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2012-2013

SEED & VEGETATIVE CATALOG

GOOD BETTER

BREAKTHROUGH


WELCOME GOOD BETTER

BREAKTHROUGH Sakata has a long history of creating breakthrough flower varieties. In fact, we are quite proud that 2013 marks our Centennial year and that we will join the ranks of those few companies in our industry that have celebrated this milestone. What does one hundred years in business mean for our business partners? It means we have a long history of consistently bringing breakthrough genetics to the marketplace. Earlier breakthroughs, like our extra-large flowered pansy Majestic Giants II, the world’s first F1 hybrid pansy introduced in 1966, have become classics – and are still market leaders today, thanks to active breeding programs designed to meet changing market demands. This history also means we have the breeding experience and the germplasm to develop new breakthrough products, including our latest achievements, SunPatiens® and SuperCal®. While consumer satisfaction will always be a critical consideration, we are listening to distributors, growers and retailers so we can deliver products, technical information and marketing support to address production and sell-through needs. The market requires products that are reliable, easy to program, survive well in transit and offer long shelf life at retail. In addition to premium genetics, we recognize the demand for innovative marketing ideas and holiday promotional programs. Our 2012-13 introductions build on Sakata’s tradition of serving the needs of our business partners. We look forward to bringing you more of these products in the years ahead. Breeding breakthroughs for nearly a century.

Sakata Ornamentals


INDEX TO PRODUCTS SEED 10-109 BEDDING 11-58

POT CROPS 59-82

CUT FLOWERS 83-109

VEGETATIVE 110-125 VEGETABLE 126-140

A Admiral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AGERATUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ambassador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANEMONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANTIRRHINUM, Bedding . . . . . . . . . ANTIRRHINUM, Cut Flowers . . . . . . Appeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Astra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avanti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

102 84 28 14 12 50 102 60 85 73 68

B BEGONIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BELLIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloomingdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Borealis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRASSICA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brocade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Broccoli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13 19 49 84 86 93 19 69 128

C Cabbage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALCEOLARIA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . CALCEOLARIA, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . CALENDULA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALIBRACHOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calipetite™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALLISTEPHUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calypso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAMPANULA, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . CAMPANULA, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . Can Can, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Can Can, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candy Showers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Daisy™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CAPSICUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARNATION, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . CARNATION, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . Cascadia Daisy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CATHARANTHUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CELOSIA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CELOSIA, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . . Century, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Century, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Champion Pro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheerful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cilantro (Coriander) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CINERARIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLARKIA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLARKIA, Cut Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . COLEUS, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLEUS, Vegetative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Confetti Compact, Bedding . . . . . . . . Confetti Compact, Pot Crops. . . . . . . Confetti XL, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Confetti XL, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crescendo™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CROSSANDRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cucumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61 26 62 119 55 22 89 22 89 88 88 103 89 128 63 24 90 25 114 30 70 31 71 120 114 35 129

D Dainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniella, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniella, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danova, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danova, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delight, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delight, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DELPHINIUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diamond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIANTHUS, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIANTHUS, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . Dill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disco Belle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duet™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dynamite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60 46 75 44 76 46 77 91 26 26 62 129 30 124 68 36

E Echo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emperor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ENGLISH DAISY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EUSTOMA, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . EUSTOMA, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . .

93 16 19 92 71

Excalibur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

94 40

F Fairway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Mini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Semi-Double. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Simplified. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Spider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flamenco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floral Carpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floral Showers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flowering Cabbage. . . . . . . . . . . Flowering Kale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fortune. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

25 66 65 65 66 65 48 95 52 52 20 19 18

G Galaxy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garden Bride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GERBERA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GLOXINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gnome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GODETIA, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GODETIA, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Bunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOMPHRENA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GYPSOPHILA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gypsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19 29 64 68 28 24 90 21 28 90 29 29

H Harmony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heavenly Blue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HELIANTHUS, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . HELIANTHUS, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . HIBISCUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hulahoop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HYPOESTES, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . HYPOESTES, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . .

12 61 106 82 30 41 30 70

I IMPATIENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inferno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPOMOEA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPOMOEA, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

115 16 33 72 104

K Kale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimono. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

130 23

L LEUCANTHEMUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lillipot, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lillipot, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LISIANTHUS, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . . . LISIANTHUS, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . Little Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LYCOPERSICON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

32 27 62 92 71 54 118 82

M Magic Carpet™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Majestic Giants II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariachi® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariachi® Grande White . . . . . . . . . . . Matsumoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATTHIOLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MECARDONIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mermaid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid Cheerful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIMULUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MORNING GLORY, Bedding. . . . . . . MORNING GLORY, Pot Crops. . . . . . MultiBells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mustard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mystic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

118 37 96 97 86 103 118 130 42 71 104 32 33 72 69 131 32

N Nagoya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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O Okra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange Marmalade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Osaka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSTEOSPERMUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OXALIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

132 114 20 119 118

P Pageant, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pageant, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pak Choi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PANSY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAPAVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pepper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PERICALLIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETCHOA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETUNIA, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETUNIA, Vegetative . . . . . . . . . . . . .

47 78 132 34 43 133 63 121 40 123

Piccolo 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piccolo 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLATYCODON, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . PLATYCODON, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . POPPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PORTULACA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . PORTULACA, Vegetative. . . . . . . . . . President Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prestige Scarlet, Bedding . . . . . . . . . . Prestige Scarlet, Cut Flowers . . . . . . . Prima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRIMULA, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRIMULA, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Profusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Profusion Double. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Profusion Knee-High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pumpkin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

98 98 42 73 43 43 124 15 24 90 79 44 74 57 58 58 135

Q Quartet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

105 17

R RANUNCULUS, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . RANUNCULUS, Cut Flowers. . . . . . . Rebelina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Robin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosita® 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosita® 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosita® 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

49 102 39 82 80 99 100 101

S Satellite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Satin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sentimental Blue, Bedding. . . . . . . . . Sentimental Blue, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . Serenade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHASTA DAISY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Side Show™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SINNINGIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SNAPDRAGON, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . SNAPDRAGON, Cut Flowers . . . . . . Snow Lady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLENOSTEMON, Bedding . . . . . . . SOLENOSTEMON, Vegetative. . . . . Sonnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speedy Sonnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spinach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Squash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Stained Glassworks™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Star Wars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STOCK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Joy™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunbright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunbright Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunbright Supreme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Dance™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNFLOWER, Cut Flowers . . . . . . . . SUNFLOWER, Pot Crops . . . . . . . . . . SunPatiens®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunpatiens® Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunpatiens® Spreading . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunpatiens® Vigorous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunseeker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Smile, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Smile, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SuperCal®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superfine Rainbow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SuperNova, Bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SuperNova, Pot Crops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supertunia®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supreme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swiss Chard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

T Tokyo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TORENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasures Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

20 138 54 61

U Ultima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63 24 15 42 73 87 32 120 68 50 102 32 25 114 53 54 135 136

114 63 103 124 107 82 108 125 106 82 115 116 117 117 43 33 72 121 25 48 81 123 38 135

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V Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VINCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIOLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vivas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

102 55 55 109 34 105

W Wonderland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wonderous 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43 101

Z ZINNIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NEW SEED INTRODUCTIONS

SEED TECHNOLOGY

Candy Showers

Seed Product Forms

SNAPDRAGON

Primax®

Encrusted

Pelleted

• Primed seed

• Increases seed size by 10-100%

• Faster germination

• Improves seed shape for fast, accurate seed placement and singulation

• Easy machine sowing of smallsized seeds

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

• Pellet dissolves easily; germinates as raw seed • Enhanced visibility for quality control at sowing

• High number of usable plants • Treated to avoid fungi problems

Candy Showers

Candy Showers

Candy Showers

Candy Showers

Candy Showers

Deep Purple

Orange

Red

Rose

Yellow

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Performax® • Distinctive quality • Uniform seed size for easier sowing • Higher germination • High number of usable plants

Filmcoat

Encrusted Pelleted

• Seeds are highly visible for quality control • Improved flowability for fast, accurate seed placement and singulation

Multi-Pellet

• Dust free

• Easy sowing of many seeds at the same time in a single plug • Multiple seeds per pellet

