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Thank You for another great year in the Raker Trial Gardens!  Make sure to visit us in 2018.

See the newest varieties, top performers, and most unique plants the horticulture industry offers. If you would like to receive regular announcements about the RTG18, please contact Greg Michalak.


OPEN: July 18, 2018 - August 31, 2018, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm  CONTACT: Greg Michalak, Director of Trials, (517) 542-4550



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2017 RTG HIGHLIGHTS:
The Raker Blind Pink Petunia Trial results
This year's blind trial was quite a success. We had 63 entries from 13 breeders. There were 118 votes and the winner was Easy Wave Pink Passion from Pan American Seeds.

Here is the list with the results:

Number of votes Ranking Number Item Name Breeder
15 1 37 Petunia  Easy Wave Pink Passion PanAmerican
12 2 52 Petunia  Supertunia Mini Rose Veined Proven Winners
10 3 44 Petunia  Tidal Wave Hot Pink PanAmerican
10 4 54 Petunia  Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Proven Winners
5 5 29 Petunia  Frappe Rose Floranova
5 6 59 Petunia  Surfinia Sumo Pink Suntory Flowers
5 7 6 Petunia  Mainstage Pink Selecta
5 8 60 Petunia  Dekko Electric Rose Syngenta
4 9 56 Petchoa  SuperCal Pink Sakata
4 10 24 Petunia  Espresso Ruby Floranova
4 11 64 Petunia  Ramblin Shades O Pink Syngenta
3 12 13 Petunia  Peppy Pink 2017 Dummen Orange
3 13 20 Petunia  Sweetunia Hot Pink Dummen Orange
3 14 22 Petunia  Sweetunia Pink Lemonade Dummen Orange
3 15 35 Petunia  Dreams Pink PanAmerican
3 16 42 Petunia  Shock Wave Pink Shades PanAmerican
3 17 48 Petunia  Supertunia Giant Pink Proven Winners
3 18 49 Petunia  Supertunia Hot Pink Charm Proven Winners
3 19 63 Petunia  Ramblin Pink Syngenta
3 20 68 Petunia  Whispers Star Rose Syngenta
2 21 4 Petunia  Mainstage Hot Pink Selecta
2 22 40 Petunia  Pretty Flora Pink Pearl PanAmerican
2 23 58 Petunia  Surfinia Sumo Glacial Pink Suntory Flowers
1 24 16 Petunia  Potunia Piccola Pink Dummen Orange
1 25 32 Petunia  F1 Mambo GP Sweet Pink Hem Genetics
1 26 33 Petunia  Carpet Pink PanAmerican
1 27 34 Petunia  Daddy Pink PanAmerican
1 28 45 Petunia  Wave Pink PanAmerican
1 29 65 Petunia  Sanguna Hot Rose Syngenta
    3 Petunia  Sun Spun Pink Ball FloraPlant
    7 Petunia  Starlet Dark Pink Selecta
    8 Petunia  Success! Pink Benary
    9 Petunia  Baroque Pink Ray Danziger
    10 Petunia  Fortunia Early Pink Dummen Orange
    12 Petunia  Fortunia Pink Gem Dummen Orange
    14 Petunia  Potunia Neon 2017 Dummen Orange
    15 Petunia  Potunia Piccola Hot Pink Dummen Orange
    17 Petunia  Potunia Plus Hot Pink Dummen Orange
    18 Petunia  Potunia Plus Soft Pink Morning Dummen Orange
    19 Petunia  Surprise Neon Dummen Orange
    21 Petunia  Sweetunia Hot Pink Lemonade Dummen Orange
    23 Petunia  Sweetunia Rose Shimmer Dummen Orange
    25 Petunia  Expresso Rose Floranova
    27 Petunia  Expresso Grande Deep Rose Floranova
    28 Petunia  Expresso Grande Pink Floranova
    30 Petunia  F1 Limbo GP Sweet Pink Hem Genetics
    31 Petunia  F1 Mambo GP Pink Hem Genetics
    36 Petunia  Easy Wave Pink PanAmerican
    38 Petunia  EZ Rider Deep Pink PanAmerican
    39 Petunia  Madness Pink PanAmerican
    41 Petunia  Pretty Grand Deep Pink PanAmerican
    43 Petunia  Super Cascade Pink PanAmerican
    46 Petunia  Supertunia Bermuda Beach Proven Winners
    47 Petunia  Supertunia Flamingo Proven Winners
    51 Petunia  Supertunia Mini Bright Pink Proven Winners
    53 Petunia  Supertunia Mini Strawberry Pink Veined Proven Winners
    55 Petunia  ColorWorks Pink Radiance Sakata
    57 Petchoa  SuperCal Pink Ice Sakata
    61 Petunia  Duvet Pink Syngenta
    62 Petunia  Picobella Pink Syngenta
    66 Petunia  Sanguna Lipstick Syngenta
    67 Petunia  Sanguna Patio Pink Morn Syngenta
    70 Petchoa  Hells Flamin' Rose Westoff

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