Plant Trials

Southern Stunners

Each summer, members of the industry travel to Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina to visit the Southern Plant Trials. Growers, breeders, retailers and others are able to observe and evaluate new introductions in a high-temperature... more »

Summer Survivors in the Southern Plant Trials

In early June, I attended the Southern Plant Trials in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina, and I returned in mid-August to evaluate the top new performers following two months of continued high temperatures and humidity.... more »

And the Winners Are …

Selecting which new plant introductions to add to your production each year can seem daunting. With breeding companies introducing hundreds of new varieties each year, how can you possibly predict the ones that will be... more »

Soiree Kawaii - Suntory

Summer Survivors and Thrivers

Earlier this year, columnist Vaughn Fletcher attended and evaluated the trial at Costa Farms in Florida. He shared his thoughts on the 2020 annual and perennial introductions in the June and July issues of GPN.... more »

Petunia Shortcake Blueberry - Syngenta Flowers

Costa Farms 2019: Enduring Annual Performers

This is my third article based on this outstanding private trial. I covered 2020 annual and perennial introductions in June and July. I returned to Costa Farms in Miami in late May to evaluate current... more »

Standouts in the Rockies

As the season's many plant trials come to a close, there is one trial that cannot go unmentioned. Each year, Welby Gardens, located in Arvada, Colorado and exclusive grower of the Hardy Boy Plants brand,... more »

Terra Nova Varieties Receive Honors at UGA Trials

Two varieties fromTerra Nova Nurseries recently received high honors at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA). The global breeder’s Agastache 'Poquito Butter Yellow' and Artemisia 'Makana Silver' varieties respectively received the “Industry... more »

Syngenta Flowers - Kwik Kombos - Metrolina

Brilliant Basket Combos

Hanging baskets remain a top seller, and new designer mixes are added to breeder portfolios each year. They're an integral component to the home garden and have commercial applications as well. As summer winds down,... more »

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