This trial garden was implemented as a part of our production operation in order to effectively test both current and newly released plant varieties in a garden setting. It gives us the ability to adjust our production varieties to include those that perform best in the mid-south. This will help ensure the highest success potential for consumers who purchase our product from regional garden centers.
Our trial garden is located in Auburn, AL (UDSA zone 8) and consists of 26,400 square feet of raised beds which include both sun and shade conditions. During a seasonal trial, we can evaluate 432 individual varieties, 180 combination planters, 56 combination hanging baskets and landscape bed trials.