On September 22, 2011 the Illinois Turfgrass Foundation held its annual turfgrass expo and field day at the Chicago district Golf Association facilities in Lemont. This is also the location of the annuals trial garden. While the day was spent talking about all things related to the professional care and management of turfgrass, the professionals attending this meeting had the opportunity to view the annuals trial garden. They also had the chance to choose what they thought were the best looking annuals on display. They were give 5 survey flags and told to put the flags by those annuals that really stood out. Well, when the votes were counted this is what caught their eye.