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Flower Catalog 2011-2012 FLOWER CATALOG

Seed & Vegetative

SEED & VEGETATIVE

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2011-2012

SAKATA ORNAMENTALS www.SakataOrnamentals.com North America • P.O. Box 880 • Morgan Hill, CA 95038-0880 Phone: 408.778.7758 • Fax 408.778.7768

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INDEX PETUNIA (Vegetative)

97

Southern Belle

43

Piccolo I

52

Speedy Sonnet

11

Piccolo 2

53

Stained Glass Works™

93

PLATYCODON

65

Star Wars

29

POLLENLESS

80

STOCK

77

POPPY

66

Summer Joy™

89

PORTULACA (Seed)

67

Sun Smile

46

PORTULACA (Vegetative)

89

Sunbright

80

President Mix

14

Sunbright Kids

80

Prestige Scarlet

26

SUNFLOWER

80

Prima

73

SunPatiens® Compact

94

68

®

SunPatiens Spreading

95

Profusion

84

®

SunPatiens Vigorous

96

Profusion Double

85

Sunseeker

67

86

®

PRIMULA

Profusion Knee-high

SuperCal

98 ®

Q Quartet

79

Queen

15

R RANUNCULUS

75

Red Robin

81

Rebelina

61

Rosanna

73

Rosita® 1

50

Rosita® 2

50

Rosita® 3

51

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Superfine Rainbow

31

SuperNova

74

Supreme

59

T Tokyo

21

TOMATO

81

TORENIA

81

TRACHELIUM

82

Treasures Red

24

U 60

Satellite

29

V

Satin

40

Victoria

76

Senator

15

Victory

83

Sentimental Blue

66

VINCA

83

Serenade

13

VIOLA

56, 61

SHASTA DAISY

76

Vivas

Side Show™

92

SINNINGIA

38

SNAPDRAGON

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Ultima

S

2

Supertunia

9

W Wonderland

66

Wonderous 1

54

Snow Lady

76

SOLENOSTEMON (Seed)

30

Z

SOLENOSTEMON (Vegetative)

93

ZINNIA

Sonnet

10

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84

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Welcome Dear Sakata Customer, We are proud to present the 2011-12 Sakata Flower Catalog. The global financial crisis has heavily impacted the United States economy and our industry has not been immune. However, with this turmoil has come a greater desire by consumers to stay at home, to enhance the quality of their lives, to get closer to and to improve the environment and to obtain greater value. In this, there is great opportunity for all of us in floriculture to embrace. Established in 1913, Sakata has been at the forefront of enhancing the quality of life and the environment for all our customers. Sakata is a premium independent breeder who has gained worldwide renown through a keen focus on innovative breeding and true points of differentiation, thereby offering consumers better products and more value. A perfect example is our work with vegetative products such as SuperCal® and SunPatiens®. Both of these products are true breeding breakthroughs and fine examples of quantum leaps in interspecific hybridization. With sun tolerance, ease of production for growers and wide adaptability worldwide to adverse environmental conditions, SunPatiens® opens up new opportunities for all levels of the distribution chain. We recognize the world is changing at a very rapid pace, presenting both challenges and op¬portunities. It is our goal to continue to do research which results in innovative high quality ornamental products. We are committed to our motto “quality, reliability and service,” which enables us to live up to the expectations of producers and consumers alike.

Faithfully yours

Sakata Seed Corporation H. Sakata

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Award Winners

QUEEN Begonia semperflorens White

PRESTIGE SCARLET Celosia cristata

FORTUNE Begonia tuberhybrida Golden w/Red Back

FIREGLOW Celosia cristata

GYPSY Gypsophila muralis Pink / Deep Rose

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SERENADE Callistephus chinensis Red / Blue

CENTURY Celosia plumosa Mix

FESTIVAL MINI Gerbera jamesonii Yellow Shades

CAN CAN Dianthus Scarlet

CARNIVAL Impatiens walleriana Rose Star

SOUTHERN BELLE CONFETTI COMPACT Hibiscus hybrida Hypoestes phyllostachya Mix Blush

ULTIMA MORPHO Pansy

ULTIMA RADIANCE Pansy Deep Blue

FIRE Primula polyantha Fire

SNOW LADY Shasta Daisy

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 Dianthus Can Can Scarlet 2003 Petunia Merlin Blue Morn 2002 Pansy Ultima Morpho 2001 Zinnia Profusion White 1999 Zinnia Profusion Orange 1999 Zinnia Profusion Cherry 1997 Celosia Prestige Scarlet 1997 Gypsophila Gypsy Pink 1988 Shasta Daisy Snow Lady 1985 Celosia Century Mix 1971 Hibiscus Southern Belle Mix FLEUROSELECT GOLD MEDAL WINNERS 2003 Dianthus 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 2005 Primula polyantha Fire 2004 Impatiens Carnival Rose Star 2003 Gypsophila Gypsy Deep Rose 2002 Begonia Fortune Golden with Red Back 2002 Petunia Merlin Blue Morn 2000 Platycodon Astra Blue Semi-Double 1999 Begonia Queen White

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.

1998 Callistephus Serenade Blue 1998 Callistephus Serenade Red 1996 Gypsophila Gypsy Pink 1996 Petunia Merlin Pink Morn

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.

FLORASTAR WINNER 2000 Gerbera Festival Mini Yellow Shades

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 PERFORMAX® SEEDS Advantages:

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

PRIMAX® SEEDS Advantages:

• Faster germination • Enhances crop uniformity • Improves germination under stressful conditions or fluctuating 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

FILMCOAT SEEDS Advantages:

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

• Avoid double sowing to reduce the number of seeds used

• Dust free

PELLETED SEEDS Advantages:

• Easy machine sowing of small-sized seeds • Pellet dissolves easily; germinates as raw seed • Enhanced visibility for quality control at sowing

MULTI-PELLETS Advantages: • Easy sowing of many seeds at the same time in one plug • 8-10 seeds per pellet

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Harmony Raw

Anemone coronaria F1 Windflower

Dwarf compact and multi flowering plants with 5 cm (2 inch) flowers on strong stems. Approximately 25% of Harmony Blue will be double flowers. Suitable for 10-12 cm (4-4.5 inch) pot production for early spring sales. • Superb cold crop option for premium pots in early spring • Anemone flowers make ideal holiday pot plants for Valentine's Day, Easter and Mother's Day • For bedding plant sales, Anemone Harmony can be transplanted into a protected garden setting (cool with some afternoon shade) to naturalize with repeat flowering the following spring • Anemone plants can be combined with pansies, dianthus, Bellis and poppies to make spectacular color bowls • Similar cultural requirements to Ranunculus Bloomingdale

Blue

Orchid

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Pearl

Mix

Scarlet

White

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Blue Horizon Ageratum houstonianum F1

Pelleted

Floss Flower The first F1 triploid Ageratum strain for cut flower cultivation. • Tall growing with strong, sturdy stems and numerous branches • Very high flower productivity • Being a triploid, Blue Horizon is very vigorous and easy to cultivate, having larger flowers than traditional Ageratum • Also suitable as a garden plant • Height about 75 cm (30 inches) with a spread of about 20 cm (8 inches)

Blue

Floral Carpet Antirrhinum majus nanum pumilum F1

Raw

Snapdragon • 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 inches), making this variety well-suited for pack, pot and garden use

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Mix

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Floral Showers Antirrhinum majus nanum pumilum F1

Raw

Snapdragon Floral Showers is a fast, day length neutral series that flowers within a tight window in the fall. • Being day length neutral this variety will flower early even during the autumn season • Programable crop: approximately 8 weeks from sowing to sales under good growing conditions • Tight flowering window throughout the color range • Dwarf compact plant habit makes this a good product for pack and pot culture in 10 cm (4 inch) pots without, or with reduced PGR • Excellent plant habit, making this series an attractive purchase in separate colors or in any mixed combination • Cool crop, requiring little or no heat, resulting in low production costs • Side shoots produce early flowers for more colour impact; ideally suited for landscaping • Wide color range, including bright colours and unique bicolours for autumn to spring sales • Long flowering season if cut back periodically • Delightful fragrance • Multiple uses: plantings in patio tubs, window boxes, edging flower beds and/or park and landscaping displays

Coral Bicolour

Crimson

Deep Bronze

Fuchsia

Lavender Bicolour

Lilac

Purple

Red & Yellow Bicolour

Rose

Rose Pink

White

Wine Bicolour Imp.

Yellow

Bicolour Mix

Mix

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Apricot Bicolour

Scarlet

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Sonnet Antirrhinum majus nanum F1

Raw

Snapdragon Easy to cultivate with uniform growing habit, strong root system and sturdy branching. Suitable for late spring to autumn sales. • Well suited for large containers but can be grown in smaller pots with PGR application • Cool crop requiring little or no heat • A minimum of 12 hours day length is required for flowering • Can be used for cut flower production • Plant height: 35 cm (14 inches) • Long flowering season as the main stem is surrounded by numerous flowering spikes • A choice selection of bright and vibrant colours • Delightful fragrance • Multiple uses: plantings in patio containers, landscape or garden displays

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Burgundy

Carmine

Yellow

Mix 2010

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Crimson

Orange Scarlet

Pink

Rose

White

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Speedy Sonnet Raw

Antirrhinum majus nanum F1 Snapdragon

The Speedy Sonnet series is not entirely day-length neutral, but it goes a long way toward the goal. Requiring only 10.5 hours of daylight to bloom, Speedy Sonnet needs 1.5 hours less light than Sonnet. In all other respects, Speedy Sonnet can be treated like Sonnets. • Plant height: 35 cm (14 inches) • Earlier flowering Sonnet type Snapdragon requiring 10.5 hour photoperiod to flower • Great for earlier spring sales or later autumn sales under shorter photoperiods • Not recommended for early fall flowering in warm weather areas

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Bronze

Crimson

Rose

White

Yellow

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White

Yellow

Admiral Raw

Antirrhinum majus F1 Snapdragon • Early flowering variety belonging to Group I • With uniform growth under short day conditions in winter

• Recommended sowing from 1st August to 15th November in northern hemisphere • Expected cropping from 15th December to 1st May in northern hemisphere • Bright, clear flower colours • Tightly spaced florets on long flower spikes

Crimson

Pink

Pink Bicolour

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Calima Raw

Antirrhinum majus F1 Snapdragon • Group III and IV flowering • Easily managed for the grower • Thick, strong flower stems - excellent stem length • Extra large flower spikes • Bred for equator-based production areas • Quick cycle turn in the highest quality

Deep Rose

Ivory White

Pink

Pure White

NEW

Red

Yellow

NEW

NEW

Bonita Callistephus chinensis

Raw

Blue

Pink

Aster This new Callistephus Bonita series has beautiful, fully double pompon flowers that colour completely. The flowers are held at a perfect angle for maximum display and have flower size similar to Matsumoto. Bonita crop time is one week longer than Matsumoto. • Centre of flowers colour completely • Flowers remain attractive when aging • Fusarium resistance is similar to Matsumoto • No need to remove the main flower bud but stem presentation is better if bud is removed • Flower size is 5 cm (2 inches)

NEW

NEW

Rose

Scarlet

NEW

• Fits easily in program next to Matsumoto

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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White

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Matsumoto Raw

Callistephus chinensis Aster

Matsumoto is the first Fusarium tolerant aster series on the market. This series is easy to put in a program and to manipulate stem height with various growing techniques.

