Best in Class: Selected top performers in each major plant category.

Although not all Best in Class winners recieved high scores (although many did), these selected cultivars outcompeted their competitors in the trials.

 

Best Angelonias of 2013

Angelonia Archangel Raspberry Improved - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

Angelonia Archangel Purple - BallFloraPlant - 4.6

 

Best Begonias of 2013

Begonia Dragone Dusty Rose - Dummen - 5.0

Begonia Dragone Sunset - Dummen - 5.0

Begonia Surfire Red - Proven Winners - 5.0

Begonia Surefire Rose - Proven Winners - 5.0

Begonia Breezy Pink - Ball Ingenuity - 4.9

 

Best Calibrachoas of 2013

Calibrachoa Celebration Banana - Westhoff - 5.0

Calibrachoa MiniFamous iGeneration White - Selecta - 4.9

Calibrachoa Superbells Pomegranate Punch - Proven Winners - 4.9

Calibrachoa Aloha Volcano Sunset - Dummen - 4.7

Calibrachoa Celebration X-treme Blue - Westhoff - 4.7

Calibrachoa Million Bells Lavender Improved - Suntory - 4.7

 

Best Celosia of 2013

Celosia First Flame Red - PanAmerican Seed - 4.4

 

Best Coleus of 2013

Coleus Henna - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

Coleus Redhead - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

Coleus Sultana - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

Coleus Vino - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

Coleus Wasabi - BallFloraPlant - 5.0

 

Best Dahlia of 2013

Dahlia XXL Durango - Dummen - 4.9

 

Best Geranium/Pelargonium of 2013

Geranium Salsarita Lilac Splash - Dummen - 4.7

Geranium Salsarita Wild Salmon - Dummen - 4.7

Geranium Salsarita Dark Red - Dummen - 4.4

Pelargonium Boldly Hot Pink - Proven Winners - 4.4

 

Best Lobelias of 2013

Lobelia Bella Donna - Dummen - 4.6

Lobelia Star Purple Star - Westhoff - 4.6

Lobelia Sunbelia Compact Pink - Suntory - 4.6

Lobelia Bella Blue - Dummen - 4.5

 

Best Marigolds of 2013

Marigold Alumia Gold - Floranova - 4.9

Marigold Alumia Deep Orange - Floranova - 4.7

Marigold Cresta Gold - Floranova - 4.7

 

Best Petunias of 2013

Petunia Trilogy White - Takii Seed - 4.9

Petunia Surfinia Bouquet Red - Suntory - 4.8

Petunia Supertunia Flamingo - Proven Winners - 4.7

Petunia Sweetunia Black Satin - Dummen - 4.7

Petunia Peppy Lavender - Dummen - 4.7

Petunia Famous Firestorm 14 - Selecta - 4.6

Petunia Potunia Plus Papaya - Dummen - 4.6

Petunia Potunia Plus Pinkalicious - Dummen - 4.6

Petunia Potunia Plus Yellow - Dummen - 4.6

Petunia Supertunia Vista Bubblegum - Proven Winners - 4.6

Petunia Surfinia Bouquet Hot Pink - Suntory - 4.6

Petunia Surfinia Rose Veined - Suntory - 4.6

 

Best Verbenas of 2013

Verbena Superbena Royale Chambray - Proven Winners - 4.7

Verbena Tapien Patio Rose - Suntory - 4.4

Verbena Enduro Purple - BallFloraPlant - 4.4

Verbena Enduro White Blush - BallFloraPlant - 4.4

 

Best Violas of 2013

Viola Popsicles Purple/ Yellow - Burpee Home and Garden - 3.8

Viola Sorbet XP Denim Jump Up - PanAmerican Seed - 3.8

 

Best Zinnias of 2013

Zinnia UpTown Grape - Burpee Home and Garden - 4.7

Zinnia Profusion Double Double Hot Cherry - Sakata - 4.4

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