2010 Field Trials: Colorado State

2010 Field Trials: Colorado State

[imageviewer]

Best of Show

Rudbeckia hirta–’Denver Daisy’ from Benary Seed
The abundant large flowers are very showy with a long bloom time. Flowering and growth habit are exceptionally uniform. It was a past winner in our trials and also a Grand Prize Winner in public voting through the American Garden Award Program.

Best New Variety

Pennisetum–’Graceful Grasses Vertigo’ from Proven Winners
This plant has impressive vigor. Its large size and dark purplish glossy foliage makes it a unique focal point in any garden.

Best Novelty Plant

Bulbine ‘Yellow Compact’ from GroLink
This bulbine makes a unique impression due to its delicate yellow flowers on the tips of upright stems that softly wave in the breeze. Foliage has a fine “grass like” texture. There is also an orange flowered variety that combines well with this yellow.

Top Five Varieties Overall

Best Geranium (zonal)–’Savannah Pink’ from Red Fox by Dummen USA
This variety stood out due to its vibrant pink flowers and their clean appearance. The bright pink flowers contrasted nicely with the dark foliage.

Best Impatiens (New Guinea)–’Magnum Fire’ from Red fox by Dummen USA
Outstanding large reddish flowers set this variety apart from the other New Guinea impatiens. Flowers sat just above the foliage for optimum show. The overall uniformity of this plant was very good.

Best Petunia (spreading)–’Supertunia Vista Silverberry’ from Proven Winners
One of the few plants in the garden that makes people notice it from a long distance away. The flower power is amazing along with the plant vigor. It always looks clean (probably because the extreme vigor and new growth keeps covering the old). Mounding growth habit rises above the surrounding varieties. Flowers have a great iridescent color. It was also noted for blooms that seem resistant to rain and overhead irrigation.

Best Verbena–’Magelana Hot Rose Rapunzel’ from Syngenta Flowers
This was a strong blooming plant with a clean and uniform overall appearance. Large flowers were layered throughout the plant with an intense bright pink color. This variety also showed good mildew resistance.

Best Zinnia–’Zowie! Yellow Flame’ from Syngenta Flowers–Goldsmith Seeds
Few flowers had such an intense combination of colors than this variety. Yellow/orange petals have a cherry red color on the inner eye that easily catches the attention of any visitor. Plants are a good size for the garden and add some structure as a background plant. It was also noted for being more resistant to disease than most other Zinnias.

The Colorado State University Annual Flower Trial Garden is located at 1401 Remington Street in Fort Collins, Colorado 80523.

Planting Timeframe: May 26, 2010 and ended on June 15, 2010.

Number Of Plantings: 1100 entries and over 500 containers

Weather Conditions: Cooler May and June, and then it turned very warm in mid-July and stayed warmer until mid to late September 2010. We had a lot of days with temperature readings over ninety degrees.

Trial Manager:
Dr. James E. Klett
Colorado State University
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Campus Delivery 1173
Fort Collins, CO 80523
http://www.flowertrials.colostate.edu/

Leave a Reply

More From Variety Trials...
Lavandula 'Meerlo' (Sunset Western Garden Collection)

March 3, 2015

Why You Will Still Grow Today’s Big Perennial 10 Years From Now

What will be the next big perennial? Breeders say it takes more than a splashy plant to distinguish itself in the market. Therefore, the question is not what will be the next big perennial, but rather what perennial performs well enough in the garden to have staying power in the market for years to come.

Read More

March 2, 2015

Avoid Surprises On The Delivery Dock

A call in advance about problems with a plant shipment to a retailer you supply goes a long way toward customer satisfaction.

Read More
Janeen Wright

March 2, 2015

Deliver Plant Quality That Trumps Price [Opinion]

The industry's goal is to have loyal customers who return to the same plants time and time again, not because of price, but owing to a plant brand that shouts top-notch garden performance and is synonymous with excellence, which gives them the secure knowledge that their investment will be worth every hard-earned cent.

Read More
Latest Stories
Costa Farms' Season Premier 2015

February 4, 2015

Costa Farms’ 2015 Season Premier Reveals Newest V…

The annual Season Premier at Costa Farms in Miami, Fla., is the industry's very first peek at new varieties for debut the following year, even before the California Spring Trials, heralded widely as the jumping off point for new varieties. This year's event revealed breeders' best and brightest new varieties for 2016, shown in field trials, landscape trials and containers at Costa Farms tropical trial gardens. Plant breeders presented their new varieties to buyers and members of Lowe’s grower panel. Growers, brokers and other allied industry members, including Home Depot growers and buyers, were also able to peruse the grounds to see how the new varieties fared in the winter trials. Later this season, the hot and humid conditions at Costa’s summer trials will help identify the true performers.

Read More

January 28, 2015

All-America Selections Introduces Additional 2015 Winne…

All-America Selections has announced more 2015 AAS Winners, bringing the grand total of introductions for the 2015 gardening year to 25. The seven winners join the 12 announced last November and six announced last July. This year, AAS has had the most winners in one year since 1939.

Read More

November 24, 2014

Succulents And Miniatures Offer Variety And Easy Growi…

Succulents and miniatures are great starter plants for brown-thumb gardeners. They deliver visual appeal, color and texture without a fuss. Here are some of the newest varieties on the market.

Read More

November 18, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Best Of Show Varieties [Slid…

Find out which varieties made Best of Show at the 2014 Field Trials.

Read More

November 14, 2014

University of Florida Poinsettia Trials Will Be Held De…

Poinsettia trials event at the University of Florida will be held on December 9 in Gainesville, Fla.

Read More

November 14, 2014

University Of New Hampshire Hosts 2014 Poinsettia Trial…

The University of New Hampshire will host 2014 Poinsettia Field Trial Open House at its Macfarlane Greenhouses facility on December 4 to 6.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results

Greenhouse Grower asked trial managers to share their top performers this year. See which varieties were true standouts.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Welby Gardens (Denver, Colo.…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials Results for Welby Gardens in Denver, Colo.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Texas A&M AgriLife Resea…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, Texas.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Oklahoma State University (S…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Colorado State University (F…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

Read More

November 4, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: University of Tennessee Gard…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for the University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville and Jackson, Tenn.

Read More

November 4, 2014

Varieties Appearing On 2014 Field Trial Top Performer L…

Greenhouse Grower asked trial managers to share their top performers this year. See which varieties appeared on top performer lists at least twice.

Read More

November 3, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Metrolina Greenhouses (Hunte…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trial results for Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville, N.C.

Read More
Echinacea 'Sombrero Adobe Orange' from Darwin Perennials

November 3, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Louisiana State University (…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for Louisiana State University in Hammond, La.

Read More

November 3, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: University Of Georgia Trial …

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga.

Read More
Superbells® Pink Calibrachoa from Proven Winners

November 3, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: The J.C. Raulston Arboretum,…

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for The J.C. Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

Read More

November 3, 2014

2014 Field Trials Results: Costa Farms (Miami, Fla.)

Check out Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Field Trials results for Costa Farms in Miami, Fla.

Read More