Grower trials obviously play an important role in building consumer confidence for new plant series, and that’s no different for VIVA! SunPatiens. Five new colors were added to the series this spring, and according to some who trialed them this summer, the latest additions performed just as well in the garden as their predecessors.
Jimmy Turner, director of horticulture research and garden designer for the Dallas Arboretum, reviewed the SunPatiens in a speech at the arboretum’s field day earlier this year.
“Even when it was 102 degrees in July in Dallas, these plants knew how to perform,” says Turner, who planted a major display bed with 10,000 SunPatiens plants back in May. “They put on a great display with no disease or pest issues. I recommend VIVA! SunPatiens as an excellent choice for any spring or summertime garden.”