Majestic Giants II

Diamond

Appeal

Clear Yellow

White

Deep Blue

Pansy

Dianthus

Campanula

Filmcoat on right, untreated on left

Multi-Pellet

Astra

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Astra

Daniella

Semi-double Pink

Semi-double White

Copper

Platycodon

Platycodon

Primula

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NEW VEGETATIVE INTRODUCTIONS CALIPETITE™

Sun Dance™

CALIBRACHOA

Calipetite™

PORTULACA

Calipetite™

Calipetite™

Calipetite™

Calipetite™

Sun Dance™

Sun Dance™

Sun Dance™

Sun Dance™

Sun Dance™

Blue

Pink

Red

White

Yellow

Cherry Red

Gold

Lemon

Pink

Rose

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

Portulaca

Portulaca

Portulaca

Portulaca

Portulaca

PPAF SAKCAL106

PPAF SAKCAL104

PPAF SAKCAL105

PPAF SAKCAL108

PPAF SAKCAL107

PPAF SAKPOR002

PPAF SAKPOR004

PPAF SAKPOR005

PPAF SAKPOR003

PPAF SAKPOR001

Sun Dance™

White

PPAF SAKPOR006

Portulaca

Compact

Compact

Spreading

Vigorous

Electric Orange

White Improved

Carmine Red

Blush Pink

SunPatiens®

SunPatiens®

SunPatiens®

SunPatiens®

PPAF SAKIMP025

PPAF SAKIMP027

PPAF SAKIMP022

PPAF SAKIMP023

SUPERCAL® PETCHOA

Magic Carpet™

Purple Illusion

Mecardonia

Osteospermum

PPAF SAKMEC002

SuperCal®

Blushing Pink

Violet

Petchoa

Petchoa

Petchoa

PPAF SAKPXC008

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PPAF SAKOST8436

SuperCal®

Artist Rose

PPAF SAKPXC010

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SuperCal®

Cape Daisy™

Yellow

PPAF SAKPXC011

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SEED

Sakata is known worldwide as a leading breeder in seed ornamentals, having brought many still-popular bedding plants, pot plants and cut flowers to the horticulture industry for almost 100 years. Sakata continues to enjoy its role as an independent breeder of premium products that work for growers and bring real satisfaction to end users.

BEDDING From core products like begonia and pansy to crops that differentiate your assortment like campanula and ranunculus, Sakata’s bedding plant offering is geared to efficient production for growers, retail appeal and consumer satisfaction.

FEATURES:

Begonia page 13

Snapdragon page 50

Pansy page 34

Zinnia page 56


harmony Anemone coronaria Windflower • Standard • f1 Dwarf, compact, multi-flowering plants with 2 inch flowers on strong stems. Suitable for 4 to 4.5 inch pot production for early spring sales. • Superb cold crop for premium pots in early spring • Harmony is ideal for Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day • For perennial plant sales, transplant to a protected garden site to naturalize with repeat flowering the following spring

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• Combine with pansies, dianthus, bellis and poppies for spectacular color bowls • Cultural requirements are similar to Bloomingdale ranunculus • Approximately 25% of Harmony Blue will be double flowers Blue

Scarlet

Antirrhinum See page 50 for snapdragon

Orchid

White

Pearl

Begonia While begonias may not be the most glamorous product in your assortment, they are a staple because they work and they continue to be a go-to choice for consumers who want reliable, easycare color. Sakata’s begonia lineup is clearly targeted to specific container size and end use. • Ambassador and Senator are ideal for early-season flowering in packs. • Emperor is extra early flowering and bred for pot production. • The only landscape begonia that can be produced efficiently as a pot crop, Inferno, is also vigorous and versatile in the landscape.

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Ambassador

Senator

Begonia semperflorens

Begonia semperflorens

Begonia • Standard, Pelleted • f1

Begonia • Standard, Pelleted • f1

Ambassador is a rich green-leaved series for early production featuring large flowers on compact 8 to 10 inch plants. Senator is a bronze-leaved series with a beautiful contrast between flower and foliage that is wellmatched with Ambassador. 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, make an extremely dependable product.

Senator is the bronze leaf counterpart to the green leaf Ambassador begonia series. Senator has a beautiful contrast between flower and foliage. It is good for early production and features large flowers on compact 8 to 10 inch plants. 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, make an extremely dependable product.

Soft Pink

• A proven performer for pack production

• Bronze foliage

• Wide range of vibrant colors with green foliage

• A proven pack performer with compact habit

• This series includes the best Scarlet on the market

• Free flowering with wide color range

• Excellent series uniformity, matching our bronze leaf series, Senator

• Excellent uniformity, matching nicely with Ambassador

• Produces numerous blooms even under hot, humid conditions

Bicolor

Coral

Pink

Rose

Rose Blush

Soft Pink

White

• Continuous flowering, even under hot, humid conditions

Rose

Bicolor

Deep Rose

Pink

Scarlet

Rose

Scarlet

White

Mix

Mix

• Very good for extensive plantings in outdoor beds

President Mix Begonia semperflorens Begonia • Standard, Pelleted • f1 A popular mix of our green leaf Ambassador series and bronze leaf Senator series. • A uniform mix with identical crop timing between all colors Mix

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Queen

Emperor

Begonia semperflorens

Begonia semperflorens begonia • Standard, pelleted • f1

Begonia • Standard, Pelleted • f1

Emperor combines early flowering with unbeatable pot performance and large, eye-catching flowers. The plants also have excellent garden performance and work well in containers.

Queen is the first double-flowered begonia from seed, offering a uniform plant habit and consistently double-flowered plants. Queen is an excellent choice for tough garden conditions where heat, direct sun and drying winds destroy ordinary begonias. Double flowers make this a good choice for hanging baskets.

• Flowers 5 to 12 days earlier than other major varieties in this class • About 10 days earlier than Ambassador and Senator

Red

• Seed type with fully-double blooms

• Compared to Ambassador, Emperor is slightly more vigorous and taller with larger bloom

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• More cost-effective compared to similar varieties from cuttings • More vigorous plant habit and heat tolerance compared with other standard semperflorens

• Extremely uniform flowering window, resulting in a quick turnover of crops • Grows 12 inches tall in the garden and flowers continuously, even under hot, humid conditions Pink

Red

Rose

Pink

Soft Pink

White Improved

Mix

White

Appleblossom

Pink

Red

Rose

White

Mix

Red

Rose

Inferno Begonia semperflorens Begonia • Standard, Pelleted • f1 The only landscape begonia that can be produced efficiently as a pot crop, Inferno is versatile and vigorous in the landscape. Optimal basal branching adds volume and height to beds. High heat and humidity tolerance mean plantings look good all season. • Versatile, vigorous landscape type for display gardens and large containers • Compact plants flower when young and produce continuous color as plantings fill in • High heat and humidity tolerance ensure excellent summer performance • Basal branching adds volume and height to beds • 5 plants per square foot provides good coverage in beds and results in lower input costs • Self-cleaning flowers mean low maintenance • Recommended for production in 4 inch pots, gallons and hanging baskets

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Fortune

Galaxy

Begonia tuberhybrida

Bellis perennis annua

Tuberous Begonia • STANDARD, Pelleted • f1

English Daisy • Pelleted

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 color selections. The narrow flowering window between colors makes crop planning easier.

Galaxy is a cost-effective crop that can be sown in winter for spring sales or in summer for fall sales.

• Fortune is fast flowering compared to other series

• Can be sold in early spring or in fall • Cold temperatures are not required to initiate flowering for fall sales

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• Flowers continuously all winter in mild areas

• Saves energy costs and bench space with 10 to 14 day later sowing

• Compact plants with short leaves are ideal for pots and packs

• Requires little or no growth regulator

• Less sensitive to disease

• Compact habit saves bench space and a tight flowering window results in quick crop turnover

• Very floriferous, semi-double blooms 1.25 inches in diameter • Excellent when combined with pansies, flowering cabbage and flowering kale from autumn to spring

• Well-branched, shorter flower stems combined with balanced flower size make handling and shipping easier • Excellent shelf life

Mix

Apricot Orange Shades Coral Shades

Deep Red

• In cold areas, Galaxy will go dormant in winter and flower again in spring

Red

Rose

White

Red

Rose

White

US 9800005

Deep Rose

Golden Shades

Golden with Red Back

US 9800006

US 9800007

Nagoya Brassica oleracea Flowering Kale • Standard • f1

Orange Shades

Peach Shades

Pink

Nagoya produces colorful fringed leaves and is effective for cool season bedding as well as combination containers or color bowls. • A colorful flowering kale for autumn to winter sales along with pansy and viola • Produces attractive fringed leaves • Uniform in plant habit and growth • Responds well to plant growth regulators

Rose

Salmon Rose

Scarlet

• Reducing temperature to promote leaf color is not required on the same scale as with other cultivars • Recommended for 4 to 6 inch pots

White

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White with Rose Back

Yellow Improved

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Osaka

Golden Bunch

Brassica oleracea

Calceolaria rugosa

Flowering Cabbage • Standard • f1

Pocketbook Plant • Standard • f1

Osaka produces colorful leaves with wavy edges, which form compact heads.

