2009 Field Trials: University of Illinois

2009 Field Trials: University of Illinois

Trial Manager: C. Diane Anderson

Trial Location: Miles C Hartley Selections Garden, University of Illinois Arboretum, Urbana, Ill.

Planting Dates: From May 28-June 20, 883 varieties were planted in rows, design beds and mixed 6-inch or single-variety 14-inch containers.

Weather Conditions: Except for a hot, humid week at the end of June, Urbana was cooler than average, with generally low humidity. We received several multiple-inch rainfalls that resulted in beds that were slow to dry. Heavy rains resulted in poor petunia growth.

Best In Show: Angelonia ‘Carita Raspberry’ from Syngenta Flowers

Top Five: 1. Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ from PanAmerican Seed

2. Dahlia ‘Grande Toluca’ from Proven Selections

3. Zinnia ‘Profusion Yellow’ from Sakata Seed

4. Pennisetum ‘Jade Princess’ from PanAmerican Seed

5. Coleus ‘Indian Summer’ from Ball FloraPlant

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