Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Mo.
Like many other Midwestern trial locations, the spring began with cool temperatures. There was adequate rainfall for the first half of summer, but very little in July and August. However, this was not a concern because the trial beds holding 165 varieties of annuals are irrigated. Temperatures at 90°F and above prevailed the second half of the summer.
Canna ‘South Pacific Scarlet’
Gomphrena globosa Pinball Series
Impatiens ‘Paradise Rococo Orange’ (New Guinea)
Pentas lanceolata ‘Starcluster Lavender’
Petunia ‘Miniblast Rose’
Verbena ‘Lanai Candy Cane’