Field Trials Reports: Louisiana State University Ag Center

Cuphea 'Trend Purple Red'

Trial Manager: Allen Owings, professor of horticulture, aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu

 Trial Location: LSU AgCenter, Hammond Research Station, Hammond, Louisiana

 Planting Dates: Mid-March through early May

 Number And Types Of Entries: Warm season annuals, roses, ornamental grasses, herbaceous perennials

Weather Conditions: Average temperatures along the Gulf Coast for the summer with above average rainfall. Hurricane Isaac occurred in late August.

Best In Show

Salvia ‘Amistad’

Top Performers

 Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

Pennisetum ‘Cherry Sparkler’

Begonia ‘BabyWing Bronze With White Foliage’

Salvia Lighthouse series

Cleome ‘Senorita Blanca’

Begonia Monza series

Cuphea ‘Trend Purple Red’

Plectranthus ‘Chocolate Covered Cherry’ (coleus)

Gomphrena Qis series

 

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