Vol 120 (2007): Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
Ornamental, Garden & Landscape

Fort Lauderdale trial garden-year 5 (2006-07)

Kimberly Moore
University of Florida
Published December 1, 2007
Keywords
  • variety trial,
  • annuals,
  • bedding plants

Abstract

Rooted cuttings of vegetatively propagated annuals from Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm were planted on 21 Aug. 2006 while rooted cuttings from Euro American Propagators (Proven Winners) were planted on 3 Nov. 2006. All cultivars were planted as three groups of six plants that were randomly placed in the garden. During the first week of each month, evaluations were conducted to measure and record plant height and width (size), flower number, and quality rating. Quality was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 = excellent and 1 = poor. One consumer preference survey was conducted on 22 Mar. 2007.