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2017 Planting Trials: the results!

10th November 2017

The 2017 trials consisted of 50 different long stemmed zinnia, 50 dahlias suitable for cutting, as well as 80 types of gladioli. Come August the trials were at their peak, providing the gardens with an unrivalled spectacle.

Looking at colour, shape and performance both in the garden and as cut flowers, the gardening team set about choosing which plants would work well in displays in our Walled Garden’s borders and flower arrangements throughout the House.

Below is a list of the flower varieties that made the cut:

Gladioli:

  • Evergreen
  • Fiorentina Cha Cha
  • Cathago
  • Black Surprise
  • Flevo Disco
  • Sylvia
  • Flevo Cool
  • Bimbo
  • Violetta
  • Sancerre
  • My Love
  • Homecoming
  • Zorro

Dahlias:

  • David Howard
  • Black Jack
  • Perle Von Heemstede
  • Snowflake
  • Charlie Dimmock
  • Sandra Shomei
  • Blue Boy
  • Taratahi Ruby
  • Aljo Sylvia
  • Sam Hopkins
  • Gwyneth

Zinnia:

  • Benary’s Giant Scarlet
  • Benary’s Giant White
  • Benary’s Giant Bright Pink
  • Benary’s Giant Lilac
  • Benary’s Giant Red
  • Benary’s Giant Orange
  • Benary’s Giant Wine
  • Zinderella Peach
  • Creamy Yellow
  • Giant Macarenia
  • Canary Bird
  • Golden State
  • Queen Red Lime
  • Zinderella Lilac
  • Cupcakes Pink Shades
  • Envy
  • Oklahoma White
  • Polar Bear
  • Super Yoga Orange
  • Salmon Rose