November 22, 2013

2013 Field Trial Results: Green Leaf Plants

Green Leaf Plants, Lancaster, Penn. Green Leaf evaluates 800 varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, shrubs and annuals in its trial gardens. All plants are in the ground. Trials Manager Melanie Neff says the trials had a normal spring with a lot of rain and cool temperatures. The summer was also cooler than in the past few years.     Top Performers: Anemone Pretty Lady Series Clematis ‘Sapphire Indigo’ Delosperma Jewel of Desert Series Echinacea ‘Supreme Elegance’ Gaillardia Galya Spark Series Heucherella ‘Cracked Ice’ Physostegia ‘Pink Manners’

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November 22, 2013

2013 Field Trial Results: Lucas Greenhouses

Lucas Greenhouses has been running trials for six years, mainly growing varieties from Syngenta. This year, Syngenta/Yoder mums, as well as some new introductions from Proven Winners and Danziger, were added. Trial Manager Jason Szymanski says the trial had unseasonably cool temperatures with “tropical-like” rain, at times getting 3 to 5 inches of rain within a few hours. 2013 Top Performers: Lavandula ‘Sweet Romance’ Petunia ‘Indian Summer’ Pentas Starcluster Series Verbena Twister Series Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’  

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