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SAKATA’S RELIABLE SEEDS

SAKATA SEED AMERICA INC. 18095 Serene Dr. • Morgan Hill • CA 95037 • U.S.A. Tel: (+1) 408 778 7758 • Fax: (+1) 408 778 7768 info@sakata.com • www.sakata.com

FLOWER SEED CATALOGUE

SAKATA SEED CORPORATION 2-7-1 Nakamachidai Tsuzuki-ku • Yokohama 224-0041 • Japan Tel: (+81) 45 945 8822 • Fax: (+81) 45 945 8823 www.sakata.com

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS EUROPE A/S Odensevej 82 • 5290 Marslev • Denmark Tel: (+45) 6390 6490 • Fax: (+45) 6390 6499 ornamentals-marketing@sakata-eu.com • www.sakata.com

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SAKATA SEED SUDAMERICA LTDA. Av. Dr. Plínio Salgado • 4320 C. Postal 427 • CEP. 12906-840 Bragança • Paulista SP-Brasil Tel: (+55) 11 4034 8800 • Fax: (+55) 11 4034 8844 vendas@sakata.com.br • www.sakata.com.br

Sakata’s Reliable Seeds Flower Seed Catalogue

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WELCOME

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WELCOME

Dear Sakata Customer, We are proud to present the 2008-2010 Sakata International Flower Seed catalogue. The ornamentals industry is becoming truly global, as national borders disappear and stronger world economies offer better lives to more and more people. And awareness of the value of a clean and beautiful global environment is now very high, making flowers more important than ever for improving the quality of life. Since 1903, Sakata has been in the forefront of enhancing the standard of life for all consumers. Sakata’s breeding has created flower varieties for the global market, which have consistently received worldwide accolades for their beauty and garden performance. It is our goal to continue to provide high quality ornamentals products to enrich the quality of our lives, based on our motto of quality, reliability, and service.

Sincerely,

Sakata Seed Corporation H. Sakata

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GLOBAL NETWORK SAKATA SEED CORPORATION Misato Research Station Kakegawa Research Center

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS EUROPE A/S Odense Research Station

FRISA PLANTER A/S

SAKATA POLSKA SP. Z.O.O.

SAKATA HOLLAND B.V.

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS UK LTD.

SAKATA FRANCE S.A.R.L. Nimes Research Station

SAKATA SEED IBERICA S.L. SAKATA KOREA CO., LTD. SAKATA SEED CO., LTD. (SUZHOU, CHINA)

SAKATA SIAM SEED CO., LTD.

SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA.

SAKATA MIDDLE EAST SAKATA SEED OCEANIA PTY LTD

SALES OFFICES: SAKATA SEED CORPORATION 2-7-1 Nakamachidai Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama 224-0041 Japan Tel: (+81) 45 945 8822 Fax: (+81) 45 945 8823 www.sakata.com

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS EUROPE A/S Odensevej 82 5290 Marslev Denmark Tel: (+45) 63 90 64 90 Fax: (+45) 63 90 64 99 E-mail: ornamentals-marketing@sakata-eu.com www.sakata.com

SAKATA SIAM SEED CO., LTD.

SAKATA HOLLAND B.V.

SAKATA KOREA CO., LTD.

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS UK LTD.

SAKATA SEED CO., LTD. (SUZHOU, CHINA)

SAKATA FRANCE S.A.R.L. SAKATA POLSKA SP. Z.O.O. SAKATA SEED IBERICA S.L. SAKATA MIDDLE EAST FRISA PLANTER A/S SAKATA SEED SOUTHERN AFRICA LTD.

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GLOBAL NETWORK

SAKATA SEED AMERICA, INC. Salinas Research Station

SAKATA SEED DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.

SAKATA CENTROAMERICA S.A. Centroamerica Research Station

Sakata Sudamerica (Bragrança Paulista) Research Station

SAKATA SEED CHILE S.A.

SAKATA SEED AMERICA, INC. 18095 Serene Dr. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 U.S.A. Tel: (+1) 408 778 7758 Fax: (+1) 408 778 7768 E-mail: info@sakata.com www.sakata.com

SAKATA SEED SUDAMERICA, LTDA.

SAKATA SEED SUDAMERICA, LTDA. Av. Dr. Plínio Salgado, 4320 C. Postal 427 CEP. 12906-840 Bragança Paulista SP-Brasil Tel: (+55) 11 4034 8800 Fax: (+55) 11 4034 8844 E-mail: vendas@sakata.com.br www.sakata.com.br

SAKATA SEED DE MÉXICO, S.A. DE C.V. Carretera a Colotlán No. 3170 (Km 3.6) 45200 Tesistán, Jalisco México Tel: (+52) 33 3897-0776 Fax: (+52) 33 3897-0823 E-mail: info@sakata.com.mx www.sakata.com SAKATA SEED OCEANIA PTY LTD 1445 Lardners Track, Lardner Victoria 3821 • Australia (PO Box 1167,Warragul Victoria 3820 • Australia) Tel: (+61) 0419 471 561 Fax: (+61) 03 5626 1127 E-mail:gnoller@sakata.com www.sakata.com

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AWARD WINNERS

FLORAL SHOWERS Antirrhinum majus Apricot Bicolor / Wine Bicolor

CAN CAN Carnation Scarlet

FESTIVAL MINI Gerbera jamesonii Yellow Shades

CARNIVAL Impatiens walleriana Rose Star

SERENADE Aster Red / Blue

PRESTIGE SCARLET Celosia cristata

FIREGLOW Celosia cristata

GYPSY Gypsophila muralis Pink / Deep Rose

MAJESTIC GIANTS Pansy White w/Blotch / Mix

ULTIMA MORPHO Pansy

ULTIMA RADIANCE Pansy Deep Blue

SNOW LADY Shasta Daisy

PASSION Trachelium caeruleum Passion in Violet

QUEEN Begonia semperflorens White

FORTUNE Begonia tuberhybrida Golden w/Red Back

CENTURY Celosia plumosa Mix

MELODY Dianthus hybrida Pink

SOUTHERN BELLE CONFETTI COMPACT Hibiscus hybrida Hypoestes phyllostachya Mix Blush

MAXIM Pansy Marina

ULTIMA BEACON Pansy Rose / Mix

MERLIN Petunia multiflora Pink Morn / Blue Morn

ASTRA Platycodon grandiflorus Blue, Semi-Double

PROFUSION Zinnia hybrida White / Orange / Cherry

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AWARD WINNERS ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNERS 2004 Gypsophila Gypsy Deep Rose 2003 Carnation Can Can Scarlet 2003 Petunia Merlin Blue Morn 2002 Pansy Ultima Morpho 2001 Zinnia Profusion White 2000 Dianthus Melody Pink 1999 Zinnia Profusion Orange 1999 Zinnia Profusion Cherry 1997 Celosia Prestige Scarlet 1997 Gypsophila Gypsy Pink 1991 Pansy Maxim Marina 1988 Shasta Daisy Snow Lady 1985 Celosia Century Mix 1971 Hibiscus Southern Belle Mix 1966 Pansy Majestic Giants White w/Blotch 1966 Pansy Majestic Giants Mix 1964 Celosia Fireglow FLEUROSELECT GOLD MEDAL WINNERS 2003 Carnation Can Can Scarlet 2002 Pansy Ultima Morpho 2001 Zinnia Profusion White 1999 Zinnia Profusion Cherry FLEUROSELECT QUALITY AWARD WINNERS 2005 Hypoestes Confetti Compact Blush 2005 Pansy Ultima Radiance Deep Blue 2004 Impatiens Carnival Rose Star 2003 Gypsophila Gypsy Deep Rose 2002 Begonia Fortune Golden w/Red Back 2002 Petunia Merlin Blue Morn 2000 Platycodon Astra Blue Semi-Double 1999 Begonia Queen White 1999 Dianthus Melody Pink 1998 Aster Serenade Blue 1998 Aster Serenade Red 1997 Antirrhinum Floral Showers Apricot Bicolor 1997 Antirrhinum Floral Showers Wine Bicolor 1996 Gypsophila Gypsy Pink 1996 Petunia Merlin Pink Morn 1996 Trachelium Passion in Violet FLORASTAR WINNER 2000 Gerbera Festival Mini Yellow Shades

ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS Sakata is a member of the All-America Selections organization. This is founded in 1932 by American breeders of flowers (and vegetables). The objective of this organization is similar to that of the Fleuroselect organization. All-American Selections is awarded to varieties with excellent home garden performance. Both the Fleuroselect and All-America Selections entries are evaluated under code number in numerous trial grounds in different locations.This is done by selcted expert judges. FLEUROSELECT Sakata is a member of the Fleuroselect organization. This organization was founded in 1970 by European breeders of flower seed varieties.The objective of the organization is to stimulate the breeding of new varieties by testing and describing these varieties, by protecting the breeders rights and by promoting new varieties. FLEUROSELECT GOLD MEDAL WINNERS Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded for excellent performance in trials. Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded when a variety extends the existing limits of breeding and beauty. FLEUROSELECT QUALITY AWARD WINNERS Fleuroselect Quality Mark is awarded to varieties that prove to be very reliable and distinct novelties. FLORASTAR This organization was initiated in 1988 and works closely together with All-America Selections. It is designed to award seed and cutting produced varieties based on pot and container performance. FloraStar has 24 unique trial sites, including professional growers and universities in the USA and Canada.

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PRODUCT FORMS MULTI-PELLETS Easy sowing of many seeds at the same time in one plug

• GYPSOPHILA MURALIS Gypsy / Garden Bride Multi-pellets: 8-10 seeds per pellet

PERFORMAX SEEDS PANSY / SHASTA DAISY Advantages:

• Uniform seed size for easier sowing • Higher germination • High number of usable plants

PELLETED SEEDS AGERATUM Blue Horizon BEGONIA SEMP. Emperor / Ambassador / Senator BEGONIA SEMP. FL.PL. Queen BEGONIA TUBERHYBRIDA Fortune BELLIS Galaxy CALCEOLARIA Dainty

PRIMAX® SEEDS PANSY Advantages:

• Quicken germination • Enhances crop uniformity • Improves germination under stressful germination or fluctuation temperatures

• Higher number of usable plants • Treated to avoid fungi problems To be ordered minimum 10 weeks in advance 100,000 minimum quantity per color

CAMPANULA Champion GLOXINIA Avanti / Brocade LISIANTHUS Echo / Flamenco / Mariachi Grande White / Matador / Mermaid / Mirage / Polestar MIMULUS Mystic PETUNIA Falcon / Eagle / Merlin / Explorer / Hulahoop TRACHELIUM Passion Advantages:

• Easy machine sowing of small-sized seeds • Dissolve easily, germination as raw seeds • Enhanced visibility for quality control at sowing

FILMCOAT SEEDS GERBERA Festival Zinnia Profusion Advantages:

• Seeds are highly visible for quality control • Ensures single seed selection for accurate machine sowing thereby reducing labor hours

• Avoid double sowings to reduce the number of seeds used

• Dust free

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AMARANTHUS ANNUAL

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AMARANTHUS (Amaranthus tricolor)

AMARANTHUS Grower • Easy to germinate and cultivate • Strong PGR response for compact plants • Strong rooting system Retailer/landscaper • Bright and luminescent colors for impulse buying • Late spring to autumn performance Consumer • Ideal for adding volume and height to the landscape • Vigorous branching for filling large spaces • Suitable for hot and moderate climates Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 80,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

AURORA

• Top leaves are a creamy yellow color with lower leaves of a dark green color

EARLY SPLENDOR

• Top leaves are a vivid crimson color in contrast to the lower leaves of deep bronze

TRICOLOR SPLENDENS PERFECTA

• Top leaves are a rich red, with lower leaves of yellow and a bright green color

Aurora

Early Splendor

Trocolor Splendens Perfecta

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BLUE HORIZON AGERATUM F1 Hybrid triploid Tall (Ageratum houstonianum)

ANNUAL BLUE HORIZON Grower • The first F1 triploid Ageratum strain for cut flower cultivation • Due to the triploid strain this Ageratum has larger blooms than traditional plants and is very vigorous and easy to cultivate. • Growing to a height of 75 cm (30 inch.) with strong, sturdy stems and numerous branches, this plant has a spread of approximately 20 cm (9 inch.) • Strong rooting system • Pellets available for easy sowing Retailer / Landscaper • Long shelf-life for cut-flowers • Attractive eye-catching blue color • Late spring to autumn performance • Ideal as background blooms in large floral displays Consumer • Adds volume and height to park and landscape bedding programs • Good branching for filling extensive flower beds • Suitable for cut flower cultivation in home-garden programs Germination

Blue Horizon

25-28°C / 78-82°F – 7-10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count

6,000 seeds / Gr. – 170,000 seeds / Oz.

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,000 pellets / Oz.

ADMIRAL ANTIRRHINUM F1 Hybrid Tall (Antirrhinum majus)

ANNUAL

ADMIRAL

• An early flowering variety belonging to Group 1 • With uniform growth under short day conditions in winter

• Recommended sowing from 1st August to 15th November in northern hemispheres

• Expected cropping from 15th December to 1st May in northern hemispheres

White

Yellow

Pink Bicolor

• Bright, clear colors • Tight spaced florets on long flower spikes Germination

18°C / 65°F – 7-10 days – Light Required

Seed Count 7,000-9,000 seeds / Gr. – 198,000-255,000 seeds / Oz.

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Pink

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Crimson

Purple

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FLORAL CARPET ANNUAL

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ANTIRRHINUM F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Antirrhinum majus)

FLORAL CARPET

• Highly uniform series • Extra dwarf with a compact and bushy branching habit

• In cool locations spring sowing will give excellent garden performance in summer

• The dwarf Antirrhinum grows to a height of 20 cm (8 inch.) making this variety well-suited for pack, pot and garden usage

Germination

18°C / 65°F – 7-10 days – Light Required

Seed Count

7,000 seeds / Gr. – 200,000 seeds / Oz.

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SONNET SONNET

ANNUAL

Grower • Easy to cultivate with good uniform growing habit • Strong root system and sturdy branching • Suitable for late spring to autumn season sales, as long day length is required • Well suited for large containers but can be grown in smaller pots with PGR application • Cool crop requiring little or no heat • Plant height is 35 cm (14 inch.)

ANTIRRHINUM F1 Hybrid Semi Dwarf (Antirrhinum majus)

White

Yellow

Rose

Retailer / Landscaper • Long flowering season as the main stem is surrounded by numerous flowering spikes • Multi-flowering after cutting back of seed pods • Suitable for home-garden cut-flower markets Consumer • Easy to cultivate with sturdy branching and root system • During flowering there is a continuous flow of fresh cut-flowers for the home-garden market • Long flowering season due to multi-flowering after cutting back of seed pods • A choice of bright and vibrant colors • Delightful fragrance • Multiple uses: plantings in patio tubs, and/or park and landscaping displays Also available in Mix

Pink

Orange Scarlet

Crimson

Mix

Carmine

Burgundy

Germination Seed Count

18°C / 65°F – 7-10 days – Light Required 6,400 seeds / Gr. – 181,000 seeds / Oz.

