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.

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’

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