MISHMAR HASHIVA, Israel: Danziger’s extensive range of tried-and-tested and new Chrysanthemum varieties will be under the spotlight during the annual Open Days, which this year will take place from 24-29 August at the company’s cutting farm in Vereda Pontezuela, Colombia.
Chrysanthemums come in a wide array of colours, shapes and textures. Danziger is one of the world’s leading Chrysanthemum breeders with its well-known Atlantis® series proving very popular with American consumers.
Danziger’s Chrysanthemum portfolio can be divided into seven groups:
AMOR™ – comprises all daisy type Chrysanthemums. “We chose to call our Daisy collection AMOR because of the sun- shaped flowers with a yellow or green centre and its petals around the centre, creating a bond between them as strong as AMOR,” says Ana Maria Ramirez, Commercial Manager Danziger Colombia. “we will introduce a new commercial bright yellow variety under the name AMOR™ AMARILLA with a short cycle, an amazing green canter, a good number of flowers and multi petals. It was one of the top 5 most popular varieties that were selected in last year’s Open House and therefore it is introduced as one of the promising commercial varieties now” adds Ana.
PASIÓN™- “Our Cushion collection will be named PASSION because they are the largest chrysanthemums, with strong stems and many petals. They are outstanding in every way and hence they are ideal for expressing an intense emotion such as passion” says Ana Maria Ramirez. Danziger will present a few new commercial varieties in the PASIÓN/Cushion collection, one of them is a white variety with a green centre it has a low LD requirement, a fast cycle, no pinking and it tints well. The variety’s name is PASIÓN™ DE VAINILLA.
EMPATÍA™- “Empathy is the ability to see from the eyes of another, that is why our Anemone collection was chosen to express that emotion. Anemones are beautiful flowers that actually combine a Daisy type with the Cushion type. We trust that the ability to combine them is a sign of natural empathy and that being so, our Anemone mums are perfect in that sense” says Ana Maria Ramirez. A new introduction of EMPATÍA/ Anemone collection will be the EMPATÍA™ FESTIVA with shiny colour, green centre, outstanding vase life and more than one whorl of petals.
ESPERANZA™ – “The ESPERANZA collection introduces a new and innovative kind of MUMs to the market, with its multi-petals natural look. We see them as a symbol for new creation and natural hope” says Ana Maria Ramirez. One of the most attractive varieties in the ESPERANZA collection is a shiny red-coloured variety, very uniform, with more than 10 flowers on one stem, thick stems and more than 2 whorls of petals. The name of the variety is ESPERANZA™ ESCARLATA and it had grabbed a lot of attention in last year’s Open Days event.
FELICIDAD™ – “Danziger Button type mums will be called FELICIDAD since they are small, beautiful flowers that evoke sweetness and tenderness, exactly like those little details that fill life with happiness.
ENERGÍA™ – “Danziger’s Santini MUMs will be the ENERGIA collection with their special appearance as a prototype of a miniature sun, that reflects in their round blooms, small stems and many flowers. Just like the sun, the ENERGÍA collection will be perfect for recharging energy anywhere” says Ana Maria Ramirez. This is the first commercial year for Danziger ENERGÍA/ Santini collection with eight new varieties including a stunning new pink variety, named ENERGÍA™ BLUSHED. It is characterized by uniform growth, a good number of flowers and attractive colour.
INSPIRACION “We thought the mums that best express creativity and INSPIRACION are our spider MUMs collection, due to their thin and elongated petals that make this chrysanthemum so attractive and original. This unique appearance is what differentiates them from all other flowers and make them a source of inspiration” says Ana Maria Ramirez.
During the Open Days event growers, buyers, designers and florists will be able to explore a myriad portfolio of chrysanthemums. This year, because of traveling restrictions the event will be also broadcast on digital platforms, so stay tuned for more information or register here.
Danziger’s Colombia production site focuses on research and development, providing new varieties specifically targeted to the American consumer. The state-of-the-art facilities provide elite stock to growers.