Terra Nova receives honors at UGA trial

Terra Nova receives honors at UGA trial

Two varieties from Terra Nova Nurseries received high honors at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia.

August 20, 2019

At UGA’s trial gardens from April to June 2019, Terra Nova trialed select varieties of agastache, heuchera, artemisia and other genera. The global breeder’s Agastache ‘Poquito Butter Yellow’ and Artemisia ‘Makana Silver’ varieties respectively received the “Industry Choice” and “People’s Choice" awards. 

The awarded varieties were elected by two open-house tour groups at UGA. Retailers, breeders, brokers, growers, media members, students and industry professionals determined the winners of the “Industry Choice” awards June 5, 2019, and winners of the “People’s Choice” awards were determined by attendees of UGA trial garden’s public open house June 8, 2019.

The “Industry Choice” recipient, ‘Poquito Butter Yellow’ (pictured above), received a perfect 5/5 trial rating based on the variety’s timing of first flower, duration of flowering, height and foliar health. The variety blooms vibrant yellow flowers and has a compact, bushy growth habit, that adds a pop of color to mixed beds, borders and containers.

The “People’s Choice” recipient, ‘Makana Silver’, received a near-perfect rating while being trialed at UGA’s gardens. The variety was judged for its number of flowers, leaf color, uniformity of habit and flower, resistance to insects and diseases and appearance. It is a small, mounding shrub with beautiful silver foliage that offers a strong textural element to any garden or mixed container.

Additionally, Terra Nova’s Begonia ‘Silver Treasure’ received a “Plant of Distinction” award July 1, 2019, gaining recognition as an outstanding variety currently being trialed in the UGA gardens.

The Trial Gardens at UGA are located on the University of Georgia’s south campus in Athens. The gardens will trial 500 varieties in 2019 from major breeding companies and botanical gardens from across Asia, North America, South American, South Africa and Europe.

For more information on the trial gardens, click here.

For more information on Terra Nova Nurseries, click here.