Greenhouse Grower asked trial managers to share which of the varieties they evaluated performed best, along with details about the weather conditions at their location.
Seventeen trial managers responded, providing their best performers from hundreds of new (or recently new) varieties. This is a non-scientific poll, because not every location trialed every variety. However, there were a number of cultivars that appeared on the top performer list several times. Two varieties, Ball FloraPlant’s Angelonia ‘AngelMist Spreading Dark Purple’ and several cultivars of PanAmerican’s Zinnia Zahara series earned the most accolades.
Varieties Appearing On Top Performer Lists At Least Twice:
Begonia ‘Breezy Pink’ (Ball FloraPlant)
Begonia ‘Dragone Dusty Rose’ (Dümmen)
Catharanthus ‘Cora Cascade Strawberry’ (vinca) (Syngenta-Goldsmith)
Catharanthus ‘Titan Burgundy Improved’ (vinca) (Ball FloraPlant) - not pictured
Celosia Fresh Look Series (Benary)
Gerbera ‘Garvinea Orangina’ (Florist Holland)
Lobularia ‘White Knight’ (Proven Winners)
Pennisetum ‘Vertigo’ (Graceful Grasses) (Proven Winners)
Scaevola Fairy Series (Selecta)
Verbena ‘Superbena Violet Ice’ (Proven Winners)
Zinnia Zahara Series (PanAmerican)
Zinnia ‘Profusion Double Hot Cherry’ (Sakata)