2013 Field Trial Results: Pike Creek Horticulture Center


Begonia 'Breezy Pink'

Begonia ‘Breezy Pink’

Pike Creek Horticulture Center, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wis.

Approximately 50 varieties were trialed at Pike Creek in 2013. Compared to last year’s extreme drought, the weather was a complete turnaround, with a cool spring and plenty of rain. The summer was mild with moderate temperatures in the 80s and few hot and humid days. Early August brought rains and night temperatures in the 40s and low 50s for a week.





Rosa 'Peach Drift' (rose)

Rosa ‘Peach Drift’ (rose)

Top Performers:

Begonia ‘Breezy Pink’
Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata’ (variegated tapioca)
Petunia ‘Easy Wave Plum Vein’
Petunia ‘Easy Wave White’ 
Rosa ‘Peach Drift’ (rose)



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