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2005 Kemper Center Annual Flower Trials

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HT = Heat tolerance (1-3 pts.)GR = Growth rate (1-3 pts.)
VA = Visual appeal (1-3 pts.)FP = Flower production (1-3 pts.) - foliage plants not rated on flower production
Year = Year of testingPerfect score: "12" for flowering plants, "9" for foliage plants
Click on underlined cultivar names to see image.
Scientific name
Cultivar
Period
Total score
HT
VA
GR
FP
Year
Agastache rugosa 'Golden Jubilee' Overall 10 2.4 2.3 2.8 2.4 2005
        July 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
August 9.9 2.3 2.3 3 2.3  
September 9.3 2.3 2 2.7 2.3  
Ageratum - Hybrid Cultivars ARTIST BLUE Overall 11.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
September 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
Ageratum houstonianum 'High Tide Blue' Overall 11.5 3 2.8 2.9 2.8 2005
        July 11.7 3 2.7 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 10.7 3 2.7 2.7 2.3  
Capsicum annuum 'Chilly Chilli' Overall 11.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 3 2005
        July 11.1 2.7 2.7 2.7 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 12 3 3 3 3  
Catharanthus roseus COOLER RED IMPROVED Overall 11.7 3 2.9 3 2.8 2005
        July 11.3 3 3 3 2.3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 11.7 3 2.7 3 3  
  TITAN BLUSH Overall 11.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
  TITAN BURGUNDY Overall 11.7 3 2.9 3 2.8 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 11 3 2.7 3 2.3  
Celosia argentea 'Fresh Look Red' Overall 11.1 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2005
        July 11.7 2.7 3 3 3  
August 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
September 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
  'Fresh Look Yellow' Overall 10.9 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2005
        July 11.1 2.7 2.7 3 2.7  
August 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
September 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
Dianthus - Hybrid Cultivars, Annual, Bedding 'Melody Pink' Overall 10.7 2.8 2.6 2.9 2.5 2005
        July 9.7 2.7 2.3 2.7 2  
August 11.4 3 2.7 3 2.7  
September 11.1 2.7 2.7 3 2.7  
Gaillardia pulchella 'Baltoredem' TORCH RED EMBER Overall 10.3 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 10 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5  
September 8.9 2.3 2.3 2.3 2  
Lantana camara 'Balandimfla' LANDMARK FLAME IMPROVED Overall 11.4 3 2.8 2.8 2.8 2005
        July 10.7 3 2.7 2.3 2.7  
August 11.4 3 2.7 3 2.7  
September 12 3 3 3 3  
Petunia - Hybrid Cultivars 'PAS95053' LAVENDER WAVE Overall 11.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
  'PAS97287' TIDAL WAVE SILVER Overall 11.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2005
        July 10.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 12 3 3 3 3  
  'PAS97502' WAVE BLUE Overall 10.1 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2005
        July 11 3 2.5 3 2.5  
August 10.4 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.7  
September 8.9 2.3 2.3 2 2.3  
  'Ustuni6001' SUPERTUNIA VISTA BUBBLEGUM Overall 11.9 3 3 2.9 3 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 11.7 3 3 2.7 3  
Portulaca oleracea DOUBLE YUBI SUNSET RED Overall 12 3 3 3 3 2005
        July 12 3 3 3 3  
August 12 3 3 3 3  
September 12 3 3 3 3  
Torenia - Hybrid Cultivars 'Summer Wave Amethyst Improved' Overall 10.2 2.9 2.3 2.8 2.2 2005
        July 10 2.7 2.3 2.7 2.3  
August 10.3 3 2.3 3 2  
September 10.3 3 2.3 2.7 2.3  
Zinnia - Hybrid Cultivars 'Profusion Orange' Overall 10 2.7 2.2 2.5 2.7 2005
        July 10.7 3 2.3 2.7 2.7  
August 11.4 3 2.7 2.7 3  
September 8 2 1.7 2 2.3  
  'Profusion White' Overall 10.3 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2005
        July 11.4 3 3 2.7 2.7  
August 11.4 3 2.7 2.7 3  
September 8 2 1.7 2 2.3  

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