Petunia Supertunia 'Morning Glory Charm' Continuing on with some highlights from the 2015 K-State flower trials... Petunias are always one of the largest groups of entries in the trials, and there are so many different colors and types out there. Last year one of the best performers was 'Supertunia Morning Glory Charm,' and it is having another stellar year in the container trials. We love the vibrant blue color and it is always packed with blooms. The Supertunia Charms have a more co [...]

Petunia Supertunia 'Morning Glory Charm' Continuing on with some highlights from the 2015 K-State flower trials... 
Petunias are always one of the largest groups of entries in the trials, and there are so many different colors and types out there. Last year one of the best performers was 'Supertunia Morning Glory Charm,' and it is having another stellar year in the container trials. We love the vibrant blue color and it is always packed with blooms. The Supertunia Charms have a more compact habit and smaller blooms, making them great choices for where you want a mound of color. Look for this cultivar on the 2016 Prairie Star list!  Petunia 'Supertunia Violet Star Charm' Check out how the Supertunia Charms look in the landscape! The new 'Violet Star Charm' has incredible vigor and is impressive with its striped flower display. Petunia 'Supertunia Honey' A neat new sunset color in the Supertunia line is 'Honey.' This plant is not only uniquely beautiful but also tough. It withstood wet conditions in the field better than many other cultivars.  Petunia 'Sweetunia Johnny Flame' Another petunia that has garnered interest is 'Sweetunia Johnny Flame.' The velvety flowers look stunning paired with dark-leaved plants like sweet potatoes and grasses.  A vigorous spreading petunia with some serious flower power is 'Tidal Wave Red Velour.' This cultivar is also a 2015 All-America Selections Winner, so it has proved itself in trials throughout North America.  Dipladenia 'Sundenia Red' Dipladenia 'Sundenia White' We love the 'Sundenia' Dipladenia series. This is a bush-type cultivar instead of vining, so no trellis is required. It still sends out lots of tendrils and makes a very full pot display. The 'White' is a prolific bloomer and the 'Red' has a beautiful dark color and slightly large flowers (though the blooms did fade at bit in the peak of the summer heat). Impatiens walleriana 'Lollipop' series For adding color to shady areas it's hard to beat Impatiens. The new 'Lollipop' series has performed very well and were some of the brightest pots in the shade container trials.  Begonia 'Evi Pink' The semi-double begonia 'Evi Pink' was also impressive in the shade containers. One of the most prolific bloomers, it was not as affected as some of the other cultivars by the temperature swings from cool to hot. 

Check in next week for an update on new Sweet Potato cultivars and more!