University of Florida Selects Summer Trials Award Winners

September 28, 2007 - 09:46

The fairest - and hardiest - of them all have been chosen. The University of Florida trial garden recently selected its 2007 summer award winners, based on their excellent heat and humidity tolerance from June through August.

This year, more than 650 cultivars were evaluated, including 243 new introductions. The summer award winners were selected in two categories, flowering and non-flowering. A complete report of the cultivars' performance will be available soon at http://trialgarden.ifas.ufl.edu/.

The winners are:

Best of Trials (Summer) — Foliage

  • Acalypha ‘Bronze Pink' (GroLink)
  • Alternanthera ‘Brazilian Red Hots' (GroLink)
  • Caladium ‘Candyland' (Classic Caladiums)
  • Caladium ‘Firecracker Red' (UF-IFAS)
  • Coleus ‘Royal Glissade' (Proven Winners)
  • Colocosia ‘Maui Magic' (Ball Seed)
  • Cyperus ‘King Tut' (Proven Winners)
  • Duranta ‘Gold Edge' (GroLink)
  • Euphorbia ‘Burgundy Wine' (Proven Winners)
  • Musa ‘Little Prince' (Agri-Starts)
  • Pseuderanthemum ‘Black Varnish' (GroLink)
  • Sedum ‘Lemon Coral' (Proven Winners)

Best of Trials (Summer) — Flowering

  • Chrysocephalum ‘Flambe Orange' (Proven Winners)
  • Crossandra ‘Orange Marmalade' (Sakata Seed of America)
  • Impatiens ‘Fanfare Bright Coral' (Ball FloraPlant)
  • Marigold ‘Moonstruck Yellow' (S&G)
  • New Guinea Impatiens ‘Sun Patiens Orange' (Sakata Seed America)
  • Pentas ‘Grafitti Lipstick' (Benary)
  • Pentas ‘Starla Blush' (Goldsmith Seeds)
  • Scaevola ‘Surdiva White' (Suntory)
  • Torenia ‘Yellow Moon' (GroLink)
  • Vinca ‘Nirvana Pink Blush' (Fischer USA)

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