|Research Station Profile|
(05/27/20) The second Louisiana Super Plant announced for 2020 are Lucky Star pentas.
One of the top choices for landscape consideration is the willow oak. Mature trees average between 60 and 80 feet tall by 40 to 50 feet wide.
Redbor kale delivers a dramatic display of red-purple foliage, adding visual interest when paired with such cool-season blooming annuals as dianthus and violas.
Torenia, also known as wishbone flower, is a compact annual plant that brings vivid colors to shady areas of the garden.
The Serenita angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Serenita Raspberry) is a herbaceous perennial grown as a warm-season color bedding plant in Louisiana.
Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum or V. ashei) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States.
Little Ruby is typically used as an annual in Louisiana. It is used as a ground cover for its compact, mounding, spreading form.
Few trees invoke the feeling of the old Southern homestead like our native Southern magnolia, and Little Gem is no exception.
Some of the best cool-season bedding plants we have available in Louisiana are interspecific dianthus, and the Jolt series dianthus is no exception.
Serena series angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Serena Series) are herbaceous perennials grown as a warm-season color bedding plants in Louisiana.
Drift roses are some of the toughest and most tolerant shrub roses in Louisiana, making them the perfect addition for the busy gardener.
Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a root-hardy tropical. Its best attribute is the amazing variegated chartreuse and light green foliage with red veining.
Balled-and-burlapped plant material is dug out of the ground with the soil immediately surrounding the roots remaining undisturbed.
(08/22/18) Pollination Celebration for all ages will be presented at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
Hydrangeas are known for their extraordinary blooms and ‘Limelight’ produces a bright lime-green to white inflorescence that is sure to impress.
Walk among butterflies, make hummingbird banding, take pictures of pollinators, build bee hotels and house, and more.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, the LSU AgCenter will host the SELNA Trade Show at the Hammond Research Station.
In this issue: The Science of Substrates; Where are our Olive Trees Now?; Sedge Control in Landscape Beds.
In this issue: Exobasidium Leaf Gall, Salvias in Hammond, Figs in the south, Henry's Garnet Virginia Willow and more.
Margie Yates Jenkins, Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Early Emergence ALERT, Take All Root Rot, Clumping Bamboo Winter Damage, No Math Sprayer Calibration Guide.
Welcome Dr. Jeb Fields and Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson, AAS Trials, Spring Garden Shows and Activities, Tough varieties lasted through the winter and more.
Harsh winter temperatures can cause quite a bit of damage in the landscape, but they also provide a great opportunity to showcase some tougher plants.
Thursday April 5, 2018, from 9 am until 2 pm at the Hammond Research Center.
Snow Day at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station Dec 8, 2017, 11 New AAS Winners for 2018, What is "New" Horticulture, Gardening After a Freeze, and more.
Greenhouse Grower 2017 LSU Field Trials Results, Planting Trees and Shrubs in Winter, "Crape Murder", Edible Ornamental Redbor Kale, Featured Plant Varieties
Crape myrtle Bark Scale Management Updates, Industry's Top 10 at Hammond Research Station Landscape Horticulture Field Day, Winterizing Your Lawn, and more.
Growing Olives in Louisiana: An Initial Evaluation, Insect and Disease Challenges for Growing the Tea Plant, 'White Wedding' Hydrangea paniculata, and more.
Emerald Ash Borer Has New Hosts, Management of Phytophthora aka 'Plant Destroyer', Featured Plant Variety, Impact of Preemergence Herbicides.
The Hammond Research Station host the Master Gardener Appreciation day, where the Master Gardeners voted on their favorite plants in the trial gardens.
The newest Louisiana Super Plant from the LSU AgCenter for fall is the Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia!
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
A salvia that is not necessarily new but is lesser known is the Salvia farinacea series Evolution. Both the Evolution White and the Evolution Violet are propa
Listing of Super Plants from past winners and 2017 winners.
Great hybrid impatiens for full sun landscapes.
This is a great Louisiana native shrub.
Louisiana's most durable petunia for your landscape.
2017 American Garden Rose Selection, Crape Murder, Is Tea, Camellia sinensis A New Crop For Louisiana?, Kelos Atomic and Kelos Fire Celosia Observations.
The three plants selected as Super Plants for 2016 bring the total number of plants in the program since it started five years ago to 35.
Growing tips and photos for Louisiana Super Plant Luna Hibiscus.
"Plant with Potential" is a new outreach program created at the Hammond Research Station to annually introduce and distribute ornamental plants.
(05/06/16) The LSU AgCenter has named Serenita Raspberry angelonia a Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2016.
(Video 05/02/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Evolution Violet salvia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
Leslie Ann is a camellia sasanqua that is popular in Louisiana.
Rich purple blooms cover a 3-foot-wide canopy of foliage twice annually.
This coleus offers exceptional performance in Louisiana.
This ornamental grass is a red-foliaged variety.
(Distributed 05/29/15) HAMMOND, La. – If you like the flowering habit of shade-loving impatiens, you’ll be excited to know more about the impatiens that boldly go when no impatiens have gone before – into full sun.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Rabbiteye Blueberry.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Mesa Gaillardia.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' Buddleia.
Growing tips and photos of Louisiana Super Plant Kauai Torenia.
This oak is a fast-growing native oak that fits in urban landscapes better than live oak. Willow oak is a deciduous, native tree.
Description and photos of 'Diamonds Blue' delphinium
Drift roses are a series of low-maintenance roses that fit a special niche in the shrub rose market.
Growing information and photos of the Louisiana Super Plant, Little Ruby alternanthera.
Growing information and photos of Louisiana Super Plant, Bandana lantana.
(Video News 02/07/13) Before the azaleas bloom or the crawfish start boiling, you can get your first taste of spring with Louisiana strawberries. Growers started picking berries a few months ago, and LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that a mild winter could improve the crop. (1:36)
(Audio News 02/05/13) Under ominous skies, workers pulled row covers over Kevin Liuzza’s strawberry fields. Rain is typical in January, but his fields were battered by 18 inches in the early part of the month leading to a lot of lost berries. Row covers are used to protect the crop from cold weather but can also shield against showers. (Runtime: 1:30)
(Audio 11/05/12) Most cool-season bedding plants enjoy growing in full sun to part shade. If you have a shady area, consider planting Camelot foxglove and Swan columbine. Both are Louisiana Super Plants. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 11/09/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – Fall – November through early December – is the best time to plant hardy trees in Louisiana. Are you are thinking about adding shade trees, small spring or summer flowering trees or trees for screening? If you are, this is time of the year to head out to local nurseries and purchase trees to plant in your landscape.
(Video 05/21/12) In Louisiana, hydrangeas typically bloom once – in May. But the Super Plant Penny Mac hydrangea keeps reblooming many times until the end of summer. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill visits the Hammond Research Station and looks at the Penny Mac hydrangea – a reliable and beautiful plant for Louisiana landscapes. (Runtime: 1:40)
(Video 05/28/12) Buddleia is also called butterfly bush because it attracts butterlflies. It’s a tough, flowering bush that comes in many sizes and colors. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how the dwarf buddleia Blue Chip is a good choice for vibrant color and nice fragrance.(Runtime: 1:37)