2009 Field Trials: Iowa State

2009 Field Trials: Iowa State

Trial Manager: Sarah Rummery, Reiman Gardens, Ames Iowa srummery@iastate.edu

Planting dates: May 12–15 

Weather Conditions: Unusually mild summer. Only a few 90 degree days coming in June and August, none in July. Average temperature in the low-80s. Slightly below-average rainfall, one extended dry period in late-August into mid-September.

Best In Show: Pennisetum ‘Jade Princess’

Top 5 Varieties Overall:

1. Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Versa Crimson Gold’

2. Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Versa Burgundy to Green’

3. Zinnia marylandica ‘Zaharaâ„¢ Fire’

4. Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’

5. Talinum paniculatum ‘Limon’

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