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Clients are always asking for something new, right? But you need something that you know will perform from installation until the end of the season. Well, don’t risk your season on something unproven. Here are the top five landscape performers from Ernst Benary of America that you likely haven’t yet chosen.

ERNST BENARY OF AMERICA, a division of Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, is an internationally renowned breeder, producer of leading annuals, FastraX perennials, potted flowering plants and cut flowers. Known worldwide as a leader in Begonias, Benary’s wide assortment includes some of the industry’s most sought-after varieties. Our long 174-year history as a family-owned business has allowed us to live our passion. For further information, log on to

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MIXING IT UP

New One Touch combinations from Benary.

Did you grow up with Garanimals? You know, the kids’ clothes that are made to match. You didn’t have to think; they always looked great together. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do that with plants?! In 2017, Benary will be introducing a whole new line of One Touch Combinations. They are color combinations of one series of plants that look amazing together. The twist is that these are not mixes, they’re combos. With mixed seed, the breeder puts all the colors in one packet. It’s convenient, but you can’t always tell what you’re going to get. You might get four of the same color in one basket! To a lot of retailers, that’s not a mix. But to fix it means paying someone to go back and patch in the correct colors.

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With One Touch Combinations, we give you the recipes, and you grow them however you wish. Here’s how it works: We will provide the varieties and percentages of each color in the mix. The seeds will be sold in solid color packets so you just order them like normal and sow them in individual flats. You can mix them when you bump them up into the finished container, or you can plant them in packs with exactly the right number of each color. This puts the control back in your hands, where it ought to be. To order, just contact your favorite broker. We work with all the major brokers or we’d be happy to whip up a traditional mixed packet and drop ship it to you. Here is a sneak peek at some of the amazing One Touch Combinations we will be introducing.