The Dümmen Orange CAST 2022 stop at Filipponi Ranch in San Luis Obispo kicked off our second day on the road checking out new varieties. Check out some of the introductions that caught our eye and see what's coming next.
Dümmen is introducing a new program of trendy foliage plants and succulents for the indoors. Welcome to the Jungle offers 50 varieties that are perfect for containers and baskets that will pique the interest of indoor gardeners looking to liven up their living spaces.
The stylish plant collection features tons of textures with trailing as well as upright options. There are many compact options as well. Noticing the indoor succulent garden trend, Dümmen Orange wanted to expand offerings.
The small plants are great for miniature gardens and terrariums. Many are available at retail now with more becoming available by the end of the year.
Varieties include Citrus Twist Peperomia obtipan, Nanouk Tradescantia, Mystifall Pilea glauca, Tortuga Tradescantia, Senecio String of Thai Dolphins, Peperomia Leap Frog, Sedum Jade Runner and Kalanchoe Silver Strand.
Logo courtesy of MGK
MGK acquires DeBug brands from Agro Logistic Systems Inc.
The acquisition creates one-of-a-kind botanical business in pest control.
MGK, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, announces the purchase of the DeBug brand of neem products from Agro Logistic Systems, Inc. The DeBug products are an excellent addition to MGK’s current botanical portfolio, which includes its legacy brands, Pyganic and EverGreen. “This acquisition supports MGK’s mission to make life healthier by offering responsible products that protect people and their environments from the impact of insects,” states Steve Gullickson, president of MGK.
The DeBug range of products provides growers with a portfolio of solutions for insect control across a broad base of pests and crops. Offering quadruple action as an insecticide, fungicide, miticide and nematicide, DeBug can be used independently or in tandem with pyrethrum and other natural or synthetic pesticides.
MGK’s plan is to incorporate neem into its product development process and deliver innovative solutions to multiple markets for decades to come. "We are excited to add neem to our portfolio of botanical active ingredients. MGK now has a strong development and commercial position in three, time-tested and highly effective EPA-registered botanical active ingredients," says Don Sundquist, MGK’s director of business development. "We believe DeBug and future neem-based offerings are a perfect complement to MGK's portfolio of organically compliant crop protection products."
CAST 2022: Suntory
Suntory hosted visitors at the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds this year. Here's a couple new introductions that caught our eye from the breeder.
Suntory says this is the world’s leading petunia based on “outstanding garden performance.” It features robust flowers and petals that can stand up to extreme weather, and it’s versatile enough to go from the basket to the container to the landscape. These petunias thrive in full or partial sun.
CAST 2022: PlantHaven International
PlantHaven International graced the Santa Barbara Polo Grounds with introductions this year. Here's a couple that we liked.
These bold, beautiful new Gaillardia features a unique flower form with double echinacea-style flowers in warm, kissed-by-the-sun tones. Attractive to pollinators and bred for robust plant health and a tidy mounding habit.
This new colocasia has been bred to be happy in full sun, and are reportedly sturdy garden performers, and great container specimens. Each is disease resistant with fabulous foliage and stem interest, and with their tidy clumping habit would be a welcome addition in any garden or landscape.
CAST 2022: Pacific Plug & Liner
A couple new intros from PP&L at the new Santa Barbara Polo Grounds stop.