2013 Field Trial Results: C. Raker & Sons, Inc.

C. Raker & Sons, Inc., Litchfield, Mich.

The Raker trials are extensive and include sponsored beds, All-America Selections beds, comparison trials and multiple areas for overwintering various perennials. A Hort Couture trial area was added this year with more than 600 containers of current catalog and experimental varieties.

Spring and summer weather conditions were average. It started out wet and then stayed pleasant throughout the season. Temperatures ranged from an average high of 81.8°F (July) to an average low of 49.7°F (May). Total rainfall for the months of May, June, July and August was 15.28 inches.

Top Performers:

Angelonia ‘AngelMist Purple Stripe’
Antirrhinum ‘Liberty Classic Bronze’ (snapdragon)
Kwik Kombos Plumtastic Mix
Lobularia ‘White Stream’
Lantana camara ‘Prisma Magenta Yellow’
Pelargonium ‘Master Idols Flame’ (geranium)
Plectranthus ‘Gnash Rambler’ (coleus)
Plectranthus ‘Dream Catcher’ (coleus)
Portulaca ‘Salmon Pink’
Zinnia ‘Zahara Sunburst’

 

Topics:

Leave a Reply

More From Varieties...
Joe Cimino, Sakata Seed America

January 17, 2017

Sakata Seed Names New Senior Sales Manager for Ornamentals

Joe Cimino comes to Sakata with past experience at Sun Gro and Florexpo.

Read More
JinPin Flower Seedling Company partners

January 17, 2017

Ernst Benary Partners With Chinese Young Plant Grower on New Venture

The partnership creates a new company called Jinpin Flower Seedling Company, which will focus on providing young plants to the rapidly growing Chinese bedding plant market.

Read More
Dipladenia Sundenia

January 11, 2017

New Tropical and Foliage Plants That Offer Hidden Benefits

Tropical and foliage plants can offer extra paybacks to your customers in terms of health-promoting benefits such as filtering the air, reducing stress, and absorbing noise. Consider these new varieties, hitting the retail market in 2017, for your product mix.

Read More