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CAST 2022: Day 4 – Syngenta Flowers, ThinkPlants, Benary, Hishtil

April 26, 2022  By Greta Chiu

Anik Graves of ThinkPlants

The final day of the California Spring Trials wrapped up with one last look at new introductions, tailored for the Canadian market.

At CAST 2022 – Rodger Tschanz

University of Guelph trial garden manager, Rodger Tschanz took on the final day, doubling as Greenhouse Canada’s travelling correspondent. He spoke with product representatives for Syngenta Flowers, ThinkPlants, Benary and Hishtil who each took a minute to highlight one or two favourites from their respective new introductions for 2023.

From hydrangeas to herbs, scroll down to watch the video shorts.



HI Hydrangeas – Syngenta Flowers – Terry Talsma


Mojo Geraniums – Syngenta Flowers – Terry Talsma


Pollination Echinacea – Benary – Scott Hanes


Ptilotus Joey & Matilda – Benary – Oz Marshall


Cats Plus Viola – Benary – Oz Marshall


Lithodora Tidepool Sky Blue – ThinkPlants – Anik Graves


Lavlov Lavandula & Lemon Fizz Santolina – Hishtil – Haim Rosenblum


That concludes our new varietal highlights from the road. Stay tuned for a final wrap-up and Q&A with Tschanz as he shares his experiences on the road and bonus footage beyond new varieties.

Missed the last few weeks? Catch up here:

  • For video highlights from Day 1 (Ball & Green Fuse), click here.
  • For video highlights from Day 2 (Dümmen Orange, Plant Haven, Suntory Flowers, Pacific Plug & Liner, and Sunset Western Garden Collection), click here.
  • For video highlights from Day 3 (Danziger, Takii, HilverdaFlorist, and Sakata Seed), 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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