North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) 2019 bedding plant trials consisted of greater than 200 cultivars. The trials are positioned on the NDSU Horticulture and Research Gardens in Fargo, ND.
The beds had been planted May 29 and 30 with the assistance of Master Gardener volunteers. They had been hand weeded, and had been fertilized 3 times throughout the summer time with a foliar fertilizer (12-4-8).
The climate for June, July, and August was common for temperature, however above common for precipitation. July had 2 extra inches of rain than regular, whereas August was an inch above the 30-year common.
Aphids had been an issue on the decorative peppers in July, however ladybugs arrived to maintain that drawback. No different pest was dangerous sufficient to use any pesticides.
Plants had been evaluated on July 30 and September 6 for dimension (common height and unfold), bloom, vigor, and uniformity.
Check out the slideshow above for a more in-depth take a look at this yr’s prime performers (The gardens are one in all All-America Selections’ show gardens, and 4 of the eight varieties featured are AAS winners). Click here for outcomes from different area trials in 2019.