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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.
Find Out About Super Plants
Information about Super Plants selected for each season, beginning Fall 2010.
Leslie Ann Camellia
Leslie Ann Camellia
Leslie Ann is a camellia sasanqua that is popular in Louisiana.
Homestead Purple Verbena
Homestead Purple Verbena
Rich purple blooms cover a 3-foot-wide canopy of foliage twice annually.
Henna coleus
Henna coleus
This coleus offers exceptional performance in Louisiana.
Fireworks fountain grass
Fireworks fountain grass
This ornamental grass is a red-foliaged variety.
Street planting of mature willow oak
Willow oak - Deciduous shade tree
Description and photos of Willow Oak
Delphinium flower stalk
'Diamonds Blue' delphinium - cool-season bedding plant
Description and photos of 'Diamonds Blue' delphinium
Drift rose Pink
Drift Rose - Summer-flowering Shrub
Description and photos of Drift roses.
Where to Buy Louisiana Super Plants
Where to find Super Plants
Listing of retail businesses that sell Louisiana Super Plants.
nymph and adult
Chilli Thrips
An introductory fact sheet about chilli thrips biology, economic damage, management and research updates.
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.
yuma flower
Crape Myrtle Blooming Issues
Crape myrtles are the most popular summer flowering landscape tree in Louisiana. Here are the keys to blooming issues.
Azalea garden
Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden Established at Hammond Research Station
The LSU AgCenter's Hammond Research Station has established the Margie Y. Jenkins Azalea Garden in recognition of one of Louisiana's most widely known nursery owners and nationally known lover, breeder and authority of azaleas.
Welcome to 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.
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.
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