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OSU's Best of the Best 2013

Nov. 17, 2013

OSU's Best of the Best 2013

We are excited to announce our Best of the Best and Top Favorite winners for the 2013 summer season. The Best of the Best title is awarded only to those plants that received a perfect '5' rating on all four performance evaluations. Only nine of over 650 cultivars revceived this award! The Top Favorite, tied between two cultivars this year, is given to the top rated plant after averaging all of the consumer preference scores. For more information, please contact trial manager William Barnhill (barnhill.24@osu.edu).

OSU's Best of the Best 2013

Begonia 'Surefire Red' (Proven Winners)

 

Begonia 'Surefire Rose' (Proven Winners)

 

Caladium 'Royal Flush' (Bates Sons & Daughters)

 

Caladium 'Tapestry' (Bates Sons & Daughters)

 

Catharanthus 'Titan Blush' (PanAmerican Seed)

 

Pelargonium 'Sarita Dark Red' (Dummen)

 

Pennisetum 'Graceful Grasses Fireworks' (Proven Winners)

 

Petunia 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' (Proven Winners)

 

Solenostemon 'Kong Jr. Scarlet' (Ball Ingenuity)

 

OSU's Top Favorites 2013

Petunia 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' (Proven Winners)

 

Solenostemon 'Kong Jr. Scarlet' (Ball Ingenuity)

 

 

Honorable Mentions

Begonia boliviensis ‘Bossa Nova Orange’ (Floranova)

Begonia boliviensis ‘Bossa Nova Red’ (Floranova)

Begonia boliviensis ‘Breezy Pink’ (Ball Ingenuity)

Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Pomegranate Punch’ (Proven Winners)

Catharanthus (vinca) ‘Cora® Apricot Improved’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Coreopsis ‘Baby Bang Daybreak’ (Skagit Gardens)

Dahlia ‘XXL Hidalgo’ (Dummen)

Euphorbia ‘Star Dust Super Flash’ (Dummen)

Gomphrena ‘Forest Pink’ (Proven Winners)

Impatiens, New Guinea ‘Sun Harmony Violet’ (Danziger Flower Farm)

Impatiens, New Guinea ‘SuperSonic® Hot Pink’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Ipomoea ‘Black Margarete and Purple Heart NC’ (Dummen)

Lantana ‘Chapel Hill Pink Huff’ (Dummen)

Lantana ‘Little Lucky Pot of Gold’ (Ball FloraPlant)

Lantana ‘Prisma White Lime’ (Danziger Flower Farm)

Mandevilla ‘Rio Pink’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Multi-species Kwik Kombos™ Mix ‘Night in Pompeii™’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Multi-species Kwik Kombos™ Mix ‘Sanguna® Salute’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Pelargonium ‘Boldly® Hot Pink’ (Proven Winners)

Pelargonium ‘Salsarita Hot Pink 60’ (Dummen)

Pentas ‘Starcluster™ Lavender’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Pentas ‘Starcluster™ Red’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Petunia ‘Potunia Plus Yellow’ (Dummen)

Petunia ‘Queen Bee’ (Dummen)

Petunia ‘Supertunia White Improved’ (Proven Winners)

Petunia ‘Surfinia® Baby Deep Purple’ (Suntory)

Petunia ‘Surprise Marine’ (Dummen)

Petunia ‘Tidal Wave® Silver’ (PanAmerican Seed)

Scaecola ‘Bombay® White’ (Syngenta Flowers)

Solenostemon (coleus) ‘Mighty Mosaic’ (PanAmerican Seed)

Solenostemon (coleus) ‘Redhead’ (Ball FloraPlant)

Verbena ‘Veralena Pure Lavender’ (Danziger Flower Farm)

Zinnia ‘Zahara Fire’ (PanAmerican Seed)