherry-vanilla.

This new clematis is one of five plant varieties that have won 2014 Green Thumb Awards, presented by the Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association).

Honored in the Plants, Bulbs and Seeds division:

A panel of garden writers and editors selected the winning products, which were chosen based on uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and potential appeal to gardeners. Look for the winning plants in 2014.

Every year, the Green Thumb Awards recognize outstanding new garden products available by mail or online. The awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association (DGA), the world’s largest nonprofit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers via catalogs and web sites. For more information visit

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