We take great pride in the Trials at the University of Georgia. We don’t trial for the sake of trialing or to make us look good or to give us something to do – we trial in the steadfast belief that what we do makes a difference. When we provide real data under real world conditions, we do so in the belief that someone, breeders, growers, retailers and consumers, will pay attention. Quality is not limited to fertility standards and spacing, quality is also what consumers, from landscapers to buyers, see when they have a little money to spend.
So, in the steadfast belief that what we do does make a difference, here are the Classic City* Award winners for 2011, the very best plants in the trial gardens, based on year round performance and/or eye-clutching beauty. Of the over 2000 plants in the garden, being a Classic City Award winner is equivalent to the Oscar and Tony rolled up as one.
Dr. Allan Armitage
P.S. Check your inboxes for the full write-up and breeder of each plant. Not on our mailing list? Send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the Classic City Awards 2011 and our weekly Plants of Distinctions.