Plant Trials

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 »

Colorado’s Top Performers

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Welby Gardens in Arvada, Colorado, during their annual trial. I had never been, but I've been told by so many over the years that it has... more »

AAS Now Accepting Entries for 2019 Trials

In 2015, All-America Selections (AAS) in conjunction with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), successfully launched a brand new herbaceous perennial trial with five entries and corresponding comparisons currently planted and undergoing their third summer of... more »

New Perennial Standouts

The perennial category continues to gain interest at the consumer level. Homeowners seem to want more "permanent" landscape fixtures. They also want low maintenance and season-long color. Vaughn Fletcher, a monthly contributor in GPN magazine,... more »

Spring Premier: New Perennial Introductions

Last month, I described many of the new annual introductions for 2019 in the spring trial at Costa Farms in Miami, and in this article, I will focus on perennial introductions displayed in the new... more »

Southern Charmers

Summer trials are in full swing, and now is a great time to evaluate plants for their summer performance. Across the country, universities, growers and public gardens are displaying new plant introductions as well as... more »

Trial Premiere: 2019 Annual Introductions

Costa Farms in southern Florida launches the trial season each year with its spring preview. I attended the spring trial week 10 this year to evaluate the annuals and perennials, which would later be introduced... more »

Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Field Day to Take Place June 27

The Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Field Day will take place on Wednesday, June 27. Online registration is now open through June 22. The online registration cost is $20. The price is $25 on-site on the day of event.... more »

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