2015 Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.) Field Trials Results

2015 Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.) Field Trials Results

In 2015, approximately 800 different plant varieties were planted at the Colorado State University Trials. Early spring (May into mid-June) in Fort Collins was cooler and quite wet. July was more seasonal, but August into mid-September was hot and quite dry. Overall, the trials looked good throughout the season, says Jim Klett, professor and Extension landscape horticulturist for Colorado State University.

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Best Of Show

■ Impatiens ‘Sunpatiens Spreading Tropical Orange’

Best New Variety

■ Lobularia ‘Raspberry Stream’

Best Novelty

■ Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’

Top Performers

■ Angelonia ‘Archangel Dark Rose’
■ Begonia ‘Whopper Red Green Leaf’
■ Coleus ‘ColorBlaze Apple Brandy’
■ Trixi Fairy Combo
■ Geranium ‘Big Ezee Neon’
■ Impatiens ‘Big Bounce Lavender’
■ Lobularia ‘Lavender Stream’
■ Osteospermum ‘4D Lemon Ice’
■ Petunia ‘Cascadia Indian Summer’
■ Vinca ‘Mega Bloom Deep Lavender’
■ Zinnia ‘Zahara Double Fire’

Consumer Favorites

■ Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’
■ Lantana ‘Lucky Sunrise Rose’
■ Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’

Other Outstanding Plants

■ Angelonia ‘Alonia Pink Romance’
■ Lantana ‘Lucky Sunrise Rose’
■ Petunia ‘Tidal Wave Silver’
■ Verbena ‘Meteor Shower’