• Produces layers of leaves with wavy edges

While calceolaria is well-known as a pot crop, Golden Bunch is bred to have smaller leaves and a compact habit so it can be produced as a bedding plant in areas with moderate summer climates. It can also be used in mixed containers.

• Forms tight, compact heads

• Plants are covered with bright, golden-yellow flowers

• Plants are vigorous and uniform

• Compact habit with small leaves for high-density production

• Recommended for 6 to 8 inch pots

• Suitable for production in 3 to 4 inch pots

• A colorful flowering cabbage for autumn sales

See page 60 for calceolaria Dainty

Pink

Calendula officinalis nana

Brassica oleracea

Pot Marigold • Standard Brightly-colored blooms on top of vigorous plants that are well-suited for long life in garden beds and large containers in cool conditions. Planted in spring or fall, Calypso continues to flower in milder winter climates.

Flowering Cabbage • Standard • f1 Tokyo produces colorful, round leaves in loosely-packed heads.

• Ideal compact plant habit for pack and pot sales

• Excellent for fall sales with pansy and viola

• Recommended for 4 to 6 inch pots

White

Calypso

Tokyo

• This variety is especially cold resistant due to extremely thick leaves, so is ideal for winter bedding

Red

• Vigorous garden performance • Produces abundant bright, large flowers with black centers Red

• Suited for autumn to spring sales, especially in mild winter climates

Catharanthus

Orange with Black Center

Yellow with Black Center

See page 55 for vinca

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Century

Kimono

Celosia argentea plumosa

Celosia argentea plumosa nana

Celosia • Standard

Celosia • Standard

Century celosia produces an abundance of showy flowers, often 12 inches long. Century can be used in containers, the garden and for cut flowers.

Kimono is recommended for multi-sowing to create colorful bowls and containers. Use it to extend and create a new market for mid-summer and early autumn sales.

• Extra early and easy to grow • Extremely heat tolerant for summer programs • Large plumes on strong stems

• High density crop suitable for both pots and packs Mix

• Flowers approximately 80 days after sowing

• No PGR required

• Sturdy branching for large containers and flower beds

• Excellent series uniformity

• Suitable for cut flowers, beds and large containers

• Quick turnover with 5 weeks crop time

• Can be used for commercial cut flower with tight spacing of 4 inches on center

• Multi-seed sowing will give excellent performance and creates miniforests of color for containers and gift pots Fire

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• Ideal for spring to early autumn sales

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Red

Rose

• Available in a wide range of attractive colors Mix

Cherry Red

Cream

Orange

Red

Rose

Salmon Pink

Scarlet

Yellow

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Prestige Scarlet

Fairway

Celosia argentea cristata

Solenostemon x hybrida

Celosia • Standard

Coleus • Standard

Prestige Scarlet grows vigorously under hot, humid conditions and produces an abundance of large, vivid flower heads that form at every node, covering the plant from top to bottom.

This dwarf coleus grows 8 inches tall. Fairway works well in mixed containers and at the front of shaded or semi-shaded borders.

Orange

Red Velvet

Rose

Ruby

Yellow

Color Pride

Festive Dance

Multicolor

Red Velvet

Volcano

• Extra-dwarf with excellent basal branching

• Produces 3-inch, cockscomb flower heads • Scarlet flower heads complement the dark bronze-green leaf color

Mosaic

Scarlet

• Grows 8 inches tall • Very late flowering for improved shelf life

• A striking bedding plant in summer and fall

• Option for year-round production

• Heat tolerant and carefree in the garden

• Ideal for production in packs and 4 inch pots

• Good cut flower for home garden use • Plants grow 12 to 24 inches tall, depending on climate

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Satin

Superfine Rainbow

Clarkia amoena nana

Solenostemon x hybrida

Godetia • Standard • f1 Satin is a very compact godetia bred for pot plant performance. It can also be used as a bedding plant in cool, dry conditions.

Coleus • Standard This semi-dwarf series grows 14 inches tall, has excellent basal branching and is happy in shade to part shade.

• Uniform plant habit and early flowering • Good basal branching • Responds well to PGR

Mix

• Excellent garden performance with large, vividly-colored leaves

• Flower size measures approximately 2 inches in diameter

• Broader leaf than Fairway

• An outstanding performer as a 4 to 6 inch pot plant

• Very late flowering

• Flowers profusely at an approximate height of 7 to 8 inches

• Suitable for large packs, 4 inch pots and gallons

Masterblends Mix

• Sold as a mix See page 90 for clarkia Grace

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Can Can

Lillipot

Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus caryophyllus nanus

Carnation • Standard • f1

Carnation • Standard • f1

An excellent pot and garden plant, Can Can has large, delicately-scented blooms. Known for strong stems, weather tolerance and abundant flowers, Can Can delights consumers with loads of cut flowers and a long season of color in the garden and containers.

Lillipot is a versatile product that is ideal for pot sales and for patio containers and summer borders. This annual carnation is genetically dwarf, staying compact without pinching or plant growth regulators. Plants grow to a height of 8 to 10 inches and produce numerous branches.

• High quality carnation for pot production or the garden

• Genetically dwarf with fully-double, true carnation flowers

Scarlet

• Flowers from mid-spring through summer

• Flowers continuously throughout the summer

• Large blooms with a delightful fragrance

• Stays dwarf and compact, making PGRs and pinching unnecessary

• Excellent basal branching and strong stems

• Versatile product for pot sales, containers or bedding

• Cool crop requiring little or no heat

• Cool crop requiring little or no heat

Mix

• Very uniform series Cocktail Party

Scarlet

Diamond

Gerbera

Dianthus x hybrida nana Dianthus • Standard, Pelleted • f1

See page 64 for gerbera Blush Pink

Carmine Rose

Coral

Crimson Picotee

Pink

Purple

Purple Picotee

Scarlet

White

Diamond offers excellent garden performance in spring and fall and stays colorful through milder summers. Previously available in a range of eyecatching colors, White is a sought-after addition for 2012. Pair it with flowering cabbage or kale for fall sales. • 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 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

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All Around

Garden Bride

Gomphrena globosa

Gypsophila muralis

Gomphrena • Standard

Gypsophila • Standard, Multi-Pellet

All Around Purple is ideal for areas that have hot, humid summers. A very healthy-looking garden plant with dark-green foliage that contrasts nicely with the rich, deep-purple flowers.

Garden Bride has single flowers and can be used as a bedding plant, in patio containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. It forms neat mounds in the garden but cascades gently, softening edges in containers and baskets.

• Drought tolerant; excellent in heat and humidity

• Single flowers on airy, rich-flowering plants with finely-textured foliage

• Strong basal branches hold the 1 inch flower heads upright

• Easy to grow, with a short crop time for improved profitability

• Can be used as a fresh or dried commercial cut flower

• Stays in constant bloom for quick sale

• Excellent item for home garden cut flowers

• Excellent for hanging baskets and mixed patio containers

• Perfect as a thriller in summer mixed containers

• Can be sold in packs or pots

Pink

• Strong flower stems and good vase life • Plant height is approximately 2 feet All Around Purple

Gypsy Gypsophila muralis

Gnome

Gypsophila • Standard, Multi-Pellet

Gomphrena globosa

Gypsy has double flowers on airy, graceful plants with finely-textured foliage. • Double flowers

Gomphrena • Standard Gnome is an ideal garden plant in areas that have hot, humid summers. It is also well-suited to dry conditions. This extra-dwarf, compact plant is a nice component plant in mixed containers and is ideal for borders and edging.

