2012 Field Trials Reports: Costa Farms

2012 Field Trials Reports: Costa Farms

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Trial manager: Eli McKinney, [email protected]


Trial Location: Miami, Florida

Planting Dates: November 2011 to June 2012

Number and Types of Entries: 400 varieties from 21 breeders and brokers. Varieties trialed were mostly annuals, but some were perennials and tropical varieties.


Overall temperature: 70°F
Night temperature: 65°F
Day temperature: 76°F
Maximum temperature: 84°F
Minimum temperature: 61°F
Total rainfall: 22 inches
Overall PAR: 39 mol/day
Humidity: 80 percent

Top Performers
In alphabetical order

Agastache Nectar series (Pacific Plug and Liner)
Argyranthemum Beauty Yellow series (Westflowers)
Begonia Big series (Benary)
Gaillardia ‘Gallo Yellow Improved’ (Aris)
Gaillardia Galya series (Danziger)
Helichrysum ‘Silver Star’ (Westflowers)
Impatiens SunPatiens series (Sakata)
Kniphofia ‘Rockette Yellow’ (EuroAmerican Propagators)
Mecardonia ‘Magic Carpet Yellow’ (Sakata)
Petunia Littletunia series (Ecke)
Petunia ‘Ray Rim Purple’ (Danziger)
Phlox Phloxy Lady series (Dümmen Red Fox)