Apricot

Blue

Blue Tipped White

Light Blue

Pink

Red

Yellow

Mix

Blue

Blue Tipped White US 200000277

• Fusarium resistant • Matsumoto is offered in a wide range of colours • Flower size is 5 cm (2 inches) with a distinct yellow centre • Strong, long stems with an upright flowering habit • Production cycle will be approximately 100 days from sowing in spring or when produced with day length manipulation techniques • Height: 60-75 cm (2-2.5 feet)

Rose

Scarlet

White

Serenade Callistephus chinensis

Raw

Aster • High tolerance to Fusarium as with the Matsumoto series • Production cycle also approximately 14 weeks (100 days) from sowing in spring or from the actual production date, if day length manipulation techniques are applied. • Spray habit with an abundance of semi-double flowers on a single stem • Flowers measure 3 cm (1.25 inch) in diameter with a distinct yellow centre • The Serenade series offers a wide range of colours

Red

Rose US 200000281

Deep Rose

Rose Tipped White US 200000280

• Serenade Red and Blue are 1998 Fleuroselect Quality Award Winners

Scarlet US 2000000282

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Yellow

Mix

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Ambassador Begonia semperflorens F1

Raw, Pelleted

Begonia, Wax Wax Begonia Ambassador is a rich green-leaved series for early production featuring large flowers on dwarf compact 20-25 cm (8-10 inch) plants. Well matched to Ambassador, Senator is a bronzeleaved series with a beautiful contrast between flower and foliage. The pack-performance of Ambassador and Senator is outstanding. The seed quality of these series, in combination with a compact habit, very high uniformity and a tight blooming window makes these reliable in production. • A proven performer • Compact habit with excellent pack performance • Wide range of vibrant colours with green foliage • This series include the best Scarlet available • Identical crop timing with Senator (bronze-leaf) • Excellent series uniformity, matching with the Senator series • Produces numerous blooms even under hot and humid conditions • Suitable for extensive plantings in outdoor beds

Bicolour

Rose

Soft Pink

White

Coral

Rose Blush

Pink

Scarlet

Mix

President Mix Begonia semperflorens F1

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Wax Begonia Begonia, Wax • Unique foliage mixture of green leaf Ambassador and bronze leaf Senator • Consistent, uniform and identical crop timing Mix

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Senator Begonia semperflorens F1

Raw, Pelleted

Wax Begonia Begonia, Wax Begonia Senator is the bronze leaf counterpart to the green leaf Ambassador series. Senator has a beautiful contrast between flower and foliage. It is good for early production and features large flowers on compact 20-25 cm (8-10 inch) plants.

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• Bronze foliage • A proven performer • Compact habit with attractive bronze foliage and excellent pack performance • Wide range of vibrant colours • Excellent uniformity, matching nicely with Ambassador • Superbly floriferous even under hot and humid conditions

Bicolour

Deep Rose

Pink

Rose

Scarlet

White

• Free-flowering with a wide colour range • Suitable for extensive plantings in outdoor beds

Queen Begonia semperflorens F1

Raw, Pelleted

Wax Begonia Begonia, Wax Queen is the first double flowered begonia from seed. Queen offers uniform plant habit and consistently double-flowering plants. An excellent choice for tough garden conditions where heat, direct sun and drying winds destroy ordinary begonias. Top choice for large containers and hanging baskets with higher profit for the grower. • Seed type with fully double blooms • More cost-effective compared to similar varieties from cuttings

Pink

Red

Rose

White

• More vigorous plant habit and heat tolerance compared with other standard semperflorens varieties • A good "wow factor" for patio tubs and hanging baskets • Queen White is a winner of the Fleuroselect Quality Award in 1999

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Emperor Begonia semperflorens F1

Raw, Pelleted

Wax Begonia Begonia, Wax The Emperor Series combines early flowering with unbeatable pot performance and large eye-catching flowers. The plants also have excellent garden performance. About 10 days earlier than Ambassador, Emperor is the earliest series on the market. Sow 10-14 days later and save energy costs with quick bench turnover. • Flowers 5-12 days earlier than other major varieties • Known for outstanding garden performance and early flowering • Large blooms with green foliage • Slightly more vigorous and taller with larger blooms than Ambassador • Extremely uniform flowering window, resulting in a quick turnover of crops • Reduced production costs • Growers can save energy costs and bench space by sowing/ planting later • Remains compact with excellent garden and pot performance • Large flower size, numerous blooms in an attractive colour range with contrasting green foliage • Flowers continuously, even under hot and humid conditions

Pink

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Red

Rose

Soft Pink

White Imp.

Mix

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Inferno Raw, Pelleted

Begonia semperflorens F1 Wax Begonia Begonia, Wax

Versatile and vigorous landscape type for parks, display gardens and large containers. Compact plants start to flower at a plant height similar to other semperflorens. • The only landscape Begonia that can be efficiently produced in pots and also fulfill the need for outstanding vigour in the landscape • Bred for extensive flower beds • Versatile vigorous landscape type for parks, display gardens and large containers • High heat and humidity tolerance ensure excellent garden performance • Basal branching adds volume and height to beds

Mix

• 54 plants per square meter (5 plants per square foot) gives good coverage in terms of saving input costs • Self-cleaning plant habit means low maintenance • Planting in hanging baskets and patio tubs guarantee success for the home gardener • Recommended for production in 10 cm (4 inch) pots and in hanging baskets

Appleblossom

Rose

Red

Pink

White

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Fortune Begonia tuberhybrida F1

Raw, Pelleted

Tuberoustuberous Begonia Begonia, Fortune's plant habit makes it a production-friendly crop that is more manageable in shipping than other varieties. This prolific bloomer offers stunning blooms and outstanding colour selections. Narrow flowering window between colours makes crop planning easier. • Fortune is a fast flowering variety compared to other series • Saves energy costs and bench space with a 10-14 day later sowing • Requires little or no growth regulator • Compact habit saves bench space and a tight flowering window results in quick crop turnover • Excellent shelf life • Stronger and shorter flower stems in comparison to competitive varieties • Compact habit, short flower stems and balanced flower size for easier handling and shipping • Fortune Golden with Red Back is a winner of the Fleuroselect Quality Award in 2002

Apricot Orange Shades

Deep Rose

Orange Shades

Peach Shades

Pink

White

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Rose

White with Rose Back

Coral Shades

Deep Red

Golden Shades

Golden with Red Back

Salmon Rose

Scarlet

Yellow Imp.

Mix

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Galaxy Pelleted

Bellis perennis annua English Daisy

Cost-effective crop with low heating costs for spring flowering. • Flowers in autumn: cold temperatures are not required to initiate flower buds • Flowers continuously all winter in mild areas • Dwarf, uniform and compact plant with short leaves • Ideal for pots & packs and less sensitive to diseases producing 100% saleable plants • Very floriferous, semi-double pomponette flower shape 3 cm (1.25 inch) in diameter with a contrasting yellow centre • Excellent when combined with pansies, flowering cabbage and flowering kale from autumn to spring • In cold areas, Galaxy will go dormant in winter and flower again in spring

Red US 9800005

Rose US 9800006

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White US 9800007

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Nagoya Raw

Brassica oleracea F1 Ornamental Kale Nagoya ornamental kale produces colorful, highly fringed leaves.

• Excellent, colourful ornamental kale for autumn to winter sowing/planting together with pansy and violas • Produces attractive colourful fringed leaves • Uniform in plant habit and growth • Responds well to plant growth regulators • Reducing temperature to promote l;eaf coloration is not required on the same scale as with other cultivars • Cultivation in 10-15 cm (4-6 inch) pots recommended

Red

Rose

White

Also available as Mix

Osaka Raw

Brassica oleracea F1 Ornamental Cabbage

Osaka ornamental cabbage produces colorful wavy-edged leaves on tightly packed compact heads. • Excellent, colourful ornamental cabbage for autumn to winter sowing/planting with pansy and violas • Produces numerous colourful wavy-edged leaves with tight compact heads • Produces vigorous and uniform, high quality plants • Cultivation in 15-20 cm (6-8 inch) pots recommended

Also available as Mix Pink

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Red

White

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Tokyo Brassica oleracea F1

Raw

Ornamental Cabbage Tokyo ornamental cabbage produces colorful round leaves on loosely packed heads. • Excellent, colourful bedding plant for autumn to winter with pansy and violas • This variety is used for winter flowering as it is extremely cold resistant due to the thick resistant round leaves • Produces a uniform plant size with attractive colourful round leaves • Cultivation in 10-15 cm (4-6 inch) pots recommended

Red

White

Golden Bunch Calceolaria rugosa F1

Raw

Pocketbook Plant • Compact habit with small leaves for high density production • Suitable for 8-10 cm (3-4 inch) pot culture • Suitable for large containers or bedding usage • The plants are covered with small bright golden yellow flowers • Excellent summer bedding plant tolerating full sun in moderate summer climates

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Dainty Pelleted

Calceolaria x hybrida F1 Pocketbook Plant

• Small, compact growth habit for high density production with 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 culture • Excellent series uniformity • Pelleted seed is offered for easy sowing

Bronze

Red

Red & Yellow

Yellow with Spots

Mix

Calypso Calendula officinalis nana

Raw

Pot Marigold Brightly coloured blooms top vigorous yet compact plants that are well suited for garden beds and large containers. Plant in spring or in fall, where they will continue to flower in milder winter climates. • Ideal compact plant habit for pack and pot sales • Vigorous garden performance • Produces abundant bright, large flowers with black centre • Suited for autumn to spring sales; especially in mild winter climates Orange with Black Center

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Yellow with Black Center

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Champion Campanula medium annuum F1

Pelleted

Bellflower The Champion series is a well accepted variety by major cut flower growers and the market in general. Depending on geographical location, this Campanula can be cropped 6-12 months per year with daylength manipulation. Champion has an excellent vase-life.

Blue

Lavender Imp.

