Friday, September 25, 2009

Landscape, Greenhouse, and Nursery - UDBG Landscape Color Trial Garden

The UDBG had an All-American Selections color trial garden again in 2009. Watch for ratings as data from this year is analyzed. The following is more information.

Landscape Color Trial Garden

Located adjacent to the Herbaceous Garden, the Color Trial/All-American Selections Garden features bold sweeps of annual color, combining the newest cultivars with a display of All-American Selections winners that have proven outstanding in national evaluations. The garden offers both home gardeners and industry professionals a chance to observe how up-and-coming plant selections can enliven the landscape with minimal maintenance. For plant suppliers, the garden provides information about how their new selections fare in the mid-Atlantic climate.

UDBG staff conducts bi-weekly evaluations throughout the summer to rate each plant on its performance. Click on the link below to access results and other information for each year.

Coleus varieties in the 2009 color trial garden at UDBG. Photo by Gordon Johnson, UD.

To view 2007 and 2008 ratings go to 2009 ratings will be posted later this year at the same site.

Information from the UDBG website.

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