Annual flower trials are hosted at the North Central Research and Outreach Center. This research is an extension of the flower trials occurring at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, MN. Companies such as All-America Selections, Proven Winners, Syngenta, and many others trial their flower varieties here at the NCROC in the field, in hanging baskets, and containers. During flower evaluations we grade the plants based on criteria such as color, uniformity, uniqueness, plant health, hardiness in zone 3, and insect/disease resistance.
2021 Top 10 Annual Flowers
|Coleus||ColorBlaze® El Brighto|
|Rudbeckia||Kokardia, yellow w. brown ring|
|Angelonia||Angelface® Cascade Blue|
|Petunia||Supertunia Vista® Jazzberry|
|Salvia farinacea||Victoria™ Blue|