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Hammond Research Station Video
(Video) Century-old pine trees tower over acres of lush landscaping at the Hammond Research Station. Established in 1922 as the Fruit and Truck Experiment Station, the facility has traditionally served the strawberry and vegetable industries. Today, the research focus is landscape horticulture, including plant selection, fertility, weed control and plant growth regulators. Scientists evaluate more than 500 ornamental plants per year in the largest research garden display in Louisiana.
Henna coleus
Great New Selections of Louisiana Super Plants for 2015
The Louisiana Super Plant program is five years old. The four new selections for 2015 bring the total to 32.
Viola 'Sorbet Beacon'
Sorbet Violas – Louisiana Super Plant, Fall 2012
Description and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant Sorbet violas.
Multi trunk sweetbay magnolia
Evergreen Sweetbay Magnolia – Louisiana Super Plant, Fall 2012
Description and photos of Evergreen sweetbay magnolia
Bloom of 'Conversation Piece' Azalea
Conversation Piece Azalea – Louisiana Super Plant, Fall 2012
Description and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant Coversation Piece azalea.
Rosy-red blooms with magenta throats
'Aphrodite' Althea - Summer-flowering Shrub
Growing information and photos of 'Aphrodite' althea.
Alternanthera closeup of foliage
'Little Ruby' Alternanthera - Warm-Season Bedding Plant
Growing information and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant, Little Ruby alternanthera.
Bandana lantana 'Cherry Sunrise'
Bandana Lantana - Warm-season Bedding Plant
Growing information and photos of Louisiana Super Plant, Bandana lantana.
Changing Soil pH
Changing Soil pH
A handy reference chart with information on changing soil pH with lime and sulfur applications.
nymph and adult
Chilli Thrips
An introductory fact sheet about chilli thrips biology, economic damage, management and research updates.
Ms. Margie Jenkins - The Early Years
The establishment of the Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden means that the Hammond Research Station will have a continuing feature to honor a remarkable woman. This garden will be a source of information, an inspiration, a delight to visit….much as Ms. Margie is and has been during her lifetime. The beginnings of Ms. Margie's nursery career are discussed here.
jenkins in the garden
The Garden Now.....
The current effort with the Margie Jenkins Azalea Garden at the Hammond Research Station.
Ms. margie among azaleas
In The Beginning...........
The beginnings of the Margie Jenkins Azalea Garden at the Hammond Research Station.
luna hibiscus
Luna hibiscus named Louisiana Super Plant
(Distributed 05/09/14) HAMMOND, La. – Hibiscus is a large family of plants. It includes okra, cotton, tropical hibiscus, althea (rose of Sharon), rose mallow and many more. Among this large group, several have ornamental potential in the landscape.
Please click on the image above for the PDF version.
Welcome to Louisiana Super Plants
Learn more about Louisiana Super Plants, including where to purchase. Louisiana Super Plants is a program that highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes.
Bandana Peach lantana
Lantanas offer summer color; Bandana named Louisiana Super Plant
(Distributed 04/19/13) HAMMOND, La. – Lantanas continue to be one of the most popular herbaceous perennials for Louisiana landscapes. Many varieties, some old and some new, offer a multitude of growth forms and flower colors.
Find Out About Super Plants
Information about Super Plants selected for each season, beginning Fall 2010.
Flower of Luna Peppermint Swirl
Luna Hibiscus
Growing tips and photos for Louisiana Super Plant Luna Hibiscus.
blueberry leaves
Rabbiteye Blueberry
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Rabbiteye Blueberry.
Gaillardia blooms
Mesa Gaillardia
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Mesa Gaillardia.
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