University Of Minnesota (Morris, Minn.) 2015 Field Trials Results

University Of Minnesota (Morris, Minn.) 2015 Field Trials Results

Dahlia Hypnotica Lavender (2015 University of Minnesota Field Trials)

Dahlia ‘Hypnotica Lavender’ in a display bed at the University of Minnesota 2015 Field Trials.

The horticulture display garden at the University of Minnesota featured 458 annual flower varieties in 2015, both seed and vegetative, as well as an All-America Selections (AAS) display. Spring weather conditions were excellent for planting trial plants. Precipitation for April through September was 21.99 inches, which is 3.75 inches above average.

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Steve Poppe, a horticulture scientist at the University of Minnesota , says spring weather conditions were excellent for planting trial plants. Precipitation for April through September was 21.99 inches, which is 3.75 inches above average. Growing degree days totaled 2643. The average is 2464 growing degree days.

Top Performers
■ Begonia ‘Solenia Apricot’
Begonia × benariensis ‘BIG Red Green Leaf’
■ Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Garden Rose’
■ Coleus ‘Broad Street’
■ Dahlia ‘Hypnotica Lavender’
■ Dianthus ‘Jolt Pink’
■ Geranium ‘Pinto Premium Lavender Rose’
Impatiens walleriana ‘Lollipop Fruit Punch Rose’
■ Petunia ‘Surfinia Sumo Pink’
■ Portulaca ‘Mojave Tangerine’