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FLORAL SHOWERS ANTIRRHINUM F1 Hybrid Extra Early (Antirrhinum majus)

ANNUAL

White

Yellow

Rose Pink

Rose

Deep Bronze

Fuchsia

Scarlet

Crimson

Lilac

Purple

Apricot Bicolor

Red & Yellow Bicolor

FLORAL SHOWERS

Coral Bicolor

Wine Bicolor

Lavender Bicolor

Bicolor Mix

Grower • Being day length neutral this variety will flower early even during the Autumn season • Programable crop: approx. eight weeks from sowing to sales under good growing conditions • Tight flowering window throughout the color range • Dwarf compact plant habit - therefore highly recommended for pack and pot culture in 10 cm (4 inch.) pots without, or with less PGR usage • Excellent plant habit uniformity, making this series an attractive purchase either in separate colors or in any mix combination • Cool crop requiring little or no heat, resulting in low production costs Retailer / Landscaper • Broad color assortment including bright colors and unique bicolors for autumn to spring sales • Side shoots produce early flowers for attractive sales idea suitable for landscaping • Unique ability to flower for both Autumn and early Spring sales Consumer • Wide color range, including bright colors and unique bicolors for autumn to spring sales • Long flowering season due to multi-flowering after cutting back of seed pods • Delightful fragrance • Multiple uses: plantings in patio tubs, window boxes, edging flower beds and/or park and landscaping displays Floral showers Apricot Bicolor and Wine Bicolor are Fleuroselect Quality Award winners from 1997

Mix

Also available in Mix and Bicolor Mix Germination

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18°C / 65°F – 7-10 days – Light Required

Seed Count 5,600-7,000 seeds / Gr. – 157,000-243,000 seeds / Oz.

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MATSUMOTO ANNUAL

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ASTER Tall (Callistephus chinensis)

MATSUMOTO

• The first series of Fusarium tolerant Asters on the market

• The Matsumoto series offers a wide range of colors

• Flower size is 5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter with a distinct yellow center

• The plant has strong, long stems with an upright •

White

Yellow

Apricot

Pink Tipped White

Rose

Light Blue

Blue

flowering habit Production cycle is approximately 15 weeks (100 days) from sowing in the Spring or from the actual production date, if daylength manipulation techniques are applied Height 60-75 cm (2-2.5 ft)

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

21°C / 70°F – 8-10 days

Pink

450-600 seeds / Gr. – 13,000-17,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

Red

Scarlet

Blue Tipped White

SERENADE ANNUAL

ASTER Tall (Callistephus chinensis)

SERENADE NEW

• High tolerance to Fusarium as with the Matsumoto series

• Production cycle also approximately 15 weeks

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(100 days) from sowing in the Spring or from the actual production date, if daylength manipulation techniques are applied Spray habit, flowering tirelessly with an abundance of semi-double flowers on a single stem Flowers measure 3 cm (1.25 inch.) in diameter with a distinct yellow center The Serenade series offers a wide range of colors Serenade Red and Blue are 1998 Fleuroselect Quality Award winners

White

Yellow

Rose Tipped White

Rose

Deep Rose

Scarlet

Blue Tipped White

Light Blue

Blue

Also Available Mix Germination Seed Count

21°C / 70°F – 8-10 days 400-500 seeds / Gr. – 11,400-14,200 seeds / Oz.

Red

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GALAXY BELLIS Early Pomponette (Bellis perennis)

White

Rose

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Red

GALAXY Grower • Autumn flowering without using bud initiation at low temperatures • Dwarf with a uniform and compact plant habit that is ideal for pot and pack sales • Cost-effective crop with low heating costs for spring flowering • Very consistent flower shape – all semi-double blooms, 3 cm (1.25 inch.) in diameter with a yellow center • Only sold in pellet form for easy sowing Retailer / Landscaper • Unique ability to flower for both autumn and early-spring sales • Flowers continuously throughout the Winter in mild regions • Galaxy will become dormant in cold climates, but will overwinter and flower again in the Spring • Excellent results can be achieved from autumn to spring when combining with Pansy,Viola, Flowering Cabbage, Flowering Kale, and Ranunculus Consumer • Very floriferous plant with semi-double pomponetteshaped flowers with yellow center • Flowers tirelessly and continually all winter under mild weather conditions • In cold regions Galaxy will become dormant but overwinter and resume growth and flowering in the Spring Multiple uses: Planting out in patio tubs, window-boxes, edging for flowerbeds, and/or park and landscaping displays. Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

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20°C / 68°F – 7-10 days – Light Required 700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

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BEGONIA OVERVIEW EMPEROR • Large blooms with green foliage • Outstanding garden and pack performance • Vigorous, taller and with larger blooms than Ambassador AMBASSADOR: • Green foliage • Market leader in Begonias • Extensive color range • Uniform and early variety • Excellent garden and pack performance

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PRESIDENT: • Green and bronze foliage • Mix of Ambassador and Senator

INFERNO: • Suitable for landscaping, hanging baskets and large containers QUEEN • Suitable for landscaping, hanging baskets and large containers

SENATOR: • Bronze foliage • Leading series on the Begonia Market • Early and uniform variety • Excellent garden and pack performance

BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS Emperor 5 cm / 2 inch.

BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS Ambassador / Senator 4 cm / 1.5 inch.

BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS FL. PL. Queen 3 cm / 1 inch.

Inferno is not shown in actual size

BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS Inferno 5 cm / 2 inch.

BEGONIA TUBERHYBRIDA Fortune 9,5 cm / 3.5 inch. Flower size is depending on temperature

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EMPEROR BEGONIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens)

White

Soft Pink

Pink

ANNUAL

Rose

Red

EMPEROR Saving production costs • Flowers 10-14 days earlier than other major varieties • Grower can save energy costs and bench space with later sowing • Extremely uniform flowering window, resulting in a quick turnover of crops • High germination rate of 90%, resulting in a larger yield of usable plants • Extra early flowering

Rose

Impulse sales • Remains compact with excellent garden and pack performance • Large flower size, numerous blooms in an attractive color range on contrasting green foliage Performance • Known for outstanding garden performance not previously seen in early flowering strains. • Superior performance under hot and dry conditions • Flowers tirelessly even under hot and humid conditions • More vigorous habit than Ambassador Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

White

Pink

Red 22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days

King of

70,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

semperflorens

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AMBASSADOR ANNUAL

White

Soft Pink

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BEGONIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens)

Pink

Rose

Coral

AMBASSADOR A proven performer • Compact series that includes the best Scarlet variety on today’s market • Identical crop timing with Senator (bronze-leaf) • Wide range of vibrant colors with green foliage • Excellent series uniformity, matching with the Senator Series • Produces numerous blooms even under hot and humid conditions

Scarlet

Bicolor

Rose Blush

Impulse sales • Compact habit with excellent pack performance • Free-flowering with a wide color range • Suitable for planting in extensive beds Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 70,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

Mix

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SENATOR BEGONIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens)

White

Pink

Rose

ANNUAL

Deep Rose

Scarlet

Bicolor

SENATOR A proven performer • Compact habit with attractive bronze foliage • Wide range of vibrant colors • Excellent uniformity, matching nicely with Ambassador • High germination rate of 90%, giving a larger yield of usable plants • Superbly floriferous even under hot and humid conditions Impulse sales • Compact habit and excellent pack performance • Free-flowering with a wide color range • Suitable for planting in extensive beds Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 70,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

PRESIDENT BEGONIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens)

ANNUAL

PRESIDENT

• Unique foliage mix of Ambassador and Senator • Consistent uniformity and identical crop timing Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 70,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

President Mix

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QUEEN

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ANNUAL BEGONIA FL.PL. F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens fl.pl.) QUEEN NEW

Saving production costs • Seed raised with fully, double blooms • More cost-effective compared to varieties from cuttings Impulse sales • With double flower heads, differing from the single flowering varieties • “The wow factor” for patio tubs and hanging baskets

White

Performance • More vigorous plant habit and heat tolerant compared with other standard semperflorens varieties • Queen White is a winner of the Fleuroselect Quality Award in 1999

Pink

Rose

Red

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 80,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

INFERNO ANNUAL

BEGONIA LANDSCAPE F1 Hybrid Semi-Dwarf (Begonia semperflorens)

White

Apple Blossom

Pink

INFERNO

Rose

Rose w/Bronze Foliage

Red

Bred for extensive flower beds • Decorative with extra large flower heads • High heat and humidity tolerance insuring excellent garden performance • Self-cleaning plant habit, giving low maintenance • 16 plants per sq. metre (5 plants per. sq.) give a satisfactory coverage in terms of saving input costs compared to other standard semperflorens varieties • Basal branching that adds volume and height to the beds • Plantings in hanging baskets and patio tubs guarantee success for the home gardener • Excellent germination, resulting in more usable seedlings Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

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22-25°C / 72-77°F – 8-12 days 80,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,900 mio. / Oz.

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FORTUNE BEGONIA F1 Hybrid (Begonia tuberhybrida)

ANNUAL

NEW

White

White w/Rose Back

Deep Rose

Orange Shades

Pink

Salmon Rose

Peach Shades

Rose

Deep Red Imp.

Scarlet

NEW

2002

Golden w/Red Back

Yellow Imp.

Golden Shades

Apricot Orange Shades

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Mix

FORTUNE

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Saving production costs • Fortune is a fast flowering variety in comparison to other semperflorens, saving energy costs and bench space with a 10-14 days later sowing • Requires less or no growth regulator • Compact habit saving bench space with a tight flowering window compared to other standard varieties, resulting in a quick crop turnover

Save money

fortune

Excellent shelf-life • Stronger and shorter flower stems in comparison with competitive varieties • Good balance between the flower head size and double strain, avoids shipping damage • Reduces bench space due to compact habit • Holds flowers well during transport • Fortune Golden with Red Back is a winner of the Fleuroselect Quality award in 2002 Also available in Mix Germination

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Seed Count

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23-25°C / 73-77°F – 10-14 days 50,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,400 mio. / Oz.

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OCEAN ANNUAL

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BROWALLIA Dwarf (Browallia speciosa)

OCEAN

• Extremely floriferous with large star-shaped flowers • Neutral day length • Uniform and compact growth habit with good basal branching

• Suitable for high density pot production in 10 cm (4 inch.) pot production

White

Bluette (Violet Blue)

Violetta (Dark Violet)

Also available in Mix Germination

25°C / 75°F – 15 days – Light Required

Seed Count

4,200 seeds / Gr. – 120,000 seeds / Oz.

ANYTIME ANNUAL

CALCEOLARIA F1 Hybrid Early (Calceolaria hybrida)

ANYTIME • Early flowering with a propagation time of 14-16 weeks (3-4 months) after sowing • As the name suggests, “Anytime” can be produced virtually all-year-round • The mix is a bright combination of colors, including Bronze, Red and Yellow, Red, Bicolor and Spotted colors Germination

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Seed Count

46,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,300,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

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GOLDEN BUNCH CALCEOLARIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf Compact (Calceolaria Integrifolia) ANNUAL GOLDEN BUNCH

• Compact habit with small leaves for high density production

• Suitable for 8-10 cm (3-4 inch.) pot cultures • Also suitable for large containers or flower-beds • •

growing to a height of 20-30 cm (8-12inch.) with a spread of 25 cm (10 inch.) Covering the plants are an abundance of small, bright, golden yellow flowers Excellent summer bedding plant, tolerating full sun in moderate summer climates

Germination

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Seed Count

60,000 seeds / Gr. – 1,700,000 seeds / Oz.

DAINTY CALCEOLARIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf Compact (Calceolaria hybrida) ANNUAL DAINTY

• Small, compact growth habit for high density

Red

Red & Yellow

production with a 15 cm (6 inch.) spread

• Easier to handle and ship with minimum damage to leaves

• The thick flower pouches of 7-8 cm (2 inch.) in • • •

size give a certain amount of disease tolerance to Botrytis Suitable for 8-10 cm (3-4 inch.) pot cultures Excellent series uniformity Pellet seed is offered for easy sowing

Also available in Mix Germination

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Seed Count

700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

Bronze

Yellow w/Spots

Mix

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ANNUAL & BIENNIAL CAMPANULA F1 Hybrid (Campanula medium) NEW

White Imp.

NEW

Pink Imp.

NEW

Lavender Imp.

Light Blue

Blue Imp.

CHAMPION

• The Champion series is a variety popular by the • • •

POT CULTURE IF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS ARE APPLIED

major cut-flower growers and the market in general Annual blooming habit only requiring daylength manipulation and moderate growing temperatures of 13°C (55°F) As an annual and biennial variety Champion can be cropped after 6-12 months of the year, depending on the geographical location Using good growing techniques and plant growth regulator, a pot production of Champion can be ready for sales in the early-spring, and on other special dates such as; St.Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day Pelleted seed is offered for easy sowing

White Imp. • Pure White color • Faster in reaching sufficient stem length • Larger flower size for improved series uniformity • An improved cut-flower habit compared to the current variety with top flowering • Better uniformity and shorter cropping window Pink Imp. • The successor of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner • Faster in reaching sufficient plant height • Slightly deeper Pink color • Better uniformity and shorter cropping window Lavender Imp. • Earlier blooming • Deeper lavender color Germination Pellet Seed Count

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 10-14 days 700 pellets / Gr. – 198,000 pellets / Oz.

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LILLIPOT CARNATION F1 Hybrid Extra Dwarf (Dianthus caryophyllus)

White

Yellow

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Orange Bicolor

Lavender Pink

Lilac

LILLIPOT

• Genetically dwarf carnation, this variety is suitable

for cultivating in a pot size of 10-15 cm (4-6 inch.)

• The fully-double, true carnation flowers makes Rose

Scarlet

Purple

• • • •

Carnation Lillipot a very attractive item for consumers. Flowers tirelessly throughout the Summer Stays dwarf and compact , making application of plant growth regulators and pinching unnecessary Cool crop requiring little or no heat Excellent quality series for professional pot plant growers with a height of 25 cm (10 inch.)

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count (Others)

Mix

18-21°C / 65-70°F – 7 days 420 seeds / Gr. – 12,000 seeds / Oz.

Scarlet

CAN CAN CARNATION F1 Hybrid Semi Dwarf (Dianthus caryophyllus)) ANNUAL & BIENNIAL CAN CAN

• • • • • • • • •

High quality carnation for best garden performance Flowers from mid-spring and well into summer Excellent basal-branching and strong stems Multi garden usage as cut flowers, border plantings, patio containers or semi-tall bedding Grows to a height of approx. 45 cm (18 inch.) Large blooms of a bright scarlet with a delightful fragrance, measuring 5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter Suitable for production in large pots of 15-20 cm (6-8 inch.) or “gallon pots” Cool crop requiring little or no heat Can Can Scarlet is a 2003 All-America Selections winner and a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner

Germination

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18-21°C / 65-70°F – 7 days 420 seeds / Gr. – 12,000 seeds / Oz.

Scarlet

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CALYPSO ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)

CALYPSO

Yellow with Black Center

Orange with Black Center

• An ideal compact plant habit for pack and pot sales • Vigorous garden performance • Produces an abundance of bright, large flowers with a black centre • Suited for autumn to spring sales especially in mild winter climates Germination Seed Count

20°C / 68°F – 10 days – Dark Required 130 seeds / Gr. – 3,700 seeds / Oz.

