Plant Trials

tamu_062316_overtontx_02_lrTexas A&M AgriLife Overton Bedding Plant Trial (June 23, 2016) (This link connects you with a database of photographs for some of the plants in the Trial. When clicking on each photo, the plant name will appear in either the upper right  or lower left of the screen depending on your browser.)

Drs. James Robbins and Mengmeng Gu

would like to acknowledge the exceptional efforts of Dr. Brent Pemberton at Overton and his staff that oversee these exceptional research-based bedding plant trials.

 Angelonia:

VG          Angelonia SerenitaTM Pink F1 (PanAmerican Seed): http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=004906262004054

Begonia (full sun plots):

VG          Begonia Doublet Red (Dummen):

VG          Begonia Doublet Rose (Dummen):

Poor      Begonia semperflorens Sprint Plus Orange (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/node/1895

VG          Begonia x benariensis WhopperR Rose With Bronze Leaf (BallSeed): http://www.ballseed.com/PlantInfo/?phid=009206320004677

Calibrachoa (in containers):

Poor      Calibrachoa Cabaret Pink Star (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=066003480004175

VG          Calibrachoa Cabaret Orange (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=066003480003789

VG          Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double Pink 17 (Selecta): http://www.selectanorthamerica.com/series_info.aspx?phid=066005974010765

VG          Calibrachoa MiniFamous Neo White+Yellow Eye (Selecta): http://www.selectanorthamerica.com/series_info.aspx?phid=066007160005987

VG          Calibrachoa SuperbellsR Tropical Sunrise (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/calibrachoa/superbells-tropical-sunrise-calibrachoa-hybrid

Catharanthus (Vinca) (most rated Good to Very Good):

VG          Catharanthus 05_103 Pink (EuroAmerica):

Good     Catharanthus  roseus CoraR Cascade Cherry (Syngenta): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/catharanthus/cora-cascade-cherry-vinca-catharanthus-roseus

VG          Catharanthus Vitesse Apricot (Floranova): http://floranova.com/products/vinca/f1-vitesse

VG          Catharanthus Vitesse Dark Red (Floranova): http://floranova.com/products/vinca/f1-vitesse

VG          Catharanthus Vitesse Purple (Floranova): http://floranova.com/products/vinca/f1-vitesse

VG          Catharanthus Cora Strawberry (Syngenta): http://www.syngentaflowers.com/region/eame/SiteCollectionDocuments/Catalogues/2015/Leaflet_Catharanthus.pdf

(Container)

VG          Catharanthus Soiree KawaiiR Coral (EuroAmerican): http://suntorycollection.com/growers/soiree-kawaii-catharanthus/coral/

Celosia:

VG          Celosia plumose Fresh Look Gold (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/product/H3961

Coleus (Solenostemon) (full sun plots):

Good     Coleus French Quarter (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=018000001034809

VG          Coleus Main Street ‘Dutch Mill Drive’ (Dummen):

VG          Coleus Main Street ‘Granville Street’ (Dummen):

VG          Coleus ‘Pandora Trailing’ (Dummen):

VG          Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train (Sakata): http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/Coleus-Stained-Glassworks-Burgundy-Wedding-Train

Impatiens (most rated poorly in FULL SUN):

Poor      Impatiens SunPatiensR Compact Fire Red (Sakata): http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/SunPatiens-Compact

Ipomoea (most rated very good) :

VG          Ipomoea Floramia Nero (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/floramia-nero.aspx

Good     Ipomoea Floramia Rosso (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/floramia-rosso.aspx

VG          Ipomoea Floramia Verdino (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/floramia-verdino.aspx

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Bewitched After MidnightTM (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-bewitched-after-midnight-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-batatas

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green with EnvyTM (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-bewitched-green-envy-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-batatas

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Carolina Light Green (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-light-green-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-batatas

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Carolina Raven (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-raven-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-batatas

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Carolina Jet BlackTM (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-sweetheart-jet-black-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-batatas

VG          Ipomoea Sweet Carolina Sweetheart Lime (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/ipomoea/sweet-caroline-sweetheart-lime-sweet-potato-vine-ipomoea-hybrid

Lantana (most rated Good to Very Good):

VG          Lantana Evita Citrus (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/evita-citrus.aspx

Good     Lantana Evita Compact Red (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/evita-compact-red.aspx

VG          Lantana Evita Pink (Dummen):

VG          Lantana Evita Red 2015 (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/evita-red-2015.aspx

VG          Lantana Evita Rose (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/evita-rose.aspx

VG          Lantana LusciousR Citrus BlendTM (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/lantana/luscious-citrus-blend-lantana-camara

VG          Lantana Little LuckyTM Red (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=036906551004463

Fair         Lantana montevidensis White Trailing (SW Perennials): http://www.southwestperennials.com/swpercat.pdf

VG          Lantana New Gold (SW Perennials): http://www.southwestperennials.com/swpercat.pdf

 Lobularia (most rated Good to Very Good):

Pelargonium (geranium) (full sun plots; most rated poor to good):

Poor      Pelargonium Brocade Cherry Night (Dummen): http://dummenorange.com/flippingbooks/catalog-spring2017-DE-GB-NL/files/assets/common/downloads/page0126.pdf

Good     Pelargonium CalliopeR Burgundy (Syngenta): http://www.syngentaflowers.com/country/us/en/Vegetative/Documents/Catalog/Geranium%20Brochure.pdf