• Annual blooming habit; only requires day length manipulation and moderate growing temperatures (13°C/55°F) • As an annual and biennial variety, Champion can be cropped 6-12 months of the year, depending on the geographical location • Using good growing techniques and plant growth regulators, pot production of Champion can be ready for sales in the early spring and other special dates such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day Pink

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

White

Champion Pro Campanula medium annuum F1

Pelleted

Bellflower This fast finishing, high yielding series produces slightly smaller heads than the Champion series but produces more blooms per stem, thereby providing better color impact. • More color on each stem • Use as filler or focal point • Smaller size flowers with harder flower petals than Champion, therefore easier to transport • Thinner, flexible stems weigh less so lower transportation costs • Higher germination rate and more usable plugs

Deep Blue

Lavender

Light Pink

Pink

Ask your local sales contact for availability

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Heavenly Blue Campanula rapunculus F1

Pelleted

Bellflower • Annual flowering with masses of gorgeous 2 cm (3/4 inch) light blue, star-shaped flowers • Plants produce 15 stems with 5-6 stems being top grade and having a length of 80 cm (32 inches) • Beautiful cut flower or filler for mixed bouquets • Long vase life Blue

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Hot Purple Capsicum annuum

Raw

Ornamental Pepper Plants will grow in proportion to the container size in which it is planted. • Unique variegated white and green foliage contrasts nicely with the bright purple-to-red fruits • Plants are suited for both 10 cm (4 inch) and larger containers • Makes a great accent plant for mixed containers • Recommended for ornamental use only Purple

Treasures Red Capsicum annuum F1

Raw

Ornamental Pepper • Fast production time with excellent uniformity • Natural compact habit 12 cm (5 inches) with dark green foliage • Bears conical white fruits changing to bright red at maturity • Excellent 10 cm (4 inch) pot item • Treasures Red is recommended for ornamental use only

Red

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Can Can Dianthus caryophyllus F1

Raw

Carnation Can Can Cocktail Party is new for 2011! Can Can Cocktail Party is the long awaited addition to the AAS 2003 and FS Gold Medal Winner Can Can Scarlet. This large flowered, high quality mix has bright, delicately scented blooms. Can Can flowers from mid-spring and well into summer with excellent garden performance. • High quality carnation for best garden performance • Flowers from mid-spring and well into summer

NEW

• Excellent basal-branching and strong stems • Multi garden usage for border plantings, patio containers or semi-tall bedding • Large blooms with a delightful fragrance • Cool crop requiring little or no heat • Can Can Scarlet is a 2003 All-America Selections Winner and Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner

Cocktail Party

Scarlet

Lillipot Dianthus caryophyllus nanus F1

Raw

Carnation Lillipot is ideal for pot sales and also for the patio and summer borders. The plants grow to a height of 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) and produce numerous branches. Lillipot is an annual type. Sakata's Lillipot series can be grown without any growth regulators. No pinching is needed, thus saving on production time and labor. Regulating the temperature and light can easily influence flowering time and plant habit. • Genetically dwarf Carnation, this variety is suitable for cultivating in a pot size of 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) • Fully-double, true carnation flowers makes Carnation Lillipot a very attractive item for consumers • Flowers continuously throughout the summer

Mix

• 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 inches)

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Chief Raw

Celosia argentea cristata Celosia

Chief can be direct sown in the cut flower bed or field and is very well suited to production in areas with high temperatures. • Produces large, globe-shaped flower heads that are very uniform in growth • Highly suitable for cut flowers during periods of high temperature • Dense plantings will produce very strong stems and high quality cut flowers Mix

Carmine

Fire (bronze leaf)

Persimmon

Gold

Red

Rose

Prestige Scarlet Celosia argentea cristata

Raw

Celosia Prestige Scarlet grows vigorously under hot humid conditions and produces an abundance of large vivid flower heads which form at every node, covering the plant from top to bottom. • Produces 7.5 cm (3 inch) large, globe-shaped flowers in bright scarlet • Scarlet flowers compliment the dark bronze-green leaf colour • Ideal as a summer and autumn bedding plant under hot and humid conditions • Makes a good centre plant in the garden or a container • Flower and plant habit are highly uniform, growing 30 cm (12 inches) • Prestige Scarlet is a 1997 All-America Selections Winner

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Scarlet

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Century Raw

Celosia argentea plumosa Celosia • Extra early and easy to grow • Large plumes on strong stems • Flowers approximately 80 days after sowing • Sturdy branching for large containers and flower beds

• Suitable for cut flowers, semi-tall flower beds and large containers • Can be used for commercial cut flower with tight spacing culture 10 cm (4 inch) on centre • Century Mix was an All-America Selections winner in 1985

Fire

Red (bronze leaf)

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Rose

Yellow

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Kimono Raw

Celosia argentea plumosa nana Celosia

Kimono is highly recommended as a multi-sowing culture that can extend and create a new market for mid-summer and early autumn sales. • High density crop suitable for both pots and packs • Ideal for spring to early autumn sales • No PGR required • Excellent series uniformity • Quick turnover of crops with 5 weeks crop time • Multi-seed sowing/planting will give excellent performance and creates mini forests of colour for containers and gift pots • Available in a wide range of attractive colours • Although primarily a bedding plant, Kimono is also suitable for patio planters, window boxes and pot plant sales • Kimono is a facultative short day plant and will set buds quickly if started under short days (<13 hours)

Cherry Red

Cream

Salmon Pink

Scarlet

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Orange

Yellow

Red (bronze leaf)

Rose

Salmon

Mix

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Satellite Raw

Pericallis x hybrida Cineraria

Satellite Series is a grandiflora type with a stronger plant habit than Star Wars. Large flowers in a stunning colour range. Maturity is a one to two weeks earlier than Star Wars. • Uniform grandiflora type with large flowers 4-5 cm (2 inches) in diameter • Small leaf size for high density cropping • Pure bright colours suitable for planting with Star Wars and completing the colour range • Economical crop for growers due to reduced heat requirement

Mix

• High percentage of marketable plants • High germination and seedling vigor • Crop time approximately 18 weeks from sowing

Cerise Shades

Deep Red Shades

Purple & Blue Shades

Rose & Pink Shades

Sky Blue Shades

Star Wars Pericallis x hybrida

Raw

Cineraria • Uniform multiflora type producing masses of 3.5-4 cm (1.5 inch) flowers • Compact foliage and plant habit for high density cropping and less shipping damage • Flowers 2 weeks later than Satellite, approx. 20 weeks from sowing • An economical crop for growers due to reduced heat requirement • Exciting range of bicolours and pure colours

Mix

• Highest percentage of marketable plants • High germination and seedling vigorous Blue Shades

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Crimson Shades

Pink Shades

White Shades

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Fairway Raw

Solenostemon x hybrida Coleus This dwarf coleus growing 20 cm (8 inches) works well in containers, hanging baskets and front of the border. • Very late flowering for improved shelf-life • Extra dwarf with excellent basal branching • Ideal for production in packs and 10 cm (4 inch) pots • Option for year round production xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mosaic

Salmon Rose

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Orange

Yellow

Red Velvet

Rose

Ruby

Mix

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Superfine Rainbow Raw

Solenostemon x hybrida Coleus A semi-dwarf series growing 35 cm (14 inches) tall recommended for landscapes and patio plantings.

• Excellent garden performance with large, vividly coloured leaves • Recommended for bedding in semi-shaded areas • Well proven and respected series • Broader leaf than Fairway • Very late flowering with vivid coloured foliage • Semi dwarf with excellent basal branching • Suitable for production in 10 cm (4 inch) pots or larger xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Red Velvet

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Multicolor

Festive Dance

Color Pride

Volcano

Masterblends Mix

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Candle Delphinium elatum F1

Raw

Delphinium Today's standard Delphinium varieties are long-day varieties, meaning that these varieties are highly unstable or cannot bloom under low light and short day conditions. Candle is an annual type and does not form a rosette if a minimum temperature of 15C/59F is kept through the germination to blooming stage, therefore adding reliable winter production to your program, with a faster turnover and crop schedule than offered by other varieties. • Very early and uniform blooming • Suitable for tunnel, greenhouse and open field production • Extremely stable and especially bred for short day production schedules • F1 hybrid vigour guarantees good results from subsequent flushes following first harvest

Blue Shades

Lavender Shades

Violet Shades

White Shades

Kawara Dianthus x hybrida F1

Raw

Dianthus Dianthus Kawara is a reliable perennial plant from seed that blooms from spring until heavy frost. The feathery flowers in their pastel tones make this a very attractive landscape plant and has also created a lot of interest as a cut flower. The plant is relatively tall 60-75 cm (2-3 feet) with a good branching habit. The stems are strong and flexible and the vase life is excellent. • Kawara is ideal for adding height to the border • Good cut flower for home gardens • It is an ideal plant to sell in full bloom in large containers for patios and balconies • Highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds

Mix

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Diamond Raw

Dianthus x hybrida nana F1 Dianthus

• Gives superb garden performance in spring and autumn • Early variety, blooming simultaneously on main and lateral stems in pots and beds • High uniformity in plant habit and tight flower window • Flower size is 4 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter • When grown under long day conditions it is naturally compact and requires little or no PGR • Diamond Blush Pink has a unique look, initially the flowers open white, then change to pink and ultimately mature to rose. YTT (yesterday, today and tomorrow)

Blush Pink

Carmine Rose

Coral

Purple Picotee

Scarlet

Mix

Crimson Picotee

Pink

Purple

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Festival Gerbera jamesonii F1

Filmcoat

Gerbera Daisy Sakata offers the Festival F1 series with many large spectacular flowers per plant at the time of sales on compact and extremely uniform plants with a tight flowering window. Can be produced in 8-12 weeks from potting to sales, depending of the time of on year. • Highest percentage of prime quality marketable plants • Multiple flowers and high bud count at time of sale increases sell through • Versatile series that works in a range of pot sizes from 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) • Large assortment, including: Light eyed, Dark eyed, Spider, Semi-double and Mini • Broadest and brightest color range on the market • High rate of germination at 95% plus for more usable plants

Winter Holiday Mix

Fall Harvest Mix Growers Select Mix

Spring Bouquet Mix Dark Eyed Mix

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Apricot

Apricot w/Eye

Blush

Cherry w/Eye

Cream

Golden Yellow w/Eye

Lemon Yellow

Neon Rose with Eye

Orange

Orange with Eye

Peach with Eye

Pink Shades with Eye

Red with Eye

Rose

Salmon

Scarlet with Eye

White Shades

Yellow with Eye

Salmon Orange Shades

Salmon Rose

Festival Mix

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Festival Semi-Double SemiFilmcoat

Gerbera jamesonii F1 Gerbera Daisy

• Semi-double flowers • Colourful addition to patio containers and garden displays

Orange Shades

Rose Shades

Yellow

Mix

Festival Spider Gerbera jamesonii F1

Filmcoat

Gerbera Daisy Festival Spider provides a unique flower form that really stands out at retail. Can be produced on same production schedule as other Festival varieties.

