Plant Trials

Colorful Combination Baskets

Metrolina Greenhouses, in Huntersville, North Carolina, one of the three trial sites on the Southern tour in June, which included Young’s Plant Farm and the University of Georgia, displayed an extensive sun basket collection consisting... more »

New Blooms Event Takes Place in Canada

New Blooms for Canadian Nurseries and Retailers hosted their second annual event on July 18, at Deb’s Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta, Canada. More than 75 independent growers, retailers and Canadian broker representatives from Alberta, British... more »

Costa Farms trial garden

2020 Introductions Kick off the Trial Season

Each year, Costa Farms in Florida hosts the big kickoff to the trial season. This is one of the premier annual and perennial trials that features many of the new and most unique introductions for... more »

Industry Top Picks in Georgia

Each year, the University of Georgia welcomes members of the industry along with the general public to tour its spectacular trial gardens. Led by John Ruter and managed by Brandon Coker, the gardens showcase plants... more »

Coleus Stained Glassworks - Dummen Orange

Audacious New Annuals

I have always looked forward with excitement and enthusiasm to beginning of the trial season at Costa Farms in southern Florida. This is one of the premier annual and perennial trials with many of the... more »

Perennials on Trial

Mother's Day has passed, spring is here, and the heat of summer is just around the corner. The 2019 gardening season has begun, and your greenhouses are at their peak. As the gardening season kicks... more »

Echinacea Sombrero - Darwin Perennials

Perpetual Perennial Performers — 2018 Trials

The quantity of perennials in summer trials has increased substantially. This is the culmination of years of breeding and selection, with significant advances in breeding techniques and a focus on interspecific hybrids. Many of the... more »

Salvia Grandstand - Green Fuse Botanicals

Green Fuse Stunners

Each month, industry expert and consultant Vaughn Fletcher shares his take on various plant trials throughout the country. Sometimes he focuses on one specific trial, other times he focuses on one plant category, and sometimes... more »

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