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May 26, 2021
California Summer Trials Sneak Peek – Part 4 By Jasmina Dolce

Can you believe the California Summer Trials are less than a month away?! Twenty-eight days to be exact.

After taking a break last year, we are more than ready to hit the road and see flowers and friendly faces along the California coast next month. Will we see you there?

If you’re a procrastinator and still need to finalize your travel plans, check out our article in the May issue of GPN for everything you need to know.

And if you can’t make it to California next month, no worries! GPN will be hosting it’s first-ever New Varieties Week beginning June 29. Eight breeding companies will share their latest innovations on 60-minute webcasts for you. Click here to learn more and to register.

In the meantime, check out these sneak peeks of what the breeders have been working on and are introducing for 2022.


Leucanthemum ‘Double Angel’
Green Fuse Botanicals

Leucanthemum Green Fuse

Known for its well-known extensive leucanthemum breeding, Green Fuse Botanicals features all day length neutral varieties that require no vernalization. The new ‘Double Angel’ is a full double shasta with clean white flowers on a compact chassis. It is a perfect companion to the single ‘Angel’ and will shine in quart through gallon production.

Verbena ‘Vectura Blue Wing’

Benary Plus verbena

This new bright bicolor variety adds excitement to hanging baskets or mixed containers. ‘Vectura Blue Wing’ has slightly larger flowers and blooms very early like the entire series. The mounded habit flowers in the middle for maximum impact at retail.

Lavender ‘La Diva Eternal Elegance’
Dümmen Orange

La diva lavender

The new La Diva lavender program allows growers to continuously produce luxury-quality plants from early spring through autumn. ‘La Diva Eternal Elegance’ is a complete breakthrough for angustifolia types with months earlier flowering, allowing extremely early season sales.

Impatiens ‘Beacon Rose’
PanAmerican Seed

Beacon impatiens

A new color for 2022 launches in the Beacon series of high disease-resistant impatiens. Rose is well-branched with medium vigor and clear rose flowers. Pair long-lasting Beacon impatiens with other shade-loving annuals for upscale mixes at retail.

Salvia ‘Salgoon Lake Onega’

Salgoon salvia

Five new colors are being added to the Salgoon series, making it the only series with six unique colors including last year’s introduction Strawberry Lake. Lake Onega is a standout, with its unique dark purple color. The Salgoon series is known for its strong genetics, uniform growing habits, heat tolerance and heavy bloom set.

Calibrachoa ‘Candy Shop Bag of Trix’

Calibrachoa Candy Shop

This new variety is a breakthrough boasting attractive purple and white pinwheel flowers. It is the classic Candy Shop pattern that will mutate to a different color, and then revert back to the original; it is a one variety mix. Heavy flowering, semi-trailing plants are perfect for small pots, hanging baskets and premium mixed containers.


Jasmina Dolce

Jasmina Dolce is managing editor of GPN magazine. She can be reached at [email protected]

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