Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Horticulture Display Garden in Morris, MN. Our Garden is open to the public and industry for self-guided tours throughout the growing season, providing a unique opportunity to compare performance of bedding plant cultivars under regional conditions.
Cultivars are evaluated on plant height, width and uniformity, flower size, flower and plant quality characteristics, and disease resistance. Cultivars are grown from seed or are vegetatively propagated. You will find the Top Ten Performing Annuals here; they were consistently the best performing annuals.
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