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Best of Breed

This list shows cultivars having the best "all season average" for each species.

  source height dia # weeks in flower all season average early season average late season average # weeks rated above 3
Abutilon - Bella Mix PA 25.0 29.0 18 2.9 2.7 3.0 4
Ageratum - 'Hawaii Shell Pink' BG 7.5 20.0 17 2.9 3.3 2.3 7
Argyranthemum - 'Comet Pink' Ecke 13.0 23.0 9 3.5 3.8 3.1 16
Aster - '00BP01' AAS 7.0 9.0 5 2.1 2.4 2.8 5
Bacopa - 'Bridal Showers' Ecke 2.0 24.0 12 3.0 3.0 2.7 7
Basil - 'Dark Opal Purple'
20.0 24.0 15 2.7 3.1 1.8 6
Calibrachoa - 'Colorburst Rose' Ecke 6.0 24.0 16 3.7 3.8 3.3 13
Carnation - '99F02' AAS 10.0 10.5 12 2.2 3.4 0.8 6
Celosia - 'Prestige Scarlet' AAS 10.0 19.0 19 3.4 3.4 2.7 13
Chard - 'Gourmet Burgundy' GRS 21.0 24.0 0 3.4 3.9 2.3 11
Cheiranthus - 'Charity Yellow' AT 8.5 8.0 20 2.6 3.1 1.9 2
Cosmos - 'Cosmic Orange' BEN & AAS 12.0 12.0 17 2.1 2.9 1.6 0
Dianthus - 'Melody Pink' SAK & AAS 17.0 21.0 19 3.6 3.4 3.2 14
Diascia - 'Sun Chimes Coral' Ecke 6.0 15.0 15 2.0 3.0 1.0 0
Fennel - 'Smokey Bronze Fennel'
30.0 28.0 9 3.2 3.1 3.2 9
Gaillardia - 'Red Plume' AAS 14.0 24.0 14 2.9 3.6 1.5 11
GazaniaTalent Mix' AAS 6.0 10.0 16 3.1 3.8 1.8 10
Geranium - 'Salmon-Compact Cascade' FIS 9.0 36.0 20 4.4 3.6 4.9 18
Geranium Ivy - 'Summer Showers White Blush' PA 6.5 22.0 15 2.8 2.6 2.4 4
Gerbera - '52-28 x 83-1'
10.0 21.0 8 3.0 2.5 3.4 7
Golden Dewdrop - 'Golden Edge' SSN 22.0 24.0 0 2.7 1.6 3.5 13
Gypsophila - 'Gypsy' AAS

12 1.6 3.1 2.6 2
Hypoestes - 'Confetti Pink' DHN 15.0 22.0 4 3.0 2.6 3.1 6
Impatiens - 'Showstopper Cherry' BALL 30.0 24.0 20 4.2 3.6 4.3 16
Impatiens (Double) - 'Fiesta Pink Ruffles' BFP 30.0 24.0 20 4.3 4.1 4.2 19
Impatiens (Trailing) - 'Fanfare Fushia' BFP 28.0 24.0 20 4.5 4.1 4.5 19
Linaria - 'Lemon Twist' BFP 7.5 14.0 14 2.0 3.4 0.6 7
Lisianthus - 'Forever Blue' PA & AAS 7.5 6.5 10 2.3 2.3 1.8 2
Marigold - 'Bonanza Bolero' AAS 13.5 23.0 16 2.9 3.6 3.5 13
Melampodium - 'Showstar' BEN 21.5 24.0 19 2.8 3.4 1.6 8
Mexican Sunflower - 'Torch'
44.0 43.0 14 2.6 3.5 1.3 9
New Guinea Impatiens - 'Celebration Bonfire Orange' BFP 18.0 24.0 20 4.6 4.0 5.0 19
Nicotiana - 'Havana Mix' DHN 10.5 15.0 17 3.0 3.3 2.2 9
Okra - '98F06' AAS 24.0 21.0 1 2.6 2.9 2.1 0
Pansy - 'Nature Blue' AT 4.0 15.0 19 2.5 3.4 0.9 8
Pennisetum - '98F07' AAS 26.0 18.0 6 2.5 2.9 1.8 1
Pentas - 'Star Lavender Light' PA 15.0 19.0 14 3.2 2.6 3.8 7
Petunia - 'Wave Purple' PA 8.5 24.0 20 4.3 3.9 4.3 16
Phlox - 'Crystal Mix' DHN

1 0.1 0.3 0.0 0
Plumbago - 'Escapade Blue' PA 13.5 24.0 16 3.9 3.3 4.4 16
Poppy - 'Oriental Poppy'


0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0
Portulaca - 'Sundial Scarlet' BG 6.0 24.0 17 2.4 2.6 1.5 5
Queen Anne's Lace - 'Pink Queen Anne's Lace'
24.0 24.0 8 2.5 3.3 2.4 7
Rudbeckia - 'Indian Summer'
20.0 25.0 14 3.7 3.6 3.2 14
Salvia - 'Reference' BEN 19.0 24.0 18 4.4 4.1 4.3 19
Snapdragon - 'Chandelier Deep Pink' Ecke 7.0 16.5 10 2.9 3.4 1.9 9
Snapdragon (Trailing) - 'Luminaire Deep Purple' BFP 9.0 21.0 12 3.0 3.9 2.0 11
Solanum quitoense

60.0 36.0 13 3.5 3.0 3.8 15
Sparkler Daisy - 'Passion Mix' AT & AAS

5 1.1 2.5 2.1 0
Strawberry - 'Berri Basket' BALL 8.0 24.0 11 3.0 2.9 3.4 6
Strawflower - 'Florabella Lemon' Ecke 15.0 24.0 20 3.7 3.9 3.4 16
Sunflower (Branching) - 'Ring of Fire' BEN & AAS

5 3.3 3.3 3.3 4
Sunflower (Single Stem) - 'Sunrich Lemon' MI 41.0 20.0 3 1.9 0.0 3.1 6
Torenia - 'Summer Wave Deep Violet' BCG 8.5 36.0 13 3.4 2.6 4.0 13
Trachelium - 'Passion In Violet' DHN

7 1.8 3.0 1.9 0
Tritoma - 'Flamenco' AAS 12.0 5.0 0 2.2 2.1 2.0 0
Tropical Butterfly Weed - 'Red Butterflies'
32.0 19.0 10 2.6 1.5 3.4 9
Verbena - 'Serenity Mix' AT 15.0 24.0 14 4.0 3.7 4.2 19
Vinca - 'Cooler Orchid' AAS 16.5 24.0 17 4.0 3.0 4.6 15
Viola - 'Splendid Blue & Yellow' AAS 5.0 12.0 16 2.5 3.9 1.9 8
Wax Begonia - 'Dragon Wing' PA 24.0 24.0 17 4.5 3.8 4.8 19
Zinnia - 'Profusion Orange' SAK & AAS 14.0 24.0 20 3.5 3.7 2.7 13

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