ForeCAST: Imagine more with Danziger

April 05, 2018
Written by Danziger (edited)
For the first time in Danziger’s CAST history, their trial garden will feature an area exclusively for retailers. This private space will include new and exclusive varieties, as well as retail displays with full-grown individual plants and container combinations. Here are some highlights:

Colibri™ Calibrachoa
This compact series features controlled growth with little to no PGR. Bred and selected to be produced in quart pots, Colibri creates nice, tidy baskets that are bursting with blooms. This early series will flower in ten-hour days. Colibri is available in eight colours, including ‘lemon’, new for 2019.

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The Vanessa series is bred for mildew tolerance and flower power. Danziger tests prospective varieties by inoculating the seedlings with mildew. Only those that stay clean and in full colour are brought to market. Cascading varieties are wonderful for hanging baskets, uprights are perfect for pots.

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The Solanna series is known for first-year flowering with no bulking or vernalization requirements. New for 2019, Solanna Bright Touch flowers exceptionally early, with blooms covering the plant as early as April. A good quart perennial, Solanna is best in gallons.

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If you’re looking for an Erysimum that flowers throughout the summer, Sunstrong is it. This beautiful bi-colour variety flowers without cooling, allowing growers to treat this zone 6 perennial as an annual.

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Phoxstar™ Series
This annual phlox is a true rock star. Its tidy, compact habit makes it perfect in the landscape, containers or hanging baskets. Annual phlox are typically impossible to root. Phloxstar roots very well, doesn’t cycle out of flower and stands up to heat and drought. Check out the spectacular colours for 2019 including red, white and salmon.


Location: 4860 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
Dates: April 14 to 19, 2018
Hours: 8a.m. – 5p.m. each day

Please contact Kathleen Hennessy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule meeting times.

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