Rex Begonia Jurassic Jr. Wins UGA Classic City Award

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Rex Begonia Jurassic Jr.™ Fire Spike has been honored with a 2022 Classic City Award from the University of Georgia. It was an impressive series that the judges could not stop talking about.

Photo courtesy of University of Georgia Trials

Comments from the judges included, “Once again, the shade-loving colorful foliage has blown us away. The complex foliar patterns and abundant flowers on Fire Spike had the best performance of all in both baskets and the landscape beds.”

Photo courtesy of University of Georgia Trials

This year, Jurassic Jr. joins PanAmerican Seed’s Coleus Ruby Heart, Ball FloraPlant’s Double Impatiens Glimmer™ Appleblossom and MixMasters™ Powers That Bee.


2022 Classic City Award Winners

The following plants impressed the judges the most throughout the trials at the University of Georgia this year:

Calibrachoa Superbells® Prism™ Pink Lemonade by Proven Winners

Caladium Crystal Moon by Classic Caladiums

Catharanthus Soiree Flamenco® Senorita Pink by Suntory

Coleus Premium Sun Ruby Heart by PanAmerican Seed

Double Impatiens Glimmer™ Appleblossom by Ball FloraPlant

Gerbera Garvinea® Sweet Sparkle by HilverdaFlorist

Hibiscus Hollywood™ America’s Sweetheart by J. Berry Nursery

Lantana Gem™ Compact Orange Fire by Danziger

MixMasters™ Powers That Bee by Ball FloraPlant

Petunia DuraBloom® Electric Lilac by DummenOrange

Portulaca Mojave® Yellow 2023 by Proven Winners

Rex Begonia Jurassic Jr.™ Fire Spike by Ball Ingenuity

Be sure to share these regional trial winners with your customers, especially when planning for next year’s programs. To find out more, visit the trials gardens page to read about the other winning varieties.

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