Mix 2010

• Sure to attract attention at retail • Allows targeted colour selection as Festival Spider is available in separate colours • Similar production time as other Festival varieties

Salmon Red Shades

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Salmon with Eye

Yellow

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Festival Mini Gerbera jamesonii F1

Filmcoat

Gerbera Daisy Unique product with mini flowers on compact plants well-suited to the expanding 9-10 cm (3.5 inch) pot market. • Ideal as an eye-catcher in mixed patio containers and as gifts for special occasions • Highly uniform in habit and earliness • True mini flowers shading in a variety of colours • Festival Mini Yellow Shades is a 2000 FloraStar Winner

Deep Pastel Shades Deep Rose Red Shades

Orange Shades

Soft Pink

Yellow Shades

Mix

Kameleo Gerbera jamesonii

Filmcoat

Gerbera Daisy Kameleo is early flowering, easy to grow and suitable for production in small pots. Rounded leaves allow for high density production. Kameleo's open plant structure allows for sufficient aeration when grown as a high density crop. • Micro-Gerbera for production in 6-9 cm (2.5-3.5 inch) pots for gift market • Kameleo is available in three mixes: Green eyed Mix, Black eyed Mix and a Mix • Series has a high number of 5 cm (2 inch) flowers on sturdy stems • Short production time, marketed 8-10 weeks after potting with 13-15 week total crop time • Rounded leaves allows for high aeration under high density growing • Excellent for generating instant sales for the specialty gift market

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Durora Gerbera jamesonii

Filmcoat

Gerbera Daisy Durora is an early, compact and easy to grow pot Gerbera withlarge double flowers on very compact plants. Durora's attractive double flowers age slower than other varieties so they have long lasting shelf appeal. Durora can be marketed within 8 to 10 weeks from potting, depending on local cultivation conditions.

Please visit www.durora.com

• Gerbera for production in 9-11 cm (3.5-4.5 inch) pots with 7.5 cm (3 inch) flowers • +90% of flowers are double • Highly uniform and gently toned mix of Red, Bright Yellow, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Dark Salmon, Cream, Light Salmon, Red/Yellow tipped and Yellow/Orange coloured varieties • Excellent outdoor performance in mild summer areas • Short production time, marketed 8-10 weeks after potting • Slow-to-age flowers increase shelf life

Mix

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Brocade Sinningia speciosa F1

Raw, Pelleted

Gloxinia This impressive, double flowering series is quite showy and ideal for gift and pot plant sales. • 100% double flowering series • Dwarf, compact series with small foliage • Recommended for 10-12 cm (4-5 inch) pot culture • Fashionable pot plant currently experiencing a renaissance • Impressive fully-double flowers • Small flexible leaves for high density production, easy sleeving and shipping

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Mix

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Avanti Raw, Pelleted

Sinningia speciosa F1 Gloxinia

This F1 hybrid series is the earliest single flowering series on the market. Avanti has small flexible leaves for high density production, easy sleeving and shipping. Flowers are held just above the foliage on short strong stems. • Impressive, large, bell-shaped flowers in vibrant colours ensures large consumer appeal • An early flowering, single flowering series • Recommended for 10-12 cm (4-5 inch) pot culture • Small supple leaves for high density production, easy packing and shipping • This well loved pot plant is undergoing a renaissance with consumers

Blue

Blue with White Edge

Light Violet / Dark Throat

White

Wine Red

Mix

Peach Rose

Red with White Edge

Rose Red

Scarlet

MultiBells Sinningia speciosa F1

Pelleted

Gloxinia MultiBells has exceptional uniformity with extraordinary flower count. It is 10-14 days earlier flowering than other Sinningia and be produced at a higher density for increased profitability.

Blue

Cherry

White

• Center flowering, with up-facing flowers for better viewing • Exceptionally high flower count (+40) not seen before in Sinningia • Short foliage means less damage during transport • Can produce more plants per square metre than other Sinningia • 10-14 days earlier than other series • Extremely high crop uniformity

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Grace Raw

Clarkia amoena F1 Godetia

Grace is a F1 hybrid with excellent uniformity and broad individual color selections. Grace produces lots of flowers and has tremendous vase life. • 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 day-length manipulation • Godetia is a dry and a 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, as well for mail order and retail packet trade

Red

Rose/Pink

Salmon

Lavender

Lavender with Eye

Pink

Shell Pink

White

Mix

Satin Clarkia amoena nana F1

Raw

Godetia Satin is a very compact godetia bred for pot plant performance. • Uniform plant habit and early flowering • Good basal branching habit • Responds well to plant growth regulator • Flower size measures approximately 5 cm (2 inches) 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 inches)

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Mix

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All Around Purple Gomphrena globosa

Raw

Gomphrena All Around Purple is ideal areas that have hot humid summers. A very healthy looking garden plant with dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with the deep purple flowers. All Around Purple is perfect for 4 liter (1 gallon) production. • Drought tolerant once established • Strong basal branches hold the rich deep purple flower heads upright • Flowers measure approximately 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter • Plant height is approximately 60 cm (2 feet) • Can be used as a fresh or dried commerciel cut flower

Purple

• Excellent item for home garden cut flowers • Strong flower stems and good vase life • Seed is sold as clean seed for ease in sowing

Gnome Gomphrena globosa

Raw

Gomphrena Gomphrena Gnome is an ideal garden plant in areas that have hot humid summers and is also well suited to dry conditions. This extra dwarf, compact plant is easy to grow and carefree. Gnome is a healthy looking garden plant with dark green foliage that contrasts nicely with vibrant flowers. Gomphrena Gnome makes a nice component plant in mixed containers and is ideal for borders and edging. • Extra-dwarf and compact growing plant suitable for 8-10 cm (3-4 inch) pot • Ball-shaped plants are about 15 cm (6 inch) in height • 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 • Approximately 15 cm (6 inch) in height

Pink

Purple

White

Mix

• Clean seed available for easy sowing

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Garden Bride Gypsophila muralis

Raw, Multi-Pelleted

Gypsophila Garden Bride has single flowers and adds a romantic touch to any garden. Aa a unique bedding plant, this variety has multiple uses: alone or in combination with other annuals in patio containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. The homegardener will love the way these plants cascade and soften edges. As border plants in garden beds, Garden Bride forms neat mounds. • Airy, graceful rich flowering plants with finely textured foliage • Single flowers • Easy to grow, short crop time for improved profitability • Stays in constant bloom for quick sale • Can be sold in packs, pots and hanging baskets • Unique alternative to replace Alyssum and Lobelia • Excellent for hanging baskets and mixed patio containers • Available as multi-pellets for easier sowing Pink

Gypsy Gypsophila muralis

Raw, Multi-Pelleted

Gypsophila Gypsy has semi-double flowers and is is a unique bedding plant with multiple uses. It can be used alone or in combination with other annuals in patio containers, window boxes or hanging baskets where it spills over and softens harsh edges. Gypsy forms neat mounds in garden beds 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. • Double flowers • Airy, graceful rich flowering plants with finely textured foliage

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• Easy to grow, short crop time for improved profitability • Stays in constant bloom for quick sale • Can be sold in both packs, pots and hanging baskets • Unique alternative to replace Alyssum and Lobelia • Excellent for hanging baskets and mixed patio containers • Available as multi-pellets for easier sowing

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Deep Rose

Pink

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Disco Belle Raw

Hibiscus moscheutos F1 Hibiscus

Disco Belle is a compact hibiscus for the garden growing 60-80cm (24-32 inches) tall. Though shorter in stature than Southern Belle, the flowers are almost as large so this is a good choice for consumers looking for big color in smaller spaces. • True landscape item adding height to flower beds in warm areas • Excellent patio plant in cool areas with use of plant growth regulator • Flowering begins at a plant height of approximately 35 cm (14 inches) • Ideal for perennial plant assortment • Low cost seed item compared to vegetative Hibiscus • All Hibiscus seed is scarified to promote uniform germination, making no further treatment necessary xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pink

Rosy Red

White

Mix

Southern Belle Hibiscus moscheutos F1

Raw

Hibiscus Growing 100-150 cm (3-5) tall, Southern Belle boasts gigantic 25 cm (10 inch) flowers the first year it is planted. • True landscape item, giving height to bedding in warm areas • Grown as annual and perennial • Grows well in both moist soil and in ordinary soil • 1971 All-America Selections Winner Mix

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Confetti Compact Hypoestes phyllostachya

Raw

Polka Dot Plant Confetti Compact is bred especially for the pot plant market. Compact growth habit and highly decorative foliage makes it excellent for sales as a foliage houseplant. The series has a short crop time, excellent shipping tolerance and good shelf life. Confetti Compact is well suited for year round production and is extremely easy to grow. • Extremely decorative plant, highly suitable as pot plant and house foliage plant • Easy to program. Short production time of 8-10 weeks from sowing to sales. • Very good for year-round production • Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life • Confetti Compact Blush is a 2005 Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner

Blush

Pink

Red

Rose

White

Mix

Confetti XL Hypoestes phyllostachya

Raw

Polka Dot Plant With a more vigorous growth habit than Confetti Compact, Confetti XL is bred especially for the bedding plant market. It is ideal for mass and border plantings in shaded areas and works very well as a component plant in mixed baskets and patio containers. Confetti XL is well suited for a year-round production and is extremely easy to grow. • Versatile, very decorative plants for patio containers, hanging baskets and mass plantings in warmer, semi-shaded areas • Easy to program, short production time of 8-10 weeks • Highly suitable for year-round production • Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life

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Carmine Rose

Red

Wine Red

Mix

White

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Carnival Raw

Impatiens walleriana F1 Impatiens

• Large, flat open flowers on compact plants over dark green foliage • Plants stay compact in packs and pots at retail • Offers unique metallic colors • Proven heat tolerance • Outstanding germination of 95% bred into the series - not an added seed enhancement xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Blush

Cranberry

Deep Rose

Lavender Blue

Lilac

Metallic Deep Salmon

Metallic Lilac

Metallic Pink Shades

Orange

Pink

Red

Rose

Violet

White Imp.

Rose Star

Salmon

Blue Mood Mix

Pastel Blend Mix

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Scarlet

Summer Fruits Mix

Mix

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Mini Bar Rose Ipomoea purpurea

Scarified

Morning Glory • Quite unique and ideally suited for mixed containers, hanging baskets and small trellises • The foliage is a marbled blend of green and white, reminiscent of glacier ivy • The bright rose-coloured blooms, edged white, open each morning adding additional colour and interest to the foliage • Mini Bar Rose is a semi-dwarf type with a mounding habit that spreads up to 90 cm (3 feet) • Easy to grow but plants that are not started under long days will be stunted and have an excess of flower buds

Rose

Sun Smile Ipomoea purpurea

Scarified

Morning Glory Sun Smile is a dwarf type Ipomoea with ornamental foliage, pretty flowers and a mounding habit that spreads 30 cm (1 foot). • This larger leaved Ipomoea is quite unique and ideally suited for mixed containers and hanging baskets • The plant features marbled green and white foliage with either bright red, violet, blue or pink colored blooms, edged in white • The flowers open each morning adding additional color and interest to the foliage • Plants in 10-12 cm (4-5 inch) pots will spread 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) • Plants in the garden spreads 30 cm (1 foot) • Easy to grow

Blue

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Pink

Red

Violet

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Borealis Pelleted

Eustoma grandiflorum F1 Lisianthus • Group 0 / Standard Double Flower • Not suitable for forcing

• Ideal for winter harvest with high yield • Less blindness than with other standards on the market • Easier to get stem height compared to Echo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Apricot

