Plant Trials

UGA Trial Garden

Update from UGA Trial Gardens

According to Brian Coker, garden manager of the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, they have successfully planted all trials and will begin taking ratings this week. To view ratings, go to http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu. At... more »

Salvia Mirage - Darwin

Precocious Annual Introductions for 2021

The 2020 trial season begins at Costa Farms in Miami, Florida, and I visited in late January to evaluate the 2021 annual introductions. The beds were planted week 50, and I chose the adjective “precocious”... more »

Mast Young Plants trial garden

Mark Your Calendars for the 2020 Michigan Garden Plant Tour

The 17th annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour offers commercial growers, landscapers, public garden employees, and other industry professionals the opportunity to learn about new and existing plant selections from the major breeding companies and to... more »

Dummen Iconia begonia

Bodacious Begonias

The prolific breeding and interspecific hybridization and introduction of new begonia cultivars, specifically in the past 10 years, is unprecedented. The commercial varieties available today originated from wild sources throughout the world, and the variation... more »

Cruze Control calibrachoa - Green Fuse

Enchanting Calibrachoas

Oh, what changes we have seen in the calibrachoa world since the breakthrough breeding and introduction of the calibrachoa Million Bells series by Suntory in 1993. This new category of plants is now a significant... more »

Bidens Blazing Embers - Danziger

The Colorful World of Danziger

Danziger has participated in North American summer trials for many years and has entered a plethora of current and new introductions from a wide range of genera. They understand the importance and value of the... more »

Confetti Garden - Dummen

Resilient Summer Designer Combinations

The introduction of breeder recipes in 2010 was a revolutionary, innovative and timely moment for the horticultural industry. Advancements in genetics in many classes created a plethora of varieties with matched vigor, uniform timing and,... more »

Grandalia dahlia - Syngenta Flowers

Dahlias: Every Gardener’s Delight

If you keep up with the National Garden Bureau's "Year of" program, you're aware last year was Year of the Dahlia. While we already had 365 days of celebrating this stunning crop category, we can't... more »

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