Lucas Trial Events

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Summer Trial  - Week of July 20-24,2020

Fall Mum Trial - September 24, 2020

Winter Poinsettia Trial - December 2, 2020


******Special Note About This Year's Summer Trial******

The 2020 Lucas Greenhouses Summer Trial Gardens will be OPENING this year.  Come see our Top Performers and New Varieties, along with our line of rooted cuttings crops in their finished state.  

With your safety in mind, we will be extending our 1 day event into a week-long event, July 20th-24th.  This will give everyone the opportunity to visit our trials with plenty of space for social distancing.  We are asking that everyone registers for a time slot so we can monitor our numbers.  Brokers please register yourself, as well as your guests.  Everyone needs to register ahead of time to be able to attend the trials.  

We will be making every precaution to keep you safe and comfortable.  We will provide dip tanks for your hands, single use pens, and clean bathrooms. Masks are recommended but not required.  While we have always enjoyed providing you with a nice meal, this year we will only be offering cold drinks.  We look forward to serving a meal again next year. 

As the trial week nears, we will adjust our event to meet the updated Covid-19 guidelines. Please sign up to receive our 2020 Summer Trial Updates here so we can keep you informed on any changes to the event. 

This year we will be adding photo and video documentation of our trials, providing a virtual trial experience for those unable or uncomfortable with travel.

Time slots currently available:

July 20th-24th

Monday AM - Open

Monday PM - Open

Tuesday AM - Open

Tuesday PM - Open

Wednesday PM - Open

Thursday AM - Open

Thursday PM - Open

Friday AM - Open

Friday PM - Open

Follow us on Instagram to see the progress and updates @lucasgreenhouses.trials.

***This event is not open to the public.***





Over the years, Lucas Greenhouses has become the industry’s east coast trial destination. Visitors travel great distances to see the newest varieties and top performers before they even hit the market.

Starting in July and running through September you can view almost 1,000 large pots of vegetative annuals on display in our nearly 4 acre trial area.  Or you can visit us in late September to view our mum and aster trial which features several hundred different varieties from multiple breeders. This past year we also started offering a poinsettia trial in early December that was well received.  

Also, our landscape customers have found our in-ground trial areas extremely helpful. Each year we continue to expand these beds, giving you more ideas for future plantings.

If you would like to view the trials, please call ahead to make an appointment. This way we can have someone available to show you through the trials.


  • Evaluate new varieties & introductions
  • Observe growth habits and performance
  • Receive cultural information and grower advice on open house dates
  • Get new ideas for plantings


Lucas Trial Events

Trial - Fall Mum Trials

Trial - Fall Mum Trials

Trial - Greenhouse Tours

Trial - Greenhouse Tours

Trial - Summer Trials

Trial - Summer Trials

Trial - Winter Poinsettia Trials

Trial - Winter Poinsettia Trials