Ball Seed releases more trial results

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region.

  • Best of Angelonia: Angelonia Archangel Raspberry (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of Coleus: Coleus FlameThrower Serrano (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of Ipomoea: Ipomoea SolarPower Black Heart (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of Lantana: Lantana Lucky Sunrise Rose (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of Salvia: Salvia Mystic Spires Improved (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of Lobularia: Lobularia Passionaria Purple White (Ball Ingenuity)
  • Outstanding Plants: Coreopsis Electric Sunshine (Darwin Perennials)
  • Outstanding Plants: Iberis Summer Snowdrift (Darwin Perennials)
  • Best of Begonia semperflorens (Shade): Begonia Megawatt Pink Bronze
  • Leaf (PanAmerican)
  • Best of Pentas: Pentas Lucky Star Dark Red (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Best of Petunias (Seed): Petunia Easy Wave Silver (PanAmerican)
  • Seed Best of Show: Salvia Big Blue (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Best of Vinca: Vinca Tattoo Papaya (PanAmerican Seed)

The garden trials at UGA display the newest varieties of annuals from top plant breeders from all over the world, and puts perennials to the test to find those that stand up to southeastern heat and humidity.

  • Plants of Distinction: Ipomoea SolarPower Red Heart (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Plants of Distinction: Verbena Firehouse Pink (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Best of the Best: Verbena Firehouse Pink (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Classic City Award: Begonia Canary Wings (Ball Ingenuity)
  • Industry Top Picks: Begonia Canary Wings (Ball Ingenuity)
  • People's Choice: Begonia Canary Wings (Ball Ingenuity)
  • Plants of Distinction: Canna Cannova Red Flame (Ball Ingenuity)
  • Plants of Distinction: Coreopsis Electric Sunshine (Darwin Perennials)
  • Industry Top Picks: Coreopsis Super Star (Darwin Perennials)
  • People's Choice: Coreopsis Super Star (Darwin Perennials)
  • Best of the Best: Coreopsis Super Star (Darwin Perennials)
  • Classic City Award: Echinacea Sombrero Tres Amigos (Darwin Perennials)
  • People's Choice: Echinacea Sombrero Tres Amigos (Darwin Perennials)
  • Plants of Distinction: Veronica Forever Blue (Darwin Perennials)
  • Plants of Distinction: Begonia Megawatt Pink Green Leaf (PanAmerican Seed)
  • People's Choice: Ornamental Pepper Purple Flash (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Best of the Best: Ornamental Pepper Purple Flash (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Best of the Best: Salvia Big Blue (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Best of the Best: Geranium Super Moon Red (Selecta One)
  • Plants of Distinction: Phlox Gisele Hot Pink (Selecta One)
  • Industry Top Picks: Phlox Gisele Light Violet (Selecta One)
  • Industry Top Picks: Salvia Skyscraper Dark Purple (Selecta one)
  • Plants of Distinction: Salvia Skyscraper Pink (Selecta One)
  • Classic City Award: Salvia Skyscraper Pink (Selecta One)

Each year 100’s of annuals, including All-America Selections, are planted, observed and assessed at the University of Minnesota - Morris.

  • Top Ten: Dahlia City Lights Purple (Selecta One)
  • Top Ten: Verbena Firehouse Grape (Ball FloraPlant)

The trial garden at Mississippi State University is dedicated to identifying, evaluating, and promoting plants that excel in Mississippi landscapes and appeal to southern gardeners.

  • Top Performers – Foliage Plants: Coleus Premium Shade Kong Jr. Rose (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Foliage Plants: Coleus Premium Shade Kong Jr. Scarlet (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Foliage Plants: Coleus Premium Shade Kong Jr. Lime Vein (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Edibles: Pepper Habanero Primero Red (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Edibles: Pepper Snackablle Red (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Flowering Plants: Celosia Dracula (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Flowering Plants: Salvia Skyscraper Dark Purple (Selecta One)
  • Top Performers – Flowering Plants: Vinca Tattoo Papaya (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Flowering Plants: Vinca Tattoo Raspberry (PanAmerican Seed)
  • Top Performers – Flowering Plants: Vinca Tattoo Tangerine (PanAmerican Seed)

For more information:
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