2014 Field Trials Results: C. Raker & Sons, Inc. (Litchfield, Mich.)

2014 Field Trials Results: C. Raker & Sons, Inc. (Litchfield, Mich.)

The 2014 Raker Trial Gardens cover more than five acres of public trials, as well as approximately five acres of private breeder trials. They are extensive and include sponsored beds, All-America Selections, comparison trials and multiple areas for overwintering various perennials.

Spring weather conditions at C. Raker & Sons, Inc., were average. The summer was wet and cool throughout the season. Temperatures for May and June averaged in the 70s, while July was around 78˚F and August was 80˚F. Rainfall was above average all summer.

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■ Petunia ‘Cascadias Rim Magenta’
■ Begonia ‘Vermillion Red’
■ Celosia ‘Kelos Magenta’
■ Petunia ‘Panache Marshmallow’
■ Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder Fire Wonder’
■ Petunia ‘Sanguna Radiant Blue’
■ Mixmasters Sprinkles on Top
■ Argyranthemum ‘Beauty Yellow’
■ Salvia ‘Sallyfun Blue Emotion’
■ Canna ‘Fire Dragon’