|Research Station Profile|
Serena series angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Serena Series) are herbaceous perennials grown as a warm-season color bedding plants in Louisiana.
Drift roses are some of the toughest and most tolerant shrub roses in Louisiana, making them the perfect addition for the busy gardener.
Little Ruby is typically used as an annual in Louisiana. It is used as a ground cover for its compact, mounding, spreading form.
Few trees invoke the feeling of the old Southern homestead like our native Southern magnolia, and Little Gem is no exception.
Some of the best cool-season bedding plants we have available in Louisiana are interspecific dianthus, and the Jolt series dianthus is no exception.
Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a root-hardy tropical. Its best attribute is the amazing variegated chartreuse and light green foliage with red veining.
Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum or V. ashei) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States.
Balled-and-burlapped plant material is dug out of the ground with the soil immediately surrounding the roots remaining undisturbed.
(08/22/18) Pollination Celebration for all ages will be presented at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
Hydrangeas are known for their extraordinary blooms and ‘Limelight’ produces a bright lime-green to white inflorescence that is sure to impress.
Walk among butterflies, make hummingbird banding, take pictures of pollinators, build bee hotels and house, and more.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, the LSU AgCenter will host the SELNA Trade Show at the Hammond Research Station.
In this issue: The Science of Substrates; Where are our Olive Trees Now?; Sedge Control in Landscape Beds.
In this issue: Exobasidium Leaf Gall, Salvias in Hammond, Figs in the south, Henry's Garnet Virginia Willow and more.
Margie Yates Jenkins, Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Early Emergence ALERT, Take All Root Rot, Clumping Bamboo Winter Damage, No Math Sprayer Calibration Guide.
Welcome Dr. Jeb Fields and Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson, AAS Trials, Spring Garden Shows and Activities, Tough varieties lasted through the winter and more.
Harsh winter temperatures can cause quite a bit of damage in the landscape, but they also provide a great opportunity to showcase some tougher plants.
Thursday April 5, 2018, from 9 am until 2 pm at the Hammond Research Center.
Snow Day at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station Dec 8, 2017, 11 New AAS Winners for 2018, What is "New" Horticulture, Gardening After a Freeze, and more.
Greenhouse Grower 2017 LSU Field Trials Results, Planting Trees and Shrubs in Winter, "Crape Murder", Edible Ornamental Redbor Kale, Featured Plant Varieties
Crape myrtle Bark Scale Management Updates, Industry's Top 10 at Hammond Research Station Landscape Horticulture Field Day, Winterizing Your Lawn, and more.
Growing Olives in Louisiana: An Initial Evaluation, Insect and Disease Challenges for Growing the Tea Plant, 'White Wedding' Hydrangea paniculata, and more.
Emerald Ash Borer Has New Hosts, Management of Phytophthora aka 'Plant Destroyer', Featured Plant Variety, Impact of Preemergence Herbicides.
The Hammond Research Station host the Master Gardener Appreciation day, where the Master Gardeners voted on their favorite plants in the trial gardens.
The newest Louisiana Super Plant from the LSU AgCenter for fall is the Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia!
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
A salvia that is not necessarily new but is lesser known is the Salvia farinacea series Evolution. Both the Evolution White and the Evolution Violet are propa
Listing of Super Plants from past winners and 2017 winners.
Great hybrid impatiens for full sun landscapes.
This is a great Louisiana native shrub.
Louisiana's most durable petunia for your landscape.
2017 American Garden Rose Selection, Crape Murder, Is Tea, Camellia sinensis A New Crop For Louisiana?, Kelos Atomic and Kelos Fire Celosia Observations.
The three plants selected as Super Plants for 2016 bring the total number of plants in the program since it started five years ago to 35.
Growing tips and photos for Louisiana Super Plant Luna Hibiscus.
"Plant with Potential" is a new outreach program created at the Hammond Research Station to annually introduce and distribute ornamental plants.
(05/06/16) The LSU AgCenter has named Serenita Raspberry angelonia a Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2016.
(Video 05/02/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Evolution Violet salvia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
Leslie Ann is a camellia sasanqua that is popular in Louisiana.
Rich purple blooms cover a 3-foot-wide canopy of foliage twice annually.
This coleus offers exceptional performance in Louisiana.
This ornamental grass is a red-foliaged variety.