Blue

Green

Pink

White

Yellow

Echo Pelleted

Eustoma grandiflorum F1 Lisianthus

• Group 1 / Standard Double Flower • The world's first 100% all double large flowering cut flower lisianthus • Spray type • Flower stalks are sufficiently strong and capable to support the heavy double large flowers • A superb, popular double-flowering series • Plant height is approximately 70 cm (28 inches) in summer • Pelleted form only

Blue

Champagne

Lavender

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Pink Picotee

Pure White

Yellow

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Mariachi® Pelleted

Eustoma grandiflorum F1 Lisianthus

Mariachi® has a quadruple flower that is of proven high quality and fully double for mixed or straight bouquets. Mariachi® is similar to a Camellia in its flower form. The flowering time response is similar to Flamenco. • Group II/ Standard Quadruple Flower • Flower size is 5-7 cm (2-2 3/4) inches in diameter • Ideal for winter sowing and summer harvest schedules • Excellent rose-shaped flower heads, with thick petals for longlasting shelf life and easy transportation • Plant height: 80-100 cm (2.5-3.2 ft)

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Blue

Carmine

Lavender

Lilac Picotee

Lime Green

Misty Pink

Pink

Pink Picotee

Pure White

Yellow Improved

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Mariachi® Grande White Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus Mariachi® is similar to a camellia in its flower form with a quadruple, fully double flower for high quality mixed or straight bouquets. The flowering time response is similar to Flamenco. • Group 3 / Standard Quadruple Flower • Flower size is 5-7 cm (2-2 3/4 inches) in diameter • Ideal for late spring sowing and autumn harvest schedules (Group lll) • Excellent rose-shaped flower heads, with thick petals for longlasting shelf life and easy transportation • Plant height: 80-100 cm (2.8-3.2 ft) • The flower colour, subject to growing temperatures, is ivory white to clear white • Higher temperatures promote the clear white colour • An excellent supplement to the Echo series, as this variety produces long, rigid stems for production outside the Echo flowering season • When sown simultaneously in winter for summer harvests, Mariachi® Grande White will flower approximately 3 to 4 weeks later when compared to Echo • Available in pellet form only

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Rosita® 1 Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus Rosita, together with Excalibur, is the standard in double flowered Lisianthus. Strong flower petals make This series easy to transport cut flowers without botrytis problems. Rosita 1 is suitable for spring flowering. • Group 1 / Spray Double Flower • Thick flower petals and top flowering cause less botrytis problems • Cut flowers hold up well in transportation

Blue

Green

Pink Picotee

Rose Pink

• Excellent rose-shaped Lisianthus. "A rose without thorns." • Excellent vase life • Heavy quality though early flowering • Group 1 as Echo

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

White

Rosita® 2 Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus

Apricot

Blue

Green

Jade

Misty Pink

Pink

Pink Picotee

Purple

Rose Pink

Sapphire (Blue)

White

Yellow

Rosita, along with Excalibur, is the standard in double flowered Lisianthus. With strong petals it's easy to transport the flowers without Botrytis problems. Rosita 2 and 3 are suitable for spring and early summer flowering. • Group 2 / Spray Double Flower • Thick flower petals and top flowering causes less botrytis problems • Cut flowers hold up well in transportation • Excellent rose-shaped Lisianthus. "A rose without thorns." • Excellent vase life • Heavy quality though early flowering • Group 2 as Mariachi

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Rosita® 3 Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus Rosita, along with Excalibur, is the standard in double flowered Lisianthus. With strong petals it's easy to transport the flowers and without botrytis problems. Rosita 2 and 3 are suitable for spring and early summer flowering. • Group 3 / Spray Double Flower • Thick flower petals and top flowering cause less botrytis problems • Cut flowers hold up well in transportation

NEW

• Excellent rose-shaped Lisianthus. "A rose without thorns." • Excellent vase life • Heavy quality even with early flowering

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Excalibur Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pink

White

Yellow

Blue Picotee

Green

Pure White

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Pelleted

Lisianthus Excalibur overcomes recognized problems with Lisianthus such as foliage cracking, easily damaged flower shapes and diseases caused by flowering low on the plant. Excalibur transports extremely well and maintains important features for plug raisers and growers. • Group 2 / Standard Double Flower • Strong stem quality • Top flowering, lowering the risk for flower botrytis while sleeved • More usable flower buds • Good vase life • Easy-to-grow, and achieves sufficient height • Advantageous medium sized double flowers • A real Pure White colour contrasting nicely with dark green and strong foliage • Flower timing, group II but slightly earlier than Flamenco or Mariachi® • Quick and uniform plug performance • Less sensitivity to rosette

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Flamenco Pelleted

Eustoma grandiflorum F1 Lisianthus

• Group 2 / Standard Single Flower • Produces high quality, long-stemmed cut flowers with large blooms • In comparison to Polestar, Flamenco has stronger and more voluminous stems • Sown simultaneously in winter for summer harvesting, Flamenco (Group II) will flower approximately three weeks later than Polestar • Flowers two weeks earlier than Mirage (Group III) • Flamenco will perform well under warm, long-day conditions

Blue Rim Supreme

Lime Green

Pink Rim

Purple

White

Yellow

Piccolo 1 Pelleted

Eustoma grandiflorum F1 Lisianthus

Group 1 like Polestar but with more delicate flower size. Very sturdy stems. • Group 1 / Spray Single Flower • Today's market standard in single flowered Lisianthus • Long vase life • Best transportable Lisianthus series • Best botrytis resistance

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Apricot

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Blue Rim

Lime Green

Pink Rim

Yellow

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Piccolo 2 Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus This is the standaard single flowered Lisianthus on the market. Because of the smaller cup size and hard flower petals, problems with botrytis in transportation are much less problematic. Picollo 2 and 3 are ideal for the summer season or for year round production with artificial light. • Group 2 / Spray Single Flower • Today's market standard in single flowered Lisianthus • Long vase life • Best transportable Lisianthus series • Best botrytis resistance • Sturdy stemmed • Widest colour range • Group 2 as Flamenco but with more delicate flower size

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Deep Blue

Pure White

Deep Rose

Lime Green

Rose Pink

Yellow

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Wonderous 1 Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus Wonderous has very unique flower colours. The flowers are pollenless and have an excellent vase life. • Group 1 / Standard Single Flowers • Thick flower petals and top flowering cause less botrytis problems • Totally new series with new colours and unique colour patterns • Excellent flower quality with long vase life due to flowers being pollenless

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Light Brown

Purple

Mermaid Eustoma grandiflorum F1

Pelleted

Lisianthus • Genetically compact single flower strain for pot plant production, requiring little or no plant growth regulation • Plants are about 15 cm (6 inches) high with flowers measuring about 6 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter • Natural basal branching habit with flower heads held above compact plants • Strong rooting system

Blue

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Pink

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Mystic Pelleted

Mimulus x hybrida F1 Monkey Flower

The F1 hybrid Mystic series includes both spotted and clear colors. The bright, clear colours are unique among the usually spotted Mimulus flower. Mystic is extra-early, free flowering and compact, making it an ideal pack item. Mystic looks best in hanging baskets. • High germination • Very early, free flowering variety • Dwarf, with a highly uniform plant habit • Responds well to plant growth regulators • Cool crop requiring little or no heat • Attractive when used in hanging baskets

Rose

Scarlet

Cream with Spots

Wine

Yellow

Ivory

Orange

Yellow with Spots

Mix

Brazen Brass Brassica juncea

Raw

Ornamental Red Mustard Brazen Brass features large, long and deeply cut (semiserrated) leaves that are predominantly a striking eggplant purple color with purplish midribs. The underside of the leaf is green. The vibrant color contrast of adds a dramatic touch to flower bed plantings. Plants ultimately reach 60 cm x 60 cm (24 inches x 24 inches. • Brazen Brass is ideal for adding interest to landscapes or in combination with other cool season bedding plants • It also combines nicely in containers with ornamental cabbage and kale • The plants are edible and are great for adding zest to salads and other dishes

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Crown Primax®

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pansy

Crown’s crisp clear colors and reliable landscape performance make this a favorite series in many regional markets. • A vigorous and dependable grower • Thick flower petals and leaves for strong plants • A trusted and proven series

Azure

Blue

Golden

Orange

Scarlet

White

Yellow

Mix

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Purple

Rose

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Dynamite® Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pansy

Primax® Primax&reg', Performax®

Dynamite's clear colors complement Majestic Giants II blotched colors to complete core fall pansy probrams. Plants bloom continuously throughout autumn and winter. NOTE: Bullets have • Day length neutral • Large blooms with clear colors • Unique colors can be used for larger premium pot programs • Does not require cool temperatures to initiate flower buds • Flower power is superior under shorts days • Superior lateral branching fills pots and packs fast

NEW

Beacon Blue

Blue Jeans

Blueberry Thrill

Cream

Lavender

Light Blue (Azure)

Orange

Pink Shades

Pure White

Purple

Rose

Scarlet

Wine Flash

Yellow

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Clear Mix

Silhouette Mix

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Majestic Power Giants II Viola x wittrockiana F1

Performax®

Pansy Our well-known Majestic Giants II extra-large flowered pansies have long been the preferred choice for fall and spring markets. • • • • • • • • •

Day length neutral Presents bud and bloom at first flush Color is continuous through entire distribution channel Superior lateral branching fills pots and packs fast Does not require cold temperature to initiate flower buds Maintains large flower size under warm conditions Strong overwintering Strong flower stems and upright blooms for maximum color A trusted and proven series

Blue & White

Blue Jeans

Deep Blue with Blotch Imp.

Fire

Marina Shades

NEW

Ocean

Purple with Blotch Imp.

