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Georgeson Botanical Notes No.39 - 2010

 

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The Georgeson Botanical Garden conducts three-year trials on nearly 350 annual flowering plants in the Georgeson Botanical Garden. They are rated on numerous traits including foliage and flower quantity and quality, fragrance, frost tolerance, and disease and insect resistance plus an overall rating based on a scale of zero to four with zero being plants that died or did not germinate, and four, being truly outstanding cultivars with consistently superior performance for three years. The trial results are available each year, but this list is the best of the best. The flowers listed below have received an average rating of 3.5 or higher for the entire trial period.

Common Name Cultivar Our Source* Trial Years
Ageratum Blue Horizon Stokes Seeds 01, 02, 03
Ageratum Mexicana Tall Carolina Seeds 05, 06, 07
Alyssum New Apricot Twilley 99, 00, 01
Annual Flower Mix Colorscape Mix Applewood Seed Co. 04, 05, 06
Aster Riviera Mix Carolina 99, 00, 01
Aster Pompon Splendid Mix Thompson & Morgan 00, 01, 02
Aster, Annual Ballet Mix Vesey's Seeds 06, 07, 08
Aster, China California Giant Select Seeds Antique Flowers 03, 04, 05
Aster, China Matsumoto Red Stripe Park Seed 08, 09, 10
Bisnaga Casablanca Kieft Seeds 06, 07, 08
Brachycome Bravo Formula Mix Carolina Seeds 99, 00, 01
Chilean Glory Vine Tresco Cream Thompson & Morgan 03, 04, 05
Chrysanthemum Primrose Gem Thompson & Morgan 99, 00, 01
Chrysanthemum Moonlight Germania Seed Co. 05, 06, 07
Chrysanthemum Snowland Seeds of Change 03, 04, 05
Cosmos Gazebo White Territorial Seed Co. 00, 01, 02
Cosmos Versailles Mix Harris Seeds 00, 01, 02
Dahlia Scarborough Brilliant Connell's Dahlias 06, 07, 08
Dahlia Bloomquist Dawn Connell's Dahlias 06, 07, 08
Dahlia Jayleen G Connell's Dahlias 08, 09, 10
Dahlia Sterling Silver Connell's Dahlias 05, 06, 08
Daisy, English Lipstick Seymour's Selected Seeds 01, 02, 03
Daisy, Shasta Alaska Risse Greenhouses 02, 03, 04
Dianthus Melody Pink All America Selections 99, 00, 01
Dianthus Supra Purple All America Selections 05, 06, 07
Dianthus Bouquet Rose Magic PanAmerican Seed 06, 07, 08
Dusty Miller New Look Germania Seed Co. 05, 07, 08
Foxglove Camelot Rose Goldsmith Seeds 05, 06, 07
Gazania Daybreak Mix Harris Seeds 00, 01, 02
Geranium Orbit Deep Salmon Goldsmith Seeds 04, 05, 06
Gypsophila Gypsy All America Selections 99, 00, 01
Malope Choice Mix Pinetree Garden 99, 00, 01
Marigold, African Inca II Primrose Park Seed 02, 03, 04
Marigold, African Perfection Mix Goldsmith Seeds 04, 05, 06
Marigold, African First Lady All America Selections 06, 07, 08
Marigold, African Capriccio Park Seed 05, 06, 07
Marigold, French La Bamba Thompson & Morgan 01, 02, 03
Marigold, French Honeycomb Thompson & Morgan 02, 03, 04
Marigold, French Mars Territorial Seed Co. 05, 06, 07
Marigold, French Disco Granada Stokes Seeds 05, 06, 07
Marigold, French China Cat Mix Nichols Garden Nursery 02, 03, 04
Marigold, French Naughty Marietta All America Selections 06, 07, 08
Marigold, Signet Starfire Thompson & Morgan 05, 06, 07
Marigold Cottage Red Burpee Seeds 05, 06, 07
Melampodium Lemon Delight Shumway's (Horticultural Products & Services) 03, 04, 05
Morning Glory Grandpa Ott's Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 08, 09, 10
Nasturtium Caribbean Cocktail Shumway's (Horticultural Products & Services) 03, 04, 05
Nasturtium Whirlybird Mahogany Johnny's Selected Seeds 06, 07, 08
Nasturtium Indian Chief Select Seeds Antique Flowers 08, 09, 10
Nicotiana Fragrant Cloud Germania Seed 00, 02, 03
