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CAST 2022 – Day 2: Dümmen Orange, Plant Haven, Suntory, Pacific Plug & Liner, and Sunset Western Garden Collection

10 highlights from Day 2 of the California Spring Trials 2022.

April 12, 2022  By Greenhouse Canada

Continuing our video coverage of the 2022 California Spring Trials (CAST), Day 2 of the tour highlighted new varieties from Dümmen Orange, Plant Haven, Suntory Flowers, Pacific Plug & Liner, and Sunset Western Garden Collection.

University of Guelph garden trial manager, Rodger Tschanz, took on double duty as Greenhouse Canada’s travelling correspondent and spoke with product managers on their favourite new annuals and houseplants for 2023, including perennials fit for the Canadian climate. Scroll down to discover their top picks.



TikTok Orange Calibrachoa – Dümmen Orange – Stephanie Whitehouse


Phlox Flame (Combinations) – Dümmen Orange – Jeff LaCourse


Crossandra Watermelon – Dümmen Orange – Leslie Bayas



Tradescantia Nanouk – Dümmen Orange – Heather VonAllmen



Gaillardia Fanfare Showtime & ColorPop Pickables Dianthus – Sunset Western Garden Collection/Southern Living Plant Collection – Janet Sluis


Surfinia XXL Petunia – Suntory Flowers – Lorentina McKoy


Echibeckia Summerina – Pacific Plug & Liner – Jen Miner


Supersemps Supervivum – Plant Haven – Chris Berg


Hummingbird Falls Salvia & Hummingbird’s Lunch Cuphea – Plant Haven – Chris Berg



Stay tuned for next week’s highlights from Day 3 on the road at CAST 2022.

For video highlights from Day 1 (Ball & Green Fuse), click here.

Thank you to Ball Seed for graciously providing on-the-ground transport and all around good company on their bus tour.

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