TREASURES RED ANNUAL

CAPSICUM F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Capsicum annuum)

TREASURES RED

• Fast production time with excellent uniformity • Natural compact habit growing to a height of 12 cm (5 inch.) with dark green foliage

• Bears conical white fruit that change to bright red on maturity

• Excellent 10 cm (4 inch.) pot item NB: Capsicum Treasures Red is recommended for Ornamental usage only! Germination Seed Count

25°C / 78°F – 10-14 days 210 seeds / Gr. – 6,000 seeds / Oz.

Treasures Red

LASTING ANNUAL

CARTHAMUS Tall (Carthamus tinctorius)

LASTING

• Regarded among growers as a high quality cut-flower variety

• Stems can be harvested approximately 13 weeks (90 days) after sowing

• With a minimum of thorns “Lasting” is much easier to handle than other varieties

• Suitable for outdoor cultivation and used either as fresh or dried cut-flowers

• Approximate height is 80-90 cm (2.5-3 ft) • Flowers measure 3.5 cm (1.5 inch.) in diameter Germination Seed Count

20°C / 68°F – 7-10 days 27 seeds / Gr. – 800 seeds / Oz.

Orange

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FIREGLOW CELOSIA Semi-Tall (Celosia argentea var. cristata)

ANNUAL

Fireglow

FIREGLOW

• Produces large velvet-red, globe-shaped flowers • The vigorous single stems will easily withstand strong winds

• Each cockscomb measures 20-16 cm (8-6.5 inch.) • Plant height is approximately 60 cm (24 inch.) • Fireglow is a 1964 All-America Selections winner Germination Seed Count

25°C / 78°F – 7-10 days – Dark Required 1,200 seeds / Gr. – 34,000 seeds / Oz.

PRESTIGE SCARLET CELOSIA (Celosia argentea var. cristata)

ANNUAL

PRESTIGE SCARLET

• Produces 7.5 cm (3 inch.) large, globe-shaped flowers in a bright scarlet color

• Attractive bronze green leaves • Ideal as a summer and autumn bedding plant in hot and humid conditions

• A good centre plant in flower beds or containers • Flower and plant habit are highly uniform, growing to 30 cm (1 ft) in height

• Prestige Scarlet is a 1997 All-America Selections winner

Germination Seed Count

25°C / 78°F – 7-10 days – Dark Required 1,400 seeds / Gr. – 40,000 seeds / Oz.

Prestige Scarlet

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CHIEF ANNUAL

Gold

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CELOSIA Semi-Tall (Celosia argentea var. cristata)

Rose

Fire

Persimmon

Carmine

Red

CHIEF

• Produces large, globe-shaped flowers • The vigorous single stems will easily withstand strong winds

• Each cockscomb measures 20-16 cm (8-6.5 inch.) • Plant height is approximately 60 cm (24 inch.) Mix Germination Seed Count

25°C / 78°F – 7-10 days – Dark Required 1,200 seeds / Gr. – 34,000 seeds / Oz.

CENTURY CELOSIA plumosa Semi-Tall (Celosia argentea var. plumosa)

ANNUAL

CENTURY

• Extra early and easy to cultivate • Flowers appr. 80 days after sowing • Produces large plumes measuring 20 cm (8 inch.) in height on strong stems with sturdy branching

• Suitable for cut-flowers, semi-tall flower-beds, and large containers

• Can be used for commercial cut flowers with tight spacing culture

• Also available in Century Mix which was an

Yellow

Rose

Fire

All-America Selections Winner in 1985.

Germination Seed Count

25°C / 78°F – 7-10 days – Dark Required 1,600 seeds / Gr. – 45,000 seeds / Oz.

Red (Bronze leaved)

Mix

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KIMONO CELOSIA plumosa Super Dwarf (Celosia argentea var. plumosa) ANNUAL KIMONO

Cream

Salmon

Yellow

Grower • High density crop suitable for both pots and packs • No plant growth regulator required • Excellent series uniformity • Quick turnover of crops with 5 weeks crop time • Plants reach a height of 15 cm (6 inch.) when grown in 10 cm (4 inch.) pots Retailer • Multi-seed sowing/planting will give excellent performance and beautiful displays • Available in a wide range of attractive colors

Rose

Salmon Pink

Orange

Consumer • Although primarily a bedding plant Kimono is also suitable for patios, window boxes and pot plant sales Also available in Kimono Mix Germination Seed Count

Cherry Red

Scarlet

25°C / 78°F – 7-10 days – Dark Required 1,600 seeds / Gr. – 45,000 seeds / Oz.

Red (Bronze leaved)

A MULTI SEED SOWING CULTURE FOR POTS

• Ideal low cost production method for mid-summer and early autumn sales

• Direct sowing of 10-12 seeds in 15 cm (6 inch.) pots

• Direct sowing of 16 seeds in 25 cm (10 inch.) pots • The result will be ready for sales after only 8-10 weeks

• Kimono is highly recommended as a multi

sowing seed culture that can extend and create a new market for mid-summer and early autumn sales

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SATELLITE ANNUAL

Rose & Pink Shades

Cerise Shades

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CINERARIA grandiflora (Pericallis x hybrida)

Deep Red Shades

Sky Blue Shades

Purple & Blue Shades

SATELLITE

• An economical crop for growers due to reduced heat requirement

• Uniform habit, Grandiflora type with 4.5-5 cm (2 inch.) flowers

• Pure colors suitable for planting with Star Wars and completing the color range

• Uniformity and plant habit matching Star Wars • 8-10 days earlier than Star Wars • Suitable for production in 11-16 cm (4-6 inch.) pots Also available Mix and Pink Bicolor Germination

20°C / 70°F – 10 days – Light required

Seed Count

800 seeds / Gr. – 23,000 seeds / Oz.

STAR WARS ANNUAL

CINERARIA grandiflora (Pericallis x hybrida)

White Shades

STAR WARS

Crimson Shades

Blue Shades

• An economical crop for growers due to reduced heat requirement

• Uniform habit Multiflora-type series • Compact plants covered with an abundance of

flowers measuring 3.5-4 cm (1 ½ inch.) in diameter

• Compact foliage plant habit for high crop density • • • •

and less shipping damage Highest percentage of marketable plants Exciting range of bicolors and pure/separate colors Results after 190 days in 12 cm ( 5 inch.) pots Suitable for production in 11-16 cm (4-6 inch.) pots

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

20°C / 70°F – 10 days – Light required 800 seeds / Gr. – 23,000 seeds / Oz.

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FAIRWAY COLEUS Extra Dwarf (Solenostemon)

Lemon

ANNUAL

Yellow

Rose

Salmon Rose

Mosaic

Ruby

Orange

Red Velvet

FAIRWAY

• Very late flowering with vivid colored foliage • Extra dwarf with excellent basal-branching • Ideal for production in packs and 10 cm (4 inch.) Lemon

pots

• Recommended for hanging baskets, landscapes, window boxes and patio plantings

• Multi-seed sowing/planting will give excellent performance and beautiful displays

Also available in Mix Mix

Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 68-77°F – 8-14 days – Light Required 4,300 seeds / Gr. – 122,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

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SUPERFINE RAINBOWS ANNUAL

Volcano

Red Velvet

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COLEUS Semi Dwarf hybrida (Solenostemon)

Festive Dance

Multicolor

Salmon Lace

Color Pride

SUPERFINE RAINBOWS

• Very late flowering with vivid colored foliage • Semi-dwarf with excellent basal-branching • Suitable for production in 10 cm (4 inch.) pots or even larger sized pots

• Recommended for flower-beds, mass/landscape plantings and combination pots

Also available in Masterblends Mix Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 68-77°F – 8-14 days – Light Required 4,000 seeds / Gr. – 113,400 seeds / Oz.

Masterblends Rainbows

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LADYBIRD COSMOS Sulphureus Dwarf (Cosmos sulphureus)

ANNUAL LADYBIRD

• Early flowering, dwarf series • Remaining dwarf and compact under arid conditions and high temperatures

• Produces an abundance of medium-sized semi-double colorful flowers

• Suitable for 10 cm (4 inch.) pot production • Plant height is approximately 30 cm (12 inch.) with a branching spread of 40 cm (16 inch.)

• The Ladybird Mix includes the Scarlet color Germination Seed Count

20°C / 68°F – 10-12 days 125 seeds / Gr. – 3,500 seeds / Oz.

Mix

Yellow

Orange

MELODY DIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall (Dianthus hybrida)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

MELODY

• Fragrant scent • Multiple uses as cut-flowers, perennial bedding and patio plants

• Suitable for home-garden and cut-flower harvest programs

• Produces an abundance of feathery-edged, •

long-lasting blooms, measuring 2.5 cm (1 inch.) in diameter Melody Pink is both a 1999 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner and a 2000 All-America Selections winner

Pink

Rose

Also available in Melody Mix Germination Seed Count

20°C / 68°F – 7 days 850 seeds / Gr. – 24,100 seeds / Oz.

Mix

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ANNUAL & BIENNIAL DIANTHUS F1 Hybrid (Dianthus hybrida) DIAMOND

• Gives superb garden performance in the Spring and Autumn

• Early variety, blooming simultaneously on main and lateral stems in pots and beds

• High uniformity in plant habit and tight flowering window

Coral

Pink

Blush Pink

Carmine Rose

Scarlet

Purple

Purple Picotee

Mix

• Flower size is 4 cm (1.5 inch.) in diameter • Diamond Blush Pink is a unique color that changes from white to pink, turning rose towards maturing

Also available in Diamond Mix Crimson Picotee • Attractive bicolor pattern • Pink edging with crimson center Purple Picotee • Attractive bicolor pattern • Pink edging with purple center Germination

NEW

NEW

20°C / 68°F – 7 days

Seed Count (Others)

750 seeds / Gr. – 21,300 seeds / Oz.

Seed Count (Scarlet)

1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,400 seeds / Oz.

Crimson Picotee

Blush Pink

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OSAKA FLOWERING CABBAGE F1 Hybrid Wavy-Leaved (Brassica oleracea)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

OSAKA

• Excellent, colorful bedding item for autumn to winter sowing/planting with Pansy and Violas

• Produces vigorous and uniform, high-quality plants • Produces numerous colorful wavy-edged leaves with tight compact heads

White

• Cultivation in 10-15 cm (4-6 inch.) pots

Pink

recommended

Also available in Mix Germination

21°C / 70°F – 4-7 days – Light Required

Seed Count

Mix

300 seeds / Gr. – 8,500 seeds / Oz.

Red

TOKYO FLOWERING CABBAGE F1 Hybrid Wavy-Leaved (Brassica oleracea)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

TOKYO

• Excellent, colorful bedding plant for autumn to winter with Pansy and Violas

• This variety is used increasingly for winter flowering as it is extremely cold resistant

• Produces a uniform plant size with attractive, colorful, round leaves

White

Pink

Red

• Cultivation in 10-15 cm (4-6 inch.) pots recommended

Also available in Mix Germination

21°C / 70°F – 4-7 days – Light Required

Seed Count

300 seeds / Gr. – 8,500 seeds / Oz.

NAGOYA FLOWERING KALE F1 Hybrid Fringe-Leaved (Brassica oleracea)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL NAGOYA

• Excellent, colorful bedding plant for autumn to

White

Rose

Red

• • • •

Mix

winter sowing/planting together with Pansy and Violas Produces attractive colorful fringed leaves Uniform in plant habit and growth Responds well to plant growth regulators Reducing the temperature to promote coloring of the leaves is not required on the same scale as previously. Cultivation in 10-15 cm (4-6 inch.) pots recommended

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

21°C / 70°F – 4-7 days – Light Required 300 seeds / Gr. – 8,500 seeds / Oz.

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FESTIVAL ANNUAL FESTIVAL

POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii) Apricot with Eye

• The most cost-effective pot-gerbera series on the

• Intense Apricot color with contrasting dark

• Highest percentage of first quality marketable

• Increased flower power and earlier flowering • With improved uniformity, but smaller flowers

market plants

• Strong “flower power” with multiple flowers,

providing more color on the plant at the point of sales

• Versatile series that works in a range of pot sizes from 10 to 15 cm (4-6 inch.)

• Tight flowering window across all colors, making crop-programming, crop-handling and shipping much easier

• Large assortment, including; Light eyed, Dark eyed, Spider, Semi-double and Mini

• Broadest and brightest color range on the

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center

compared to Apricot

Red with Eye • Intense red color with contrasting dark center

• Numerous flowers with more narrow and pointed flower petals

• More compact plant habit and earlier flowering Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 5-7 days – Light Required 250 seeds / Gr. – 7,000 seeds / Oz.

market

• Colorful and very decorative pot plant addition to patio containers and garden displays.

• High rate of germination at 95% plus for more usable plants

• All Festival seeds are provided as filmcoat seeds

for easier machine sowing and high visibility in the tray

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FESTIVAL SPECIAL MIXES POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii)

ANNUAL

FESTIVAL SPECIAL MIXES

ASK FOR DETAILS!

• Carefully designed for seasonal and all-year-round

• • • • • • •

sales

FESTIVAL FULFILS THE MARKET NEEDS FOR:

• Pot Plant • Patio Plant • Bedding Plant Germination Seed Count

Mix Growers Select Mix Semi-Double Mix Winter Holiday Mix Fall Harvest Mix Spring Bouquet Mix Dark Eyed Mix

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 5-7 days – Light Required 250 seeds / Gr. – 7,000 seeds / Oz.

Fall Harvest Mix

Winter Holiday Mix

Spring Bouquet Mix

Festival Mix

Semi-Double Mix

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FESTIVAL ANNUAL

POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii)

White Shades

Blush

Cream

Salmon

Salmon Rose

Rose

Lemon Yellow

Apricot

Huge

assortment Semi-Double Yellow

Golden Yellow w/Eye

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Salmon Orange Shades

Semi-Double Orange Shades

Orange

Semi-Double Rose Shades

Pink Shades w/Eye

Peach w/Eye

Neon Rose w/Eye

Cherry w/Eye

Orange w/Eye

Apricot w/Eye

Red w/Eye

Scarlet w/Eye

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FESTIVAL SPIDER POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii)

ANNUAL

NEW

Yellow

Salmon w/Eye

Salmon Red Shades Imp.

FESTIVAL SPIDER

• Very eye-catching flowers with an unusual petal form

• Certain to attract attention at retail level • Allows targeted color selection, as Festival Spider •

is the only Spider series available in separate colors on the market today Matching production cycle with the other Festival varieties

Yellow • Bright Yellow with green center • Multiple stems and 4 to 6 flowers with compact habit • Early Flowering and very uniform plant habit Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 5-7 days – Light Required 250 seeds / Gr. – 7,000 seeds / Oz.

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FESTIVAL SPEEDY ANNUAL

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POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii)

FESTIVAL SPEEDY

• This mix includes a wide range of both light and • • •

dark-eye shades, in cream, yellow, orange, deep rose and red Tight flowering window – all colors flower within eight days for minimal sorting Compact and extremely uniform plant habit for easy production planning and lower production costs High flower count – each plant has a minimum of four flowers

Germination

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 5-7 days – Light Required

Seed Count

250 seeds / Gr. – 7,000 seeds / Oz.

