Plant Trials

Top Perennial Performers at CSU

Earlier this year, I was able to attend Colorado State University's trial garden. I shared some of the favorites in the annuals category a few weeks back, but today I'd like to focus on the... more »

Top-Performing Basket Begonias

As you're well aware, advancements in begonia breeding have been explosive in recent years. Breeders have been expanding all the major classes, including semperflorens, tuberosa, boliviensis, hiemalis, masoniana, rhizomatous, rex and hybrids. This summer, GPN... more »

Summer Trial Performers from Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange is committed to the trials program, and its extensive annual and perennial portfolio was well represented this year throughout the country. In this article I will focus on current and new annual introductions... more »

Poinsettia Open Houses Set to Take Place

'Tis the season for poinsettia open houses ... The Millstadt Young Plants/N.G. Heimos 2018 Poinsettia Trials and Open House is set to meet on Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Millstadt, Illinois.... more »

University of Georgia’s 2018 Award Winners

As fall is in full swing and winter is quickly approaching, many of the country's trial gardens are coming to a close — if they haven't already. Some, like the University of Georgia, stay open... more »

The “Best Of” Winners at CSU

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful trial grounds at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The staff and students did an excellent job putting together a gorgeous display. I easily could... more »

Stunning Begonias in Southern Trials

I attended the southern trials in early June. One of the most impressive and comprehensive performance displays I saw was the hanging basket begonia trial at Metrolina Greenhouses in North Carolina, comprised of current varieties... more »

Hot Performers from the Southern Plant Trials

I look forward to attending the Southern Plant Trials in early June. This follows the California Spring Trials, which for many years has become a display of pristine introductions. The Southern Trials are some of... more »

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