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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940,   pp. [177]-208


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202WISCO NSIN  HORTICULTURE 
GOOD ANNUALS FOR YOUR 
                                    GARDEN 
                                         Q. Win. Longenecker 
A LARGE number of varieties 
      of annuals and perennials 
were tested in the trial garden 
of the Horticulture Department, 
Wisconsin    College   of Agricul- 
ture, during the past few years. 
  The varieties listed below were 
given ratings of very good or 
good, based on their performance 
during 1939. Many other varieties 
were tested, but we are listing 
here only those that rated high- 
est. 
            Snapdragons 
  VERY GOOD VARIETIES. White Spire 
24-30 ins. Clear white spikes, good size. 
Guinea Gold 18 ins. Salmon to gold; 
flowers well; consistant bloomer; short. 
  GOOD VARIETIES. Golden Glory 24-30 
ins. Light lemon yellow  color. Opal 
Queen 18-24 ins. Pink tinged yellow; 
heavy bloomer; strong plants. Swing 
Time 24-30 ins. Clear pink tinged white; 
good spikes. 
              Marigolds 
  VERY GOOD. Golden Sunshine 3 feet. 
Chrysanthemum type. Light yellow; free 
flowering.  Incurved  Chrysanthemum 
Flowered 3 feet. Deep golden yellow. Like 
Golden Sunshine. Golden Crown Tom 
Thumb 1½    feet. Like Guinea Gold; 
shorter; excellent bedder. Harmony 12- 
15 ins. French dwarf type.   Yellow- 
with maroon. Very good. Burpee's Red 
and  Gold Hybrids 12-24 ins. Golden 
yellow to bronze red. Guinea Gold 2y- 
3 feet. Bright golden orange carnation 
type. Good foliage. 
               Zinnias 
  VERY GOOD. Scarlet Queen 3 feet. Large 
flowers; clear scarlet. Rose Queen 3 
feet. Deep rose; brighter coloring toward 
center. Illumination 3 feet. Dahlia flow- 
ered. Shade about like Rose Queen. 
Flowers larger. Zinnia Desert Gold 3 
feet. (Crown of Gold). Good yellow. 
Zinnia Pumila Canary Yellow 18 ins. 
Canary yellow. Good for- cutting and 
bedding. Valencia 1%-2 feet. Lilliput 
type. Good orange with terricotta tinge. 
Halo Mexicana 1¼-2 feet. Deep yellow. 
Good bedder. Tiny Tim-Cupid 18 ins. 
Good scarlet red flowers. Plants uniform 
height. 
            Hunnemannia 
  VERY GOOD. Hunnemannia Sunlite 18 
1 4 
ins. Buttercup yellow; Grayish-green 
foliage. 
            Nierembergia 
  VERY GOOD. Nierembergia hippomanica 
6-8 ins. Flowers orchid fading lighter. 
Forms miniature mound 6 inches high. 
             Ageratum 
  VERY GOOD. Ageratum    Riverside 8 
ins. Best of ageratums. Free flowering; 
uniform height. 
              Petunias 
  VERY GOOD. Elks Purple 18 ins. Flow- 
ers iridescent purple. Black Prince 18 
ins. Rich deep velvety red with black 
sheen. White Queen 18 ins. Similar to 
Snow Storm but does not produce flow- 
ers as heavily. Snow Storm 18 ins. Bet- 
ter as a bedder than White Queen be- 
cause of heavy blooming habit. Petunia 
Lady Bird. Glowing rose scarlet. Com- 
pact in habit. Topaz Rose 18 ins. Deep 
rose. Good bedder. Celestial Rose 12 ins. 
Heavy producer of medium sized rose- 
pink flowers. Salmon Supreme 18 ins. 
Clear salmon pink. New color; worth 
growing. 
               Vinca 
  VERY GOOD. Vinca Rosea 18-24 ins. 
Good rose colored flower. Shiny foliage. 
              Scabiosa 
  VERY GOOD. Scabiosa Orchid Blue 24 
30 ins. Good blue scabiosa. 
            Pentstemon 
  VERY GOOD. Pentstemon Sensation Pink 
Shade 2-3 feet. Excellent spikes pink 
flowers. 
             Rudbeckia 
  VERY GOOD. Rudbeckia My Joy 18-24 
ins. Clear yellow petals, dark brown 
center. Kelvendon Star 18-24 ins. Petals 
yellow; maroon toward center disk. 
              Verbena 
  VERY GOOD. Verbena Floradale Beauty. 
12-18 ins. Good rose pink verbena. 
  GOOD. Verbena   Bonariensis 3  ins. 
Flowers orchid. Good for cutting. Ver- 
bena Royal 8-12 ins. Flowers purple 
with white eye. Flowers good size. Blue 
Sentinel. Clear purple without eye. Plant 
weak. Verbena Crimson Glow    6 ins. 
Good deep crimson. 
             Carnation 
  VERY GOOD. Carnation Suttons Van- 
guard Mixture. Mostly double flowers. 
              Dianthus 
  VERY GOOD. Dianthus Salmon Queen. 
Flowers salmon pink, double. 
             Gaillardia 
  GOOD. Gaillardia Indian Chief 18 ins. 
Brick to maroon red. Heavy flowering. 
               Phlox 
  VERY GOOD. Stellata Splendens. Clear 
scarlet with white eye. White 12 ins. 
Excellent clear white. Salmon Glory. 
Salmon-pink. Flowers dark. 
  GOOD. Leopoldi 12 ins. Pink to rose 
with white eye. Daybreak 12 ins. Light 
pink with dark eye. Carnea 12 ins. Deli- 
cate light flesh-pink to white. Rosea 12 
ins. Rose with white eye. Salmon-Rose 
12 ins. Rose-pink like Daybreak but 
has dark pink center. Purple 12 ins. Good 
purple in most cases; some variation in 
depth of color. 
NATIONAL WILDLIFE RES- 
       TORATION WEEK 
        March 17-23, 1940 
D URING the Third National 
     Wildlife Restoration Week, 
from March 17-23, we will again 
have the opportunity of spread- 
ing the word about our rapidly 
diminishing wild life and natural 
resources to the public. 
  In each county there is a chair- 
man of Wildlife stamps who will 
distribute them to all organiza- 
tions in the county. For further 
details, write C. J. Ballam, 1819 
Helena Street, Madison, Wiscon- 
sin. 
March, 1940 
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