At Benary, our excitement shows through in everything we do, especially at Spring Trials. This year we strove to show: innovative ways to display plants; trouble-shooting ideas; as well as new series; new colors; and new ways to improve your profitability. We know you do your best to come join in the fun, but maybe you or some of your team weren’t able to make it. So here is a quick snapshot of the Benary Spring Trials site.
This year we followed the life cycle of plants as a consumer product. We started by showing the “prototypes” in our New Variety Promenade. Here, guests were treated to a high-tech sensory explosion featuring our newest and brightest stars. Visitors then moved on to The Benary Museum where the plants were displayed in their purest form, fresh off the production floor. This was a chance for visitors to experience our products as they would be produced for retail. Finally, guests relaxed in our outdoor showroom, Art in the Park. This area was reserved to show how consumers can use and enjoy our plants. A total of three displays, each showing the quality and utility of our products.
Now, let me introduce you to the stars of our show (applause)…
Begonia x hybrida F1 Funky™ Pink
Add some fun to your hanging basket program with new Funky™ Pink Begonia. The novelty flower form, bright color and fun name will make Funky™ Pink fly off the shelves. Better yet, it‘s easy to grow and ship, and “plays” well in mixed containers. Try this new novelty basket item from seed and watch it disappear from your benches.
Begonia semperflorens F1 Sprint Plus™ Series
Want to shave two weeks off your production time? Benary is introducing the most advanced, professional-grade begonia series on the market, Sprint Plus. The entire Sprint Plus series finishes 10 to 14 days earlier than the competition. It is the most uniform for timing across the series and within colors. It has reliable seed availability, great vigor as young plants, and even needs less PGRs. Next spring, don’t take the chance that your begonias won’t make it in time. Get Sprint Plus™ Begonias!
Begonia tuberhybrida F1 Nonstop™ Mocca White
Mocca White, one of the most popular Mocca colors, is getting an upgrade! The new white has excellent germination with better uniformity within the variety. As with all Nonstop™ Moccas, you can expect vigorous plants with outstanding outdoor performance and good contrast between flower and foliage. Upgrade your 4.5-inch (10-cm) pots or premium basket programs with Nonstop™ Mocca White.
Begonia boliviensis F1 Santa Barbara
A new color that is as beautiful and elegant as the city it is named after. Santa Barbara Begonia has huge 2-inch (5-cm) flowers in clean white for an elegant, tropical look. Like her sisters, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Santa Barbara has outstanding weather and drought tolerance, is easy to grow and has extraordinary performance in hanging baskets, containers and mass plantings.
Petunia x hybrida trailing F1 SUCCESS!® Coral
Another SUCCESS!® story —a new color in the earliest, most uniform trailing petunia series! In fact, the entire SUCCESS!® Series finishes seven days earlier than the leading series and all nine colors flower within six days of each other. You’ve seen their excellent garden performance in trial beds, containers and hanging baskets. You’ve seen the color impact from their unique, mounded habit, now get the entire series of seed petunias that can take your premium containers (and your profit margin) to the next level. Get SUCCESS!®
Pansy (Viola wittrockiana) F1 Inspire Plus™ Lemon Blotch
This variety will soon prove itself to be one of the top colors within the Inspire Plus™ series, and the best yellow on the market. The bright yellow flowers are very early to flower and hold well at retail. Inspire Plus™ Lemon Blotch also has outstanding garden performance even in late fall.
Pansy (Viola wittrockiana) F1 Inspire DeluXXe™ Ocean
What would Spring Trials be without a little look at the ocean, Inspire DeluXXe™ Ocean, that is. It gets its name from the many shades of blue that the blooms go through — starting almost white and then deepening to a rich blue with blotch at maturity. Consumers will love this color of the extra, extra large flowers, but they will also love the superior outdoor performance!
Bellis perennis Speedstar® Plus Series
Looking for a fun alternative to plant with your pansies this spring? Benary’s Bellis perennis Speedstar® Plus is sure to get consumer’s attention. We have improved the seed pellet to make production easier and more reliable, and made the leaves smaller to show off those “daisy“ like blooms that are so appealing to consumers. Available in three colors- carmine, pink and white, the compact, non-stretching habit is perfect to put into any pansy combo program.
If you’d like more information on these great new varieties, just send us an email at email@example.com