Winners

2018 Trial Garden Winners

Table 1 Rank Flowering plants Company overall score
1 EUPHORBIA Diamond Frost® Proven Winners® 4.7
2 EUPHORBIA Diamond Mountain™ Proven Winners® 4.5
3 VINCA Tattoo™ Raspberry – container PanAmerican Seed 4.4
4 SALVIA Skyscraper™ Dark Purple Selecta 4.4
5 VINCA Tattoo™ Papaya – container PanAmerican Seed 4.3
6 SALVIA Skyscraper™ Pink Selecta 4.3
7 SALVIA Rockin’™ Golden Delicious Proven Winners® 4.3
8 VINCA Tattoo™ Tangerine – container PanAmerican Seed 4.3
9 SCAEVOLA Whirlwind™ Pink Proven Winners® 4.2
10 CELOSIA Dracula PanAmerican Seed 4.2
Table 2 Rank Foliage plants Company overall score
1 SOLENOSTEMON ColorBlaze® Golden Dreams™ Proven Winners® 4.8
2 SOLENOSTEMON ColorBlaze® Royale Cherry Brandy™ Proven Winners® 4.6
3 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Raven Imp Proven Winners® 4.5
4 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Kiwi Proven Winners® 4.5
5 SOLENOSTEMON Premium Shade Kong Jr.™ Scarlet PanAmerican Seed 4.2
6 SOLENOSTEMON ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Proven Winners® 4.1
7 SOLENOSTEMON ColorBlaze® Sedona Sunset™ Proven Winners® 4.1
8 SOLENOSTEMON Premium Shade Kong Jr.™ Rose PanAmerican Seed 4.0
9 SOLENOSTEMON ColorBlaze® Torchlight™ Proven Winners® 4.0
10 SOLENOSTEMON Premium Shade Kong Jr.™ Lime Vein PanAmerican Seed 3.9
Table 3 Rank Edibles company overall score     Yield (lb/plant)  
1 OCIMUM Amazel™ Proven Winners® 4.6     N/A  
2 PEPPER Habanero Primero Red PanAmerican Seed 4.4     4.7  
3 PEPPER Snackabelle Red PanAmerican Seed 4.4     3.1  
4 LYCOPERSICON ‘Garden Gem’ Proven Winners® 3.6     15.7  
5 LYCOPERSICON ‘Garden Treasure’ Proven Winners® 3.4     11.8  

2017 Trial Garden Winners

Table 1 Rank Flowering plants for sun
company overall score
1 DIPLADENIA Summer Romance Bush White – container Ball Ingenuity 4.0
2 ANGELONIA AngelMist® Spreading Bluebird Ball FloraPlant 3.8
3 CALIBRACHOA Superbells® Double Orchid Proven Winners 3.8
4 LANTANA Bloomify™ Red Ball FloraPlant 3.7
5 DIANTHUS Jolt™ Pink Magic PanAmerican Seed 3.7
6 CANNA Toucan® Yellow Proven Winners 3.7
7 FRENCH MARIGOLD Bonanza Bolero Improved PanAmerican Seed 3.6
8 LANTANA Luscious® Royale Cosmo Proven Winners 3.6
9 CANNA Toucan® Red Proven Winners 3.6
10 CALIBRACHOA Superbells® Rising Star™ Proven Winners 3.6
Table 2 Rank Shade plants Company overall score
1 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Spiced Curry Ball FloraPlant 4.3
2 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Chili Pepper Ball FloraPlant 4.3
3 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Salsa Verde Ball FloraPlant 4.1
4 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Habanero Ball FloraPlant 4.1
5 HYPOESTES Hippo™ Red Proven Winners 4.0
6 HYPOESTES Hippo™ Rose Proven Winners 4.0
7 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Chipotle Ball FloraPlant 3.8
8 BEGONIA Megawatt™ Rose Bronze Leaf PanAmerican Seed 3.4
9 BEGONIA Experimental Ball Ingenuity 3.4
10 IMPATIENS New Guinea Divine™ Red PanAmerican Seed 3.3
Table 3 Rank Foliage plants for sun
Company overall score
1 COLOCASIA Royal Hawaiian® Aloha Proven Winners 4.6
2 ALTERNANTHERA Purple Prince PanAmerican Seed 4.5
3 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Spiced Curry Ball FloraPlant 4.5
4 ALTERNANTHERA Plum Dandy™ Proven Winners 4.3
5 ORNAMENTAL PEPPER Midnight Fire PanAmerican Seed 4.3
6 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Chili Pepper Ball FloraPlant 4.1
7 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Habanero Ball FloraPlant 4.1
8 ORNAMENTAL MILLET Copper Prince PanAmerican Seed 4.0
9 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Chipotle Ball FloraPlant 4.0
10 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Salsa Verde Ball FloraPlant 3.6