FESTIVAL MINI ANNUAL

POT-GERBERA F1 Hybrid (Gerbera jamesonii)

FESTIVAL MINI

• Unique mini-sized flowers on compact plants • Attractive color range • Well suited for the expanding market of 6 to 9 cm (3-4 inch.) pot production

• Ideal as an eye-catcher in mixed patio containers, and as gifts for special occasions

• Festival Mini Yellow Shades is a 2000 FloraStar winner

Deep Rose Red Shades

Yellow Shades

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

22-25°C / 72-77°F – 5-7 days – Light Required 250 seeds / Gr. – 7,000 seeds / Oz.

Deep Pastel Shades

Soft Pink

Orange Shades

Mini Mix

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AVANTI GLOXINIA F1 Hybrid (Sinningia speciosa)

White

Light Violet w/Dark Throat

ANNUAL

Peach Rose

Red w/White Edge

Rose Red

Blue w/White Edge

Scarlet

Wine Red

Blue

Mix

AVANTI

• Impressive, large, bell-shaped flowers in vibrant colors ensure a large consumer appeal

• An early flowering, single-flowering series • Recommended for 10-12 cm (4-5 inch.) pot cultures

• Small supple leaves for high density production and for easy packing and shipping

• Pellets are available for easy sowing Also available in Mix Germination

22-24°C / 72-75°F – 10-14 days – Light Required

Seed Count

26,000 seeds / Gr. – 737,000 seeds / Oz.

BROCADE GLOXINIA F1 Hybrid All Double (Sinningia speciosa)

ANNUAL

BROCADE

• 100% double flowering series • Dwarf and compact series with small leaves for easy packing and shipping

• Recommended for 10-12 cm (4-5 inch.) pot Red & White

Blue & White

Red

cultures

Also available in Mix

Mix

Germination

25°C / 78°F – 15 days – Light Required

Seed Count

25,000 seeds / Gr. – 710,000 seeds / Oz.

Blue

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SATIN ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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GODETIA F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Clarkia amoena)

SATIN

• • • • • •

Uniform plant habit and early flowering Good basal-branching Responds well to plant growth regulators Flower size measures approximately 5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter An outstanding performer as a 10-15 cm (4-6 inch.) pot plant item Flowers profusely at an approximate height of 17-20 cm (7-8 inch.)

Germination Seed Count

18°C / 65°F – 6 days 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

GRACE ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

White

Shell Pink

Pink

Salmon

GODETIA F1 Hybrid Tall (Clarkia amoena)

Rose with Pink

Red

GRACE

• This is the first F1 Hybrid Godetia • Produces cut-flowers, measuring 70-80 cm (2-3 ft) in height

• Lateral-branching produces up to 15 stems each carrying 5 to 6 solid clusters of blooms

• The branching and flower formation makes • • • • •

Godetia suitable for high density packing, and shipping over long distances This variety, depending on climate, can be grown all-year-round with the use of daylength manipulation Godetia is a dry and cool temperature loving plant Best grown at 15-18 °C (60-65°F) in the day and 10°C (50°F) at night Ideal temperature should not exceed more than 25°C (75°F) This is an excellent cut-flower for home-garden marketing programmes, as well as the mail order or retail packet trade

Lavender

Lavender with Eye Mix

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

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18°C / 65°F – 6 days 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

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ALL AROUND PURPLE GOMPHRENA (Gomphrena globosa)

ANNUAL ALL AROUND PURPLE • Outstanding performer in summer, especially in regions with hot and humid climatic conditions • Once established is drought tolerant • Strong basal-branching holding upright the rich deep, purple flower heads, measuring approximately 2.5 cm (1 inch.) in diameter • Plant height is approximately 60 cm (2 ft) • Suitable as a commercial cut-flower, either fresh or dried • Excellent item for semi-tall, home-garden cut-flower marketing programs • Strong flower stems and good vase-life • Sold as clean seed for easy sowing Germination

25°C / 77°F – 10-12 days

Seed Count

430 seeds / Gr. – 12,200 seeds / Oz.

All Around Purple

GNOME GOMPHRENA Extra-Dwarf (Gomphrena globosa)

ANNUAL

GNOME

White

Pink

Purple (Buddy)

Grower • Easy propagation from seed at high temperatures • Easy cultivation in pots and packs • Quick crop turnover (4-6 weeks) creates further opportunities for sales after the main bedding plant season • Plants with the distinct, globe-shaped flower heads measure approximately 15 cm (6 inch.) in height • Clean seed available for easy sowing Retailer • Suitable for spring to early autumn sales • Ideal for pot plants and mixed bowls Consumer • Flowers tirelessly throughout the Summer • No fading under strong sunshine in hot or cool climates • Very versatile, suitable for bedding plants, patio containers and many other usages Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

25°C / 77°F – 10-12 days 360 seeds / Gr. – 10,200 seeds / Oz. (Clean seed)

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GARDEN BRIDE ANNUAL

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GYPSOPHILA (Gypsophila muralis)

GARDEN BRIDE & GYPSY Grower • Fast growing varieties for quick turnover of crops • Multi-seed pellets available for easy sowing • Multi-seed pellets guarantee uniform plug performance • Easy to pack and ship due to supple foliage and plant habit • Cultural and marketing information available on Gypsy series • When differentiation is needed, these varieties are ideal as an attractive alternative to fillers such as; Lobularia (Alyssum) and Lobelia Consumer • Multiple use for window boxes, hanging baskets, patio planters/containers and borders • Continuous flowering • Airy and graceful appearance with finely textured foliage Gypsy Pink is both a 1996 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner, and a 1997 All-America Selections winner Gypsy Deep Rose is both a 2003 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner, and a 2004 All-America Selections winner Germination

Garden Bride Pink (Single flowers)

GYPSY ANNUAL

GYPSOPHILA (Gypsophila muralis)

20°C / 68°F – 4-5 days

Seed Count 25,000 seeds / Gr. – 708,000 seeds / Oz. (Treated seed)

Deep Rose (Semi-double flowers)

Pink (Semi-double flowers)

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DISCO BELLE HIBISCUS F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Hibiscus moscheutos)

White

Pink

ANNUAL & PERENNIAL

Rosy Red

DISCO BELLE • True landscape item adding height to flower beds in the warm climates • Excellent patio plant in cool climates with use of plant growth regulator • Plant height: 60-80cm (2-3ft ) • Flowering begins at a plant height of approximately 35 cm (14 inch.) • Large and impressive flowers, measuring 23 cm (9 inch.) in size • Ideal for perennial plant assortment • Low cost seed item compared to vegetative Hibiscus All Hibiscus seed is scarified in order to precipitate germination, making further treatment unnecessary Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

25°C / 77°F – 15 days 85 seeds / Gr. – 2,400 seeds / Oz. (Treated seed)

Mix

SOUTHERN BELLE HIBISCUS F1 Hybrid Tall (Hibiscus moscheutos)

ANNUAL & PERENNIAL

SOUTHERN BELLE

• True landscape item, giving height to bedding in warm climates

• Plant height: 100-150 cm (3-5 feet) • Large and impressive flower, measuring 25 cm (10 inch.) in size

• Excellent for perennial plant assortment • Low cost seed item compared to vegetative Hibiscus.

• 1971 All-America Selections winner All Hibiscus seed is scarified in order to precipitate germination, making further treatment unnecessary Germination Seed Count

25°C / 77°F – 15 days 85 seeds / Gr. – 2,400 seeds / Oz. (Treated seed)

Mix

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CONFETTI COMPACT ANNUAL

White

Blush

CONFETTI COMPACT Grower • A good standard germination of 95% plus • Quick crop turnover after approximately 8 weeks, depending on pot size • Highly suitable for production from spring to autumn • White has a clear and pure background with the veins standing out in contrast color • Minimal application of plant growth regulator enhances the deepness of the color Retailer • Unique patterned foliage makes an attractive addition to mixed bowls or containers • Compact mounding plant habit allows tight spacing per square meter

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HYPOESTES Dwarf (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Pink

Rose

Red

Consumer • Low maintenance plant with highly decorative foliage • Easy-to-grow pot plant that gives excellent performance as a house-plant in window boxes, patio pots and mixed containers • Confetti Compact Blush is a 2005 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

22-24°C / 72-75°F – 4-6 days 900 seeds / Gr. – 2,500 seeds / Oz. (Treated seed)

Mix

CONFETTI XL ANNUAL

HYPOESTES Dwarf (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

NEW NEW

Mix

White

CONFETTI XL Grower • A good standard germination of 95% plus • Quick crop turnover after approximately 8 weeks, depending on pot size • Highly suitable for production from spring to autumn • Semi-upright plants with robust branching, gives excellent shipping tolerance • Minimal application of plant growth regulator enhances the deepness of the color • Younger plants have a better coloration Retailer • Unique patterned foliage makes an attractive addition to mixed bowls and containers • Suitable for hanging baskets

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Carmine Rose

Red

Wine Red

Consumer • Low maintenance and highly decorative foliage • Long-lasting in hanging baskets and mixed plantings • The ideal choice for landscapes in semi-shaded locations Also available in Mix Confetti XL White • Splashes of white on a dark green background • Perfect addition to the Confetti XL series Germination Seed Count

22-24°C / 72-75°F – 4-6 days 900 seeds / Gr. – 2,500 seeds / Oz. (Treated seed)

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CARNIVAL IMPATIENS F1 Hybrid (Impatiens walleriana)

ANNUAL

NEW

White Imp.

Rose Star

Salmon

Cherry Lips

Rose

Orange

Pink

Deep Rose

Scarlet

Deep Pink

Lilac

Blush

Lavender Blue

Violet

Red Imp.

Cranberry

CARNIVAL

NEW

• Outstanding germination of 95% plus is bred into this series

• Large, flat, open flowers above dark green foliage on compact plants

Metallic Pink Shades NEW

Metallic Lilac

Metallic Deep Salmon

• Keeps compact in packs and pots at retailers • Excellent bedding plant that performs well in large containers, hanging baskets and garden displays

• Available in unique metallic colors • Proven heat tolerant

Also Available in Mix, Pastel Blend Mix, Blue Mood Mix, Summer Fruits Mix, and Metallica Mix

Metallica Mix

Cherry Lips • Light Pink color with a Rose center • Attractive bicolor pattern Metallic Pink Shades • Unique metallic, glossy Rose Pink color Metallica Mix • Unique, attractive color mix with glossy, metallic colors and bicolors Germination

23-24°C / 74-75°F – 5-8 days – Light Required

Seed Count

1,800 seeds / Gr. – 51,000 seeds / Oz.

Blue Mood Mix

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Summer Fruits Mix

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Pastel Blend Mix

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LISIANTHUS F1 HYBRID

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Eustoma grandiflorum SUMMARY OF SAKATA’S LISIANTHUS F1 HYBRIDS The following is only a schedule-guideline for planting and harvesting Lisianthus. However, there are many different cultural techniques that can be applied in order to “fine tune” the production of Lisianthus. Therefore, we suggest that you contact your local Sakata representative for more detailed advice and expert assistance. Depending on the geographical location and local market requirements, Lisianthus cultivation can be manipulated by techniques such as; variety plug-cooling, short-day treatments, heat adjustment, additional lighting, and daylength manipulation.

Cropping season

Winter / Spring

Series

Polestar Early

Harvest week

Cultural method

11 - 17

No heating

07 - 14

Heating

05 - 09

Heating+lighting

45 - 49

No heating

45 - 47

Heating

18 - 25

No heating

14 - 18

Heating

11 - 15

Heating+lighting

24 - 28

No heating

20 - 26

Heating

19 - 24

34 - 40

No heating

Harvest week

Cultural method

31 - 35

No heating

30 - 33

Heating

29 - 35

No heating

24 - 30

Heating

33 - 38

No heating

13 - 17

No heating

10 - 14

Heating

06 - 09

Heating+lighting

45 - 49

No heating

45 - 47

Heating

39 - 45

Single Autumn

Spring / Summer

Group I

Flamenco

33 - 35

42 - 02

Mid Single Summer / Autumn

Group II

General grower guidelines: When early varieties of Lisianthus initiate flower buds they are less sensitive to daylength and more sensitive to high temperatures. In contrast, late varieties, when initiating flower buds, are more sensitive to daylength and require higher temperatures.

Planting week

03 - 10

Cropping season

Series

Planting week

Spring / Summer

Mirage

03 - 10

Late

Flower buds are initiated by using a relatively high temperature and long daylength. The recommend minimum night temperature is 15°C (60°F) and the day temperature is best at approximately 25°C (75°F)

Summer

Single Group III

Autumn Winter / Spring

49 - 09

18 - 23 Echo Early

39 - 45

Double Autumn

Group I 33 - 35

Disclaimer; All information given is intended for general guidance only and is believed to be accurate. Differences will be obtained from the above table and are related to latitude, altitude, temperatures applied and daylength. Cultural details are based on conditions in the Northern Hemisphere and Sakata cannot be held responsible for any crop damage related to the information given herein. We recommend contacting your local sales representative for specific advice.

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MARIACHI GRANDE WHITE LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall Large Double Flower (Eustoma grandiflorum)

ANNUAL

MARIACHI GRANDE WHITE NEW

• Excellent Rose-formed flower buds, with thick •

• • • • • •

petals for long-lasting shelf life and easy transportation The flower color, subject to growing temperatures, is Ivory white to clear white. Higher temperatures tend to produce the clear white color Flower size is 5-7 cm (2-2 3/4 inch.) in diameter Ideal for late-spring sowing and autumn harvest schedules (Group III) An excellent supplement to the Echo series, as this variety produces long, rigid stems for production outside the Echo flowering season Plant height: 80-100 cm (2.5-3.2 ft) When sown simultanieonsly with Echo in winter for summer harvests, Mariachi Grande White will flower appr- 3 to 4 weeks later than Echo Available in pellet form only

Germination

Grande White

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

ECHO LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall Large Double Flower (Eustoma grandiflorum)

Pure White

Yellow

Champagne

ANNUAL

Blue

Pink

ECHO

• The first 100% all double, large-flowering cut-flower Lisianthus

• Spray type • Early flowering (Group I) • With strong and robust flower stems well able to support the large, heavy, double-blooms

Lavender

Pink Picotee

Blue Picotee Imp.

• A superb, popular double-flowering series • Plant height is approximately 70 cm (28 inch.) in summer

• Available in pellet form only Germination

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

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FLAMENCO ANNUAL

White Imp.

Purple Rose

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LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall Large Single Flower (Eustoma grandiflorum)

Lime Green

Purple

Purple

Yellow

Pink Rim

Rose Pink Imp.

Blue

Red Rim

Blue Rim Supreme

FLAMENCO

• Produces high-quality, long-stemmed cut-flowers with large single blooms

• In comparison to Polestar, Flamenco has stronger and more voluminous stems

• Sown simultaneously with Polestar in winter for • • •

summer harvesting, Flamenco (Group II) will flower approximately three weeks later than Polestar Flowers two weeks earlier than Mirage Flamenco will perform well under warm, long-day conditions Available in pellet form only

Germination

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

Blue Rim Supreme

Purple Rose

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MIRAGE LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall Large Single Flower (Eustoma grandiflorum) ANNUAL & BIENNIAL MIRAGE

• Ideal for late spring sowing and autumn harvest schedules (Group III)

• Excellent production supplement, as Mirage White

• • •

Light Pink

produces long, robust stems for production outside the Polestar and Flamenco flowering season Flower size 6-8 cm (2-3 inch.) in diameter Plant height: 80-100 cm (2.5-3.2 feet) When sown at the same time as Flamenco in winter for summer harvesting, Mirage will flower approximately two weeks later than Flamenco Available in pellet form only

Germination

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

Pastel Pink

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

Blue Rim

POLESTAR LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Tall Large Single Flower (Eustoma grandiflorum) ANNUAL & BIENNIAL NEW

NEW

POLESTAR

• An improved Heidi series and just as fast flowering (Group 0)

• When sown simultaneously with Heidi in winter for

White Imp.

