ForeCAST: Benary celebrates 175th

April 02, 2018
Written by Benary (edited)
This year’s California Spring Trials are particularly special for Benary – it’s their 175th anniversary. Known for their fun, out-of-the-box activities during CAST, this year is no different. Here's a sample of the new varieties you can look forward to during your visit:

Marigold Super Hero™ Spry

Marigold Super Hero™ Spry (an AAS winner) is a powerhouse French marigold with dark maroon lower petals and golden yellow upper petals. Noted award-winning attributes include a more uniform, stable colour pattern, earlier bloom and no deadheading required.

Petunia SUCCESS! 360°

Petunia SUCCESS! 360° is a versatile grandiflora series that looks great from any angle. As uniform and programmable as the SUCCESS! series. Available in 13 colours for a complete colour range of full, well-branched packs that “pop” at retail.


Helianthus Bert

Bert® is the perfect gift plant. Bert’s large, bright yellow flowers with chocolate centers don’t produce pollen, so they stay bright and clean at retail. Reliable, high germination rates make Helianthus Bert easy to grow and schedule too.

Lewisia Elise Ruby Red

Elise Ruby Red is a versatile first year flowering perennial that can be used as a potted plant or bedding plant. It’s heat- and drought-tolerant and has a long flowering season. It’s also a FleuroSelect Gold Medal Winner!

To schedule your visit, contact Jen Calhoun at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-777-5751, or go to

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