Pink

Purple

Also available in a Mix

White

• Easy to grow, with a short crop time for improved profitability • Stays in constant bloom for quick sale • Can be sold in packs, pots, mixed containers and hanging baskets • Excellent for hanging baskets and mixed patio containers

• Extra-dwarf and compact-growing plant suitable for packs to 4 inch pots • Ball-shaped plants are about 6 to 10 inches in height • Germinates well at high temperatures • Quick production time (4 to 6 weeks) and ease of finishing make this a good shoulder season item

Deep Rose

Deep Rose

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Disco Belle

Confetti XL

Hibiscus moscheutos

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Hibiscus • Standard • F1

Polka Dot Plant • Standard

Disco Belle is a compact hibiscus for the garden, growing 24 to 32 inches tall. Since it is not as tall as many other hibiscus, Disco Belle is a good choice for consumers looking for big color in smaller spaces.

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 containers. Confetti XL is well-suited for year-round production and is extremely easy to grow.

• Impressive landscape item adding height to flower beds in warm areas • Saucer-sized flowers up to 8 inches across • Flowering begins at a plant height of approximately 14 inches

• A versatile, decorative foliage plant for patio containers and mass plantings in warmer, semi-shaded areas

• Ideal for perennial plant assortment

• Short production time of 8 to 10 weeks from sowing to sale

• Low-cost seed item product compared to vegetative hibiscus

• Easy year-round production

Mix

• Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life Pink

Rosy Red

White

Confetti Compact

Carmine Rose

Red

White

Wine Red

Hypoestes phyllostachya Polka Dot Plant • Standard Confetti Compact’s habit and decorative foliage make it an excellent component plant in mixed containers and baskets for outdoor use. It is also perfectly suited for use as an indoor foliage plant. • Decorative foliage and compact habit work well indoors and out • Short production time of 8 to 10 weeks from sowing to sales

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• Very good for year-round production • Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life

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Pink

Rose

White

Red

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Kale

Sun Smile

See page 19 for flowering cabbage & kale

Ipomoea purpurea Morning Glory • Standard, Scarified

Blue

Pink

Red

Sun Smile is a dwarf morning glory with a mounding habit that spreads approximately 12 inches. The plant features marbled green and white foliage with either bright red, violet, blue or pink blooms, edged in white. The flowers open each morning, adding additional color and interest to the foliage. Sun Smile is quite unique and is ideally suited for mixed containers and hanging baskets.

Snow Lady Leucanthemum x superbum

• A dwarf morning glory with ornamental foliage and a mounding habit

Shasta Daisy • Performax® • F1

Violet

• Use as a component plant in mixed containers and hanging baskets

Snow Lady is a fast-growing, first-year-flowering perennial that fits nicely in with bedding plant production and sales.

• Plants in 4 to 5 inch pots will spread 6 to 8 inches • Plants in the garden spread 1 foot

• Autumn sow for early spring sales • Adaptable to a wide range of climates • Hardy plant, capable of withstanding temperatures of down to 23°F

Snow Lady

• Pure white flowers with yellow centers measuring 2.5 inches in diameter • Blooms upright on dwarf compact plants without the use of PGR • Ideal for 5 inch pots • Highly disease- and insect-resistant

Mystic Mimulus x hybrida Monkey Flower • Pelleted • F1

Cream with Spots

Ivory

Orange

Rose

Scarlet

Wine

Yellow

Mix

Mystic includes both spotted colors and bright, clear colors, which is unusual since mimulus is usually spotted. Mystic is extra-early, freeflowering and compact, making it an ideal pack item. Mystic also makes great-looking hanging baskets for early season sales. • 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 • Especially nice in hanging baskets

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Crown

PANSY Complexity has no place in today’s fast-paced, competitive pansy market. That’s why Sakata offers a streamlined pansy portfolio that clearly consolidates the best-of-the-best into a complete, simplified offering. Ever since Sakata introduced the first F1 hybrid pansy in 1966, we have been committed to the pansy market. We remain so today with an active breeding program targeted to meeting changing market needs.

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Viola x wittrockiana Pansy • Primax® • F1 Crown’s crisp, clear colors and reliable performance make this a favorite pansy for landscape use in many markets. • Large, clear, faced flowers measure 3.25 inches across • Crisp, clear colors for spring or fall sales • Reliable landscape performance due to thick petals and leaves

Mix

• Strong plants are very cold tolerant

Azure

Blue

Golden

Orange

Purple

Rose

Scarlet

White

Yellow

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Dynamite

Majestic Giants II

Viola x wittrockiana

Viola x wittrockiana

Pansy • Primax®, performax® • F1

Pansy • Primax®, performax® • F1

Dynamite’s clear and novelty colors complement Majestic Giants II’s blotched colors to complete core fall pansy programs. Plants bloom continuously from fall through spring.

Our well-known Majestic Giants II extra-large-flowered pansies have long been the preferred choice for fall and spring markets. This series maintains huge flower size under warm conditions with excellent overwintering and rebloom in spring.

• Large-flowered pansy series; 3.25 inch blooms • Clear and novelty colors to round out your core assortment

• The market-leading extra-large-flowered pansy; 4 inch blooms

Clear Mix

• Blooms continuously and maintains a compact habit from fall through early spring

• Focused color assortment

• Flower power is superior under short day length and cold temperatures of winter and early spring

• Day length neutral

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• Brand name recognition at the retail and consumer level • Presents bud and bloom at first flush • Color is continuous through entire distribution channel Beacon Blue

Blue Jeans

Blueberry Thrill

• Superior lateral branching fills pots and packs quickly • Maintains large flower size under warm conditions

Blue & White

Blue Jeans

Clear Yellow

• Blooms through winter in warmer regions; overwinters well • Strong flower stems and upright blooms for maximum color

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Cream

Lavender

Light Blue

Deep Blue with Blotch Improved

Fire

Marina Shades

Orange

Pink Shades

Pure White

Ocean

Purple with Blotch Improved

Red with Blotch

Purple

Rose

Scarlet

Rosalyn

Rose with Blotch Improved

Sherry

Wine Flash

Yellow

Silhouette Mix

White with Blotch

Yellow with Blotch

Girl Friends Mix

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Supreme

Ultima

Viola x wittrockiana

Viola x wittrockiana

Pansy • Primax®, Performax® • F1

Pansy • Primax®, performax® • F1

Supreme is a medium- to-small-flowered multiflora with strong, clear colors and great flower power.

Ultima is a medium- to small-flowered multiflora with unique color patterns ideal for display in premium containers and baskets.

• Medium- to small-flowered pansy; blooms are 2.5 inches in diameter

• Medium- to small-flowered segment; blooms are 2.5 inches in diameter

• Best for spring sales • Early flowering saves 7 to 10 days in production

Radiance Blue

Radiance Deep Blue

Radiance Lilac

Radiance Pink

Radiance Red

Radiance Violet

Blue and Yellow

Golden Yellow

• Best for spring sales • Ultima Morpho is a multiple award winner and especially striking in baskets

• Continues to bloom during mild winters

Purple

Purple Lace

• Unique and unusual colors for premium assortments and high sell through

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Deep Blue

Morpho

Marina

Rose

Orange

Scarlet

Rebelina Viola cornuta pendula Viola • Primax® • F1 Ideal for premium baskets and containers for fall and early spring sales, Rebelina has very fragrant 1.25 inch blooms – and lots of them.

True Blue

White

Yellow

• Extremely floriferous with sweetly fragrant flowers • Well-branched, creeping stems with short internodes quickly fill and cover pots • Multiple uses: baskets, patio containers and landscaping • Good addition for autumn and early spring sales • Day neutral so flowers easily in fall and winter

Purple and Yellow

Red and Yellow

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Papaver

Hulahoop

See page 43 for poppy

Petunia grandiflora Petunia • Standard, Pelleted • F1 Hulahoop is an extra-early-flowering grandiflora series of picotee petunia. All colors have excellent outdoor performance, are heavy blooming and compact in habit. The Hulahoop series is a good addition to the assortment of pure-colored grandiflora petunias.

