AV bug has struck me. I want to order 5. I am ordering from Lyndon Lyon. No color preference, but would like easy and heavy bloomers. I want to place my order today. Any suggestions?
Let's see ...
(1) Private Dancer - variegated foliage, dark blue-violet double blooms
(2) Pink Summit - standard foliage, bright single pink bloom with white edge
(3) Sparkleberry - bright red bloom, with white markings
(4) Cool Mint - variegated foliage, double white bloom
(5) Anastasia - standard foliage, single light blue-violet bloom
All vigorous growers and consistent bloomers.
I also suggest Live Wire. Seems to be a pretty good bloomer, plus the blooms are huge si it only take a few to make the plant look all around ...bloomy. :-)
Lyon's Plum Pudding has proved to be a reliable bloomer. It has surprisingly become one of my favorites - very hardy and very healthy.
I have the Cool Mint now and I love it! Well, the leaves anyways. As a newbie (but I blame the weather) I can't seem to get the love to bloom. Then again I just got it a few days ago...
Anyways, I would go for any of the minis! So cute, so tiny! And always room for another 5? ^ ~*
Regarding Cool Mint ... keep it healthy and give it plenty of light, ... and it will bloom for you.
Have you settled on Standard varieties? I grow mostly mini and semi-miniatures - I'm fairly certain Lyndon Lyon carries:
Kentucky Gooseberries - Extremely easy and heavy blooming semi-miniature.
Precious Red - One of the best minis.
Plumberry Glow - Heavy bloomer, variegated foliage. Semi-miniature.
A few others that LLG doesn't carry:
Shirl's Hawaiian Lei - Exceptional mini.
Dolores' Royal Prince - Easy, heavy bloomer. Excellent symmetry. Miniature.
Rob's Fuddy Duddy - Symmetrical, dark foliage. Heavy, non-stop bloomer. Semi-miniature.