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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.
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.
Changing Soil pH
Changing Soil pH
A handy reference chart with information on changing soil pH with lime and sulfur applications.
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.
Bloom of Tutti Fruitti Pink
'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' Buddleia
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' Buddleia.
'Kauai Blue & White' in landscape
Kauai Torenia
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Kauai Torenia.
Delphinium flower stalk
'Diamonds Blue' delphinium - cool-season bedding plant
Description and photos of 'Diamonds Blue' delphinium
Street planting of mature willow oak
Willow oak - Deciduous shade tree
Description and photos of Willow Oak
caladium sun damage
What to expect when you plant caladiums in full sun
Caladiums are known for their beautiful leaf color in partial shade. Some varieties perform well in sun, and more new varieties are being developed for full-sun landscapes. When planted in full sun, the appearance of caladium plants can be very different from that in partial shade. In addition, watering and fertilization requirements may also change.
Caladium variety recommendations for sun and shade in Louisiana
Caladiums are wonderful foliage plants that add color to Southern landscapes from May to October. Variety trials in full sun and partial shade were conducted at the Hammond Research Station in 2011 and 2012. Recommendations are made for selecting cultivars that can do well in either sun or partial shade.
Best caladiums for full sun and shade selected from 2012 Hammond Research Station trials
Fifty-five caladiums were planted in full sun and partial shade landscape beds on April 20, 2012. Their landscape performance were evaluated from May to October. Plants were rated for emergence uniformity, visual quality, and sun damage. Presented in this photo gallery are the top performers in both sun and shade.
Drift rose Pink
Drift Rose - Summer-flowering Shrub
Description and photos of Drift roses.
Hammond Station Profile June 2012
Hammond Research Station Profile
This report provides information on future plans, program significance, industry facts and research highlights for the Hammond Research Station.
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