Explorer Petunia grandiflora pendula

• Early-flowering picotee petunia

Mix

• Grandiflora type, large-flowered bicolors, measuring 3 inches in diameter

Petunia • Pelleted • F1

• Highly floriferous with compact habit

Explorer is bred for use as a groundcover in the landscape. The trailing habit is also good for baskets. Due to its thick flower petals, Explorer is highly tolerant of poor weather and performs well in many locations including coastal climates. Explorer is an F1 hybrid seed type, yet it competes well with vegetative propagated trailing varieties, is economical to produce and has shown great uniformity and disease resistance.

• Proven performance over many years in packs and gardens

Magenta

Blue

Burgundy

Rose

Velvet

Red

• Spreading and cascading type of petunia, particularly suitable as a groundcover for landscapers • Can easily cover an area of 3 feet • Tremendous flower power with blooms 2 to 3 inches in diameter • Flower petals have a shiny, iridescent waxy texture, which repels water • Recovers very quickly after a rain storm

Blue

Coral

Lavender

Magenta

Pink

Purple

Rose

Rose Pink

White

• Produces new flowers at axillary nodes, not just the terminal, providing continuous flowering in the center of the plant • Great for hanging baskets and as a spiller for luxurious mixed containers • Short crop time: early flowering even under low light conditions • Early to flower in the spring and continues to flower even under the short days of autumn • Salt tolerant, so superb for seaside/coastal plantings • Cost-effective to produce

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Merlin

Wonderland

Petunia multiflora

Papaver nudicaule

Petunia • Standard, Pelleted • F1

Poppy • Standard

Merlin was bred to perform in a variety of climatic conditions. This multiflora has 3.5 inch diameter flowers with very good rain resistance and weather tolerance. Merlin is free flowering and plants retain their compact habit during the entire flowering season.

Wonderland features large flowers, measuring 4 inches across, on strong stems. The plants are very hardy and can be used as both an annual and biennial. Recommended for 4 inch pots for early spring bedding sales.

• Rain-tolerant and weather-resistant multiflora

• Large flowers, measuring 4 inches in diameter Morn Mix

• Blooms continuously through spring

• Plants recover quickly after a rain storm

Mix

• Very wind and cold resistant

• Mid-sized flowers in a beautiful color range

• Cool crop, can be grown with minimal heat

• Easy, uniform and quick in production

• Recommended for 4 inch pots for early spring bedding sales

• Slow to stretch: allows for high-density growing

• Available as a Mix of Orange, Pink Shades, White and Yellow

• Dwarf, compact plant habit retained throughout the flowering season • Plant height is about 10 inches

Blue Morn

Pink Morn

Red Morn

SunSeeker Rose Morn

Portulaca grandiflora Portulaca • Multi-pellet • F1 Sunseeker is the first compact portulaca for early spring sales and an improvement for both growers and gardeners. For growers, Sunseeker features a more controlled plant habit and is ideal for sales in cell packs and 4 inch pots. In addition, Sunseeker flowers early, with 2 inch, fullydouble flowers that stay open until late afternoon.

Sentimental Blue Platycodon grandiflorus

• Excellent pack and garden performance • Fully-double 2 inch flowers

Balloon Flower • Standard • F1

• Blooms under short days

Sentimental Blue is a dwarf selection featuring puffy flower buds shaped like balloons, which open into 3 inch diameter, single, blue, upwardfacing, bell-shaped flowers. Blooms most of the summer in the garden.

• Flowers remain open under low light conditions

• Genetically dwarf, with superior basal branching and a mounding habit

• Excellent series uniformity

• Perennial in most areas but often sold as an annual bedding plant • Good mid-blue color and long blooming in the garden

Multicolor Mix

• Well-balanced compact habit • Provides continuous flowering in the center of the plant Blue

Cream

Light Pink

Orange

Red

White

Yellow

• Multipellet available to fill the plugs • No stretch and upright habit – plants do not stick together

• Heavy bud count and early flowering

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Danova Primula acaulis Primrose • Standard • F1

Red & Yellow Bicolor

Red with Yellow Edge

Rose

* Rose & White Bicolor

Rose Lavender Shades

Salmon Orange

Scarlet

* Sky Blue

Velvet Red

* White

Wine Bicolor

Wine Red

* Yellow with Eye

Bicolor Mix

Danova is the market leader for mid-early season sales. This series sets the standard for uniform plant habit, flower size and quality. Danova provides a rich assortment of strong colors to choose from. • Sets the standard for series uniformity • Large flowers, 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter, in a rich assortment of colors

Grower’s Select Mix

• Essential for early spring retail sales • Short flowering window • Superior seed quality for high germination • Excellent seedling vigor with the greatest number of usable seedlings • Colorful pot and bedding plant for patio containers and garden displays For growers looking for the tightest flowering window with the best-selling colors, we made the selection easy with our Grower’s Select Mix varieties.

Apple Blossom Bicolor

* Blue

Burgundy Bicolor

• *2012 Grower’s Select Mix: Blue, Lemon Yellow, Orange Yellow, Pink Improved, Purple, Red, Rose & White Bicolor, Sky Blue, White and Yellow with Eye

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Cherry with Edge

Copper

Cream Yellow

* Lemon Yellow

Light Violet

Lime

* Orange Yellow

Pink Bicolor

* Pink Improved

* Purple

* Red

Red & Rose Shades

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Pageant

Daniella

Primula acaulis

Primula acaulis Primrose • Standard • F1

Apricot

Blue

Copper

Primrose • Standard, Primax® • F1 Pageant is extra early and bred to flower with minimal cold requirement, so it is ideal for fall and early winter production in mild/warm climates.

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.

• Pageant flowers from October to December

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

• Flowering season and plant habit are extremely uniform

• Targeted to flower 2 weeks after Danova

• Very compact plants with small foliage, making high-density pack production possible

• Same excellent seed quality as Danova

Cream Yellow

• Same outstanding uniformity and plant habit as Danova

Neon Rose

Pink

• Extra-early-flowering habit means substantial savings in heating costs

• Consistent, large flower size of 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter

• Flowers are 2 inches in diameter over very compact plants with small foliage

• Eye-catching color range

• Hybrid vigor, allowing seed to be sown in August and ready for shipping in February

Rose Bicolor

Yellow

Scarlet

Mix

Apricot

Blue

Bright Pink

Bright Rose Shades

Carmine Bicolor

Deep Carmine Rose

Lemon Yellow

Mid Blue

Red Bicolor

Rose Pink Bicolor

Scarlet

White with Yellow Eye

White

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Delight Primula acaulis Primrose • Standard • F1 Delight offers unique colors with tremendous consumer appeal. It is an excellent complement to the Danova series with the same early characteristics and similar plant habit. • For early- to mid-early sales season • Eye-catching color patterns with a red ring around a yellow center • An attractive complement to the Danova series • Consistent, large flower size of 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter • Same excellent seed quality as Danova Strawberry Yellow Shades

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Strawberry

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SuperNova

Bloomingdale

Primula polyantha Primrose • Standard • F1

Ranunculus asiaticus nanus Blue

Cream

Golden Yellow

Good for sales in containers or as a bedding plant, SuperNova provides uniform results and an excellent show of color. F1 hybrid quality at its best results in vigorous plants with consistent uniformity in the greenhouse, at retail and in the landscape.

• Medium-size plants, 8 to 12 inches tall with sturdy stems and compact foliage

• F1 hybrid quality • Fall flowering for autumn sales when potted early; spring flowering when potted late and grown cold

Buttercup • Standard, Filmcoat • F1 Bloomingdale is an excellent, high-impact product for early spring assortments, ready for sale well ahead of the main bedding plant season when color is in short supply.

• Large, fully-double flowers 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter Pink

Purple Bicolor

Red

• Broad, beautiful color range with unique bicolors

• Can be marketed as a pot plant or bedding plant

• Suitable for pot, patio and landscaping

• Large showy umbels on sturdy multiple stems

• 4 inch to gallon production as well as early season packs

• High germination and seedling vigor

• Semi-hardy: withstands temperatures as low as 23°F

• Exceptionally uniform across colors in habit and flowering time • Compact habit for production in both packs and pots • Earliest series on the market

Rose Bicolor

Sky Blue

Blue Bicolor

Golden Shades

Orange Bicolor Improved

Pink Shades

Pure Yellow

Purple Shades

Red Shades

Rose Pink Bicolor

Rose Shades

Tangerine

White Shades

White

Yellow

Fire Primula polyantha Primrose • Standard • F1 This primrose is uniquely striking and a great favorite with consumers.

