2016 University of Georgia Field Trials Results

The 2016 University of Georgia Trial Garden received 600 new varieties of annuals and perennials for trialing this summer. The weather in Athens was hot, with little to no rain in early summer and nearly every day was above 90°F for weeks. In August, the trials finally received some rain. The temperatures remained above 90°F through August and well into September.

Best In Show

Caladium ‘Allure Sun’
Calibrachoa ‘Starshine Violet’
Petunia ‘Perfectunia Lavender’
Coleus ‘Under the Sea Sea Urchin Copper’
Canna ‘Toucan Rose’

Top Performers

Caladium ‘Radiance Sun’
Caladium ‘Bombshell Sun’
Calibrachoa ‘Cabaret Lemon Yellow’
Calibrachoa ‘Calibasket Sunny Side’
Ornamental Pepper ‘Hot Pops Purple’
Coleus ‘Inferno’
MixMasters Summer Bouquet
Confetti Garden Mix: Main Street Trafalgar Square
Ipomoea ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight’
Petunia ‘Supertunia Picasso in Purple’
Petunia ‘Sanguna Patio Blue Vein’
Portulaca ‘ColorBlast Tangerine’
Scaevola ‘Scalora Pearl’

Consumer Favorites

Zinnia ‘Solmar Red’
Petunia ‘Sweetunia Purple Spotlight’
Celosia ‘Dracula’
Capsicum ‘Black Pearl’

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