NEW

Purple

NEW

• • • •

Pink Rim Imp.

Blue Rim

• • •

summer harvesting, Polestar will flower almost 7 to 10 days earlier than Heidi Large, single, spray type flowers An abundance of flowers are borne profusely on top of strong, straight stems, instead of flowering from the bottom of the plant upwards Polestar will flower even under short day-length conditions, but will require more than 10 hours of light per day Produces good quality cut-flowers when the growing point of the plant is maintained at a temperature of 16°C (61°F) Suitable for seasonal, early-summer harvest growers Suitable for seasonal, winter to early-spring harvest growers in mild winter climates Available in pellet form only

Germination

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

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MATADOR ANNUAL MATADOR

• A 100% all double-flowering, genetically compact

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LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Extra Dwarf (Eustoma grandiflorum) NEW

NEW

NEW

strain, requiring little or no plant growth regulator

• Plants measure approximately 15 cm (6 inch.) in • • • •

height bearing double-flowers, measuring circa 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter Natural basal-branching habit with flower heads held above compact foliage Strong rooting system Recommended for professional pot plant production Available in pellet form only

Germination

White

Rose Pink

Blue

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

MERMAID ANNUAL

LISIANTHUS F1 Hybrid Extra Dwarf (Eustoma grandiflorum) NEW

White

Pink

Lilac Rose

Blue Imp.

MERMAID

• A genetically compact strain requiring little or no plant growth regulator

• Grows to a plant height of approximately 15 cm • • • •

(6 inch.) with flowers measuring circa 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter Natural basal-branching habit with flower heads held above compact plants Strong rooting system Recommended for professional pot plant production Available in pellet form only

Germination

20-21°C / 68-70°F – 10-15 days – Light Required

Pellet Seed Count

700 pellets / Gr. – 19,800 pellets / Oz.

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MYSTIC MIMULUS F1 Hybrid (Mimulus hybrida)

ANNUAL MYSTIC

Ivory

Cream w/Spots

Yellow

• • • • • • •

High germination Very early variety with free flowering plant habit Dwarf, with a high uniformity plant habit Responds well to plant growth regulators Cool crop requiring little or no heat This variety shows well in hanging basket dispalys Pelleted seed is offered for easy sowing

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

Yellow w/Spots

Orange

Rose

Mix

Scarlet

Wine

20°C / 68°F – 10-14 days 700-800 seeds / Gr. – 20,000-23,000 seeds / Oz.

NEBULA NEMESIA F1 Hybrid (Nemesia strumosa)

ANNUAL NEBULA

White

Yellow

Rose

• • • • • • • •

This is the first F1 Hybrid Nemesia Now available in separate colors Floriferous blooming habit with large flower size Excellent basal-branching Suitable for 10-12 cm (4-5 inch.) pot cultures High standard of germination Long flowering performance Cool crop requiring little or no heat

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

Rosy Red

20-23°C / 68-73°F – 7-10 days 6,000 seeds / Gr. – 170,000 seeds / Oz.

Bronze

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PANSY & VIOLA OVERVIEW

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Viola wittrockiana / Viola cornuta

HUGE FLOWERS Super Majestic Giants 11 cm / 4.5 inch. in diameter

EXTRA LARGE FLOWERS Majestic Giants / Majestic Giants II / Power 10 cm / 4 inch. in diameter

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LARGE FLOWERS Dynamite® / Viking 8 cm / 3.25 inch. in diameter

VIOLA CORNUTA Gemini 4 cm / 1.5 inch. in diameter

VIOLA CORNUTA Rebel 4 cm / 1.5 inch. in diameter

MEDIUM SIZE FLOWERS Ultima / Supreme / Crystal Bowl / Maxim / Crown 6 cm / 2.5 inch. in diameter

VIOLA CORNUTA Rebelina 3-3.5 cm / 1.25 inch. in diameter

VIOLA CORNUTA Venus 3 cm / 1 inch. in diameter

Flower size is depending on temperature.These flower sizes will be reached at an average temperature of 5-7ºC.

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MAJESTIC GIANTS II / POWER PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL NEW

White w/Blotch

Patricia

Sherry

Yellow w/Blotch Imp.

Fire

Rose w/Blotch Imp.

Red w/Blotch Imp.

Rosalyn

Blue & White

Marina Shades

NEW

Ocean

Purple w/Blotch

Retailer

Deep Blue w/Blotch Imp. • Maximum color on extremely compact plants

Pansy Majestic Giants II / Power Series Grower • Maintains huge flower size under warm conditions for the autumn and late-spring sales • Retains compact habit in Autumn to Spring, without stretching under decreasing daylight hours of 14 or less at the time of sowing • Needs little if any plant growth regulator • Genetically compact yet quickly fills out pots • Quick turnover for increased profitability • Prolific flowering power, allowing plants to maintain a continuous production of blooms throughout the Autumn and Winter

• Unique shades of color for premium pots and displays • Long shelf-life with numerous flowers in late-autumn Consumer • Continuous blooming with huge flower size, during autumn, winter and spring • Broadest color range in an extra, large-flowered Pansy series Also available in Mix Yellow w/Blotch Improved • Improved compact habit • Improved matching flowering time • Slightly deeper yellow and larger sized blooms Deep Blue w/Blotch Improved • Improved compact habit • Improved matching flowering time • Larger flower size

When earliness matters

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Germination Seed Count

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

Rosalyn

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Sherry Fire

Yellow w/Blotch Imp.

Power

Rosalyn

When SIZE matters

Patricia

Ocean Marina Shades

Rosalyn

Ocean Yellow w/Blotch Imp.

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DYNAMITE速 PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

CLEAR FACE

Pure White

Cream

Scarlet

Lavender

Yellow Imp.

Orange

Light Blue

Blue Center

Pink Shades

Purple

BLOTCHED FACE

NEW

White w/Blotch Imp. Purple Rose & White Yellow w/Blotch Imp. Imp.

Red & Yellow Imp.

Beacon Rose

Wine Flash Imp.

NEW

Strawberry

Deep Rose w/Blotch

Blue w/Blotch

Deep Blue w/Blotch

Red w/Blotch

Blue & White Shades

Beacon Blue

Ocean

Yellow w/Blotch Imp.

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Yellow Imp.

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DYNAMITE® Grower • Retains compact habit in autumn to spring without stretching under decreasing daylight hours of 14 or less at the time of sowing • Little to no plant growth regulator required under very hot/humid conditions • Broad range of clear colors are an ideal compliment to the Majestic Giants II / Power series • Prolific flowering power, allowing plants to maintain a continuous production of blooms throughout the Autumn and Winter

Add Dynamite to your sales White w/Blotch Imp.

Retailer • Broad range of colors for premium pots and displays • A wide color range available for creating customized designer mixes • Long-shelf life with flowers in late-autumn Consumer • Gives a continuous blooming of large sized flowers during the Autumn, Winter and Spring • Broadest color range of extra, large flowered Pansy

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NEW

Also available in Clear Mix, Blotch Mix, Silhouette Mix, and Mix Dynamite Strawberry • Unique color pattern of Rosy Red and White with Rose blotch • The color of the flower will change with the temperature, low temperatures will give a deeper rose shade and high temperatures a lighter pink shade Dynamite Purple Rose & White Improved • Improved compact plant habit • Excellent color contrast • Improved top petal color, giving less fading under stressful conditions Germination Seed Count

p.

Mix

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days

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700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

Light Blue

Ocean

Beacon Blue Dynamite® Reg. #001884576 in Europe

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SUPER MAJESTIC GIANTS PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL SUPER MAJESTIC GIANTS

Snow

Canary

Red Cap

• A truly superb Hybrid Pansy series • Super Majestic Giants produce very large flowers, measuring 11 cm (4.5 inch.) in diameter • With traditional dark blotches • This series has been bred to show both dark and light shades within each color • Excellent for autumn and spring pot sales • Vigorous in growth and cold resistant, making this variety suitable for early spring sales • Outstanding pack, pot and garden performance Also Available in Mix

Rose Pink

Blue Cap

Flame

Ocean

Germination Seed Count

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

Royal

MAJESTIC GIANTS PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL MAJESTIC GIANTS

White w/Blotch

Yellow w/Blotch

Rose Shades

Scarlet Shades

Blue Shades

Purple

• The first F1 Hybrid Pansy to receive the All-America Selections award • Easily recognizable by the consumer • Immense flower size, measuring as much as 10 cm (4 inch.) in diameter • Vigorous plants, measuring 18 cm (7 inch.) in height • Hot and cold weather resistant • Highly suitable for 10 cm (4 inch.) pot plant sales • Majestic Giants White w/Blotch and Mix are 1966 All-America Selection Award winners Also Available in Mix Germination Seed Count

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 700 seeds / Gr. – 19,800 seeds / Oz.

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SUPREME ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

CLEAR FACE (CRYSTAL BOWL SUPREME)

White

Primrose

Yellow

Orange

Rose

Pink Shades

Lavender Shades

Sky Blue

True Blue

Deep Blue

Purple

NEW

Scarlet

Mahogany

SUPREME Grower • Programmable all-year-round series for production planning • Flowering response is not day-length sensitive, or needing cool temperatures to initiate flowering • Early flowering allows for fastest production turnover • A compact, well branched Plant habit not requiring plant growth regulator • Short cropping window • Broad color selection of clear-faced and novelty colors • Medium-sized flowers approximately 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter Retailer • Long shelf-life • The broadest color selection of any Pansy series on the market Consumer • The “Multiflora” of Pansy due to its ability to flower continuously throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring • Bred for its weather tolerant flowers and compact habit • Excellent for usage in landscapes and patio pots

BLOTCHED FACE (MAXIM SUPREME)

Chiffon

Yellow w/Blotch

Red & Yellow w/Blotch

Rose w/Blotch

Red w/Blotch

Marina

Also available in Clear Mix, Blotch Mix, Germination Seed Count

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

Blue w/Blotch

Deep Blue w/Blotch

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CRYSTAL BOWL PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

White

Primrose

Yellow

Scarlet

Blue Center

Sky Blue

True Blue

Deep Blue

Purple

CRYSTAL BOWL • Medium in size, clear-faced flowers, measuring approximately 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter • Outstanding garden and pot performance with high uniformity in plant habit • Bright and cheerful colors • Well branching with small green leaves • Grows vigorously and retains its plant habit throughout the season Also available in Mix

Mix

Germination

MAXIM

Seed Count

PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

Yellow

Red & Yellow

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Rose

Red

MAXIM

Marina

Deep Blue

• Medium-sized blotched pansies with flowers of 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter • Offers gardeners a superb choice range of medium-sized, highly floriferous hybrid pansies • Seven unique colors from the Maxim Series have been re-named under the Ultima series • Maxim Marina is a 1991 All-America Selections Award winner Also Available in Mix Germination Seed Count

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18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

Mix

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CROWN ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

White

Yellow Splash

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PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

Cream

Yellow

Golden

Orange

Rose

Scarlet

Azure

Blue

Purple

CROWN • Large clear-faced flowers, measuring 8 cm (3.25 inch.) in diameter • Early flowering • Cold resistant • Flowers in both autumn and spring • Excellent for pots, packs and as bedding plants, making this series ideal for growers and landscapers Also Available in Mix Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 750 seeds / Gr. – 21,000 seeds / Oz.

VIKING ANNUAL & BIENNIAL VIKING Grower • Bred for the European Spring Market • High germination vigour • Short cropping window and can overwinter for spring • Key-color selection of clear-faced and novel flowers

NEW

Retailer • Long shelf-life with quality flower petals • Good selection of bright and clear colors and colors with blotch • Novelty color, Northern Lights, has received a 2005 Fleuroselect Quality award Consumer • Bred as weather tolerant flowers for the Spring Market • Ideally suited for landscapes and patio pots for spring sales • Easy and prolific re-flowering after a dark winter season

PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana) NEW

Northern Lights NEW

Yellow w/Blotch NEW

White NEW

Red w/Blotch NEW

NEW

White w/Blotch NEW

Marina NEW

Also Available in Mix Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 750 seeds / Gr. – 21,000 seeds / Oz.

True Blue

Blue w/Blotch

Violet

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ULTIMA PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

White w/Blotch

Sherbet

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Chiffon

Pink Shades

Sunset

Bronze w/Blotch

Salmon Yellow

Orange w/Blotch

Blue & Yellow w/Blotch

Lavender Shades

Apricot Shades

ULTIMA • Medium-sized flowers, measuring 6 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter • Free flowering • Compact plant habit • Ideal for the Autumn and Spring sales • Wide range of colors including unique color patterns Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

ULTIMA SILHOUETTE SUPREME MIX PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

ULTIMA SILHOUETTE SUPREME MIX • A combination of soft, pastel colors with a bright and clean appearance • An extra early, annual flowering habit • Continues to bloom from autmum to spring Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

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ULTIMA MORPHO ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ULTIMA MORPHO • Attractive and unusual flower color of a bright, pastel blue with a yellow center • This variety was named after a rare and beautiful butterfly with the same exotic coloring that was discovered in Costa Rica • Ultima Morpho is both a 2002 All-America Selections winner and a 2002 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days

Morpho

850 seeds / Gr. – 24,000 seeds / Oz.

ULTIMA SCARLET & YELLOW ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

Scarlet & Yellow

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ULTIMA BARON PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

Red

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Merlot

Mahogany

Purple

ULTIMA BARON • Four attractive and unusual colors • Gives an abundance of flowers on a compact plant • Ideal for autumn and spring sales • Also available in Mix (including Supreme Marina) Germination

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days

Seed Count

800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

Mahogany

Red

ULTIMA RADIANCE PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

ULTIMA RADIANCE • Sakata’s latest Pansy color creation • An attractive flower face with splashes of white and yellow against a deep blue background • Extremely hardy and hot and cold tolerant • A very showy color with a striking radiance, hence the origin of the name • Ultima Radiance Deep Blue is a 2004 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7-10 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

Deep Blue

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ULTIMA BEACON ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ULTIMA BEACON • Unique colors for both consumers and growers • With a dwarf and compact habit this variety is ideal for autumn and spring markets • Excellent for plantings in containers and landscape bedding • Ultima Beacon Mix and Ultima Beacon Rose are 1998 Fleuroselect Quality Award winners Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

Yellow

Bronze

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

Rose

Blue

Beacon Mix

ULTIMA MIX ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

PANSY F1 Hybrid (Viola wittrockiana)

ULTIMA MIX • A very unique mix and one of the brightest Pansy mixtures on the market • Extra early with dwarf compactness of habit • Highly floriferous the flowers face upright on dwarf compact plants • Resist cold and hot temperatures • Very reliable pot performance • Exciting at the retail level, Ultima Mix will enhance colorful gardening and expand an interest in autumn and spring bedding plants Germination Seed Count

18-24°C / 65-76°F – 7-12 days 800 seeds / Gr. – 22,700 seeds / Oz.

