Vaughn’s View

Vaughn’s View: Distinctive & Exceptional Perennial Introductions

In my three previous Costa articles, I highlighted dynamic annual introductions and top-performing baskets recipes. My evaluation of the trial would be incomplete without an overview of many new perennial introductions for 2022-23. I have... more »

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Vaughn’s View: Bright and Radiant Basket Combinations

I visited the Costa Premiere spring trial on week eight to evaluate the early flowering and performance of annual introductions for 2023. My May and June articles highlighted many of the most dynamic, unique and... more »

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Vaughn’s View: Vigorous, Vibrant & Unique Introductions

This article highlights new annuals in the Costa Premier Spring Trial from my late February visit. In my May article, I covered 10 unique and distinctive varieties from seven international flower breeders; in this article,... more »

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Vaughn’s View: Colorful, Exciting & Distinctive Perennials

The breeding, trialing, selection and introduction of new perennials continues relentlessly with a focus on ease of production, heat tolerance, unique colors, disease resistance, durability, extended flowering period, and... more »

Vaughn’s View: Colorful, Exciting, Distinctive Perennials

The first perennial article I wrote for GPN in the fall of 2017 focused on the participation of perennial breeders in the summer trials program and the proliferation of new varieties for evaluation, promotion, and... more »

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All Star Begonias

Two years ago, I wrote an article on new begonia varieties and have focused on specific varieties in previous and subsequent articles. The diversity and uniqueness of the new begonia introductions from multiple breeders continue... more »

Proven Summer Performers

In this article I will focus on the annual introductions for 2018 from Proven Winners and their performance in summer trials this year. The Proven Winners organization is committed to university and public trials throughout... more »

Summer Trials: Top-Performing Seed Annuals — Part 2

Last month, I began highlighting seed introductions that have been trialed the past few years from many of the different breeding companies. This month, I will continue my evaluations of seed varieties. These plants were... more »

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