2023 Season Field Trials

Summer Trial Results by Location

Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticultural staff and volunteers, in conjunction with several other organizations, conducts plant trials on annuals, grasses, and perennials in accordance with regimented protocols.

Costa Season Premiere

This two-acre trial garden located in South Florida displays more than 350 different plant varieties...
Colorado State University Trial


Each year, CSU trials over 1,000 different cultivars of annual bedding plants...
DGI Summer Trials

DGI Propagators

DGI has been a young plant propagator for over 50 years. This year they joined the Michigan Garden Plant Tour and showcased a diverse selection of quality plants from the tried and true standards to the latest new items introduced by leading plant breeders.
Lucas Greenhouses

Lucas Greenhouses

The 2022 Lucas Greenhouses Summer Trial Gardens features a wide selection of top performers and new varieties...

MAST Young Plants

The trial boasts more than 100 genera including at least 150 new additions...

Metrolina Greenhouses

This trial location at Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville, NC screens Syngenta Flowers varieties for the challenges of southeastern...

Michigan State University

The team at MSU evaluated more than 200 of annuals, perennials, and vegetables...

Penn State

The Penn State Flower Trials covers a selection of top performers from the Syngenta Flowers...


The team at Plantpeddler in Cresco, Iowa puts varieties to the test to see which are the "Best of the Midwest"...


The Raker-Roberta's Trial Garden compares a wide range of perennials, container vegetables, and annuals...


The Sawaya Garden trial is the place to go to find the next "it" plant in Canada...
Smith Gardens Trial

Smith Gardens

This year the team reviewed 18 beds, 350 planters and 200 hanging baskets of varieties at their Marysville, Washington facility...

Syngenta Flowers

Located in the heart of the Central Coast of California, the Syngenta Flowers Summer Trials are held in Gilroy, California.


The University of Minnesota Morris trial has existed since the early 1970s and has been an All-American selections display site since 1990. The Team at U of MN is evaluating more than 400 varieties of annual flowers...

Texas A&M

Texas A&M's trial gardens goal is to identify and evaluate the very best of newly introduced annuals and perennials that can be recommended for the southern US climate.

Young's Plant Farm Trial Garden

The trial consists of 26,400 square feet of raised beds which include both sun and shade conditions...

University of Georgia

Every summer, UGA Trial Gardens evaluates the newest annual and perennial varieties breeders all over the world have to offer.
Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum

Check out how our heat-loving plants are evaluated at the Trial Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum.
Welby Gardens

Welby Gardens

This Arvada, Colorado-based young plant producer holds their Welby Gardens Summer Flower Trials event each year to evaluate a wide array of varieties from breeders across the globe.
Two Syngenta Flowers employees smiling towards the camera as they evaluate the petunias at a summer trial location.

About Our Trials

Syngenta extensively trials new varieties and our top performers throughout North America. In addition to our internal trialing, we use these strategically located trials to measure performance in real conditions. Our expert team of technical leads evaluates trials in person to make sure that varieties perform for growers and that they can provide region-specific guidance to our customers.

Use the map above to find and view our top performers for locations nearest to you.

Watch the 2023 Summer Trials Review Webinar

Join Syngenta Flowers technical experts Jamie Gibson, Ph.D. and Alicain Carlson, Ph.D. as they highlight our top performing new varieties and other essential genetics from trial sites around North America in this short webinar. Together these two industry aficionados will review Syngenta’s top trial performers from some of the most important regional trials and open house events in the industry.

2023 Summer Trials Review Webinar
Meet the Syngenta Flowers North America Technical Team

Meet Your Team

Syngenta Flowers has a dedicated team of technical specialists who are here to make sure growers have the best support available. This team selects key trials throughout the country to test varieties in real conditions that our growers experience. Throughout the year this team travels to these sites get first hand experience in key markets before they are launched. Supported by thorough laboratory and scientific trials, these insights influence our growing guidelines and assortment recommendations.