In 1982, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences established the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with the mission to facilitate teaching, research, and new plant introductions. The gardens are an essential trialing site for heat and humidity tolerance for many of the world’s annual and perennial ornamental breeding companies due to the number of days that temperatures reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and above, which is between 50 and 60 days each year. The research and trialing gardens work with over 20 of the major ornamental breeding companies from around the world. Each year, UGA Cooperative Extension publishes the current year’s best performers.
If you want more information about 2020’s Best New Plants then go to the link here.