CSU’s Flower Trial Garden’s 2019 “Best of” Annuals

Best of Show – Dahlia ‘City Lights™ Purple’ from Selecta

Dark foliage and flowers make a dramatic statement in the garden. Dark purple foliage combines with well with dark purple flowers with a very rich color. Growth habit has excellent uniformity with upright plants that does not flop despite overhead irrigation. Plants have strong flower power and are favorites of the bees.

Best Novelty – Begonia T-REX™ Ruby Slippers from Terranova

Huge red leaves have silvery edges that make a great contrast for color and texture with other plants in the garden. Grown primarily for the foliage, it would make a very eye-catching plant for areas with dry shade and can be used in either the ground or containers.

Best New Variety – Petunia ‘Headliner™ Dark Saturn from Selecta

Unique flower color was very impressive with a bold soft creamy yellow and a dark star shaped eye. Plants had strong vigor and enveloped the container in a uniform blanket of blooms. Plants and flowers held up well in the heat.

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