Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Colorado State University's Annual Flower Trial Garden's List of Winning Flowers for 2013

Dahlia "Hildago"

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 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.
Helping gardeners: 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.  Here is a list of what flowers to plant during the 2013 growing season, a list of great possibilities.