Sherry

White with Blotch Imp. Yellow with Blotch

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Red with Blotch

Rosalyn

Girld Friends Mix

Rose with Blotch Imp. 11

Mix with Blotch

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Supreme Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pansy

Primax® Primax&reg', Performax®

Supreme is a medium to small flowered multiflora with strong clear colors and great flower power. NOTE: Bullets have to be • Outstanding all-season performer that continues to bloom in mild winters • Cold temperature is not required to initiate flowering

Deep Blue

Marina

Scarlet

True Blue

White

Yellow

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Orange

Purple

Rose

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Ultima Primax® Primax&reg', Performax®

Viola x wittrockiana F1 Pansy

Ultima is a medium to small flowered multiflora with unique color patterns ideal for display in premium containers and baskets. JANE: do not use bullets from back office. Use these • Best produced for spring markets • Specialty colors with high sell-through • Ultima Morpho is a multiple award winner

Morpho

Purple Lace

Radiance Blue

Radiance Deep Blue

Radiance Lilac

Radiance Pink

Radiance Red

Radiance Violet

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Rebelina Primax®

Viola cornuta pendula F1 Viola

Ideal for premium baskets and containers for fall and spring sales, Rebelina has many fragrant blooms on spreading plants. • Well-branched, spreading habit with short internodes • Day length neutral for easy scheduling • Extremely floriferous and very early to flower

Golden Yellow Extra Early Flowering

Red & Yellow Extra Early Flowering

Purple & Yellow Extra Early Flowering

Blue & Yellow Early Flowering

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Hulahoop Petunia grandiflora F1

Raw, Pelleted

Petunia Hulahoop is an extra early flowering grandiflora series of picotee petunia. All colours have excellent outdoor performance. • Early flowering picotee petunia • Grandiflora type, large-flowered bicolors, measuring 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter • Highly floriferous with compact habit • Proven performance over many years in packs and gardens

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Blue

Burgundy

Red

Rose

Velvet

Mix

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Explorer Petunia grandiflora pendula F1

Pelleted

Petunia This grandiflora landscape series blooms from spring until first hard frost. Explorer is excellent as a landscape ground cover due to its trailing habit and it performs well in all regions of the country. Thick flower petals are weather tolerant. • Spreading and cascading type of petunia, particularly suitable as a ground cover for landscapers • Its spreading and cascading habit can easily cover an area of 90 cm (3 feet) • Tremendous flower power • Early to flower in the spring and continues to flower even under the short days of autumn • Flower size is approximately 5-7.5 cm (2-3 inches) in diameter • Flower petals have a shiny iridescent waxy texture, which repels water • Recovers very quickly after a rain storm

Blue

White

Coral

Lavender

Magenta

Pink

Purple

Rose

Rose Pink

• Produces new flowers at axillary nodes, not just the terminal, providing continuous flowering in the centre of the plant • Great for hanging baskets • Salt tolerant, so superb for seaside/coastal plantings • Explorer Pink and Explorer Purple were winners of two out of six RHS awards of Garden Merit in 2006

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Merlin Raw, Pelleted

Petunia multiflora F1 Petunia

Merlin was bred to perform in a variety of climatic conditions. This multiflora has 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) diameter flowers with very good rain resistance and weather tolerance. Merlin is free flowering and in plants retain their compact habit during the entire flowering season. • Best rain and storm resistant multiflora series • Mid-sized flowers in a beautiful colour range • Easy, uniform and quick in production • Slow to stretch: allows for high density growing • Known for excellent greenhouse performance • Dwarf, compact plant habit retained throughout the flowering season • Excellent series uniformity • Plant height is about 25 cm (10 inches) F • Pink lant height cm (10 inches) Morn is aabout 199625 Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner Pink Morn Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner • Blue Mornisisaa1996 Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner and an All Selections Winner Quality Award Winner and an All • America Blue Morn is a Fleuroselect

Blue Morn

Pink Morn

Red Morn

Rose Morn

Morn Mix

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Astra Platycodon grandiflorus

Raw

Balloon Flower Creative breeding has made this semi-hardy perennial suitable for a production in 9-11 cm (4 inch) pots. Astra produces longlasting, star-shaped blooms along with many buds. Continuous buds mean Astra has an exceptionally long shelf life. Astra is heat tolerant and production can take place during the course of the summer without problems. • Large eye-catching star-shaped flowers. • Semi-double or single flowers, measuring 5-7 cm (2-3 inches) in diameter • The best quality 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%+ giving more usable seedlings • For best performance in 12-13 cm pots, we advise sowing 3-5 seeds per plug, ensuring a well-branched, well-balanced, sturdy plant • Suitable for pot, patio and landscaping

Blue

Pink Imp.

Pure White

• Astra Blue Semi-Double is a 2000 Fleuroselect Quality Award winner • Astra Blue is a Society of American Florists (SAF) 2009 Outstanding Variety

Semi-Double Blue

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Semi-Double Lavender

Semi-Double White

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Sentimental Blue Platycodon grandiflorus F1

Raw

Balloon Flower • Genetically dwarf • Excellent for bedding purposes • Can be sold as a pot crop then planted in the garden • Pernnial in some areas • Heavy bud count and early flowering • Superior basal branching, mounding habit and pointed, cupshaped multi-blooms in a beautiful mid-blue colour

Wonderland Papaver nudicaule

Raw

Poppy Wonderland features large flowers on short strong stems. The plants are very hardy and may be used as either an annual and biennial. Colours include Orange, White, Pink Shades and Yellow. Recommended for 10 cm (4 inch) pots for early spring bedding sales.

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• Large flowers, measuring 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter • Blooms continuously on short thick stems • Highly wind and cold resistant • Suitable as an early spring bedding plant • Dwarf plant with small leaves • Excellent pot plant item

Mix

Orange

White

Yellow

Pink Shades

• Cool climate plant, grown with a minimum of heat • Plant is 25 cm (10 inches) high • Available in separate colors and a colorful mix xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sunseeker Multi-Pelleted

Portulaca grandiflora F1 Portulaca

Sunseeker is the first compact Portulaca for early spring sales and an improved Portulaca for both growers and gardeners. For growers, Sunseeker features a more controlled plant habit and is ideal for sales in cell packs and 10 cm (4 inch) pots. In addition, Sunseeker flowers early, with 2 inch (5 cm) fully double flowers that stay open until late afternoon. • Excellent pack and garden performance • Fully double 5 cm (2 inch) flowers • Blooms under short days • Flowers remain open under low light conditions • Well balanced compact habit • Provides continuous flowering in the center of the plant • Excellent series uniformity • Multipellet available to fill the plugs • No stretch and upright habit - plants do not stick together

Cream

Light Pink

Orange

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White

Yellow

Single Colour Mix

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Danova Raw

Primula acaulis F1 Primrose

Danova is the market leader for early season sales. This standard setting series is the most uniform series for plant habit, flower size and blooming available. Danova provides a rich assortment of strong colors to choose from. • World market leading series for the early sales slot • The standard others try to achieve • Offers the highest percentage of marketable plants • Extremely uniform in plant habit • Consistent, large flower size, 5-6 cm (2 - 2.5 inches) in diameter • Short flowering window • Largest assortment of pure, bold colours makes it easy to compose highly saleable mixes • Superior seed quality for high germination • Excellent seedling vigor with the greatest number of useable seedlings • Colourful pot and bedding plant for patio containers and garden displays

Meteor Mix

Mix

Grower’s Select Mix

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Apple Blossom

Blue

Burgundy (Miranda)

Cherry w/Edge

Copper

Cream Yellow

Golden Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Light Violet

Lime

Orange Yellow

Pink (Elara)

Pink Imp.

Purple

Red

Red & Yellow (Rhea)

Red & Rose Shades

Red with Yellow Edge

Rose

Rose Lavender Shades

Rose with White Bicolor

Salmon Orange

Scarlet

Sky Blue

Velvet Red

White

Wine (Titania)

Wine Red

Yellow with Eye

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Delight Raw

Primula acaulis F1 Primrose

Delight offers unique colours with tremendous consumer appeal and is an excellent complement to the Danova series. • For the early to mid-early sales season • Eye-catching colour patterns • Red ring around yellow centre • An attractive complement to the Danova series • Consistent, large flower size, 5-6 cm (2-2.5 inches) in diameter • Same excellent seed quality as Danova

Almond Blossom

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Blueberry

Cherry

Strawberry

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Daniella Raw

Primula acaulis F1 Primrose

Daniella has the same quality standards as Danova but with later flowering. Daniella is recommended for growers who sell into February and is truly the best mid-season series offered on the market today. • A quality leading series for mid-season to late-season sales • Targeted to flower 2 weeks after Danova • Same excellent seed quality as Danova • Same outstanding uniformity and plant habit as Danova • Consistent, large flower size, 5-6 cm (2-2.5 inches) in diameter • Eye-catching colour range

Apricot

Blue

Cream Yellow

Neon Rose

Rose Bicolor

Scarlet

White

Yellow

Pink

Mix 09

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Pageant Primax® Raw,Raw, Primax&reg'

Primula acaulis Primrose

Pageant is extra early and bred to flower with minimal cold requirement so is ideal for fall and early winter production in mild/warm climates. • Pageant flowers from October to December • Flowering season and plant habit are extremely uniform • Very compact plants with small foliage, making high density cultivation possible • Ideal for early sales in packs • Highly economical and popular for commercial growers • Extra early flowering habit means substantial savings in heating costs

Apricot

Blue

Bright Pink

Bright Rose Shades

Carmine Bicolor

Deep Carmine Rose

Lemon Yellow

Mid Blue

Red Bicolour

Rose Pink Bicolor

Scarlet

White with Yellow Eye

Yellow Shades

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Mix

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Rosanna Primax®

Primula acaulis F1 Primrose

A unique product with rose-bud shaped flowers for the gift pot and pot plant market. Rosanna shows well in in 10 cm (4 inch) pots. • Rose-bud flowered series with the highest number of marketable plants • Beautiful, large flowers sure to create impulse sales • Unique eye-catchers for patio plantings and gift plant sales • Vibrant, attractive colour range

Apricot Shades

Pink Shades

Rose Pink Shades

Scarlet Scarlet Improved Improved

White Improved

Yellow Shades

Mix

Prima Raw

Primula malacoides F1 Primrose, Fairy Primrose Fairy

Prima is a fragrant, uniform series for the gift and pot plant market with showy flowers held well above the foliage. • Market leading F1 hybrid series • One of the few F1 hybrids offering high uniformity as well as blooming power • Highest percentage of marketable plants per m² (ft²) bench space • Large, dense and beautifully fragrant flower heads Mix

• Compact, uniform plants • Tight flowering window across all colours makes handling and shipping easier and more cost-effective

NEW

Carmine Rose Imp.

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Pink

Red Imp.

White

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SuperNova Raw

Primula polyantha F1 Primrose

Good for sales in containers or as a bedding plant, SuperNova provides uniform results and an excellent show of colour. F1 hybrid quality at its best results in vigorous plants with consistent uniformity in the greenhouse, at retail and in the landscape. • Fall flowering for impulse sales in autumn, when potted early • Spring flowering when potted late and cultivated cold • Large showy umbels on sturdy multiple stems • Suitable for both fall and spring, depending on local circumstances • High germination and seedling vigor • Exceptionally uniform across colors in habit and flowering time • Compact habit for production in both packs and pots • Earliest series on the market

Blue

Cream

Golden Yellow

Pink

Purple Bicolor

Rose Bicolor

Skye Blue

White

Yellow

Mix

Red

Fire

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Bloomingdale Ranunculus asiaticus nanus F1 Buttercup F1

Raw, Filmcoat

Bloomingdale is an excellent impulse product for early spring assortments with showy 7-9 cm (3-3.5 inch) flower heads. Ranunculus are cool weather loving plants and will flower in advance of the main bedding plant season. Bloomingdale offers an attractive addition to gardens, patios and containers when colour is in short supply. • Genetically dwarf 20-25 cm (8-10 inch) with short sturdy stems and compact foliage • Large fully double flowers about 8 cm (3 inch) in diameter on short sturdy stems • Broadest, most beautiful colour range • Minimum germination rate of raw and coated seeds: 80% • Suitable for pot, patio and landscaping • Low heat requirement crop suitable for 10+ cm (4+ inch) pot production • Semi-hardy - withstands temperatures as low as -5°C (23°F)

Blue Bicolor

Red Shades

Golden Shades

Orange Bicolor Imp.

