Plant Trials

Top Southern Performers

In the August issue of GPN, trusted columnist and industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher shared his thoughts on the the top-performing varieties during his tour of the southern plant trials. These include Young's Plant Farm in... more »

Spectacular Synergy

Since their inception, multispecies plant recipes have dominated basket programs throughout the country. Every major breeder has introduced combinations using their genetics. In the beginning, these programs consisted of vegetative varieties, but in the past... more »

Comparing Salvia nemorosa and Leucanthemum 

In 2016, Pacific Plug & Liner increased its focus and investments in the hardy perennial market by dropping our annual listings and increasing our perennial offerings. Trials are an important part of our focus, not... more »

All-America Selections Accepting Perennial Entries for Trialing

All-America Selections (AAS) is now accepting entries into its 2018-2021 (three winter) Herbaceous Perennial trial. Now is the time to enter your new, never-before-sold herbaceous perennial variety in the AAS/Perennial Plant Association Herbaceous Perennial Trial.... more »

Standouts in Colorful Colorado

While the end of summer is a bit of a bummer, I do enjoy these last couple weeks leading into fall. I especially love the grand finale of numerous plant trials across the country. Last... more »

Distinctive Performers at University of Georgia

It's that time of year again. Trial gardens are at their summer peak, and every plant is being analyzed for its strength and overall aesthetics before the season comes to an end. One of the... more »

Southern Trials Plant Tour

I have toured the southern trials for the past four years, and every year I eagerly anticipate seeing how the new introductions I saw at California Spring Trials compare in summer trials in Alabama, South... more »

The Power of Color: 2018 Introductions at the Costa Trial Garden

In last month's column, I began my evaluation of plant performance in Florida. I visited the trial at Costa Farms in Miami during its early stages in week 4, and I followed up with a... more »

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