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VENUS VIOLA F1 Hybrid (Viola cornuta)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL NEW

White Imp.

White

Yellow

Yellow w/Blotch

Orange

Light Blue

Purple

NEW

Deep Orange

Red w/Blotch

Lavender Pink

VENUS

Purple Wing

Black

Grower • With colors slightly more clearer, deeper and more attractive than other standard violas on the market • Flowers are slightly rounder and larger than other standard viola on the market • Perform and flower especially well in the Autumn to Winter season • Continuous flowering Retailer • An excellent compact Yellow with Blotch • An excellent compact and bright Red color with Blotch • Unique key-colors such as; Deep Orange and Black are available, for autumn designer mixtures • Long shelf-life with flowers in late autumn Consumer • Long-lasting flowering in trendy colors from autumn to early-summer. • Excellent garden performance with an abundance of flowers in the winter months in mild climatic regions Also Available in Mix Venus Lavender Pink • A Delicate Pastel Lavender Shades with hints of Pink Venus Yellow • Clear Golden Yellow Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 70-75°F – 8-15 days 1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,000 seeds / Oz.

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REBEL • REBELINA VIOLA F1 Hybrid (Viola cornuta)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

REBEL F1 NEW

NEW

White

NEW

Yellow

Blue & Yellow

REBELINA F1 NEW

Golden Yellow Extra early

NEW

Red & Yellow Extra early

NEW

Purple & Yellow Extra early

REBEL 4 cm

Rebelina

REBELINA 3 - 3.5 cm

FLOWERS SHOWN IN ACTUAL SIZE

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P REBEL Grower • Branching and creeping habit but on shorter internodes • Unique addition in pots or baskets for autumn and spring sales Retailer • Same concept as Splendid or Rebellina although larger flowers , measuring 3-4 cm (1-1,5 inch.) in diameter • Trendy and attractive “back-to-nature’ consumer appeal • Multiple uses, including winter baskets and patio containers Consumer • Prolific flowering with a sweet, strong fragrance • Continues to flower tirelessly throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring • Holds creeping habit even in late-spring • Ideal for winter flowering in mild climates, making this variety suitable for window boxes, hanging baskets and as a landscaping bedding plant Rebel Yellow • Bright Yellow with ray Rebel Blue & Yellow • Upper petals are purplish-blue and lower petals are yellow to white with ray Rebel White • Pure white with yellow center Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 70-75°F – 8-15 days 1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,000 seeds / Oz.

Rebelina

REBELINA Grower • Branching and creeping habit with very large flowers • Unique addition in pots or baskets for autumn and early-spring sales Retailer • Same concept as Splendid or Rebel, although a smaller-flowered series, measuring 3-3,5 cm (1,25 inch.) in diameter • Trendy and attractive with ‘back-to-nature’ consumer appeal • Multiple uses, including winter baskets and patio containers Consumer • Prolific flowering with a sweet, strong fragrance • Ideal for Winter flowering in mild climates, making this variety suitable for window boxes, hanging baskets and as a landscaping bedding plant • Excellent item for mixed planters and basket products Rebelina Extra Early Golden Yellow • Bright with a pure, golden yellow color Rebelina Extra Early Red & Yellow • Upper petals are reddish-bronze and lower petals are yellow with ray Rebelina Extra Early Purple & Yellow • Upper petals are purple and lower petals are yellow with ray Germination Seed Count

Rebel

Rebel

20-25°C / 70-75°F – 8-15 days 1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,000 seeds / Oz.

Rebelina

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GEMINI VIOLA F1 Hybrid (Viola cornuta)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL GEMINI

Purple & White

• Extra early flowering with a slightly larger flower size than most Violas • Unique flower colors • Blooms heavily in autumn as well as early-spring • Vigorous and strong blooming habit • Excellent selection for packs, mixed bowls and hanging baskets, as well as adding a riot of color to garden borders • Very similar to the original, well-known Viola color named Viola tricolor

Purple & Yellow

Purple & White • Purple upper petals above lower petals of white with splashes of yellow shades and ray Purple & Yellow • Purple upper petals above lower petals of golden yellow shades with ray Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 70-75°F – 8-15 days 1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,000 seeds / Oz.

SPLENDID VIOLA F1 Hybrid (Viola cornuta)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL SPLENDID

White

Yellow

Blue & Yellow

Grower • Branching and creeping habit with very large flower heads • Unique addition in pots or baskets for Autumn and early Spring sales Retailer • Same concept as Rebel series, although a smaller-flowered series, measuring 2.5-3 cm (1 inch.) in diameter • Trendy and attractive with ‘back-to-nature’ consumer appeal • Multiple uses, include winter baskets and patio containers Consumer • Prolific flowering with a sweet, strong fragrance • Holds creeping habit even in late Spring and spreads to approximately 30 cm (1 ft) • Ideal for winter flowering in mild climates, making this variety suitable for window boxes, hanging baskets and as a landscaping bedding plant Germination Seed Count

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20-25°C / 70-75°F – 8-15 days 1,000 seeds / Gr. – 28,000 seeds / Oz.

Blue & Yellow

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CRYSTAL ANNUAL

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PHLOX Cuspidata Dwarf (Phlox drummondii cuspidata)

White

Salmon

Light Blue with White

Blue with White

CRYSTAL

Mix

• Star-shaped, fringed flowers with decorative white edging • Flowers tirelessly throughout the Summer • Vigorous, bushy plant habit and strong root system for improved pot and garden performance • Adds a unique flower shape to mixed containers, hanging baskets and garden beds • Has consumer appeal in large packs and pots Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 8-12 days 600 seeds / Gr. – 17,000 seeds / Oz.

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EAGLE PETUNIA F1 Hybrid grandiflora (Petunia grandiflora)

ANNUAL NEW

White

Pastel Pink

Pink

Rose

Salmon Imp.

Red Imp.

Red Star

Blue

Pink Vein

Plum Vein

EAGLE

• Extra early flowering variety with the best uniform flowering window in the series

• Flowers 4 days earlier than the Falcon series • Large flowers, measuring approximately 7.5 cm (3 inch.) in diameter

• Compact with an excellent branching habit • Very floriferous • Maintains its compact habit well in gardens and at retail level

• Ideal for usage in baskets, containers/planters, and for large scale bedding purposes.

Also Available in Mix Salmon Imp. • Improved plant habit and flowering window for matching series uniformity • Improved variety with higher germination and plug performance Germination

25°C / 78°F – 10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count9,000-11,000 seeds / Gr. – 255,000-312,000 seeds/Oz. Pellet Seed Count

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880 pellets / Gr. – 22,700 pellets / Oz.

EAGLE Red

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FALCON ANNUAL

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PETUNIA F1 Hybrid grandiflora (Petunia grandiflora)

White

Pastel Salmon

Coral

Blush Pink

Rose

Deep Rose

Red & White

Red

Burgundy

Lilac

Mid Blue

Blue

Pink Morn

Pink Vein

Red Vein

FALCON

• Large-flowered series with blooms, measuring approxiamtely 7.5 cm (3 inch.) in diameter

• Best uniform flowering window in series • Prolific flowering • A proven overall high performance as a bedding plant

• Grows under a broad range of climatical and production conditions

Also available in Mix Germination

25°C / 78°F – 10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count9,000-11,000 seeds / Gr. – 255,000-312,000 seeds/Oz. Pellet Seed Count

880 pellets / Gr. – 22,700 pellets / Oz.

Mix

Red

Pink Morn

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MERLIN PETUNIA F1 Hybrid multiflora (Petunia multiflora)

ANNUAL

White

Salmon

Coral

Pink

Rose

Cherry Rose

Red

Rose Picotee

Red Picotee

Burgundy Picotee

Blue Picotee Imp.

Pink Morn

Rose Morn

Red Morn

Blue Morn

Blue

MERLIN

• Multiflora with a flower size of approximately

Plum Vein

• • •

6.5 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter. Better weather tolerant than grandiflora Petunias, as plants hold up well in inclement weather, recovering quickly after storms and rain Retains dwarf and compactness of plant habit throughout the flowering season Excellent series uniformity Plants measure approximately 25 cm (10 inch.) in height

Merlin Blue Morn is a 2003 All-America Selections Award winner and a 2002 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner Merlin Pink Morn is a 1996 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner Also Available in Mix , Morn Mix and Picotee Mix Germination

25°C / 78°F – 10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count9,000-11,000 seeds / Gr. – 255,000-312,000 seeds/Oz.

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Pellet Seed Count

880 pellets / Gr. – 22,700 pellets / Oz.

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HULAHOOP ANNUAL

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PETUNIA F1 Hybrid grandiflora (Petunia grandiflora)

HULAHOOP

• Grandiflora type, large-flowered bicolors, measuring 7.5 cm (3 inch.) in diameter

• Proven performance in packs and gardens over many years

• Highly floriferous • Compact habit • Sensitive to growing conditions and may under

Rose Imp.

Red Imp.

certain conditions, show some color variation

• Care should be taken to provide sufficient

NEW

moisture and nutrients

Also available in Mix Blue Improved

• Earlier Flowering window for matching series • • •

uniformity More attractive, deeper Blue flower color Slightly smaller flower size giving extra flowering power Improved variety with higher germination and plug performance

Germination

Velvet

Burgundy Imp.

Blue Imp.

Mix

25°C / 78°F – 10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count9,000-11,000 seeds / Gr. – 255,000-312,000 seeds/Oz. Pellet Seed Count

880 pellets / Gr. – 22,700 pellets / Oz.

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EXPLORER PETUNIA F1 Hybrid (Petunia hybrida)

ANNUAL

White

Pink

Rose

Rose Pink

Coral

Lavender

Purple

Blue

Magenta

EXPLORER

• Explorer is particularly suitable as groundcover for landscapers

• Its spreading and cascading habit can easily cover an area of 80-100 cm (3 ft)

• Tremendous flowering power • Early to flower in the Spring and continues to flower even under the shortening days of autumn

• Flower size is approximately 5-7.5 cm (2-3 inch.) in diameter

• Flower petals have a shiny, iridescent, waxy texture which repels water

• Plants recover very quickly after rain or storms • Provides continuous flowering in the center of the plant

• Salt tolerant, making this variety superb for seaside/ coastal plantings

• Explorer Pink and Explorer Purple were winners of

two out of six RHS awards of Garden Merit in 2006

Available in pellet form only Germination

25°C / 78°F – 10 days – Light Required

Raw Seed Count9,000-11,000 seeds / Gr. – 255,000-312,000 seeds/Oz. Pellet Seed Count

880 pellets / Gr. – 22,700 pellets / Oz.

Magenta

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Blue

Rose Pink

Rose Pink

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ASTRA PLATYCODON Dwarf (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Pure White

Semi-Double White

ANNUAL & PERENNIAL

Pink Imp.

Semi-Double Lavender

Blue

Semi-Double Blue

ASTRA

• Very large star-shaped, semi-double or single

flowers, measuring 5-7 cm (2-3 inch.) in diameter

• The best quality range available in dwarf Platycodon • Thicker flower petals give longer lasting blooms • Compact uniformity in plant habit with excellent basal-branching

• Continuous flowering throughout the season • A germination rate of 90% plus, giving more usable seedlings

• Unique multi-use plant, well suited for indoor pot plants, patio plants, and as garden perennials

• For best pot performance in 12-13 cm (5 inch.) pots, we advise sowing 3 to 5 seeds per plug, in order to ensure a well-branching, well-balanced and sturdy plant

Astra Blue Semi-Double is a 2000 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner Germination Seed Count

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20-22°C / 68-72°F – 8-10 days 950 seeds / Gr. – 27,000 seeds / Oz.

ra a Astra

SENTIMENTAL BLUE ANNUAL & PERENNIAL

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PLATYCODON F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Platycodon grandiflorus)

SENTIMENTAL BLUE

• • • •

Genetically dwarf annual Excellent for bedding purposes Early flowering Superior basal-branching, mounding habit and pointed, cup-shaped multi-blooms in a beautiful mid-blue color

Germination Seed Count

20°C / 68°F – 15 days 1,200 seeds / Gr. – 34,000 seeds / Oz.

Sentimental Blue

WONDERLAND ANNUAL & PERENNIAL

ICELAND POPPY Dwarf (Papaver nudicaule) WONDERLAND

• Large flowers, measuring 10 cm (4 inch.) in

Mix

• • • • • • •

diameter Flowers tirelessly on short, robust stems Highly wind and cold tolerant Suitable as an early spring bedding plant Dwarf plant habit with compact foliage Excellent pot plant item Cool crop requiring little or no heat Plants measure 25 cm (10 inch.) in height

Germination Seed Count

15°C / 59°F – 14-16 days 5,000 seeds / Gr. – 142,000 seeds / Oz.

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PRIMULA

Market leader in quality and assortment to meet the global demands of diverse markets and customers

11 series 86 separate colors

15 mixes

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Sakata’s Primula breeding extends across a wide range of varieties, from large to miniature flower strains and from extra early to later flowering strains. Our Primula varieties also offer an equally extensive color range well able to cover world-wide customer demands.

ACAULIS Delight Unique colors to complement Danova

ACAULIS Bicolor Unique colors to complement Danova

ACAULIS Danova Early to mid-early season

ACAULIS Pageant Early-season for warm climates

POLYANTHUS Fire, Pacific Giants & SuperNova Patio and bedding plants for autumn to spring

ACAULIS Lovely Extra early-season for warm climates

ACAULIS Daniella For sales after end of Danova season

MALACOIDES Prima Large and fragnant flower heads

ACAULIS Supreme Mid-early season for warm climates

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DANOVA PRIMULA F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

NEW

White

Lime

Cream Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Orange Yellow

Salmon Orange

Copper

Pink

Bicolor Rose & White

Cherry w/Edge

Light Violet

Purple

NEW

Scarlet Imp.

Red

Yellow w/Eye

Golden Yellow

Rose

Rose Lavender Shades

Red w/Yellow Edge

Red & Rose Shades

NEW

Wine Red

Velvet Red

Sky Blue

Blue

NEW

The

standard others try to

achieve

Mix NEW

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NEW

NEW

Paint Box Mix

Fairy Dust Mix

Fireworks Mix

Wishing Well Mix

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Scarlet Imp.