Rose Pink Bicolor

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Rose Shades

Pink Shades

Tangerine

Pure Yellow

White Shades

Purple Shades

Mix

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Victoria Ranunculus asiaticus F1

Raw

Buttercup • The first F1 hybrid Ranunculus series for cut flower production • Known for reliable productivity • Produces an abundance of colourful, irrestible blooms • Popular as an early spring cut flower xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Orange Shades

Scarlet Shades

Snow Lady Leucanthemum x superbum F1 Shasta Daisy F1

Performax®

• Fast growing, first year flowering • Autumn sown for early spring sales • Adaptable to a very wide range of climates • Hardy plant, capable of withstanding temperatures of down to -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 12.5 cm (5 inch) pot plants

Snow Lady

• A 1988 All-America Selections Winner • Unique breeding and high germination • Highly disease and insect resistant

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Cheerful Raw

Matthiola incana Stock

• 90% of the plants produce double flowers without seedling selection for a more cost effective crop • Produces voluminous highly scented blooms about 5.5 cm (2 inches) across • Extra early flowering in cool climate areas • From June sowing, cut flowers can be harvested in September • Warmer locations, sow in August for November harvest • Uniform plant habit • Strong stems, non-branching with deep green pubescent foliage

White

Yellow

Mid Cheerful Matthiola incana

Raw

Stock • 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 inches) in diameter • Flowers 1 to 3 weeks later than Cheerful, depending on cultural conditions • For cool locations, we recommend sowing in mid-July for harvesting in mid-October • For milder/warmer locations, we recommend sowing in August for November harvesting, or sowing in October for harvesting in January/February (cultural details are based on 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

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White

Yellow

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Iron Raw

Matthiola incana Stock • New innovative type of stock • Very hard and strong stem • Very tightly spaced florets • Early-mid season flowering

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Apricot

Pink

Rose

White

Yellow

Vivas Raw

Matthiola incana Stock • Earlier to flower than other series • Large, showy florets • Selectable cotyledons • Pubescent (hairy) leaves for less insect problems

Blue

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Clear Lavender

Deep Lavender

Light Pink

Salmon Pink

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Quartet Raw

Matthiola incana Stock

Strong stems support a beautiful spray of flowers which make Quartet an excellent cut flower. The variety features an early blooming habit, with 55% of the plants being double flowered. Stock Quartet is a retail and consumer hit and ideally suited for bouquets. • Spray type Stock • Strong stems support gorgeous flower spikes with pubescent leaves • Early to bloom approximately 55% double flowering plant ratio without seedling selection • Cut flowers can be sold in single bouquets • Highly decorative filler when used in mixed bouquets • Highly fragrant • Requires pinching of the first flower bud to create the spray cut flower style • Suitable for a 15 cm (6 inch or gallon) pot sales programm with the use of plant growth regulators

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Blue

Cherry Blossom

Apricot Imp.

Lavender

Marine

Also available in: Red

Purple

Rose

White

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Pollenless Helianthus annuus F1

Raw, Primax® Raw

Sunflower These tall cut flower varieties were bred for early flowering under short day conditions and low temperatures. Therefore they excel in autumn/winter/spring and are very useable when the days are shorter, temperatures are lower and less nitrogen is available. All of Sakata's sunflowers are of uniflora type and pollen free. Sakata's sunflowers bloom more quickly under short day length, approximately 50 days from sowing. Under long days flowers will be produced in approximately 60-80 days. Less susceptible for Botrytis at harvesting stage. • Pollenless • F1 Hybrid quality • Bred for production under low nitrogen, low light level and low temperature conditions • Short growing period • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor production schemes • Fast into bloom under short day length conditions Sunbright

• Best manageable under low temperatures • Uniform during winter production

Sunbright Supreme

Sunbeam

• Best resistance for Botrytis

Sunbright Kids Helianthus annuus nanus F1

Raw Raw, Primax®

Sunflower • F1 Hybrid quality for high uniformity plant habit • Pollenless for no mess indoor usage and long-lasting shelf-life • With an attractive up-facing flower angle • Bred for multiple uses, including indoor pots, containers and bedding plants • Short growing period from sowing to flowering of 50 to 55 days

Sunbright Kids

• Suitable for multi-planting or sowing in larger containers • Excellent item for mail order or retail packet business • For direct sowing into flower beds, multiple branching and flowering with a plant height of 25 cm (10 inches)

Ask your local sales contact for availability. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Red Robin Performax®

Lycopersicon esculentum Ornamental Tomato • An ornamental dwarf tomato bearing small fruit • Compact growth with a good branching habit • Suitable for a 12.5 cm/5 inch pot size • Size of fruit is approximately 3 cm (1 inch)

• Fruits turn bright red approximately 100 days after sowing • Excellent taste

Little Kiss Pelleted

Torenia fournieri F1 Torenia

Little Kiss grows 20 cm (8 inches) tall and 20 cm (8 inches) wide with a mounding habit. The tight compact foliage resists stretching and makes this a good component plant in mixed containers. • Very easy to produce with a short cropping window • Naturally compact so does not need PGR • Good basal branching • Good pack and pot performances • Excellent in beds and big containers • Continuously flowering in full sun or partial shade xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Blue

Blue & White

Burgundy

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Rose Picotee

White

Mix

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Passion Pelleted

Trachelium caeruleum Umbrella Plant

Long common as a commercial cut flower, Passion is a good addition to larger containers and an excellent item for home garden cut flower programs. It is not intended for professional cut flower use. • Attractive product for late spring and early autumn bedding sales • Large, very decorative umbels • Heat tolerant • Compact habit with outstanding basal branching • Makes an attractive product in a pack or large container • Wonderful as a centre plant in larger containers xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deep Purple

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Lilac

Violet

White

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Victory Catharanthus roseus

Raw

Vinca Victory has an extremely vigorous root system which supports an abundance of large flowers as well as excellent disease resistance. This uniform series produces early flowers on compact plants. • High, uniform germination • Strong branching root system • Low and early basal branching • Early flowering in pot and packs • Perfectly formed round flowers with overlapping petals • Strong root system provides good general disease tolerance

Apricot

Carmine

Light Pink with Red Eye

Cranberry US 200100123

Pure White

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Deep Pink

Purple

Grape

Red US 200100122

Blue Imp.

Lavender

Bright Eye

Light Pink

Mix

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Profusion Zinnia x hybrida

Raw,Encrusted Filmcoat Raw,

Zinnia This compact, disease resistant series is an outstanding performer in the garden and in containers. Profusion is highly heat tolerant, making it an excellent landscape choice for arid regions. It also performs well in both warm and cool conditions, in high humidity and in extreme heat. It produces a flower canopy that continuously self-cleans so has a long shelf life and is low maintenance in the garden.

Apricot US 200400275

Cherry US 9800014

Coral Pink US 200700128

• High uniform germination • Easy to grow with strong root system and strong basal branching • Short production time: 8-10 weeks • Inter-specific hybrid showing the best possible disease resistance • Compact and uniform - highly suitable as pot, bedding and patio plant • Disease tolerant under hot weather conditions

Deep Apricot US 200700129

Fire US 200400276

Orange US 9800013

White US 9800350

Yellow US 200900297

Sunrise Mix

Mix (3 colors)

Mix (5 colors)

Mix (7 colors)

• Excellent performance and habit in all climates • Orange, White and Cherry are All America Selections Gold Medal Winners • Cherry is also a Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner • Yellow is a 2009 North Texas Winner's Circle Award (Texas A&M University)

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Profusion Double Raw, Encrusted

Zinnia x hybrida Zinnia

Profusion Double has similar characteristics to our well-known Profusion series but with double flowers for even greater colour and impact at retail, in containers and in the garden. • Profusion Double Series is available in four vibrant colours • Compact, well-branched plants • Offering a high level of disease tolerance; making cultivation easier for both grower and consumer • Less need for PGR than Z. elegans • Excellent basal branching • Short cropping window

Cherry PVPAF

Fire US 200800170

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White US 200800172

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Profusion Knee-HighKnee-High Raw, Encrusted

Zinnia x hybrida Zinnia

Profusion Knee-High is an exellent choice for mass planting in landscapes. It grows about 50 cm (20 inches)tall* tall*and andshows shows remarkable resilience in both dry and wet climates. *Plant hegiht depends on lighton levels. *Plant height depends light levels. • Profusion Knee-High series has a more vigorous vegetative growth than the regular Profusion series • Highly tolerant in wet and cool conditions • Tolerates dry conditions well • Ideal for home-garden cut flowers • Profusion Knee-High Red: Best New Variety at Oklahoma State University trials; Texas Winners Circle Award

Red US 200700131

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SAKATA VEGETATIVE ASSORTMENT

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Colorburst PRO™ Calipetite Calibrachoa x hybrida Calibrachoa These varieties are our most compact, early flowering varieties for use in small pots. The plant habit makes this series easy to grow and transport without damage while providing good shelf life at retail. • Ideal for 3-in-1 plug concepts • Good for 6-12 cm (2.5-5 inch) pot production and small containers • High pH tolerance for summer-long performance • Perfect for 3 in oneplug one plugconcepts concepts

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Blue USPP15,614

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Gold PPAF

Red Improved USPP21,241

Rose US PP15,527

White US PP15,548

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Duet™ Portulaca oleracea Portulaca Duet™ offers the widest range of bi-coloured portulaca available. Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Candy Stripe

Golden Sunrise US PP14,149

Red on Yellow

Rose 'N Yellow

Rose Improved US PP16,152

Summer Joy™ Portulaca oleracea Portulaca Very large flowers stay open through mid-day heat. Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Orange US PP12,328P2

Pink US PP12,277P2

Wine Red US PP12,251P2

Yellow US PP12,256P2

Scarlet US PP12,244P2

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™ Cape Daisy® Osteospermum x hybrida Osteospermum The market leading series with the widest range available. Our Cape Daisy™ series features extreme flower power and compact plants. A solid offering with core main colours as well as unique colours and forms to differnetiate your assortment from the mainstream production. • Excellent in 10-20 cm (4-6 8 inch) pots, baskets and combination planters

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

NEW

Antique Blue PPAF

Nasinga™ Purple

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Mara US PP20,522

Purple PPAF

Terracotta PPAF

Nuanza Copper Purple US PP18,958

Nasinga™ White

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Crescendo™ Osteospermum x hybrida Osteospermum Crescendo™ features very large flowers and bright, vivid colors. This is a vigorous summer osteo for later season sales. Their mounding habit makes them ideal for baskets and containers as well as beds and combinations. • Good for 10 - 20 cm (4 - 8 inch) containers • All colours perform well in cool and warm temperature Ask you local sales contact for availability.

