Posted on 19th Sep 2018
First things first, we'd like to give a nod to three Proven Winners perennials for pulling in a set of awards at
the Farwest show last month - including the top prize of Best in Show for Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Cherry Choco Latte'!
Also winning was Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® 'Holy Grail' which took prizes for Judges' Award of Merit and People's Choice Award of Merit.
Heuchera DOLCE® 'Wildberry'won an additional People's Choice Award of Merit.
You can read the complete list of winners here: http://www.diggermagazine.com/farwest-nvs-2018/
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