2009 Field Trials: Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Trial Director/Trial Manager: Art Cameron and Chris Noffsinger
Location: East Lansing, Mich.
Planting Dates: All trials were planted the last two weeks of May–cool-season plants first, warm-season plants last.
Weather Conditions: It was a good growing year. With the exception of some petunias grown in ground beds, the majority of plants performed quite well. Even zinnias lasted well into August!
Top Five: 1. Heliopsis ‘Tuscan Sun’ from Proven Winners
2. Lobularia ‘Snow Princess’ from Proven Winners
3. Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ from PanAmerican Seed
4. Coleus ‘Red Head’ from Ball FloraPlant
5. Trachelium ‘Garden Leader Purple’ from Grimes Horticulture Inc.