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Candy Showers Antirrhinum majus nanum pendula Snapdragon • MulTi-pellet • F1 Five bright colors kick off this new trailing snapdragon series. Beautiful as a single color or as a mix of colors from the series, it is ideal for baskets and containers. Try combining Candy Showers with flowering cabbage and kale and pansies for fall sales. • Can be sold in fall or spring; excellent addition to fall trailing pansy sales • Trailing habit is ideal for hanging baskets and mixed containers • Excellent spreading habit in beds • Strong, flexible stems ship well and hold up in the garden • Blooms readily under short days Pre-introduction with limited distribution through 2013.

Deep Purple

Orange

Rose

Yellow

Red

Snapdragon Be it spring or fall, upright, mid-height or trailing, we have a snapdragon series that fits your program. From regal upright Sonnets with tremendous landscape presence to fun bicolored Floral Showers, Sakata snapdragons are reliable products for your snap core offering.

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Floral Carpet

Sonnet

Antirrhinum majus nanum pumilum

Antirrhinum majus nanum

Snapdragon • Standard • F1

Snapdragon • Standard • F1

• Highly uniform series

Easy to cultivate with a uniform growing habit, a strong root system and sturdy branching. Suitable for late spring to autumn sales.

• Extra dwarf with a compact, bushy branching habit • In cool locations, spring sowing will give excellent garden performance in summer

• A minimum 12 hour day length is required for flowering

• The dwarf Antirrhinum grows to a height of 8 inches, making it wellsuited for pack, pot and garden use

• Long flowering season, as the main stem is surrounded by numerous flowering spikes

• Strong root system and sturdy branching

• Delightful fragrance

Mix

• Multiple uses: plantings in patio containers, landscape or garden displays • Can be used for cut flower production • Well-suited for large containers but can be grown in smaller pots with PGR application

Floral Showers

• Plant height: 14 inches

Burgundy

Carmine

Crimson

Orange Scarlet

Pink

Rose

White

Yellow

Mix 2010

Antirrhinum majus nanum pubilum Snapdragon • Standard • F1

Apricot Bicolor

Coral Bicolor

Crimson

Floral Showers is a fast, day-length-neutral series that flowers within a tight window both spring and fall. • Dwarf habit makes this a good product for pack and pot culture in 4 inch pots with little or no PGR • Very uniform habit between colors so can be sold in separate or mixed colors • Cool crop, requiring little or no heat, resulting in low production costs

Deep Bronze

Fuchsia

Lavender Bicolor

• Side shoots produce early flowers for more color impact; ideally suited for landscaping • Very nice for edging beds • Can be used in mixed containers, baskets and beds

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Rose Pink

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Scarlet

Lilac

Purple

Red & Yellow Bicolor

White

Wine Bicolor Improved Yellow

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Speedy Sonnet

Victory

Antirrhinum majus nanum

Catharanthus roseus

Snapdragon • Standard • F1

Vinca • Standard

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.

Victory has an extremely vigorous root system, which promotes excellent disease resistance. This uniform series produces an abundance of large flowers early in the season on compact plants. • Vigorous, finely-branched roots support good disease resistance

• Earlier-flowering Sonnet type requiring 10.5 hour photoperiod to flower

• Low and early basal branching fills pots and packs nicely

• Bred for early spring sales or later autumn sales

• Early flowering in pot and packs

• Not recommended for early fall flowering in warm weather areas

• Perfectly-formed round flowers with overlapping petals

• Plant height: 14 inches

• Uniform germination

Mix

Ask your local sales contact for availability.

Bronze

Crimson

Rose

Apricot

Blue Improved

Bright Eye

White

Yellow

Mix

Carmine

Cranberry

Deep Pink

Grape

Lavender

Light Pink

Pure White

Purple

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US 200100123

Solenostemon See page 25 for coleus

Little Kiss Torenia fournieri Torenia • Pelleted • F1

Blue

Blue & White

Burgundy

Light Pink with Red Eye

Rose Picotee

White

Mix

Red

US 200100124

Little Kiss is a compact series, growing 8 inches tall and 8 inches wide. It is a good bedding plant and works well as a 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 performance • Excellent in beds and big containers • Continuously flowering in full sun or partial shade

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Viola See page 34 for pansy

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Profusion Zinnia x hybrida Zinnia • Standard, Encrusted 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. • Others have tried, but no series matches the extreme uniformity of the Profusion series • Inter-specific hybrid with the best traits of both parents • Compact habit and flower quality combined with vigor and exceptional disease resistance • Uniform germination • Easy to grow, with strong root system and strong basal branching

US 200400275

US 9800014

Cherry

Coral Pink

Deep Apricot

Fire

Orange

White

Yellow

3 Color Mix

5 Color Mix

7 Color Mix

Sunrise Mix

Apricot

US 200700128

• Short production time: 8 to 10 weeks • Excellent performance and habit in all climates

US 200700129

US 9800350

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Profusion Double

POT CROPS

Zinnia x hybrida Zinnia • Standard, Encrusted Profusion Double has similar characteristics to our well-known Profusion series but with double flowers for even greater color and impact at retail, in containers and in the garden. • Matches the single Profusion colors perfectly in habit and timing • Double Profusion is available in 4 vibrant colors

Mix

• Inter-specific hybrid with the best traits of both parents • Compact habit and flower quality combined with vigor and exceptional disease resistance • Very uniform growth habit • Uniform germination • Easy to grow with strong root system and strong basal branching • Short production time: 8 to 10 weeks

Cherry

US 200700130

Fire

US 200800170

• Excellent performance and habit in all climates

White

US 200800172

Profusion Knee-High

Golden

US 200800171

As container gardening and outdoor decorating continue to grow, lines are blurring between what we traditionally think of as indoor pot crops and outdoor decorating. For the open-minded, this transition is opening up some exciting possibilities for pot crops in mixed containers and in the bedding segment. Festival gerbera is a prime example of this crossover. Our Confetti hypoestes, Astra platycodon and various primula are other good candidates for multiple uses. For traditional pot crop distribution, we offer tried-and-true crops as well as some real innovations like Appeal campanula.

FEATURES:

Zinnia x hybrida Zinnia • Standard, Encrusted Profusion Knee-High is an excellent choice for mass planting in landscapes. It grows about 20 inches tall* and shows remarkable resilience in both dry and wet climates. • Knee-High is a more vigorous grower than the regular Profusion series • An excellent choice for mass plantings

Gerbera page 64

Red

US 200700131

• Remarkable resilience in both dry and wet conditions • Ideal for home garden cut flowers *Plant height depends on light levels.

Red

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Dainty

Heavenly Blue

Calceolaria x hybrida Pocketbook Plant • Pelleted • F1

Campanula rapunculus Bronze

Red

Red & Yellow

Bellflower • pelleted • F1

• Small, compact growth habit for high-density production with a 6 inch spread

This is a versatile campanula that can be produced in 6 inch pots or as a cut flower.

• Easier to handle and ship with minimum damage to leaves

• Annual flowering with masses of gorgeous ¾ inch light blue, starshaped flowers

• The thick flower pouches provide a certain amount of disease tolerance to botrytis

• Plants produce 15 stems with 5 to 6 top grade, 24 to 32 inch stems

• Excellent series uniformity • Compact growth and good disease resistance make Dainty a good crop for 3 ½ to 4 inch pot plant production

Yellow with Spots

Mix

Blue

• Long stems with long vase life can be used for cut flowers or filler in mixed bouquets See page 88 for Champion & Champion Pro

See page 25 for calceolaria Golden Bunch

Treasures Red

Appeal

Capsicum annuum

Campanula medium nanum

Ornamental Pepper • Standard • F1

Bellflower • Pelleted • F1

Treasures Red is colorful ornamental pepper that makes a fun 4 inch pot plant and also spices up mixed containers.

Appeal is a high value crop ideal for end cap promotions and holiday sales. It can be grown under low temperatures and has a genetically compact habit. Flowers are produced early to mid-spring but forcing for an earlier date for a specific market is possible. Appeal is an economical crop and a good addition to the spring assortment as a high-value pot plant.

