Classic City Garden Awards

Dear All,

We take great pride in the Trials at the University of Georgia.  We don’t trial for the sake of trialing or to make us look good or to give us something to do – we trial in the steadfast belief that what we do makes a difference.  When we provide real data under real world conditions, we do so in the belief that someone, breeders, growers, retailers and consumers, will pay attention.  Quality is not limited to fertility standards and spacing, quality is also what consumers, from landscapers to buyers, see when they have a little money to spend.

So, in the steadfast belief that what we do does make a difference, here are the Classic City* Award winners for 2016, the very best plants in the trial gardens, based on year round performance and/or eye-clutching beauty.  Of the over 2000 plants in the garden, being a Classic City Award winner is equivalent to the Oscar and Tony rolled up as one.

Happy Gardening,

Dr. John Ruter

Brandon Coker, Trial Supervisor.

Classic City Awards 2018

Classic City Awards 2016

Caladium 'Clowning Around'
Classic Caladiums
Common Name:
Calibrachoa 'Lia™ Bubblegum'
Common Name: Million Bells
Calibrachoa 'Superbells┬« Honeyberry™'
Common Name: Million Bells
Celosia 'Kelow Atomic CESP 1889'
Common Name:
Cuphea 'Honeybells'
Ball FloraPlant
Common Name:
Gaillardia 'Heat It Up™ Yellow'
Proven Winners
Common Name: Blanket Flower
Hibiscus 'Hollywood™ Rico Suave'
J. Berry Nursery
Common Name:
Petunia 'ColorRush™ White'
Ball FloraPlant
Common Name:
Purslane 'Hot Shots™ Pink Grapefruit'
Green Fuse Botanicals
Common Name:
Salvia 'Skyscraper™ Orange'
Common Name:

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