Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

August, 2003
Regional Report

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Georgia Field Trials
Whenever I'm considering new perennials for my garden, I check the cultivar ratings compiled by Alan Armitage's team at the University of Georgia at Athens. I think of this University of Georgia Trial Gardens Web site as a consumer report on promising plants for our region.

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Hillside Sheffield Pink
If you ask me, the most garden-worthy chrysanthemum to grow as a perennial is 'Hillside Sheffield Pink', also known as 'Sheffield Apricot'. An old hybrid Korean mum, 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' produces loads of pale pink daisies with yellow centers on 2- to 3-foot-tall plants. Bloom time is late October.

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