Annual flower trials are hosted at the North Central Research and Outreach Center.    These trials are an evaluation of specific   flower varieties and how well they perform in a field environment, a hanging basket and/or a container.  Companies such as All-America Selections, Proven Winners, Syngenta,        Floranova, and many others host their annual trials here at the NCROC.  We grade the   flowers for such criteria as color, uniformity, uniqueness, drought tolerance and insect/disease resistance.  This information is made available in our annual report  to the flower companies and is available on our website:

https://ncroc.cfans.umn.edu/