• Fast production time with excellent uniformity • Naturally compact, growing 5 inches tall with dark green foliage • Bears conical white fruits changing to bright red at maturity

Treasures Red

• Excellent 4 inch pot item

• Genetically compact

• Recommended for ornamental use only

• Does not require cold to initiate flowering • Good addition to spring and summer assortment • Best produced in 5 or 6 inch containers or in mixed containers See page 88 for Champion & Champion Pro Deep Blue PVPAF

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Can Can

Satellite

Dianthus caryophyllus

Pericallis x hybrida

Carnation • STANDARD • F1

Cineraria • STANDARD

An excellent pot and garden plant, Can Can has large, delicately-scented blooms. Known for strong stems, weather tolerance and abundant flowers, Can Can delights consumers with loads of cut flowers and a long season of color in the garden and containers. Can Can flowers from midspring through summer with excellent garden performance.

Satellite is a grandiflora series with large flowers in a stunning color range. Maturity is 1 to 2 weeks earlier than Star Wars, and Satellite has a stronger plant habit than Star Wars.

• High quality carnation for pot production or the garden

• Uniform grandiflora type with large flowers 2 inches in diameter Scarlet

• Leaves are relatively small for high-density production

• Flowers from mid-spring through summer

• Pure, bright colors can be combined with the bicolors in our Star Wars series to complete the color range

• Large blooms with a delightful fragrance

• Economical crop to produce due to reduced heat requirement

• Excellent basal branching and strong stems

• High percentage of marketable plants

• Cool crop requiring little or no heat

• High germination and seedling vigor

See page 26 for Diamond

Cocktail Party

Scarlet

• Crop time approximately 18 weeks from sowing

Lillipot

Mix

Cerise Shades

Deep Red Shades

Rose & Pink Shades

Sky Blue Shades

Purple & Blue Shades

Dianthus caryophyllus nanus

Star Wars

Carnation • Standard • F1 Lillipot is a versatile product that is ideal for pot sales and for patio containers and summer borders. This annual carnation is genetically dwarf, staying compact without pinching or plant growth regulators. Plants grow to a height of 8 to 10 inches and produce numerous branches. • Genetically dwarf with fully-double, true carnation flowers

Pericallis x hybrida Cineraria • STANDARD Mix

• Flowers continuously throughout the summer

Star Wars features bicolors and shades and is a good complement to the pure colors in our Satellite cineraria series.

• Stays dwarf and compact, making PGRs and pinching unnecessary

• Uniform multiflora type producing masses of 1.5 inch flowers

• Versatile product for pot sales, containers or bedding

• Compact foliage and plant habit for high-density cropping and less shipping damage

• Cool crop requiring little or no heat See page 26 for Diamond

Mix

• Flowers 2 weeks later than Satellite, approx. 20 weeks from sowing • An economical crop in production due to reduced heat requirement • Exciting range of bicolors and shades

Blue Shades

Crimson Shades

Pink Shades

White Shades

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Festival Mini Gerbera jamesonii Gerbera Daisy • Filmcoat • F1 Unique product with mini flowers on compact plants well-suited for production in 3.5 inch pots. • Eye-catching in mixed patio containers and as gifts for special occasions • Highly uniform in habit and earliness • True mini flowers and shading in a variety of colors

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Festival Semi-Double Gerbera jamesonii Gerbera Daisy • Filmcoat • F1 These semi-double flowers have extra rows of mini petals around the center eye, giving the blooms added bulk and interest. • Semi-double flowers • Colorful addition to patio containers and garden displays

Mix

Gerbera There’s no end to gerbera’s popularity and the multiple ways it is sold. Bedding plant? Check. Mixed containers? Check. Supermarket floral? Check. Gift plant? Check. With so many product forms and retail price points, you need a breeder that offers multiple product lines to meet your needs. From our florist quality Festival series, to Festival Simplified selected for multiple pot sizes, to our perfect for impulse purchase Durora, Sakata’s gerbera lineup satisfies the market need.

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Yellow

Salmon with Eye

Yellow

Festival Spider Gerbera jamesonii Gerbera Daisy • Filmcoat • F1 Festival Spider provides a unique flower form that stands out at retail. The Spider series can be produced on the same production schedule as other Festival varieties to add variety to your core gerbera offering. • Unique form stands out at retail • Available in separate colors for targeted color selection

Mix 2010

• Similar production time as other Festival varieties

Salmon Red Shades

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Festival Gerbera jamesonii Gerbera Daisy • Filmcoat • F1

Peach with Eye

* Pink Shades with Eye

Red with Eye

* Rose

* Salmon

Salmon Rose

* Scarlet with Eye

White Shades

* Yellow Semi-Double

Yellow with Eye

Dark Eyed Mix

Fall Harvest Mix

Grower’s Select Mix

Spring Bouquet Mix

Winter Holiday Mix

Festival produces many large, spectacular flowers on every plant. Plants are extremely uniform with a tight flowering window and can be produced in 8 to 12 weeks from potting to sales, depending on the time of year. Festival Simplified contains 10 popular colors carefully selected from the Festival series that can be grown year-round in 4 inch, 5 inch and 6 inch containers. While other series may finish faster in smaller containers, they aren’t consistent and don’t match the quality and reliability of our Festival Simplified Assortment.

Festival Simplified Mix

*Festival Simplified Assortment: Apricot with Eye, Cherry with Eye, Golden Yellow with Eye, Neon Rose with Eye, Orange with Eye, Pink Shades with Eye, Rose, Salmon, Scarlet with Eye and Yellow Semi-Double • Highest percentage of prime-quality marketable plants

Apricot

* Apricot with Eye

Blush

• Multiple flowers and high bud count at time of sale increases sell through • Complete color range • Can be produced 8 to 12 weeks from potting, depending on time of year • Festival Simplified is a versatile selection that works in a range of pot sizes from 4 to 6 inches * Cherry with Eye

* Golden Yellow with Eye

* Neon Rose with Eye Orange

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Durora

Brocade

Gerbera jamesonii

Sinningia speciosa

Gerbera Daisy • Filmcoat

Gloxinia • Standard, pelleted • F1

Durora is an early, compact, easy-to-grow gerbera with large, 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 8-10 weeks from potting, depending on local growing conditions.

This impressive, double-flowering series is quite showy and ideal for gift and indoor floral sales.

• For production in 3.5 to 4.5 inch pots

• Impressive fully-double flowers • 100% double flowering series

Mix

• Compact plants with small foliage

• 3 inch flowers on strong stems

• Small, flexible leaves for high-density production, easy sleeving and shipping

• +90% of flowers are double

• Recommended for 4 to 5 inch pot production

Mix

• Slow-to-age flowers increase shelf life • Highly uniform and gently-toned mix of Red, Bright Yellow, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Dark Salmon, Cream, Light Salmon, Red/Yellow Tipped and Yellow/Orange colored varieties • Short production time, marketed 8 to 10 weeks after potting

MultiBells Sinningia speciosa Gloxinia • pelleted • F1

Avanti

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

Sinningia speciosa

• Center flowering, with up-facing flowers for better bloom presentation

Gloxinia • Standard, Pelleted • F1

Blue

Blue with White Edge

Light Violet/Dark Throat

• Exceptionally high flower count (+40 blooms per plant)

This F1 hybrid series is the earliest single-flowering series on the market. Avanti is bred for high-density production and successful shipping.

• Short foliage results in less damage during transport

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

• 10 to 14 days earlier than other series

• Can produce more plants per square foot than other sinningia • Extremely high crop uniformity

• An early, single-flowering series • Flowers are held just above the foliage on short, strong stems • Small supple leaves for high-density production, easy sleeving and shipping

Mix

Peach Rose

Red with White Edge

Blue

Cherry

White

• Recommended for 4 to 5 inch pot production

Helianthus Rose Red

Scarlet

White

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Confetti Compact

Confetti XL

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Polka Dot Plant • Standard

Polka Dot Plant • Standard

With a compact habit and decorative foliage, Confetti Compact is wellsuited as an indoor potted plant and can be used as a component item in mixed containers with other indoor foliage plants. It works equally well in outdoor mixed containers and baskets.

