2018 Petunia Evaluation Summary for Commercial Flower Growers of WI

This year in the Display Gardens, the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin sponsored the largest petunia variety trial in the country.  Nearly 350 petunia varieties (over 4,000 plants) were on display, side-by-side for direct comparisons.   There was an amazing variety of color and growth habits among the varieties.  Here is the list of varieties, sorted from best to worst, evaluated monthly for three months this summer ….2018_CFGW_petunia_data-final

2017 SunPatiens and New Guinea Impatiens Evaluation Results

This summer, the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin hosted the largest display of impatiens in the Midwest here in our display gardens. 179 cultivars of SunPatiens and New Guinea Impatiens were transplanted June 1st and evaluated once a month, for three months, and rated 1-5 on foliage, blooms, pest and weather resistance, width and height and overall aesthetics. Most SunPatiens filled their space and were spectacular all summer while there was quite a range in vigor and sun tolerance among the New Guinea Impatiens. Click on the link below to see the overall results.

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Ornamental and Vegetable Plant Trials


Thinking of expanding your garden? See how different plant varieties perform specifically in the Madison area. We evaluate flowers and vegetables on a number of criteria and make that information available to you! The data is also used to help seed companies ensure they are putting out top-notch products.