2014 Field Trials Results: Texas A&M AgriLife Research And Extension Center (Overton, Texas)

2014 Field Trials Results: Texas A&M AgriLife Research And Extension Center (Overton, Texas)

The Texas A&M trials had more than 600 entries that represented around 60 species. Most were annual species, but a significant number of herbaceous perennials were included. Weather conditions during the trials remained cool and dry until early May. The rest of May was warm with good rainfall. June and July were not hot, but were very warm and dry. August and early September were seasonably hot and dry, but overall the summer was mild by Texas standards.

Best Of Show

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■ Canna Cannova Series

Top Performers

■ Cuphea ‘Vermillionaire’
■ Lantana ‘Variegated Skittles’
■ Copper Plant ‘Tiki Peach Whirl’
■ Impatiens Big Bounce Series
■ Firebush ‘Lime Sizzler’
■ Coleus ‘Marquee Blonde Bombshell’
■ Ipomoea ‘Sidekick Bronze’
■ Gazania ‘Frosty Kiss White Flame’
■ Euphorbia ‘Star Dust Super Flash’
■ Capsicum ‘Basket of Fire’
■ Hibiscus Honeymoon Series

Consumer Favorites

■ Hibiscus ‘Summer Storm’
■ Cleome ‘Sparkler Rose’
■ Coleus ‘Ruby Dreams’
■ Zinnia ‘Uproar Rose’
■ Digitalis ‘Dalmatian Purple’
■ Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’
■ Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
■ Gomphrena ‘Pink Zazzle’
■ Zinnia ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’
■ Coleus ‘Coleosaurus’
■ Cleome ‘Sparkler Blush’