CSU’s Annual Flower Trials reveal this year’s winners

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CSU’s Annual Flower Trials reveal this year’s winners

Best of Show – Calibrachoa ‘CHAMELEON® Indian Summer Improved’ from Westhoff Best Novelty – Millet ‘Copper Prince’ from PanAmerican Seed Best New Variety – Lantana ‘Luscious® Royale Cosmo’ from Proven Winners From the “Best Of” by class: Argryranthemum – Golden Butterfly™ from Proven Winners From the “Best Of” by class: Begonia (Shade) – ‘Whopper® Rose With Bronze Leaf Improved’ from Ball Ingenuity From the “Best Of” by class: Coleus – ‘PartyTime™ Ruby Punch’ from Sakata From the “Best Of” by class: Combo – ‘Kwik Kombos™ Shooting Star™’ Mix from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Dahlia – ‘XXL Veracruz’ from Dummen Orange From the “Best Of” by class: Geranium (seed) – ‘Pinto Premium White to Rose’ from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Lobelia – ‘Hot® Waterblue’ from Westoff From the “Best Of” by class: Pentas – ‘BeeBright™ Red’ from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Petunia (veg spread) – ‘Supertunia® Vista Bubble Gum’ from Proven Winners From the “Best Of” by class: Sun New Guinea Impatiens – ‘SunPatiens® Compact Coral Pink’ from Sakata From the “Best Of” by class: Verbena – ‘Lanai® Upright Twister Purple’ from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Vinca – ‘Cora Strawberry’ from Syngenta Other Outstanding Plants: Alternanthera ‘Choco Chili™’ from Westoff Other Outstanding Plants: Bidens ‘Blazing™ Fire’ from Danziger Other Outstanding Plants: Calendula ‘Lady Godiva™ Orange’ from Proven Winners Other Outstanding Plants: Calibrachoa ‘CHAMELEON® Plum Cobbler’ from Westhoff Other Outstanding Plants: Dianthus ‘Rockin’™ Red’ from PanAmerican/Kieft Seed Best of Show – Calibrachoa ‘CHAMELEON® Indian Summer Improved’ from Westhoff Best Novelty – Millet ‘Copper Prince’ from PanAmerican Seed Best New Variety – Lantana ‘Luscious® Royale Cosmo’ from Proven Winners From the “Best Of” by class: Argryranthemum – Golden Butterfly™ from Proven Winners From the “Best Of” by class: Begonia (Shade) – ‘Whopper® Rose With Bronze Leaf Improved’ from Ball Ingenuity From the “Best Of” by class: Coleus – ‘PartyTime™ Ruby Punch’ from Sakata From the “Best Of” by class: Combo – ‘Kwik Kombos™ Shooting Star™’ Mix from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Dahlia – ‘XXL Veracruz’ from Dummen Orange From the “Best Of” by class: Geranium (seed) – ‘Pinto Premium White to Rose’ from Syngenta From the “Best Of” by class: Lobelia – ‘Hot® Waterblue’ from Westoff The 2018 gardening season is upon us and if you want to know what flowers to plant this growing season, a list of great possibilities comes from Colorado State University’s Annual Flower Trial Garden. The garden, which spans nearly three acres on the east side of the Fort Collins campus, is a Northern Colorado showpiece with a focused research and outreach purpose. Each year, the Annual Flower Trial Garden tests and analyzes the performance of more than 1,000 varieties of annual bedding plants in Colorado’s harsh growing conditions. Dozens of expert evaluators rate the plants for vigor, growth pattern, bloom and other characteristics. The trial results help home gardeners identify annual bedding plants that are most likely to succeed. 2018 gardening […]