California Spring Trials 2020 Preview: Ball Horticultural Company
Metalis Cyclamen from Morel Diffusion
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California Spring Trials 2020 Preview: Ball Horticultural Company

Check out new varieties from Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity and more.

January 31, 2020

Featuring Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Selecta One and Wave Petunias

March 28 - 31, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

335 South Briggs Road, Santa Paula, California, 93060

Contact: Janessa Bender,, (630) 588-3187

PanAmerican Seed

Foliage Celosia Sol Collection

Foliage celosia brings color and texture to containers and gardens. The Sol Collection launches with two varieties that produce relatively fast with no Downy mildew issues. Both hold well at retail and expand the options for consumers looking for sun-loving accent plants.

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Pepper Armageddon

Armageddon is the world’s first F1 hybrid super-hot chili measuring at 1.3 million scovilles. This gives a fantastic grower advantage in terms of improved plant vigor and fruit uniformity. It is the earliest maturing super-hot variety – at least 14 days earlier than the competition.

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Ball Ingenuity

Brew-Tea-Ful Green Camellia

Gardeners can grow their own tea leaves at home! This is a great patio/container plant. Freshly made tea is much more flavorful and higher in antioxidants than tea that has been packaged and stored over time. Tea is produced by harvesting the tips of the branches and then drying the leaves. Bred by John Robb of Kulnara, New South Wales (NSW) in Australia, and offered exclusively through Ball Seed.

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Petunia Easy Wave Rose Fusion

Always a standout in the petunia market, the Easy Wave series lets you bring in a wide array of decorator colors, like new Rose Fusion. The mid-rose colored blooms have a deep rose veins. It was named by our Wave Fan Club! Its 9-hour short-day flowering requirement creates early-season opportunities.

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Kieft Seed

Echinacea Artisan Collection

Elevates seed Echinacea to offer consistency of plant structure for uniform and highly branched, full plants. It also provides uniformity of flowering – all plants are ready to sell at the same time. Available in Red Ombre and Soft Orange.

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Darwin Perennials

L. stoechas Primavera

A Spanish Lavender that will flower throughout Summer and Winter to extend the sales season. Can be programmed for very early flowering for markets in the deep south, or for summer sales in the north. It’s the most versatile of Spanish Lavender varieties.

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Morel Diffusion

Metalis Cyclamen

This new midi range of cyclamen features silvery foliage. Plants have exceptional evenness with round and vigorous growth, generous silverleaf, and distinctive contrasting. Available in an assortment of six colors and a mix.

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