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Louisiana Super Plants


Louisiana Super Plants 

The Louisiana Super Plant program is an educational and marketing campaign that highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes. These specific plants have a proven track record having gone through several years of university evaluations and observations.  

Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil a list of Louisiana Super Plants, evaluated and selected for their superior performance under Louisiana growing conditions.  Then the Louisiana Super Plants are promoted to generate interest and awareness of these hardy plants statewide. The homeowner and professional alike can benefit from using Louisiana Super Plants for a successful landscape experience. 

Each Super Plant must have at least 2 years of rigorous evaluations and have a proven track record under North and South Louisiana growing conditions and must prove hardy across the state.  Louisiana Super Plants are selected 1-2 years in advance of release to the public. The Louisiana Super Plant Selection Committee, composed of LSU AgCenter research and extension personnel, select plants based upon observations made in replicated plots and demonstration trials across the state.  This selection process gives each Super Plant the combined rating of "university tested and industry approved". 

The Louisiana Super Plant program began in 2009.  Louisiana's heat and humidity are tough on plants and most plants recommended for northern and western locations will not perform well here. Hence the need for this state program that utilizes university research to identify and promote exceptional plants that perform well in Louisiana. 

Plants have to be tough to be given the title Louisiana Super Plant!  Come by Louisiana Nursery to find your favorite! 

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