US: Winning combination recipes for 2021

Every year, Four Star designs and tests dynamic new combinations that consumers will love, taking the guesswork out of planting and making it easy for growers to succeed.

More than ever, consumers are investing in landscaping and home gardens, looking for dynamic colors and textures to invigorate familiar spaces. Combinations are an easy and dependable way to satisfy this demand, and Four Star’s Bundled Combination Kits offer growers a great way to easily add combinations to your production. These easy-to-order kits are designed with the grower in mind and feature popular Proven Winners varieties that grow well together and are proven to sell at retail.

Julie Bergmoser, Regional Sales Representative at Four Star Greenhouse, explains how Bundled Combination Kits take the guesswork out of planting. “They save time because growers don’t have to figure out what varieties work well together. It’s already done. You can choose from more than 300 colorful, winning combinations. One kit yields 52 combinations that can be easily planted in hanging baskets, patio pots or both.”

Julie notes the added benefit of kits that already come with a built-in marketing plan, explaining that “The marketing is done for you, too. Our hangtags double as point-of-purchase advertising, which means consumers instantly recognize the Proven Winners brand and know there is a quality combination of plants in that container.”

From easy-to-grow recipes that feature sun or shade varieties, seasonal and patriotic colors, or thrilling tropical flair, there’s something for everyone. But where to start, with over 300 recipes?

Proven Winners National Recipes
Topping the list of surefire consumer favorites in 2021 are three new Proven Winners National Recipes, which are part of an annual profile-boosting, nationwide marketing campaign:

Beachside Drive – Superbells Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa, Supertunia Honey Petunia and Whirlwind Pink Scaevola change color throughout the season.

Eclipse of the Sun – Rockapulco Orange Impatiens, Proven Accents Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime Ipomoea and ColorBlaze Chocolate Drop Solenostemon brighten the shade.

Rockin’ Out – Superbena Whiteout Verbena, Goldilocks Rocks Bidens and Superbells Holy Smokes! Calibrachoa combine in an energetic, sunny mix.

Julie's favorite new recipes
Julie also highlights top picks among the 42 new and rising combinations for 2021 that are on track to be consumer favorites of the future, including:

Amazing Grace – Angelface Cascade White Angelonia, Supertunia Vista Fuchsia Petunia and Supertunia Vista Silverberry Petunia make a heavenly combination.

Bombshell – Superbells Hollywood Star Calibrachoa, Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa and Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia drop bright, contrasting color into the garden.

True Beauty – Supertunia Blue Skies Petunia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia and Superbena Stormburst Verbena add classic purple elegance.

Best-selling combinations
Many long-time best-seller combinations continue to be available as Bundled Kits, including these favorites:

Gloria Rose – Diamond Frost Euphorbia, Hippo Rose Hypoestes and Rockapulco Rose Impatiens mix rosy blossoms and foliage to brighten up the shade.

Bahama Beach – Superbells Lemon Slice Calibrachoa, Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia and Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia add a splash of beach vibes all season long.

Sunglasses – Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa, Supertunia Mini Vista Hot Pink Petunia and Supertunia Lovie Dovie Petunia bring cheery summer fun.

Grand Traverse – Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia and Supertunia Vista Fuchsia Petunia glow with ripe berry shades.

Make production easy
Four Star’s Bundled Combination Kits were designed to give growers a simple, streamlined solution for producing combinations. The kit trays are shipped to the grower clearly labeled and ready for assembly, simplifying ordering and production. Each kit arrives with everything you need to make 52 combinations, helping you speed up unpacking and organization in the greenhouse:

  • 3 individual component trays
  • Each tray labeled with the variety and combination specific name
  • 52-combination-specific tags per kit, replacing the need for individual stake tags

Bundled Combination Kits for 2021 include more than 300 recipes for hanging baskets and upright containers with nearly 90 new combinations. All are trialed and tested for their beauty, performance, growing compatibility and consumer appeal. See how they work on our Bundled Combinations page. To browse all 300+ combinations available as Bundled Kits, link to the downloadable PDF.

Want to know more? Join Julie to see several of these exciting new combinations and more as she shares her favorite recipes along with many returning customer favorites and rising stars.

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