Syngenta Flowers - Kwik Kombos - Metrolina

Aug 13, 2019
Brilliant Basket CombosBy Jasmina Dolce

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, plant trials are conducting their final evaluations for the season. Metrolina Greenhouses, in Huntersville, North Carolina — one of the three trial sites along the Southern Plant Trial tour — conducts an extensive sun basket trial. This year, more than 220 recipes were on display.

GPN columnist Vaughn Fletcher visited Metrolina and observed the baskets up close and from a distance. He gives his full evaluation in August GPN, but here are a few selections that he favored based on their timing, balance, color scheme, uniformity and floriferousness.

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Kwik Kombo Walk of Stars
Syngenta Flowers

Kwik Kombos Syngenta Flowers - Metrolina Greenhouses

Blind Love
Proven Winners

Blind Love Proven Winners - Metrolina Greenhouses

MixMaster Tart Deco
Ball FloraPlant

MixMaster Tart Deco Ball FloraPlant - Metrolina Greenhouses

Mixer Plum Perfection

Mixer Plum Perfection Suntory - Metrolina Greenhouses

Trio Confetti Empress Patriot Sun
Dümmen Orange

Trio Confetti Empress Patiot Sun Dummen Orange - Metrolina Greenhouses

Trixi Raspberry Sorbet
Selecta One

Trixi Raspberry Sorbet - Selecta - Metrolina Greenhouses

Do you grow combination baskets? If so, what are some of your top sellers? Do you plan to add any new recipes to your lineup for next season? Shoot me an email and let me know; I’d love to hear from you.

— Jasmina

Jasmina Dolce

Jasmina Dolce is managing editor of GPN magazine. She can be reached at [email protected]

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