Each year the country’s extension agents, university horticulture professors and botanic experts put varieties to the test with field trials.
Sure that begonia performs perfectly in a grower’s greenhouse or for a few weeks on the bench. But how does it do in action?
We asked for information about the location, such as the trial manager and location, planting dates and weather conditions during the trials. We also asked for the “Best In Show,” or what stood above and beyond the other varieties, as well as the trial manager’s Top Five. Here are the results.
Scroll down for an Interactive Map of university bedding plant trials.
Penn State University
University of Illinois
Mass Hort Elm Society
Ohio State University
Colorado State University
Michigan State University
University of Florida
Oklahoma State University
Click on the blue tabs on the map for links to our coverage and trials websites.
Click on the arrows to look at different parts of the map, or on plus and minus to zoom in and out.