Day 5 … but things have not slowed down!
Chris: Alas, we must move on from Proven Winners to Danziger, which always holds its trial at Headstart Nursery, directly behind Garlic World (home of garlic ice cream). A good selection of new additions here, but Ellen and I will each pick a favorite. For me, I like that Danziger is doing what several other trials are doing: simplifying their lines. Take their Noa Calibrachoa, for instance. Lots of varieties and subseries. Very confusing. So they’re going to eventually drop Noa as a series and instead upgrade everything and give them their own series name based on habit.
For instance, Lia is their hanging basket series. It features tight internodes and lots of flowers. Daylength is just 10 hours, so it’s easy to flower early. Lia starts with four colors.
Also getting a new addition is Colibri, their compact calibrachoa series. It’s been tested to produce a good-looking 4-in. pot, but still finish nicely in the garden. Lemon is the new one in this series. Okay, Ellen, your pick from Danziger?
Ellen: I’ll pick Sunstrong Bicolor Purple Erysimum. Fans will know we’ve run into Erysimum several years ago, but Danziger’s version needs no cooling at all. Grow it like an annual, we were told, put it in gallons or larger, and extend your season on either end. The color is an interesting pale purple and salmon or peach.
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