Full TGIF Record # 19194
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Author(s):Tapp, Linda D.; Powell, A. J.; Witt, Mary; Anderson, Bob
Title:Annual and perennial wildflower evaluations - III. 1988 and 1989
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. 1990, p. 18-24.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Series:Progress Report 328
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Wildflowers; Annual grasses; Percent living ground cover; Flowering date; Quality evaluation; Weed infestation; Reestablishment
Geographic Terms:Kentucky
Abstract/Contents:Summarizes 2 tests which evaluated 25 annual wildflower species. Test 1, established 5/11/88, includes 2 replications of individual 2' x 5' plots. A table provides % ground cover on 6/9/88 and 1988 and 89 bloom dates. Mountain Garland, Spurred Snapdragon, and Tall Plains Coreopsis had 100% cover while Rocket Larkspur had only 7% cover. All but one annual species bloomed in 1988 and several species reseeded and bloomed again in 1989. The 1988 seeded annuals reseeded themselves poorly. The species which did reseed were no longer confined to their original plots, which made data in 1989 difficult to obtain. Species which reseeded and bloomed in 1989: Dwarf Cornflower, Rocket Larkspur, California Poppy, Corn Poppy, Annual Indian Blanket, Tall Plains Coreopsis, Catchfly, Cosmos, Mountain Garland. Test 2 evaluated the same 25 species as in test 1 in 4 replications of individual 2' x 5' plots established 5/18/89. A table provides % ground cover on 6/1 and 6/21/89 and visual quality (1 to 5; 1=failure; 5=best) on 8/4/89. Mountain Garland at 75 and 86% and Tall Plains Coreopsis at 70 and 95% had best cover while Rocket Larkspur and Baby Blue Eyes had 0% cover on both rating dates. Globe Gilia and Cosmos had best quality at 5 while African Daisy, Corn Poppy, Rocket Larkspur, and Baby Blue Eyes received ratings of 1. In 1989 weeds were thick in the plots by July and only the most aggressive species competed. The best 1989 annuals were: Cosmos (Bloomed until frost), Dwarf Cornflower (Long bloom period), Catchfly (Beautiful pink bloom in July), Starflower (Seedheads pretty for months), Spurred Snapdragons (Late-blooming), Bird Eyes, Tall Plains Coreopsis, Globe Gilia.
See Also:See also Part I: Mixtures, R=19203 R=19203

See also Part II: Perennials, R=19200 R=19200
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Tapp, L. D., A. J. Powell, M. Witt, and B. Anderson. 1990. Annual and perennial wildflower evaluations - III. 1988 and 1989. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 18-24.
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