The Ohio State University Field Trials Recap 2021

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Congratulations to two Ball Seed exclusives for earning top marks at the 2021 Ohio State University Field Trials. Rex Begonia Jurassic Megalo™ Reptile (from Ball Ingenuity) and Petunia ColorRush™ Merlot Star Improved (from Ball FloraPlant) were recognized for being Top Performers and listed in the Top 10 varieties overall. Trials were held in Columbus and Springfield, Ohio.

Rex Begonia Jurassic Megalo Reptile from Ball Ingenuity is available exclusively through Ball Seed. (photo credit: Greenhouse Grower magazine)

This year's improvement to ColorRush Merlot Star paid off! (photo credit: Greenhouse Grower magazine)

In Columbus, in the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, the plants were on a high-maintenance schedule; the beds were mulched, plants received one application of a 14-14-14 slow-release fertilizer, were deadheaded on a regular basis, and watered regularly. In Springfield, in the Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum, the plants were on a low-maintenance schedule; plants still received one application of a 14-14-14 slow-release fertilizer, but beds were not mulched or deadheaded, and were watered only on an as-needed basis.

Here’s a full list of the Top 10 Performers (in no particular order):

  • Petunia Supertunia Vista Bubblegum and Petunia Jazzberry
  • Petunia Supertunia Mini Vista White
  • Petunia Surfinia Sumo Pink
  • Bracteantha Granvita Gold
  • Lantana Lucious Citron and Marmalade
  • Cyperus Prince Tut
  • Rex Begonia Jurassic series – all of the incredible colors
  • Impatiens Sunpatiens Deep Red
  • Helianthus Suncredible Saturn
  • Petunia ColorRush Merlot Star Improved


Petunia ColorRush and Rex Begonia Jurassic are Ball Seed exclusives only available through your sales representative. All products are available through Ball Seed.

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