(Distributed 05/29/15) HAMMOND, La. – If you like the flowering habit of shade-loving impatiens, you’ll be excited to know more about the impatiens that boldly go when no impatiens have gone before – into full sun.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Rabbiteye Blueberry.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Mesa Gaillardia.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' Buddleia.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Kauai Torenia.
This oak is a fast-growing native oak that fits in urban landscapes better than live oak. Willow oak is a deciduous, native tree.
Description and photos of 'Diamonds Blue' delphinium
Drift roses are a series of low-maintenance roses that fit a special niche in the shrub rose market.
Growing information and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant, Little Ruby alternanthera.
Growing information and photos of Louisiana Super Plant, Bandana lantana.
(Video News 02/07/13) Before the azaleas bloom or the crawfish start boiling, you can get your first taste of spring with Louisiana strawberries. Growers started picking berries a few months ago, and LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that a mild winter could improve the crop. (1:36)
(Audio News 02/05/13) Under ominous skies, workers pulled row covers over Kevin Liuzza’s strawberry fields. Rain is typical in January, but his fields were battered by 18 inches in the early part of the month leading to a lot of lost berries. Row covers are used to protect the crop from cold weather but can also shield against showers. (Runtime: 1:30)
(Audio 11/05/12) Most cool-season bedding plants enjoy growing in full sun to part shade. If you have a shady area, consider planting Camelot foxglove and Swan columbine. Both are Louisiana Super Plants. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 11/09/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – Fall – November through early December – is the best time to plant hardy trees in Louisiana. Are you are thinking about adding shade trees, small spring or summer flowering trees or trees for screening? If you are, this is time of the year to head out to local nurseries and purchase trees to plant in your landscape.
(Video 05/21/12) In Louisiana, hydrangeas typically bloom once – in May. But the Super Plant Penny Mac hydrangea keeps reblooming many times until the end of summer. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill visits the Hammond Research Station and looks at the Penny Mac hydrangea – a reliable and beautiful plant for Louisiana landscapes. (Runtime: 1:40)
(Video 05/28/12) Buddleia is also called butterfly bush because it attracts butterlflies. It’s a tough, flowering bush that comes in many sizes and colors. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how the dwarf buddleia Blue Chip is a good choice for vibrant color and nice fragrance.(Runtime: 1:37)
(Video 04/16/12) Spider flowers are traditional summer annuals grown in the South. But they have tiny spines that can be unpleasant to handle. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to a new type of spider flower that has virtually no spines and even more beautiful flowers than the others. It’s the Senorita Rosalita, and it’s a tough, durable Louisiana Super Plant. (Runtime: 1:54)
(Video 04/09/12) The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Super Plants program highlights tough and beautiful plants that work well in Louisiana landscapes. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the BabyWing begonia – a Louisiana Super Plant that will provide nice color all the way through to October. (Runtime: 1:41)
(Audio 04/23/12) Hydrangeas are a traditional Southern shrub. They bloom beautifully in partial shade. A great variety to try is the Penny Mac hydrangea, a spring 2012 Louisiana Super Plant selection. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Description and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant Coversation Piece azalea.
(Audio 01/09/12) Gardeners can plant cool-season bedding plants through the month of March. Some plants will do better if planted now. Try cool-season Louisiana Super Plants such as Camelot foxglove and Swan columbine. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Description and photos of Super Plant Senorita Rosalita cleome.
Description and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant Penny Mac hydrangea.
Description and photos of Louisiana Super Plant – Baby Wing Begonia.
Description, photos and growing information for Belinda's Dream rose.
Description, photos and growing information on Redbor Kale
Description and photos of Swan columbine.
(For Release On Or After 05/27/11) We all crave color in our landscapes. Beds full of annual and perennial flowering plants are often the primary source of landscape color, but they require a lot of work to keep them looking nice.
Growing tips, photos and plant description of Frostproof gardenia.
Growing tips, photos and plant description of Shoal Creek vitex
The winter 2011 issue of Louisiana Agriculture is 20 pages with articles about research on medicinal plants; rice production; weeds in rice, corn and wheat; and farmers markets, among others. The cover features one of the new Super Plants. Read more in the magazine.
Amazon Dianthus is a tall, showy dianthus from PanAmerican Seed.
(Audio 06/18/12) Just about everyone loves a colorful flower bed in the summer. Pentas are wonderful, reliable plants that come in a variety of beautiful colors and sizes. Hear more about planting pentas in your flower bed. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Information and photos of the camellia ShiShi Gashira
Information and photos of the foxglove -- Camelot Series.