Compact Purple US PP18,981

Dawn Blush US PP20,715

Light Purple

Primrose US PP18,980

Yellow US PP15,816 PPAF

Side Show™ Osteospermum x hybrida Osteospermum Well worth higher margins at retail, the exceptional flower power, compact structure and superior heat tolerance of the Side Show™ series means outstanding garden performace all season. - 20 cm (4 baskets and • Good Good inin1010 - 20 cm- 8(4inch) - 8 6 containers, inch) containers, baksets and combination planters

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Bicolor Pink Improved

Bicolor Purple US PP15,761

Copper Apricot

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Copper Yellow US PP19,566

Golden Yellow US PP19,602

Purple US PP16,979

White US PP16,978

Yellow Glow PPAF

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Cascadia Daisy Osteospermum x hybrida Osteospermum Cascadia opens up a new market segment for osteos since this series is bred for use in hanging baskets. • First commercial Osteospermum series with a true hanging habit • Flowers always face out for greater colour impact • Good heat tolerance 20°C (68°F) • Ideal for hanging baskets and large combination containers

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Pink US PP21,087

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White US PP21,068

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Stained Glass Works™ Solenostemon x hybrida Coleus Both of these varieties are part of the Stained Glassworks™ collection of full sun tolerant coleus. Burgundy Wedding Train is a creeping coleus ideal for mixed containers. Emerald & Snow is an upright landscape coleus growing 60 - 90 cm (24 - 36 inches) tall. Ask your local sales contact for availability. Stained Glassworks™ is a trademark of Paul Ecke Ranch.

Burgundy Wedding Train

Emerald & Snow

Orange Marmalade Crossandra infundibuliformis Firecracker Flower With outstanding results in virtually every field trial, Orange Marmalade is tolerant of high heat and humidity and makes a superb crop for late summer and early fall sales. • Can be grown in a variety of container sizes including 10-15 cm (4-6 inch) pots, baskets, and combos • Typical crop time is 16-18 weeks, including time in propagation

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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SunPatiens® Compact Impatiens x hybrida hort SunPatiens® Sakata's SunPatiens® series brings something truly NEW to the market. A completely new product category that provides outstanding benefits for all levels of the chain including growers, retailers, landscapers and home gardeners. Excellent in 10 cm (4 inch), 12 cm (1 qt.) and 4 liter (1 gallon) containers, perfect for mixed container and basket production, with outstanding performance in gardens and landscapes. With shorter internodes and excellent branching, the Compact Series does not need pinching and shows well at retail. Society of American Florist's (SAF) 2008 Oustanding New Variety. • Roots in 2 weeks • Direct stick in up to 13 cm (5 inch) container • Reduced crop time using less energy, yielding more turns • Finish cool with petunias and geraniums saving energy and costs • Thrives in full sun and has excellent garden vigour • Three season performance - spring through hard frost Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Blush Pink (G/L) US PP19,597

Coral (G/L) US PP19,622

Deep Rose (G/L) PPAF

Magenta (G/L) PPAF

Orange (G/L) US PP19,498

White (G/L) US PP19,605

Lilac (G/L) PPAF

For more information regarding distribution, please visit www.SunPatiens.com

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SunPatiens® Spreading Impatiens x hybrida hort SunPatiens Spreading SunPatiens® are ideal for baskets, containers and in the landscape where a mounding habit is needed. • Roots in 2 weeks • Direct stick in up to 13 cm (5 inch)container • Reduced crop time using less energy, yielding more turns • Finish cool with petunias and geraniums saving energy and costs • Thrives in full sun and has excellent garden vigour • Three season performance - spring through hard frost Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Corona (G/L) US PP21,014

Salmon (V/L) US PP19,500

White (V/L) PPAF

For more information regarding distribution, please visit www.SunPatiens.com

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SunPatiens® Vigorous Impatiens x hybrida hort SunPatiens Vigorous SunPatiens® are ideal in large landscapes and municpal plantings. • Roots in 2 weeks • Direct stick in up to 13 cm (5 inch)container • Reduced crop time using less energy, yielding more turns • Finish cool with petunias and geraniums saving energy and costs • Thrives in full sun and has excellent garden vigour • Three season performance - spring through hard frost Ask your local sales contact for availability.

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Coral (V/L) US PP19,593

Lavender (G/L) US PP19,501

Magenta (G/L) US PP17,662

Pink (G/L) PPAF

Red US PP 17,708

White Imp. (G/L) US PP19,616

Orange (G/L) US PP17,663

For more information regarding distribution, please visit www.SunPatiens.com

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Lucky Oxalis sp. Clover Lucky’s deep purple foliage and bright yellow flowers add contrast to mixed containers or stand alone as a striking specimen plant. This sterile ornamental clover thirves in warm temperatures and works well for summer sales. • Mounded to trailing habit • Lucky is sterile so is non-invasive • Can be grown in 10-20 cm (4-8 inch) pots, baskets or larger containers • Typical crop timing is 9-17 weeks (including time in propagation)

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Supertunia® Petunia hybrida Petunia • Striking tones and colours • Outstanding performers in containers, hanging baskets or beds • Extremely free flowering with blooms over the whole plant • Very good weather tolerance over a wide climate range • Continuous blooming through the season • Daylength neutral, able to flower under short day conditions • Supertunia® is a registered trademark of Proven Winners, LLC.

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Cotton Candy US PP18,698

Raspberry Blast US PP16,588P2

Royal Magenta US PP14,037P3

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Royal Velvet US PP13,887

White US PP13,862

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SuperCal® Petchoa hybrids SuperCal® Known for unique colours and large flowers, SuperCal® is an ideal combination of Petunia and Calibrachoa traits; it is pH tolerant, day-length neutral and can be grown cool. The foliage is not sticky, so flowers drop easily from the plant as they age and plants hold up well in all kinds of weather. SuperCal® is ideal in baskets or containers and, because of its cold tolerance, can be used to extend early and late season sales in addiition to core spring programs. • Sturdy flower petals with excellent weather tolerance for outstanding garden performance • Large flowers with unique colours • Day length neutral • Finish cool to produce high quality compact plants • Growing cool 10-13ºC (50-55ºF) saves energy • More tolerant of high pH, so less prone to iron deficiency and chlorosis • Ideal for baskets and containers Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Blue

Cherry

Vanilla Blush

Velvet

NEW

Neon Rose

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INDEX Welcome

3

Award Winners

4-5

Product Forms

6

A Admiral AGERATUM

11 8

All Around

41

Ambassador

14

ANEMONE

7

ANTIRRHINUM

8

ASTER

12

Astra

65

Avanti

39

B

CATHARANTHUS

84

CELOSIA

26

Century

27

Champion

23

Champion Pro

23

Cheerful

77

Chief

26

CINERARIA

29

CLARKIA

40

COLEUS (Seed)

30

COLEUS (Vegetative)

93

COLORBURST PRO™

88

Confetti Compact

44

Confetti XL

44

Crescendo™

91

BEGONIA

14

CROSSANDRA

93

BELLIS

19

Crown

56

Blue Horizon

8

Bloomingdale

75

Bonita

12

Borealis

47

Brazen Brass

55

BRASSICA

20

Brocade

38

Burgundy Wedding Train

93

C

D Dainty

22

Daniella

71

Danova

68

Delight

70

Delphinium

32

Diamond

33

DIANTHUS

25, 32

Disco Belle

43

Cabbage (Ornamental)

20

Duet™

89

CALCEOLARIA

21

Durora

38

CALENDULA

22

Dynamite

57

CALIBRACHOA

88

Calima

12

E

CALLISTEPHUS

12

Calypso

22

CAMPANULA

23

Can Can

25

Candle

32

Cape Daisy™

90

Cascadia Daisy

92

CAPSICUM

24

F

CARNATION

25

Fairway

30

Carnival

45

Festival

34

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Echo

47

Emerald & Snow

93

Emperor

16

ENGLISH DAISY

19

EUSTOMA

47

Excalibur

51

Explorer

63

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INDEX Festival Mini

37

Festival Semi-Double

36

Festival Spider

36

Fire

74

Flamenco

52

Floral Carpet

8

Floral Showers

9

Fortune

18

L LEUCANTHEMUM

76

Lillipot

25

LISIANTHUS

47

Little Kiss

81

Lucky

97

LYCOPERSICUM

81

M

G

Majestic Giants II

58

42

Mariachi速

48

GERBERA

34

Mariachi速 Grande White

49

GLOXINIA

38

MATTHIOLA

77

Gnome

41

Matsumoto

13

GODETIA

40

Merlin

64

Golden Bunch

21

Mermaid

54

GOMPHRENA

41

Mid Cheerful

77

Grace

40

MIMULUS

55

GYPSOPHILA

42

Mini Bar Rose

46

Gypsy

42

MultiBells

39

MUSTARD (ORNAMENTAL)

55

Mystic

55

Galaxy

19

Garden Bride

H Harmony

7

HELIANTHUS

80

N

Heavenly Blue

24

Nagoya

HIBISCUS

43

Hot Purple

24

O

Hulahoop

62

HYPOESTES

44

I IMPATIENS (Seed)

45

IMPATIENS (Vegetative)

94

Inferno

17

IPOMEA

46

Iron

78

K

20

Orange Marmelade

93

Osaka

20

OSTEOSPERMUM

90

Oxalis

97

P Pageant

72

PANSY

56

Papaver

66

Passion

82

PEPPER (ORNAMENTAL)

24

KALE (ORNAMENTAL)

20

PERICALLIS

29

Kameleo

37

PETCHOA

98

Kawara

32

PETUNIA (Seed)

62

Kimono

28

PETUNIA (Vegetative)

97

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INDEX PETUNIA (Vegetative)

97

Southern Belle

43

Piccolo I

52

Speedy Sonnet

11

Piccolo 2

53

Stained Glass Works™

93

PLATYCODON

65

Star Wars

29

POLLENLESS

80

STOCK

77

POPPY

66

Summer Joy™

89

PORTULACA (Seed)

67

Sun Smile

46

PORTULACA (Vegetative)

89

Sunbright

80

President Mix

14

Sunbright Kids

80

Prestige Scarlet

26

SUNFLOWER

80

Prima

73

SunPatiens® Compact

94

68

®

SunPatiens Spreading

95

Profusion

84

®

SunPatiens Vigorous

96

Profusion Double

85

Sunseeker

67

86

®

PRIMULA

Profusion Knee-high

SuperCal

98 ®

Q Quartet

79

Queen

15

R RANUNCULUS

75

Red Robin

81

Rebelina

61

Rosanna

73

Rosita® 1

50

Rosita® 2

50

Rosita® 3

51

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Superfine Rainbow

31

SuperNova

74

Supreme

59

T Tokyo

21

TOMATO

81

TORENIA

81

TRACHELIUM

82

Treasures Red

24

U 60

Satellite

29

V

Satin

40

Victoria

76

Senator

15

Victory

83

Sentimental Blue

66

VINCA

83

Serenade

13

VIOLA

56, 61

SHASTA DAISY

76

Vivas

Side Show™

92

SINNINGIA

38

SNAPDRAGON

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Ultima

S

2

Supertunia

9

W Wonderland

66

Wonderous 1

54

Snow Lady

76

SOLENOSTEMON (Seed)

30

Z

SOLENOSTEMON (Vegetative)

93

ZINNIA

Sonnet

10

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84

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