Burpee Home Gardens Flowers Score Well in Trials

January 25, 2014 - 13:27

Burpee Home Garden flower varieties scored well in university plant trials in 2013. Osteospermum White Lightning, Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific and Zinnia UpTown Grape were some of the varieties that consistently ranked high in trials.

Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific

Burpee Home Garden flower varieties scored well in university plant trials in 2013.

Osteospermum White Lightning, Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific and Zinnia UpTown Grape were some of the varieties that consistently ranked high in trials with positive feedback from growers and gardeners alike.

“Burpee Home Gardens flowers are hand-picked from the best genetics to keep your assortment fresh and focused on success for you and your customers,” says Scott Mozingo, product manager for Burpee Home Gardens.

Among the 2013 trial highlights were:

Osteospermum White Lightning
• 4 out of 5 rating at Ohio State University Extension.
• All Season Long Leader of the Pack at the North Carolina State University trial in containers.
• Outstanding performance rating at the MUN Newfoundland University Botanic Garden Trial.

Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific
• No. 1 petunia in Buffalo Public Garden Walk at Erie Basin Marina (Buffalo, NY). • Top 10 ranking at Virginia Tech Annual Trial Gardens.
• Perfect summer rating at the Missouri State University trial.

Zinnia UpTown Grape
• Perfect scores in June, July and August at Missouri State University trial. 
• Received perfect rating of 5 at the North Carolina Arboretum.
• Bedding plant All-Season Long Leader of the Pack at North Carolina State University trial.

These varieties are available exclusively through the Burpee Home Gardens brand for 2014 spring sales. Visit BallSeed.com/burpeehomegardens to learn more about the program. 

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