Plant Trials

Hardy Boy Plants 2021 trials

Welby Gardens Announces 2021 Trial Winners

Welby Gardens, the exclusive grower of Hardy Boy Plants, works closely with breeders, brokers, and universities around the country along with important industry leaders to produce and test the newest and latest in plant genetics.... more »

SuperCal premium

Plantpeddler Announces 2021 Variety Day Top 25

Plantpeddler hosted Variety Day 2021 on Friday, August 6; a day focused on delivering on the goal of “Testing the Best in the Midwest.” The event showcased nearly 1,500 varieties of vegetative annuals in large... more »

2021 CAST

A California Comeback

You have likely seen many of our reports from the road, but I will take this extra opportunity here to say just how happy I am that I got to experience one of my favorite... more »

Confetti Garden

Colorful and Dynamic Containers in Alabama

I look forward to attending the Young’s Plant Farm well-organized, diverse, and comprehensive trial in late May and again in August every year. The plants are trialed in raised beds, garden planters, hanging baskets and... more »

MixMaster Sunnyside

Bountiful Baskets

Costa Farms in Miami, Florida, launches the earliest field, container and basket trial in North America every year. This trial encompasses varieties currently in the market and many new annual and perennial introductions for next... more »

From the Road — Day 4 at CAST’21

And just like that, the 2021 California Summer Trials have come to an end. It’s been four busy and invigorating days. To see what the breeders have been working on leading up to the event... more »

From the Road — Day 3 at CAST’21

I know I’m probably getting a bit repetitive, but I’ll say it again … I can’t stress enough how wonderful it is to see everyone’s faces and enjoy their enthusiasm and learn about all the... more »

American Takii sunflower

From the Road — Day 2 at CAST’21

Another high-energy day surrounded by cheerful color and big smiles! We began Day 2 at American Takii in Salinas where we were able to get acquainted with many of last year’s introductions that we were... more »

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