|CSU annual flower trial announces winners|
|Written by CSU Flower Trial Garden|
|Tuesday, September 27, 2016 01:30 AM|
Each year, Colorado State University’s flower trial garden conducts a program that evaluates the performance of different annual plant cultivars under Colorado’s unique Rocky Mountain environmental conditions. Those growing conditions include high altitude, wind, intense sunlight, drying winds, severe hailstorms, large fluctuations between day and night temperatures and a season-long need for irrigation. The annual trial consists of over 1,000 different cultivars of annual bedding plants. Plants are grouped by genus, arranged by color and grown in rows, side-by-side, in order to compare similar varieties.
Best of Show – Argyranthemum ‘White Butterfly’ from Proven Winners
Best Novelty – Begonia ‘Jurassic™ Red Splash from Ball Ingenuity
Best New Variety – Lantana ‘Lucky™ Red from Ball FloraPlant
See all of the winners at the CSU Flower Trial Garden website.
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