2016 Trial Garden Winners

Table 1 Rank Flowering plants for sun
company overall score
1 GOMPHRENA Ping Pong Lavender Sakata 4.41
2 VINCA Titan® Pure White PanAmerican Seed 4.38
3 VINCA Titan® Really Red PanAmerican Seed 4.28
4 VINCA Valiant™ Burgundy PanAmerican Seed 4.28
5 ORNAMENTAL PEPPER Sedona Sun PanAmerican Seed 4.25
6 GOMPHRENA Ping Pong White Sakata 4.24
7 VINCA Titan® Blush Improved PanAmerican Seed 4.24
8 LANTANA Lucky™ Red Ball FloraPlant 4.23
9 VINCA Valiant™ Lilac PanAmerican Seed 4.22
10 VINCA Valiant™ Pure White PanAmerican Seed 4.22
11 PETUNIA ColorRush® Pink Ball FloraPlant 4.14
12 CANNA Cannova Mango Ball Ingenuity 4.12
13 IMPATIENS SunPatiens® Compact Coral Pink Sakata 4.11
14 PETUNIA Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® Proven Winners 4.10
15 IMPATIENS SunPatiens® Compact White Improved Sakata 4.09
16 GOMPHRENA Ping Pong Purple Sakata 4.1
17 IMPATIENS SunPatiens® Compact Royal Magenta Sakata 4.1
18 IMPATIENS SunPatiens® Compact Red Sakata 4.1
19 CANNA Toucan™ Scarlet Proven Winners 4
20 IMPATIENS SunPatiens® Compact Orchid Sakata 4
Table 2 Rank Shade plants Company overall score
1 COLEUS French Quarter Ball FloraPlant 4.69
2 COLEUS Inferno Ball FloraPlant 4.67
3 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Habanero Ball FloraPlant 4.53
4 BEGONIA Whopper® Rose with Bronze Leaf Benary 4.44
5 COLEUS Ruby Slipper Ball FloraPlant 4.39
6 IMPATIENS Big Bounce™ Pink Selecta 4.36
7 BEGONIA Whopper® Pink with Green Leaf Benary 4.35
8 BEGONIA Whopper® Red with Green Leaf Benary 4.34
9 BEGONIA Whopper® Red with Bronze Leaf Benary 4.33
10 BEGONIA Whopper® Rose with Green Leaf Benary 4.30
11 BEGONIA Whopper® Pink with Bronze Leaf Benary 4.27
Table 3 Rank Foliage plants for sun
Company overall score
1 ALTERNANTHERA Purple Prince PanAmerican Seed 4.87
2 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Raven Proven Winners 4.70
3 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Jet Black™ Proven Winners 4.67
4 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight™ Proven Winners 4.65
5 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green with Envy™ Proven Winners 4.59
6 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime Proven Winners 4.57
7 IPOMOEA Sweet Caroline Light Green Proven Winners 4.55
8 COLEUS Inferno Ball FloraPlant 4.40
9 CYPERUS Graceful Grasses® King Tut™ Proven Winners 4.36
10 ARTEMISIA Quicksilver™ Proven Winners 4.15
11 COLEUS FlameThrower™ Habanero Ball FloraPlant 4.14
12 COLEUS Ruby Slipper Ball FloraPlant 4.09
13 COLEUS French Quarter Ball FloraPlant 4.06