Louisiana Master Gardener Peoples Choice Award Winners - Spring 2011

Allen D. Owings, Bracy, Regina P.  |  5/19/2011 11:26:53 PM

Gold Medal Winner. 'Guardian Blue' Delphinium.

Silver Medal Winner. 'Redbor' Ornamental Kale.

Bronze Medal Winner. 'PowWow Wild Berry' Echinacea.

An “Appreciation Day” brought 320 Louisiana Master Gardeners to the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station on Friday, May 13, and gave them an opportunity to vote for their two “favorite” plants in the sun garden plant trial evaluation area at the station. Plants in the sun garden are annual bedding plants for sun, herbaceous perennials, roses and companion woody ornamental shrubs, and small trees. We had a total of 384 votes for the spring 2011 Master Gardener people’s choice plant awards. The medal winners received 19.5% of the total votes, other plants receiving significant votes accounted for 63.3% of the total, and plants not listed received the remaining 17.2% of the votes.

The medal winners:

  • Gold Winner – ‘Guardian Blue’ Delphinium (26)
  • Silver Winner – ‘Redbor’ Ornamental Kale (25)
  • Bronze Winner – ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ Echinacea (24)

Other plants receiving a significant number of votes:

  • ‘Camelot Rose’ Foxglove (22)
  • ‘Blue Chip’ Buddleia (22)
  • ‘Shoal Creek’ Vitex (18)
  • ‘Suncatcher Pink Lemonade’ Petunia (16)
  • ‘Spreading Salmon Variegated’ SunPatiens (14)
  • Cassia corymbosa (13)
  • ‘Fireworks’ Gomphrena (12)
  • ‘Curled Green’ Ornamental Kale (10)
  • ‘Early Bird Gold’ Rudbeckia (9)
  • ‘Starbor’ Ornamental Kale (8)
  • ‘Tidal Wave Hot Pink’ Petunia (8)
  • ‘Tricolor’ Hibiscus [Hibiscus tiliaceus] (6)
  • ‘Cherry Brandy’ Hardy Hibiscus (6)
  • ‘Tidal Wave Silver’ Petunia (6)
  • ‘All the Rage’ Easy Elegance Rose (6)
  • ‘Frostproof’ Gardenia (6)
  • ‘Guardian White’ Delphinium (5)
  • ‘Guardian Lavender’ Delphinium (5)
  • ‘Curly Q’ Copper Plant (5)
  • ‘Little Leaf Variegated’ Tibouchina (4)
  • ‘Sorbet Lemon Royale’ Viola (4)
  • ‘Sorbet Lemon Chiffon’ Viola (4)
  • ‘President’ Canna (4)
  • ‘Saratoga Red’ Nicotiana (4)
  • ‘Perfume Antique Shade’ Nicotiana (4)
  • ‘Julia Child’ Rose (4)
  • ‘PowWow White’ Echinacea (4)
  • ‘Wasabi’ Coleus (4)
  • ‘Compact Blush Pink’ SunPatiens (4)
  • ‘Compact Orange’ SunPatiens (3)
  • ‘Picnic Light Pink’ Petunia (3)
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