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Winter Annuals Performance Evaluations

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Robert E. Lyons
Professor and Director

With Technical Assistance from Bernadette Clark

Department of Horticultural Science
JC Raulston Arboretum

The Lists In This Report

Each of the following reports (PDF documents) are available for viewing. They were originally included as a special supplement in the Summer Annuals Trial Report (Horticultural Research Series No. 157).

"The Top 10" – this list shows the species/cultivars with the top ten "All Season Averages." These were our top overall performers.

"Leaders of the Pack" – lists all species/cultivars with an "All Season Average" of 3.0 or better. We consider this the cutoff rating for a "significant performer." This list shows all your best choices for planting, listed by plant name.

"Best of Breed" – shows the best performing cultivars in each species.

"Summary by Series" – groups the information for cultivar series where appropriate. This can be a quick reference for related cultivars as well as a handy tool to judge the general performance of an entire series offered by a breeder.

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