Nicotiana, Hybrid Tinkerbell Thompson & Morgan 06, 07, 08
Nicotiana, Garden Nicki Red All America Selections 06, 07, 08
Osteospermum Asti White All America Selections 07, 08, 09
Pansy Flirthy Skirts Burgundy Park Seed 08, 09, 10
Pansy Fama Clear Faced Mix Germania 99, 00, 01
Pansy Fama Mixed Colors Twilley 00, 01, 02
Pansy Impressions Mix Park 99, 00, 01
Pansy Swiss Giant Violet Blue Stokes Seeds 05, 06, 07
Pansy Frosty Rain PanAmerican Seed 06, 07, 08
Pansy Ultima Morpho All America Selections 01, 02, 04
Petunia Tidal Wave Silver All America Selections 02, 03, 05
Petunia Wave Blue All America Selections 02, 03, 04
Petunia Tidal Wave Purple Ball Seed 03, 04, 05
Poppy, California Inferno Thompson & Morgan 03, 04, 05
Poppy, California Golden Tears Thompson & Morgan 04, 05, 06
Rudbeckia Sputnik Thompson & Morgan 99, 00, 01
Rudbeckia Indian Summer All America Selections 99, 00, 01
Salvia, Mealy-cup Gruppenblau Johnny's Selected Seeds 04, 05, 06
Sanvitalia Mandarin Orange Stokes Seed 99, 00, 01
Sanvitalia Irish Eyes R.H. Shumway's 00, 01, 02
Scarlet Runner Bean Painted Lady Thompson & Morgan 07, 08, 09
Snapdragon Liberty Classic Mix Goldsmith Seeds 04, 06, 07
Statice Gold Coast Pinetree Garden Seeds 03, 04, 05
Statice QIS Mix John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds 07, 08, 09
Statice Sirima Shepherd's Garden Seeds 99, 00, 01
Stock Legacy Mix Thompson & Morgan 99, 00, 01
Strawflower Salsa Mix Johnny's Selected Seeds 00, 01, 02
Venidium Jaffa Ice Thompson & Morgan 99, 00, 01
Verbena, Garden Quartz X P Purple PanAmerican Seed 07, 08, 09
Verbena, Garden Quartz X P Red Eye PanAmerican Seed 07, 08, 09
Viola Sorbet French Vanilla Germania 99, 00, 01
Viola Skippy XL Red-Gold All America Selections 06, 07, 08
Viola Sorbet Peach Frost PanAmerican Seed 06, 07, 08
Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream Germania Seed 00, 01, 02
Viola Penny Porcelain Germania Seed Co. 01, 02, 03
Viola Sorbet Orange Delight Germania Seed Co. 03, 04, 05
Viola Skippy XL Deep Blue-Blotch Kieft Seeds 06, 07, 08
Viola Skippy Experimental Pastel Blue Improved Kieft Seeds 07, 08, 09
Viola Skippy XL Plum-Gold All America Selections 07, 08, 09
Viola Four Seasons Golden Yellow Park Seed 99, 00, 01
Viola Sorbet Coconut Swirl Stokes Seeds 03, 04, 05
Viola Bilbo Baggins Park Seed 05, 06, 07
Viola Skippy XL Blue-Yellow Kieft Seeds 07, 08, 09
Viola Skippy Yellow/Purple Wing Kieft Seeds 06, 07, 08
Viola Skippy Purple Improved Kieft Seeds 06, 07, 08
Viola Skippy XL Purple Duet Kieft Seeds 06, 07, 08
Viola Sorbet Blue Babyface PanAmerican Seed 06, 07, 08
Zinnia Star Orange Park 99, 00, 01
Zinnia, Peruvian Bonita Yellow Thompson & Morgan 99, 00, 01
Zinnia, Garden Magellan Coral All America Selections 04, 05, 06
Zinnia, Garden Profusion Knee High Red Ball Seed 07, 08, 09
Zinnia, Mexican Chippendale Daisy W. Atlee Burpee & Co. 02, 03, 04
Zinnia, Garden Magellan Orange Goldsmith Seeds 05, 06, 07
Zinnia, Garden Zowie! Yellow Flame All America Selections 05, 06, 07
Zinnia, Garden Profusion Fire Stokes Seeds 05, 06, 07
Zinnia, Garden Uproar Rose New England Seed Company 07, 08, 09

* The listed supplier was the original seed source for the cultivar. Many companies sell seeds, and no endorsement of the listed companies is intended. Check the seed source list for the wide range of businesses from whom we have received seeds. Some sources are strictly wholesale. Also check with local greenhouse businesses to locate seeds and plants. Cultivars sometimes have a limited life depending on their popularity in the marketplace. We have not edited this list to remove cultivars no longer available.

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