DANOVA • For early to mid-early sales season • The number one Primula series in the world Grower • Highest percentage of top quality marketable plants • Superior seed quality for high germination • Excellent seedling vigour • Extreme uniformity in plant habit, flower size and blooming • Highly programmable for continuous sales Orange Yellow

Retailer • Large, showy flowers approx. 8 cm (3 inch.) in diameter • Very wide color range • A “Need-to-have” crop for early spring and late autumn sales Consumer • Multiple uses, include pot plants, patio containers and garden beds • Provides color in the Winter season • Healthy, robust plants Also Available in Mix, Fireworks Mix, Wishing Well Mix, and Paint Box Mix

Red • Clear and rich red color with yellow center Sky Blue • Extremely, attractive color tone • Light blue with yellow center

The Market Leader Lime • Bright, pastel color tone • Light, greenish white with yellow center Germination Seed Count

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required 1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

Red

Lime

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BICOLOR PRIMULA F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

Elara

Apple Blossom

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

Calypso

Titania

Miranda

Rhea

BICOLOR

• For the early to mid-early sales season • Eye-catching bi-colored supplement to the Danova series

Meteor Mix

Grower • Enhancing your Primrose assortment with unique colors • Early growing habit and quality consistent with the Danova series • Slightly more vigorous plant habit than the Danova series Retailer • Unique bi-colored supplement to the pure colors of the Danova series • An eye-catcher item for consumer appeal Consumer • Beautiful colors to compliment home decor and garden displays • Multiple uses, include pot plants, patio containers and garden beds Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required 1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

Uniquecolors Meteor Mix

Titania

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Elara

Apple Blossom

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DANIELLA ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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PRIMULA F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

White

Cream Yellow

Yellow

Apricot

Rose Bicolor

Rose

Scarlet

Blue

NEW

Pink

Top quality

for later sales

DANIELLA

• A quality leading series for mid-season to late-season sales

Grower • For following the Danova production • Seed and Plant quality consistent with the Danova series • The most uniform late-season series on the market Retailer • Large, bright flowers above attractive dark green foliage • Best series for extending the Primula season • Daniellea Apricot: A truly unique color Consumer • Strong bright colors for the Winter season • Beautiful colors to compliment home decor and garden displays • Healthy, strong plants Also available in Mix and Fairy Dust Mix

Apricot

Pink • Bright Pink with yellow center and faint white edge • Compact and uniform habit Germination Seed Count

Mix

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15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required 1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

Cream Yellow

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DESIGNER MIXES PRIMULA F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

MIXES

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

NEW

• Fireworks Mix (Danova) • Painted Ladies Mix (Danova) • Wishing Well Mix (Danova) • Sunburst Mix (Danova)

Sunburst Danova

• Paint Box Mix (Danova) • Fairy Dust Mix (Daniella)

NEW

NEW

Wishing Well Mix Danova

NEW

Painted Ladies Danova

Paint Box Mix Danova NEW

Fireworks Mix Danova

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NEW

Fairy Dust Mix Daniella

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DELIGHT ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

PRIMULA F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

NEW

NEW

Almond Blossom

DELIGHT

• • • •

For the early to mid-early sales season. Eye catching, new color-pattern series Red ring around yellow center An attractive supplement to the Danova series

Grower • Enhancing your Primrose assortment with unique colors • Early plant habit and quality consistent with the Danova series • Deep Green, healthy foliage

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Strawberry

NEW

Blueberry

Almond Blossom • Light Pink with red ring in center Blueberry • Blue with red ring in center Strawberry • Bright pink with red ring in center Germination Seed Count

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required 1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

Retailer • Truly unique colors • An eye-catcher item for consumer appeal Consumer • Beautiful colors to compliment home decor and garden displays • Multiple uses, include pot plants, patio containers and garden beds

Compliments Danova

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SUPREME PRIMULA acaulis F1 Hybrid (Primula acaulis)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL SUPREME

• Suitable for mid-early season in mild climates • Large, attractive flower size

Gold

Grower • Well suited for winter production in mild climates • F1 hybrid performance, giving a vigorous and high plant/flowering uniformity • Key-color assortment for high uniformity • Flowering 1 to 2 weeks later than Pageant series

Rose

Pink

Retailer • Giant flower-size, measuring as much as 7 to 8 cm (3 inch.) in diameter • An eye-catcher item for consumer appeal Consumer • Strong, bright colors in winter • Big and bold colors to compliment home decor and garden displays • Healthy, robust plants

Scarlet

Also available in Mix Germination

Blue

15°C / 59°F – 10-14 days – Light Required

Seed Count

Mix

1,150 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

LOVELY PRIMULA acaulis F1 Hybrid Semi-Miniture (Primula acaulis) LOVELY Well suited for extra early-season in mild climates with a multiflora mini flower size Grower • Ideal for late autumn to early winter production in mild climates • Extra early and bred to flower with minimal cool growing • Key-color mixture chosen for high uniformity • An abundance of semi-miniature type flowers, measuring 4 cm (1.5 inch.) in diameter • Extra dwarf and compact plants with small leaves. Plant height approximately 8 cm (3.25 inch.) • An ideal item for small pot production • Compact plant habit saving valuable greenhouse space

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Retailer • Plants retain their compact habit over a longer period and have a very high uniformity in the flowering season • Start early-season in late autumn to winter • Ideal for mixed planters/containers

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Consumer • Strong, bright colors in winter • Abundance of blooms for home decor or garden plantings • Colorful assortment for garden and patio, giving more choice to the consumer for late-autumn to winter displays Germination Seed Count

15°C / 59°F – 10-14 days – Light Required 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

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PAGEANT ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

White w/Yellow Eye

Lemon Yellow

Scarlet

Deep Carmine Rose

Yellow Shades

Mid Blue

PAGEANT Well suited for early-season in mild climates Grower • Ideal for early-winter production in mild/warm climates • Extra early and bred to flower with minimal cool-growing • Flower size 5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter • Very compact plants with small foliage • High uniformity of plant and flowering habit • Compact growing habit, saving valuable greenhouse space • Hybrid vigour, allowing seed to be sown in August ready for shipping in February

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PRIMULA acaulis F1 Hybrid Extra Early (Primula acaulis)

Apricot

Bright Pink

Rose Pink Bicolor

Blue

Bright Rose Shades

Carmine Bicolor

Retailer • Wide color assortment, including bicolors • Start the early-season beginning of winter • Great for mixed planters/containers Consumer • Strong bright colors in winter • Abundance of blooms for home decor or garden plantings • Colorful assortment for garden and patio, giving more choice to the consumer for late-autumn to winter displays

Red Bicolor

Also Available in Mix Germination

15°C / 59°F – 10-14 days – Light Required

Seed Count

1,150 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

PACIFIC GIANTS ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

PRIMULA polyantha (Primula polyantha)

PACIFIC GIANTS

• • • • • •

For autumn to winter sales in warm/mild climates Good reputation for high quality plants Very large flowers Vigorous plants Wide range of bright colors or shades , including unique bicolors/loop colors The most popular bedding and pot crop culture series

White Shades

Yellow Shades

Pink Shades

Rose Shades

Scarlet Red Shades

Blue Shades

Bicolor Shades

Yellow w/Loop

Rose w/Loop

Also Available in Mix, Bicolor Shades (loop color mix) Germination Seed Count

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15°C / 59°F – 10-14 days – Light Required 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

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SUPERNOVA PRIMULA polyantha F1 Hybrid (Primula polyantha)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL SUPERNOVA

NEW

White Imp. NEW

Golden Yellow NEW

Rose Bicolor NEW

Sky Blue

NEW

Cream NEW

Pink NEW

Red NEW

Blue

NEW

A quality leading series, giving color to autumn sales Grower • F1 hybrid quality • High germination and seedling vigour • Easy programmable for colorful spring or autumn sales • Compact habit for both pack and pot production • Earliest series on the market

Yellow NEW

Retailer • Makes colorful, quality autumn sales possible • Attractive supplement to early-spring and autumn range • Large, showy umbels on strong, multiple stems • Wide range of color choice

Rose

Consumer • Mutliple uses, including pot plants, patio containers and garden plants. Well suited for landscaping and winter flowering in moderate climatic regions • Continuous, colorful flowering • Easy maintenance for landscape gardening • Versatile, semi-hardy plant

NEW

Purple Bicolor

Also Available in Mix Germination

NEW

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required

Seed Count

1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

Mix

FIRE PRIMULA polyantha F1 Hybrid (Primula polyantha) SUPERNOVA Polyanthus with a unique, striking color combination Grower • F1 hybrid quality • High germination and seedling vigour • Easy programmable for colorful spring or autumn sales • Compact habit for both pack and pot production • Ideal addition to your SuperNova production • More compact uniformity in habit and slightly later flowering than SuperNova Retailer • Makes colorful, quality autumn sales possible • Attractive supplement to early-spring and autumn range • Large, showy umbels on strong, multiple stems • Unique, striking color combination

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ANNUAL & BIENNIAL Consumer • Mutliple uses, including pot plants, patio containers and garden plantings • Well suited for landscape plantings and winter flowering in mild climatic regions. • Colorful and continuous flowering • Easy maintenance for landscape gardening • Versatile, semi-hardy plant in moderate winter climates • A 2005 Fleruroselect Quality winner Germination

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 10-16 days – Light Required

Seed Count

1,100 seeds / Gr. – 33,000 seeds / Oz.

NEW

Fire

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PRIMA ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

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PRIMULA malacoides F1 Hybrid (Primula malacoides) PRIMA Market leader F1 hybrid series

White

Pink Imp.

Rose w/Eye Imp. NEW

Lilac

Red Imp.

Grower • Highest percentage of marketable plants • Blooms well above the foliage for unique flowering, with a self-cleaning habit • Tight flowering window, gives a more cost–effective handling • Compact and very uniform habit • Compact growing habit, saving valuable greenhouse space Retailer • Large, dense flower clusters on strong and robust stems • Stunning spectrum of strong and pastel colors Consumer • Delicate fragrance • Large, decorative flower clusters • Excellent flower power Also available in Mix Red Imp. • Offers improved seed quality • Much less color fading than previous line Germination

15-18°C / 59-65°F – 8-12 days

Seed Count

8,000 seeds / Gr. – 226,500 seeds / Oz.

VICTORIA BIENNIAL & PERENNIAL RANUNCULUS F1 Hybrid Tall (Ranunculus asiaticus)

White Shades

Gold Shades

Orange Shades

Pink Shades

Rose Shades

Scarlet Shades

VICTORIA

• The first F1 Hybrid Ranunculus created for a cut-flower series

• This variety has been developed from seed

especially for commercial cut-flower production

• A reputation for reliable productivity • Produces an abundance of colorful, irresistible blooms

• Popular as an early-spring cut-flower Germination Seed Count

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10-15°C / 50-59°F – 15-20 days 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

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BLOOMINGDALE RANUNCULUS F1 Hybrid (Ranunculus asiaticus)

White Shades

Rose Pink Bicolor

Pure Yellow

Golden Shades

Red Shades

Blue Bicolor

BIENNIAL & PERENNIAL

Pink Shades

Rose Shades

Orange Bicolor

Tangerine

Purple Shades Imp.

Blue Bicolor

BLOOMINGDALE

• The first F1 Hybrid Ranunculus developed for dwarf pot types

• These superb pot and patio plants bloom well in advance of the main Spring bedding season

• A low heat requirement crop, suitable for 10 cm (4 inch.) and larger pot production

• Semi-hardy, withstanding temperatures as low as -5°C (23°F)

• Genetically dwarf, this variety will respond well • • •

to plant growth regulator, but several applications is recommended in order to achieve the best results The Dwarf plants grow tp approximately between 20-25 cm (8-10 inch.) with small leaves The Large, full-double, showy flowers, measuring approximately 8 cm (3 inch.) in diameter, are borne upright on short, sturdy stems Wide color assortment, including 3 bicolors

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

10-15°C / 50-59°F – 15-20 days 1,300 seeds / Gr. – 37,000 seeds / Oz.

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CHEERFUL ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

S

STOCK Tall High Double Flowering (Matthiola incana)

CHEERFUL

• With this variety 90% of the plants produce double • • • •

• •

flowers without seedling selection for a more cost-effective crop Prolific flowering with highly scented blooms, measuring approximately 5.5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter Extra early in cool climates Cut-flowers can be harvested in September from June sowings For milder/warmer climates we recommend sowing in August for November harvesting (Cultural details are based on growing conditions in the Northern Hemisphere) High uniformity in plant habit Strong stems and non-branching with deep green, fresh foliage

Germination Seed Count

White

Yellow

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7 days 640 seeds / Gr. – 18,000 seeds / Oz.

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

MID CHEERFUL STOCK Tall High Double Flowering (Matthiola incana) NEW

White

NEW

Yellow

MID CHEERFUL

• Also with this variety 90% of the plants produce • • • •

• • •

double flowers without seedling selection for a more cost-effective crop Produces a profusion of highly scented blooms, measuring approximately 5.5 cm (2 inch.) in diameter Flowers 1 to 3 weeks later than Cheerful, depending on cultural conditions For cool climates we recommend sowing in mid-July for harvesting in mid-October For milder/warmer climates we recommend sowing in August for November harvesting, or sowing in October for harvesting in January/ February (Cultural details are based on growing conditions in the Northern Hemisphere) Easy to cultivate for correct stem length High uniformity in plant habit Strong stems with non-branching deep green, fresh foliage

Germination Seed Count

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QUARTET STOCK Tall High Double Flowering (Matthiola incana)

ANNUAL & BIENNIAL

NEW

White

Yellow

Lavender

Deep Apricot

Marine

Blue

Rose

Cherry Blossom

Purple

QUARTET

• Spray-type Stock (Matthiola) • Strong, robust, stems supporting attractive flower spikes with fresh, green foliage

• Early flowering with typically 55% double blooms • An approximate 55% double-flowering plant ratio • • • • •

without seedling selection Cut-flowers can be sold in single bouquets Highly decorative filler in mixed bouquets Highly fragrant The first flower buds require pinching in order to create the spray cut-flower style Suitable for a 15 cm (6 inch. or gallon) pot sales programme with the use of plant growth regulators

Deep Apricot • A rich and more intense color than the current variety “Quartet Apricot” • With deep green foliage Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 64-68°F – 7 days 640 seeds / Gr. – 18,000 seeds / Oz.

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SNOW LADY BIENNIAL & PERENNIAL

S

SHASTA DAISY F1 Hybrid (Chrysanthemum maximum / leucanthemum) SNOW LADY

• • • • • • • • • • •

First year flowering perennial Autumn sowing for early-spring sales Quality seed with high germination Highly disease and insect tolerant Adaptable to a very wide range of climates Hardy plant capable of withstanding temperatures of -5°C (23°F) Pure white flowers with yellow centres, measuring 6.5 cm (2.5 inch.) in diameter Blooms upright on dwarf, compact plants without the use of plant growth regulators Ideal for 13 cm (5 inch.) pot plants A 1988 All-America Selections winner Performax seeds available

Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 68-77°F – 10 days – Light Required 830 seeds / Gr. – 23,500 seeds / Oz.

Snow Lady

RED ROBIN ANNUAL

TOMATO MINIATURE (Lycopersicum esculentum)

RED ROBIN

• An ornamental dwarf tomato bearing small fruit • Very compact in growth, measuring 18 cm (7 inch.)

without treatment and with a good branching habit

• Suitable for a 13 cm (5 inch.) pot size • Size of fruit is approximately 3 cm (1 inch.) • Fruits turn bright red approximately 100 days after sowing

• Available in Performax Seed (Defuzzed Seed) only • Defuzzed Seeds are particularly suitable for mechanical sowing purposes

Germination Seed Count

20-25°C / 68-77°F – 7-14 days 600 seeds / Gr. – 17,000 seeds / Oz.

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S

SUNFLOWER SUNFLOWER F1 Hybrid Tall (Helianthus annuus)

Moonbright

Sunbeam

Sunbright

ANNUAL

Sunbright Supreme

SUNFLOWER Pollenless

• A single stem pollenless cut-flower in F1 Hybrid quality

• Bred for production at low nitrogen, low light, and low temperature levels

• Short growing period • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor production programmes

Sunbright Supreme • A variety with shorter and stronger flower stems and more rounded flower petals • Especially suitable for producing small-sized flower heads for bouquets • Less day-length sensitive than Sunbright • Faster flowering than Sunbright under long-day conditions Germination Seed Count

25°C / 77°F – 5 days 20 seeds / Gr. – 570 seeds / Oz.

