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“CSU Perennial Garden & Perennial Plant Evaluation Program” with Merle Moore

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

121Seems like everything gets tested in this world today.  The plants we buy at the stores sure do.  Join us as we get a tour and information on how that is done with tester Merle Moore.   A TOUR OF THE NEW PERENNIAL DISPLAY GARDEN AND PERENNIAL PLANT PERFORMANCE TRIAL GARDEN AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

This tour will be led by Merle M. Moore, a long-time member of the Colorado State University Annual Bedding Plant Trial Garden Committee, and an evaluator of plants in the CSU Perennial Plant Trial Garden.  Moore will first show us how new (not yet introduced into the trade), perennial plant varieties, submitted by growers from around the country and overseas, are evaluated over three growing seasons to determine their performance under Colorado growing conditions.  He will then walk us through the new perennial plant display garden that was relocated from the former PERC plant trial area on campus to its new location, near the perennial plant trial garden.  This move involved around 1,000 taxa (species and cultivars), of perennials being moved.  Please bring drinking water and a sack-lunch to enjoy in the perennial display garden following our tour.

CSU Test Gardens in Ft. Collins



August 12, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


CSU Test Gardens
1401 Remington St
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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