Plant Trials

Outstanding Leucanthemum and Salvia

Each year during the California Spring Trials, Pacific Plug & Liner (PP&L) showcases a comparison trial of one genus. In 2017, they featured two genera: leucanthemum and Salvia nemerosa. In the September issue of GPN,... more »

Mixing It Up

Mixed combinations are certainly nothing new to the marketplace. Consumers love them and they're a big hit at retail. But at the grower level, a lot of thought has to go into which already established... more »

Easy Elegance Variety Honored at Biltmore International Rose Trials

'Screaming Neon Red' received four of the seven awards given at the 2017 Biltmore International Rose Trials in Asheville, North Carolina. This variety, introduced to the consumer marketplace in 2015, received the following honors: George... more »

Top Southern Performers

In the August issue of GPN, trusted columnist and industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher shared his thoughts on the the top-performing varieties during his tour of the southern plant trials. These include Young's Plant Farm in... more »

Spectacular Synergy

Since their inception, multispecies plant recipes have dominated basket programs throughout the country. Every major breeder has introduced combinations using their genetics. In the beginning, these programs consisted of vegetative varieties, but in the past... more »

Comparing Salvia nemorosa and Leucanthemum

In 2016, Pacific Plug & Liner increased its focus and investments in the hardy perennial market by dropping our annual listings and increasing our perennial offerings. Trials are an important part of our focus, not... more »

All-America Selections Accepting Perennial Entries for Trialing

All-America Selections (AAS) is now accepting entries into its 2018-2021 (three winter) Herbaceous Perennial trial. Now is the time to enter your new, never-before-sold herbaceous perennial variety in the AAS/Perennial Plant Association Herbaceous Perennial Trial.... more »

Standouts in Colorful Colorado

While the end of summer is a bit of a bummer, I do enjoy these last couple weeks leading into fall. I especially love the grand finale of numerous plant trials across the country. Last... more »

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