Good     Pelargonium CalliopeR Crimson Flame (Syngenta): http://www.syngentaflowers.com/country/us/en/Vegetative/Documents/Catalog/SF%20Calliope%20Crimson%20Flame%20sell%20sheet.pdf

Petunia (most rated Good to Very Good):

VG          Petunia ColorRush Blue (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=048807608000616

VG          Petunia ColorRush Pink (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=048807608004054

VG          Petunia ColorRush Pink Star (BallFloraPlant):

Poor      Petunia fortunia Early Cherry (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/fortunia-early-cherry.aspx

Fair         Petunia fortunia Purple Gem (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/fortunia-purple-gem.aspx

Poor      Petunia fortunia Rose Gem (Dummen): http://na.dummenorange.com/products/fortunia-rose-gem.aspx

Fair         Petunia SUCCESS! Pink Chiffon (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/node/1908

VG          Petunia SUCCESS!R Pink (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/node/1756

Good     Petunia SUCCESS!R Rose (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/node/1758

VG          Petunia  SupertuniaR Daybreak Charm (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/petunia/supertunia-daybreak-charm-petunia-hybrid

Good     Petunia  SupertuniaR Picasso in PurpleTM (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/petunia/supertunia-picasso-purple-petunia-hybrid

VG          Petunia  SupertuniaR Vista BubblegumR (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/petunia/supertunia-vista-bubblegum-petunia-hybrid

Good     Petunia  SupertuniaR Vista Fuchsia (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/petunia/supertunia-vista-fuchsia-petunia-hybrid-0

VG          Petunia  SupertuniaR Vista Silverberry (Proven Winners): https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/petunia/supertunia-vista-silverberry-petunia-hybrid

Fair         Petunia PotuniaR Blueberry Muffin (labeled as Petunia Surprise Blueberry Muffin) (Dummen): http://ngb.org/varieties/index.cfm?VID=732

Good     Petunia Sweetunia Johnny Flame (Dummen):  http://www.redfox.de/patweb/Default.aspx?TabID=67&DirectLink=40521~~SORTE&MarktID=1&Sprache=en-US

Good     Petunia Sweetunia Suzie Storm (Dummen):  http://www.redfox.de/patweb/Default.aspx?TabID=67&DirectLink=40594~~SORTE&MarktID=1&Sprache=en-US

VG          Petunia Tidal WaveR Silver (PanAmerican Seed): http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=048601894005061

 

 

Portulaca (purslane) (these were evaluated in the mid-afternoon so evaluation considers most purslane had closed their flowers by this time; most of these were flowering mid-day):

Good     Portulaca Colorblast Watermelon Punch (Dummen):

Good (rated Very Good by Field Day visitors in the morning)       Portulaca Cupcake Cherry Baby (Dummen): http://dummenorange.com/flippingbooks/catalog-spring2017-DE-GB-NL/files/assets/common/downloads/page0164.pdf

VG          Portulaca Sun DanceTM Lemon (Sakata): http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/Portulaca-Sun-Dance

VG          Portulaca Sun DanceTM Pink (Sakata): http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/Portulaca-Sun-Dance

VG          Portulaca SunDomeTM Rose (Sakata): http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/Portulaca-SunDome

Salvia (most rated Good):

Good     Salvia coccinea Summer JewelTM  Red (American Takii): http://www.takii.com/flowers/salvia-coccinea/

Tagetes (marigold) (most rated Good to Very Good):

VG          Tagetes Cheerleader Gold (Floranova): http://images.floranova.com/Marigold/Cheerleader/

Verbena (most rated Good to Very Good):

VG          Verbena Bloomtastic ES Blue Sky 01 (Dummen):

VG          Verbena Bloomtastic ES Pink 01 (Dummen):

Good     Verbena Bloomtastic ES Violet 01 (Dummen):

Poor      Verbena Bloomtastic ES White 02 (Dummen):

VG          Verbena EnduraScapeTM Magenta (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=063407130003083

VG          Verbena EnduraScapeTM Pink Bicolor (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=063407130004060

VG          Verbena EnduraScapeTM  Purple Improved (BallFloraPlant): http://www.ballfloraplant.com/series_info.aspx?phid=063407130010419

Fair         Verbena SuperbenaR Royale Peachy Keen Imp (Proven Winners):  https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/verbena/superbena-royale-peachy-keen-verbena-hybrid-0

Poor      Verbena SuperbenaR Royale Whitecap (Proven Winners):  https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/verbena/superbena-royale-whitecap-verbena-hybrid

Verbena bonariensis FinesseR (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/product/W6161

Zinnia (most Good to Very Good):

VG          Zinnia Solmar Scarlet (Floranova): http://floranova.com/products/zinnia/f1-solmar

VG          Zinnia Zahara XL Fire Improved (PanAmerican Seed): http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=065706998033002

VG          Zinnia Zahara XL White  (PanAmerican Seed): http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=065706998005863

VG          Zinnia Zahara XL Yellow  (PanAmerican Seed): http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=065706998006060

Fair         Zinnia Zinnita Rose (Benary): http://www.benary.com/en/product/Y1650

Results from the 2016 Trials will be available in late 2016 at: http://flowers.tamu.edu/labor-day-reports/

Disclaimer:  the following are field observations on the afternoon of Thursday, June 23 at the Texas A&M Overton Center ‘East Texas Ornamental Plant Evaluations’ and results will vary depending on the evaluation date.

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