Robert E. Lyons
Professor and Director
With Technical Assistance from Bernadette Clark
Department of Horticultural
JC Raulston Arboretum
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.