2016 Iowa State University Field Trials Results

Reiman Gardens’ field trials consisted of approximately 250 entries and comparisons this season. A new addition to the space was a three-winter perennial trial through All-America Selections. The growing season started with very little rainfall and higher than average temperatures in May and June, an average July, and then a very wet August. Basil downy mildew, which hadn’t been seen since 2014, infected many of the basil plants in late August.

Best In Show

Plectranthus (Coleus) ‘Premium Sun Pineapple Splash’
Capsicum annuum ‘Sedona Sun’

Top Performers

Celosia argentea var. plumosa ‘Asian Garden’
Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’
Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Kingdom’
Impatiens hawkeri Bounce Series
Cucumis sativis ‘Martini’
Lantana camara ‘Lucky Red’
Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous White+Yellow Eye’
Alternanthera brasiliana ‘Purple Prince’
Angelonia angustifolia ‘Archangel Cherry Red’
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sun Kiss’

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