SUNBRIGHT KIDS SUNFLOWER F1 Hybrid Dwarf (Helianthus annuus)

ANNUAL

SUNBRIGHT KIDS

• Genetically compact strain requiring little or no plant growth regulator

• F1 Hybrid quality for high uniformity plant habit • Pollenless for no mess indoor usage and

NEW

long-lasting shelf-life

• With an attractive up-face flower position • Bred for multiple uses, including indoor pots, containers and bedding plants

• Short growing period from sowing to flowering of circa 50 to 55 days

• Suitable for multi-planting or sowing in larger containers

• Excellent item for mail order or retail packet business

• For direct sowing onto flower beds, multiple

branching and flowering with a plant height of 25 cm (1ft)

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Seed Count

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25°C / 77°F – 5 days 30 seeds / Gr. – 850 seeds / Oz.

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PASSION PERENNIAL

Passion in White

T

TRACHELIUM (Trachelium caeruleum)

Passion in Lilac

Passion in Violet

Passion in Deep Purple

PASSION

• Attractive variety for late-spring and early autumn • • • • • • • •

bedding sales With large, very decorative umbels Heat tolerant Compact habit with outstanding basal-branching Makes an attractive item in packs or large containers Impressive as a center plant in large containers Excellent item for home-garden, cut-flower marketing programs Pelleted seed is available for easy sowing The variety “Passion in Violet” is a 1996 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner

Germination Seed Count

18-20°C / 65-68°F – 8-12 days 80,000 seeds / Gr. – 2,250 mio. seeds / Oz.

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VICTORY VINCA (Catharanthus roseus)

ANNUAL

Purple

NEW

Pure White

Bright Eye

Light Pink with Red Eye

Light Pink

Deep Pink

Purple

Lavender

Blue

Deep Pink

Grape

Red

Apricot

Cranberry

VICTORY

Carmine Bright Eye

Grower • Early flowering on compact plants • Good basal branching filling out pots and packs well • Slow to stretch – requiring less plant growth regulator • Best series uniformity available on the market today

Red

Retailer • Bright vibrant colors that contrast well with the dark green, glossy foliage • Round and overlapping flower petals showing a complete circle of color Consumer • An excellent disease tolerance level for open pollinated strains • Strong rooting system allowing the plant to survive well in hot and humid summers

Cranberry

Light Pink with Red Eye • A vivid eye-catching color with contrasting dark red eye • Dwarf and compact habit with large flowers Germination Seed Count

25°C / 77°F – 7 days 500 seeds / Gr. – 14,000 seeds / Oz.

Pure White

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PROFUSION ANNUAL

Z

ZINNIA (Zinnia hybrida)

PROFUSION

NEW

Grower • Compact growth with strong basal-branching • Short production time, resulting in a quick turnover of crops – between 8-10 weeks • An inter-specific hybrid, showing the best possible disease resistance • High uniform germination Retailer • Vivid, bright colors for impact sales • keeps its compact habit longer, giving an excellent shelf-life • Not only a spring to summer plant, but also a late-summer variety for hot climates • Broad color range

White

Apricot

Orange

Fire

Deep Apricot

Coral Pink

Consumer • Profuse flowering on plants with self cleaning habit • Flowers in abundance until first frost • Hot and cool weather tolerant • Excellent plant habit and performance in many climates Cherry

Also available in Mix Germination Seed Count

25-30°C / 78-85°F – 10-14 days 250-400 seeds / Gr. – 7,000-11,500 seeds / Oz.

Mix NEW

Profusion Deep Apricot • Deep, strong apricot color • Maintains color under strong light conditions – no fading • Shows a striking contrast against the deep, green foliage of Profusion Cherry • 1999 All-America Selections Gold Medal winner • 1999 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner Orange • 1999 All-America Selections Gold Medal winner White • 2001 All-America Selections Gold Medal winner • 2001 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner

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NEW

PROFUSION DOUBLE ZINNIA (Zinnia hybrida)

ANNUAL PROFUSION DOUBLE

NEW

• Three vibrant colors have been introduced to the Profusion Double Series

• This variety has very attractive double flower petals with the same Zinnia elegance

• A variety with a high disease tolerance, making White

Cherry

cultivation easier for both grower and consumer

• And with the same plant and growing habit as our well-known Profusion series

NEW

NEW

Available in four colors and Mix Profusion Double Golden • A bright Golden Yellow color

Fire

Golden NEW

Profusion Double Fire • A deep orange scarlet color Profusion Double White • Clear White color Germination Seed Count

25-30°C / 78-85°F – 10-14 days 250-400 seeds / Gr. – 7,000-11,500 seeds / Oz.

Mix

NEW

PROFUSION KNEE-HIGH ZINNIA (Zinnia hybrida) NEW

ANNUAL NEW

Knee-High White

Knee-High Red

PROFUSION KNEE-HIGH

• The Profusion Knee-High series has a more vigorous vegetative growth than the regular profusion series

• With its stronger root development this Profusion • • 100

is well suited for landscape use and for low water, low maintenance gardens Highly tolerant in cool summer climates even after planting out in wet and cool conditions Ideal for home-garden, cut-flower programs

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Profusion Knee-High White A clear white color that has received the following awards in the USA: • 2007 Texas A&M USA Outstanding Performers Selection • 2007 University of Georgia USA – Best of the Best Award Profusion Knee-High Red A very intense, Red color that remains a bright, scarlet-red even under full sun, but is not found in our other Profusion series. This color has received the following awards in the USA: • Best New Variety at the Oklahoma State University USA • Texas USA Winner Circle Award • 2007 North Texas USA Winners Circle Award • 2007 Texas A&M Outstanding Performers Selection • 2007 University of Georgia Athens USA–Best of the Best Award

25-30°C / 78-85°F – 10-14 days 250-400 seeds / Gr. – 7,000-11,500 seeds / Oz.

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PVP LIST Aster Serenade Blue

PVP#6936 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Apricot

PVP#5398 (EU) Aster Serenade Blue Tipped White PVP#7655 (Japan) PVP#200000277 (USA)

PVP#200400275 (USA) PVP#20435 (EU) PVP#14323 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Cherry

PVP#8454 (Japan)

Aster Serenade Deep Rose

PVP#9522 (Japan)

PVP#9800014 (USA)

Aster Serenade Light Blue

PVP#200000279 (USA)

PVP#5251 (EU)

Aster Serenade Red

PVP#6935 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Fire

PVP#5399 (EU) Aster Serenade Rose

PVP#8744 (Japan) PVP#7201 (EU)

PVP#14322 (Japan) Zinnia Profusion Orange

PVP#200000281(USA) PVP#200000280 (USA)

PVP#9800013 (USA) Zinnia Profusion White

PVP#7653 (Japan)

PVP#13664 (EU) Zinnia Profusion Coral Pink

Aster Serenade White

PVP#6934 (Japan)

Bellis Galaxy Red

PVP#9800005 (USA)

Zinnia Profusion Deep Apricot

Bellis Galaxy Rose

PVP#9800006 (USA)

Zinnia Profusion Double

PVP#9800007 (USA)

Cherry

Dianthus Melody Rose

PVP#9256 (Japan)

Petunia Explorer Magenta

PVP#8306 (Japan)

Petunia Explorer White

PVP#8309 (Japan) PVP#18845 (EU)

Platycodon Astra White Semi-Double

PVP#14921 (Japan) PVP#22917 (EU)

Bellis Galaxy White

Platycodon Astra Pink Imp.

PVP#11121 (Japan) PVP#9800350 (USA)

PVP#7202 (EU) PVP#200000282 (USA)

PVP#8453 (Japan) PVP#5252 (EU)

Aster Serenade Rose Tipped White PVP#8745 (Japan) Aster Serenade Scarlet

PVP#200400276 (USA) PVP#20436 (EU)

PVP#16488 (Japan) PVP#16487 (Japan) PVP#22918 (EU)

PVP Plants Variety Protections have been applied for; Vinca Victory Pure White (Japan)

PVP#18844 (EU) Zinnia Profusion Coral Pink (USA)

Platycodon Astra PVP#11592 (EU)

Zinnia Profusion Deep Aprict (USA)

Blue Semi-Double

PVP#7374 (EU)

Zinnia Profusion Knee-High Red (USA) (EU)

Stock Quartet Blue

PVP#5022 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Knee-High White (Japan)

Stock Quartet Cherry Blossom

PVP#5020 (Japan)

Stock Quartet Lavender

PVP#8017 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Double Cherry (USA)

Stock Quartet Marine

PVP#9814 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Double Fire (USA) (EU) (Japan)

Stock Quartet Purple

PVP#9813 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Double White (USA) (EU) (Japan)

Stock Quartet Rose

PVP#8019 (Japan)

Zinnia Profusion Double Golden (USA) (EU) (Japan)

Lavender Semi-Double Platycodon Astra

Stock Quartet White

PVP#5023 (Japan)

Stock Quartet Yellow

PVP#9812 (Japan)

Stock Quartet Deep Apricot

PVP#11125 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Apricot

PVP#10768 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Bright eye

PVP#13221 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Carmine

PVP#10770 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Cranberry

PVP#10771(Japan) PVP#9798(EU) PVP#200100123USA)

Vinca Victory Lavender

PVP#13220 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Light Pink

PVP#16522 (Japan)

Vinca Victory Red

PVP#10769 (Japan) PVP#200100122 (USA)

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INDEX WELCOME GLOBAL NETWORK AWARD WINNERS PRODUCT FORMS

3 4-5 6-7 8

E

10 10 42 9 17 10-12 21 13 78 9 40

F

A ADMIRAL AGERATUM ALL AROUND PURPLE AMARANTHUS AMBASSADOR ANTIRRHINUM (SNAPDRAGON) ANYTIME ASTER (CALLISTEPHUS) ASTRA AURORA AVANTI

B BEGONIA 15-20 BELLIS 14 BICOLOR 84 BLUE HORIZON 10 BLOOMINGDALE 92 34 BRASSICA (SEE: FLOWERING CABBAGE OR KALE) BROCADE 40 BROWALIA 21

C CALCEOLARIA CALENDULA CALLISTEPHUS (SEE: ASTER) CALYPSO CAMPANULA CAN CAN CAPSICUM (PEPPER) CARNATION (DIANTHUS) CARNIVAL CARTHAMUS CATHARANTHUS (SEE:VINCA) CELOSIA CENTURY CHAMPION CHEERFUL CHIEF CINERARIA (SENECIO, PERICALLIS) CLARKIA (SEE: GODETIA) COLEUS (SOLENOSTEMON) CONFETTI COMPACT CONFETTI XL COSMOS CROWN CRYSTAL CRYSTAL BOWL

21 25 13 25 23 24 25 24 46 25 98 26-28 27 23 93 27 29 41 30-31 45 45 32 61 71 60

D

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DAINTY DANIELLA DANOVA DIAMOND DELIGHT DESIGNER MIXES DIANTHUS DISCO BELLE DYNAMITE速

22 85 82-83 33 87 86 32-33 44 56-57

EAGLE EARLY SPLENDOR ECHO EMPEROR EUSTOMA (SEE: LISIANTHUS) EXPLORER

FAIRWAY FALCON FIRE FIREGLOW FESTIVAL FESTIVAL MINI FESTIVAL SPECIAL MIXES FESTIVAL SPEEDY FESTIVAL SPIDER FLORAL CARPET FLORAL SHOWERS FLAMENCO FLOWERING CABBAGE (BRASSICA) FLOWERING KALE (BRASSICA) FORTUNE

72 9 48 16 47-51 76-77

30 73 90 26 35-37 39 36 39 38 11 12 49 34 34 20

G GALAXY GARDEN BRIDE GEMINI GERBERA GLOXINIA (SINNINGIA) GNOME GODETIA (CLARKIA) GOLDEN BUNCH GOMPHRENA GRACE GYPSOPHILA GYPSY

14 43 70 35-39 40 42 41 22 42 41 43 43

H HELIANTHUS (SEE: SUNFLOWER) HIBISCUS HULAHOOP HYPOESTES

96 44 75 45

I IMPATIENS INFERNO

46 19

K KIMONO

28

L LADYBIRD LASTING LEUCANTHEMUM (SEE: SHASTA DAISY) LILLIPOT LISIANTHUS (EUSTOMA) LOVELY LYCOPERSICUM (SEE:TOMATO)

32 25 95 24 47-51 88 95

INDEX M MAJESTIC GIANTS MAJESTIC GIANTS II MARIACHI GRANDE WHITE MATTHIOLA (SEE: STOCK) MATADOR MATSUMOTO MAXIM MELODY MERLIN MERMAID MID CHEERFUL MIMULUS MIRAGE MOONBRIGHT MYSTIC

S 58 54-55 48 93-94 51 13 60 32 74 51 93 52 50 96 52

N NAGOYA NEBULA NEMESIA

34 52 52

O OCEAN OSAKA

21 34

P PACIFIC GIANTS PAGEANT PANSY (VIOLA) PAPAVER (SEE: POPPY) PASSION PETUNIA PHLOX PLATYCODON POLESTAR POPPY (PAPAVER) POWER PRESIDENT PRESTIGE SCARLET PRIMA PRIMULA PROFUSION PROFUSION DOUBLE PROFUSION KNEE-HIGH

94 19

R RANUNCULUS RED ROBIN REBEL REBELINA

29 41 18 29 79 13 95 95 10-12 30-31 11 44 70 29 93-94 96 96 96 96 31 58 90 59 88

T 89 89 53-70 79 97 72-77 71 78-79 50 79 54-55 18 26 91 80-91 99 100 100

Q QUARTET QUEEN

SATELLITE SATIN SENATOR SENECIO (SEE: CINERARIA) SENTIMENTAL BLUE SERENADE SHASTA DAISY (LEUCANTHEMUM) SNOW LADY SNAPDRAGON (SEE: ANTIRRHINUM) SOLENOSTEMON (SEE: COLEUS) SONNET SOUTHERN BELLE SPLENDID STAR WARS STOCK (MATTHIOLA) SUNBEAM SUNBRIGHT SUNBRIGHT KIDS SUNFLOWER SUPERFINE RAINBOWS SUPER MAJESTIC GIANTS SUPERNOVA SUPREME (PANSY) SUPREME (PRIMULA)

91-92 95 68-69 68-69

TOKYO TOMATO (LYCOPERSICUM) TRACHELIUM TREASURES RED TRICOLOR SPLENDENS PERFECTA

34 95 97 25 9

U ULTIMA ULTIMA BARON ULTIMA BEACON ULTIMA MIX ULTIMA MORPHO ULTIMA RADIANCE ULTIMA SCARLET & YELLOW ULTIMA SILHOUETTE SUPREME MIX

62 64 65 65 63 64 63 62

V VENUS VICTORIA VICTORY VIKING VINCA (CATHATANTHUS) VIOLA (SEE: PANSY)

66-67 91 98 61 98 53-70

W WONDERLAND

79

Z ZINNIA

99-100

SEED COUNT The seed counts given for each variety have been complied and provided for information purposes only. We have indicated the approximate number of seeds per gram and per ounce for all items of flower seed listed in this catalog. The count is based on an average year and may vary according to crop results and other conditions beyound our control. © 2008 SAKATA SEED CORPORATION

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