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2020 Plant Trial Results

Trial States:  Georgia, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon



Trial Name:  University of Minnesota - Morris
Trial description:  This trial is located in central western Minnesota near the borders with North & South Dakota and is both a gorgeous display garden and a great trial garden. The goal of the annual flower trial at the U of MN WCROC is to evaluate cultivars under regional conditions in order to provide cultivar recommendations for their zone 4 climate. At the end of the growing season, trial results are published. 

Region:  North Central

A TOP 10 PLANT


Truffula®
Pink
Gomphrena

 

HONORABLE MENTION

White Knight®
Lobularia


Supertunia
Mini Vista®
Indigo
Petunia


Supertunia Vista®
Bubblegum®

Petunia


Supertunia Vista® Snowdrift
Petunia

 

TOP PERFORMERS


ColorBlaze®
Wicked Witch

Coleus


ColorBlaze®
Royale
Pineapple Brandy
Coleus


Rockapulco®

Orange
Impatiens


Sweet Caroline
Kiwi
Ipomoea

Sweet Caroline
Medusa Green
Ipomoea


Luscious®
Goldengate
Lantana

Infinity® Orange
Impatiens


Supertunia®
Sharon
Petunia

 
Supertunia® Honey
Petunia

Supertunia® Royal Velvet®

Petunia

Supertunia Mini Vista®
Pink Star
Petunia

Suncredible®
Yellow
Helianthus

TOP PERFORMERS - CONTAINERS


Diamond Snow
Euphorbia

  Sweet Caroline Light Green
Ipomoea


Sweet Caroline Raven
Ipomoea
Moonlight Knight
Lobularia


White Knight®

Lobularia

Whirlwind®
Blue Imp
Scaevola
Whirlwind® Starlight
Scaevola

TOP PERFORMERS - HANGING BASKETS


Superbells®
Coral Sun
Calibrachoa


Superbells®
Double Amber
Calibrachoa

 

 

 

 

 

Trial Name:  University of Georgia - Athens

Trial description:  Athens, Georgia is in zone 8 and has long been considered one of the top trials in the Southeast. They pack a lot of plant material in their compact garden and consistently produce top-notch trial results.

Region:  Southeast

PLANT OF DISTINCTION:


Supertunia®
Mini Vista Pink Star

Petunia

 
Laguna®
Sky Blue

Lobelia

TOP PERFORMERS: 


Double Delight
Blush Rose
Begonia


Double Up
Pink

Begonia


Double Up Red
Begonia


Double Up
White

Begonia
Surefire® Red
Begonia
Superbells® Coral Sun
Calibrachoa
Señorita Rosalita®
Spider Flower
Coffee Cups
Elephant's Ear
Heart of the Jungle
Elephant's Ear

Vermillionaire®
Large Firecracker Plant


Blue My Mind®
Dwarf Morning Glory


Berried Treasure® Pink
Strawberry


Berried Treasure® Red
Strawberry


Berried Treasure®
White

Strawberry

Heat it Up® Scarlet
Blanket Flower

Heat it Up® Yellow
Blanket Flower
Truffula Pink
Globe Amaranth
Suncredible® Yellow Sunflower
Helianthus
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Kiwi
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine

Sunstar®
Red
Egyptian Star Flower

Sunbini®

Creeping Zinnia

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Trial Name:  Cornell University - Ithaca,  New York

Trial description:  Cornell is located in Ithaca, in upstate New York, which is considered zone 5b. This trial is now located at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, near the Nevin Welcome Center. The new location is highly visible, easy to access, and available to be visited every day from dawn to dusk.

The following twenty-seven plants were all chosen as Top Performers by Cornell, which is based on their bi-weekly ratings.


Region:  Northeast

PLANT OF DISTINCTION:

Double Up
Red
Begonia 
Superbells®
Double Amber

Double Calibrachoa
 

Coffee Cups
Elephant's Ear
Heart of the Jungle
Elephant's Ear 
 

Truffula Pink
Globe Amaranth 

 Suncredible® Yellow Sunflower
Helianthus

Hippo®
Pink
Polka Dot Plant
 
Infinity®
Orange

New Guinea Impatiens
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Kiwi
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine

Proven Accents®

Sweet Caroline Raven
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine

Moonlight Knight
Sweet
Alyssum

Supertunia Vista®
Bubblegum®

Petunia 
Supertunia®
Royal Velvet®

Petunia 
Sunbini®
Creeping

Zinnia 
ColorBlaze®
Royale Pineapple Brandy

Coleus
 
 


Trial Name:  Oklahoma State University


Trial description:  The Oklahoma State University Trials gives us excellent information on the performance of plants in central-southern prairie conditions. The trial season is May through August.


Region:  South Central

PERFECT SCORE

Surefire® Red
Begonia

Superbells® Double Amber
Double Calibrachoa

Coffee Cups
Elephant's Ear
  
Bush Daisy
 

White Knight®

Sweet
Alyssum
Whirlwind®
Blue
Scaevola
ColorBlaze®
Royale Apple Brandy®

Coleus
 ColorBlaze®
Royale Pineapple Brandy

Coleus
 

 

TOP PERFORMERS

Superbells® Coral Sun
Calibrachoa
Berried Treasure® Red
Strawberry

Truffula

Pink

Globe Amaranth
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Kiwi
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Raven

Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Supertunia®
Mini Vista Pink Star

Petunia
Supertunia®
Royal Velvet®
Petunia

Whirlwind®
Starlight
Scaevola

 

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Trial Name:  Oregon State University


Trial description: 

This is one of the few trials located in the Pacific Northwest and at Oregon State the trials are incorporated into the campus landscape in high traffic areas. This allows the students and visitors to view and benefit from the trials each day. OSU is in Corvallis, Oregon which is a zone 8—a mild climate which is a wonderful place to grow plants.


Region:  Northwest

Perfect Scores are awarded when over the entire trial season the plant always received a perfect 5 out of a possible 5. They were quite literally judged at the highest level all the way through the trial.

Top Performers on the other hand averaged between a 4.0 and 4.9 for the entire season of the trial out of a possible 5. Which are great plants, but they aren’t perfect.

PERFECT SCORE ALL SEASON


Superbells®

Coral Sun

Calibrachoa

Heart of the Jungle®

Elephant's Ear
Berried Treasure® White
Strawberry 

Hippo®
Pink

Polka Dot Plant
 
Hippo® Red
Polka Dot Plant
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
 

Proven Accents®

Sweet Caroline Raven

Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Proven Accents®
Sweet Caroline Kiwi
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine

White Knight®

Sweet
Alyssum

Amazel Basil®

Sweet Italian
Basil
ColorBlaze®
Royale Pineapple Brandy

Coleus
 

 
TOP PERFORMERS

Surefire® Red
Begonia


Double Up Red
Begonia

Superbells® Double Amber
Double Calibrachoa

 
Coffee Cups
Elephant's Ear
 
Bush Daisy


Berried Treasure® Pink
Strawberry

Berried Treasure® Red
Strawberry

Truffula
Pink

Globe Amaranth
New Guinea Impatiens
New Guinea Impatie
New Guinea Impatiens

 
Laguna® Sky Blue
Lobelia


Bright Lights

Double Moonglow

African Daisy
 

Supertunia®
Mini Vista Pink Star

Petunia

Supertunia®
Royal Velvet®
Petunia

Sunbini®
Creeping Zinnia

ColorBlaze®
Royale Apple Brandy®

Coleus

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