Mast Young Plants trial garden

Oct 27, 2021
Mast Young Plants Releases 2021 Trial Garden Report

The team at Mast Young Plants — located in Grand Rapids, Michigan — recently published its 2021 Trial Garden Results & Data. This wrap-up of their 2021 season contains their trial favorites, top performers, consumer picks and more.

The Mast garden is one of the stops along the annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour, attracting visitors from all regions and levels of the industry. The 2021 trial garden featured: over 100+ genera; 135+ new additions for 2021/2022, 1,500+ varieties in raised landscape beds, hanging baskets and other planters; and 500+ unique, custom-designed hanging baskets and patio pot combinations.

Helianthus ‘Sol Seeker Yellow’

According to the report, the top 10 performers new to the Mast 2021 program were:
1. Helianthus ‘Sol Seeker Yellow’ (Danziger)
2. Begonia ‘I’Conia Scentiment Peachy Keen’ (Dümmen Orange)
3. Petunia ‘Durabloom Electric Lilac’ (Dümmen Orange)
4. Helianthus ‘Sunbelieveable Brown Eyed Girl’ (Thompson & Morgan)
5. Petunia ‘Sanguna Banana Candy’ (Syngenta Flowers)
6. Petunia ‘Dekko Sorbet’ (Syngenta Flowers)
7. Nemesia ‘Nesia Inca’ (Danziger)
8. Calibrachoa ‘Colibri Pink Bling’ (Danziger)
9. Calibrachoa ‘Calitastic Bordeaux Star’ (Westhoff)
10. Petunia ‘Blanket Silver Surprise’ (Green Fuse Botanicals)

Green Fuse - Blanket petunia
Petunia ‘Blanket Silver Surprise’

The top five consumer favorites were:
1. Helianthus ‘Sol Seeker Yellow’ (Danziger)
2. Crespedia ‘Golf Beauty Improved’ (Danziger)
3. Petunia ‘Blanket Silver Surprise’ (Green Fuse Botanicals)
4. New Guinea Impatiens ‘Spectra Bright Red’ (Syngenta Flowers)
5. Petunia ‘SuperCal Premium Sunset Orange’ (Sakata)

Other standout varieties include:
1. Coleus ‘Stained Glassworks Velvet’ (Dümmen Orange)
2. Petunia ‘Headliner Enchanted Sky’ (Selecta One)
3. Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ (Selecta One)
4. Phlox ‘Gisele Hot Pink’ (Selecta One)
5. New Guinea Impatiens ‘Sun Harmony Violet’ (Danziger)

The report also includes information on their annual comparison trial, which highlights angelonia, celosia and lantana this year. You can also find top combination planters, summer survivors and All-America Selections standouts.

To learn more about the Mast Young Plants trial and to access the full report, click here.

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