Regional Louisiana Super Plants Demonstration and Trial Gardens

Southeast – Hammond Research Station, Hammond, LA – Jeb S. Fields

Century-old pine trees tower over acres of lush landscaping at the Hammond Research Station. Nestled in the woods six miles from the city of Hammond, the station covers about 150 acres. Today’s research focus is nursery production and landscape horticulture, including plant selection, environmental nursery production, sustainable landscape practices, fertility, and pest management.Scientists evaluate more than 500 ornamental plants per year and each spring and fall release a list of Super Plants that grow well in all parts of Louisiana. The first step on the path towards Louisiana Super Plant status occurs at the Hammond Research Station plant trials.


  • Southwest – Ira Nelson Horticulture Center, Lafayette, LA – Dan Devenport/ Stuart Gauthier
  • Central – Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria, LA – Sara Shields, Tara Smith
  • Northwest – Red River Research Station – Bossier City, LA – Mark Wilson
  • Northeast - Scott Research Station, Winnsboro, LA - Melissa Cater, Carol Pinnell-Alison

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