Hardy Boy Plants 2021 trials

Aug 18, 2021
Welby Gardens Announces 2021 Trial Winners

Welby Gardens, the exclusive grower of Hardy Boy Plants, works closely with breeders, brokers, and universities around the country along with important industry leaders to produce and test the newest and latest in plant genetics. For 31 years, Welby has conducted extensive flower trials to evaluate the latest breeding of new products. 

This year, Welby Gardens tested more than 750 varieties in its trial gardens. Approximately 250 votes were cast by industry professionals. 

“We are proud to introduce new annual and perennial varieties every year, keeping us on the forefront of the green industry and in close contact with breeders around the world,” the company says. 

The top 10 (15 actual due to ties) are listed below:

  • 1st Mimulus ‘Mai Tai Red’ by Danziger 
  • 2nd Bracteantha ‘Granvia Gold’ by Suntory 
  • 3rd (tie) Dahlia ‘Dalaya Vampire 22’ by Selecta 
  • 3rd (tie) Rudbeckia ‘Sunbeckia Laura’ by Flamingo Holland 
  • 4th Ptilotus ‘Joey Improved’ by Benary 
  • 5th (tie) Coleus ‘Main Street Bourbon Street’ by Dümmen Orange 
  • 5th (tie) Petunia ‘Crazytunia Mayan Sunset’ by Westhoff 
  • 5th (tie) Petunia ‘Splash Dance Poppin Pink’ by Danziger
  • 6th (tie) Bracteantha ‘Granvia Pink’ by Suntory 
  • 6th (tie) Begonia elatior ‘Vermillion Hot Pink’ by Beekenkamp 
  • 7th Dahlia ‘Dahlegria Orange’ by Syngenta Flowers 
  • 8th (tie) Celosia ‘Kelos Candela Pink’ by Beekenkamp
  • 8th (tie) Petunia ‘Crazytunia Cosmic Pink’ by Westhoff 
  • 9th Begonia ‘Rise Up Salmon Chiffon’ by Westhoff 
  • 10th Begonia elatior ‘Vermillion Red’ by Beekenkamp 



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