culturalcorner/CAST 2014 Danziger and Benary

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Danziger & Benary
Sunday April 6th 2014
Galen Dokter
Heather Hydoski
Andrew Konicki
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Headstart/Danzinger
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Well laid out displays- New selections separated from existing lines
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Very nicely grown display samples
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Helpful, informative guide and staff
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Great education on the Danzinger breeding and how to position them in the
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Great education on the Headstart programs and how to offer them to customers
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Headstart/Danzinger- Impressions
• Headstart►
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Unique Cyclamen
• Hirari Double
• Rocolina
Programs
• Veggies
• Cut Flowers
• 200-cell vegetative
• Danzinger
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Comprehensive line of offerings
Reliable and innovative breeding
Position in market against proprietary competition
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Headstart/Danzinger-New Introductions
Osteospermum Ostica Meringue
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Headstart/Dazinger- Top Five Items
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Ray Petunias
► Day length Neutral
► 15 colors in series
► Mounding habit
► Good for tight 4in production, container & basket component
Bacopa Scopia
► Excellent breeding
► Largest Flowers
► 21 colors in series
► 4in, baskets, containers
Sunharmony Impatiens
► More compact than the competition
► Easier to manage
► Alternate supplier
Argyranthemum Angelica
► Well matched series-timing
► 10 colors in series
► Yellow is compact and times with other colors
Headstart Cyclamen
► 200 cell program
► Noveties Hirari Double & Rocolina
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Headstart/Danzinger- Advantages
• Headstart
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200 cell vegetative program- Show to
finish as quickly as a 72
Large vegetable transplant offering
Excellent customer service
• Danzinger
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Large offering of annuals and
perennials that can ship together
Good breeding
Supply benefits
Trial showing plants growing from 200,
128 & 72 trays. 200 as nice as 72s
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Benary
• Product displayed by Genus and Series in a linear layout
• Plants looked nice, a few new items worth noting.
• Great introduction as to Benary’s direction and some insight into
future breeding.
• Just a few perennials on display. Focus on annuals.
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Benary - Impressions
• Product Highlights
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Pansy/Viola
• Pansy Inspire Line
• New XL Pansy breeding next year
• New Viola Admire Series
Big Begonias
• Featured in Landscapes around the
world including the Whitehouse
• Great uniformity and unmatched by
any other series on the market
Petunias
• New Success Series
• Bred by the breeder of Ramblin’
• Competing with Wave
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Benary - New Introductions
Pentas Graffiti Red Velvet
Begonia Big Pink Green Leaf
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Petunia Success! series
Viola Admire Series
Benary- Top Five Items
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Begonia Santa Cruz
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Boliviensis from seed
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1 color for now
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Good for HB and smaller 4” production
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Future Breeding hinted as more colors and double flowers in a
few years
Begonia Big Series
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Featured in many landscapes around the US and World
(Whitehouse)
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Large landscape Begonia
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Bronze and Greeleaf varieties
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Large 3” flowers
Begonia Nonstop
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Full Dark Leaf ‘Mocca’ line
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Continue to improve colors and breeding
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Everyone knows the Nonstop name
Pentas Graffiti Series
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Well matched series-Habit/timing
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New Bright Red to replace Red Lace when seed sold out
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Bright red looked a little more compact
FasttraX perennials
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First year blooming quick finish perennial program
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Save Money, Time, and Space vs Fall planting/Vernalized
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