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

Welby Gardens trialed more than 800 varieties this season (300 varieties in the ground outdoors, 560 varieties planted in containers and kept indoors, 73 in both). Most plants were sown or stuck between week eight and week 18, as well as rooted liners received from week 14 to week 18. Plants were planted in the field and containers in week 23 and 24, respectively. In Denver, the weather was cooler than the past few years.

Top Performers


■ Canna ‘CannaSol Cleo’
■ Begonia ‘Illumination Apricot Shades’
Salvia farinacea ‘Sallyfun Deep Ocean’
■ Petunia ‘Ray Salmon’
■ Orostachys ‘Chinese Hat’
■ Coleus ‘Rodeo Drive’
■ Petunia ‘Sanguna Radiant Blue’
■ Pennisetum ‘Black Stocking’
■ Dahlia ‘Ballon Deep Red Improved’
■ Coleus ‘Rustic Orange’
■ Petunia ‘Supertunia Black Cherry’