2012 Field Trials Reports: Oklahoma State

Trial manager: Haldor Howard, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, hhaldor@osuokc.edu

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Planting dates: weeks of May 7 & 14

Number/kind of entries: 137, mostly from seed, many in full sun, some in shade, a few in Smart Pots.

Weather conditions during the trials: Variable spring and hot summer, with temperatures up to about 114°F. Fortunately, the night lows were below 80°F

Best in show: Begonia ‘Whopper Rose w/ Green Foliage’ (trialed in shade)

Top 10 varieties overall:
Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
Canna ‘South Pacific Scarlet’
Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Red’
Rudbeckia ‘EZ Gro Gloriosa Garden Leader RS’
Dianthus ‘Dash Pink’
Zinnia ‘Crystal White’
Gomphrena ‘EZ Gro Gomp Purple Garden Leader’
Catharanthus ‘EZ Gro Hotlik White Garden Leader’ (vinca)
Capsicum ‘Cubana Red’ (ornamental pepper)
Angelonia ‘Serenita Raspberry’

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