Welcome to the OSU Cultivar Trials!
The cultivar trials, located at Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, are conducted each year in order to evaluate ornamental bedding and container plants. The objective of these trials is to observe the performance of new and recently introduced cultivated plant varieties under environmental conditions typical of central Ohio.
View of Hanging Basket & Container Trial
View of shade structure over Shade Trial
It is our hope that growers, landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts will benefit from our evaluations.
During the OFA Short Course, buses from the Columbus Convention Center bring growers to our trials. We also host the Ohio Industry Open House in August, during which local growers & landscape contractors have an opportunity to browse our trial garden.
To view a master list of the summer 2013 entries, please click here.
To view the evaluation results, please click here.