• A versatile, decorative foliage plant for patio containers and mass plantings in warmer, semi-shaded areas

• Decorative foliage and compact habit work well indoors and out

• Short production time of 8 to 10 weeks from sowing to sale • Easy year-round production Mix

• Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life

Mix

• Short production time of 8 to 10 weeks from sowing to sales • Very good for year-round production • Excellent shipping tolerance and shelf life

Blush

Pink

Rose

White

Carmine Rose

Red

Red

White

Wine Red

Ipomoea See page 72 for morning glory

Mermaid Eustoma grandiflorum nanum Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1 Mermaid is a genetically-compact lisianthus bred for pot plant production. The rose-shaped buds and cupped flowers are ideal for generating impulse sales. • A single-flower F1 hybrid for pot plant production • Requires little or no plant growth regulation

Blue

• Plants are about 6 inches tall with flowers measuring about 2.5 inches in diameter • Natural basal-branching habit with flower heads held above compact plants • Strong root system

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Sun Smile

Astra

Ipomoea purpurea Morning Glory • Standard, Scarified

Platycodon grandiflorus Blue

Sun Smile is a dwarf morning glory with a mounding habit that spreads approximately 12 inches. 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. Sun Smile is quite unique and is ideally suited for mixed containers and hanging baskets. • A dwarf morning glory with ornamental foliage and a mounding habit

Pink

Red

Balloon Flower • Natural • F1 Creative breeding has made this semi-hardy perennial suitable for production in 4 inch pots. Astra produces 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 summer without problems. • Large, star-shaped flowers stand out at retail

Violet

• Semi-double or single flowers, measuring 2 to 3 inches in diameter

• Use as a component plant in mixed containers and hanging baskets

• Thicker flower petals give longer-lasting blooms

• Plants in 4 to 5 inch pots will spread 6 to 8 inches

• Compact and uniform in plant habit, with excellent basal branching

• Plants in the garden spread 1 foot

• Continuous flowering throughout the season • For best performance in 4 to 5 inch pots, we advise sowing 3 to 5 seeds per plug, ensuring a well-branched, well-balanced, sturdy plant

Blue

Pink

Pure White

Semi-Double Blue

Semi-Double Lavender

Semi-Double Pink

• Suitable for pot, patio and landscaping See below for Sentimental Blue

Pericallis See page 63 for cineraria

Semi-Double White Improved

Sentimental Blue Platycodon grandiflorus Balloon Flower • Standard • F1 Sentimental Blue is a dwarf selection featuring puffy flower buds shaped like balloons, which open into 3 inch diameter, single, blue, upwardfacing, bell-shaped flowers. Blooms most of the summer in the garden. • Genetically dwarf with superior basal branching and a mounding habit • Perennial in most areas but often sold as a pot plant or annual bedding plant

Sentimental Blue

• Good mid-blue color and long blooming in the garden • Heavy bud count and early flowering

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Daniella Primula acaulis Primrose • Standard • F1 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

Mix ‘09

• Same excellent seed quality as Danova • Same outstanding uniformity and plant habit as Danova • Consistent, large flower size – 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter • Eye-catching color range

Primula With primula breeding programs in Denmark and Japan, Sakata is able to offer series that work in varying climactic regions and for different seasons. Pageant needs minimal cold and can be produced in areas with mild winters while our industry leading Danova is bred for cooler winter production. Add in our premium novelty Rosanna and landscape-perfect SuperNova and Sakata has your primula needs covered. 74

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Blue

Copper

Cream Yellow

Neon Rose

Pink

Rose Bicolor

Scarlet

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Yellow

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Danova

Delight

Primula acaulis

Primula acaulis

Primrose • standard • F1

Apple Blossom Bicolor

* Blue

Burgundy Bicolor

Primrose • Standard • F1

Danova is the market leader for mid-early season sales. This series sets the standard for uniform plant habit, flower size and quality. Danova provides a popular assortment of solid and bicolor colors to choose from.

Delight offers unique colors with tremendous consumer appeal. It is an excellent complement to the Danova series with the same early characteristics and similar plant habit.

• Sets the standard for series uniformity

• For the early to mid-early sales season

• Large flowers, 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter, in a rich assortment of colors

• Eye-catching color patterns with a red ring around a yellow center

• Essential for early spring retail sales

Cherry with Edge

• Short flowering window

Copper

Cream Yellow

• Superior seed quality for high germination

• An attractive complement to the Danova series • Consistent, large flower size of 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter • Same excellent seed quality as Danova

• Excellent seedling vigor with the greatest number of usable seedlings

Strawberry

• Colorful pot and bedding plant for patio containers and garden displays • *2012 Grower’s Select Mix: Blue, Lemon Yellow, Orange Yellow, Pink Improved, Purple, Red, Rose & White Bicolor, Sky Blue, White and Yellow with Eye

* Lemon Yellow

Light Violet

Lime

Almond Blossom

* Orange Yellow

Pink Bicolor

Blueberry

Cherry

* Pink Improved

Strawberry

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* Purple

* Red

Red & Rose Shades

Red & Yellow Bicolor

Red with Yellow Edge

Rose

* Rose & White Bicolor

Rose Lavender Shades

Salmon Orange

Scarlet

* Sky Blue

Velvet Red

* White

Wine Bicolor

Wine Red

* Yellow with Eye

Bicolor Mix

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Pageant

Prima

Primula acaulis

Primula malacoides

Primrose • Standard, Primax® • F1

Fairy Primrose • Standard• F1

Pageant is extra early and bred to flower with minimal cold requirement, so it is ideal for fall and early winter production in mild/warm climates.

Prima is a fragrant, uniform series for the gift and pot plant market with showy flowers held well above the foliage.

• Pageant flowers from October to December

• Market-leading F1 hybrid series

• Flowering season and plant habit are extremely uniform

• Uniform and floriferous with large, dense flower heads

• Very compact plants with small foliage, making high-density pack production possible

• Very fragrant • Tight flowering window across all colors makes handling and shipping easier and more cost-effective

• Extra-early-flowering habit means substantial savings in heating costs • Flowers are 2 inches in diameter over very compact plants with small foliage • Hybrid vigor, allowing seed to be sown in August and ready for shipping in February

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Apricot

Blue

Bright Pink

Carmine Rose Improved

Lilac

Bright Rose Shades

Deep Carmine Rose

Lemon Yellow

Red

White

Mid Blue

Red Bicolor

Rose Pink Bicolor

Scarlet

White with Yellow Eye

Yellow Shades

Pink

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Rosanna

SuperNova

Primula acaulis

Primula polyantha

Primrose • Primax® • F1

Primrose • Standard• F1

A unique product with rosebud-shaped flowers for the gift pot and pot plant market.

Good for sales in containers or as a bedding plant, SuperNova provides uniform results and an excellent show of color. F1 hybrid quality at its best results in vigorous plants with consistent uniformity in the greenhouse, at retail and in the landscape.

• Good for impulse sales • Very effective in flower pouches • Vibrant, attractive color range

• Fall flowering for autumn sales when potted early; spring flowering when potted late and grown cold

• Nicely proportioned, uniform habit

• Can be marketed as a pot plant or bedding plant

• Recommended for 4 inch pots

• Large, showy umbels on sturdy multiple stems • High germination and seedling vigor • Exceptionally uniform across colors in habit and flowering time • Compact habit for production in both packs and pots

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Apricot Shades

Pink Shades

Rose Pink Shades

Scarlet Improved

White Improved

Yellow Shades

• Earliest series on the market

Blue

Cream

Fire

Golden Yellow

Pink

Purple Bicolor

Red

Rose Bicolor

Sky Blue

White

Yellow

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Sunbright Kids

CUT FLOWERS

Helianthus annuus nanus Sunflower • Natural, Primax® • F1 • F1 hybrid quality for uniform plant habit • Pollenless for no-mess indoor usage and long-lasting shelf-life • Attractive up-facing flowers • Bred for multiple uses: 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 10 inches See page 106 for all other sunflowers

Sinningia

With an international reputation for bringing major breakthroughs to the cut flower marketplace, Sakata’s cut flower assortment provides real economic advantages in production and distribution. Our marketleading lisianthus is a good example, with series bred for precisely-timed production in various parts of the world, in various seasons. Our new Vincent® sunflower is another example of a superior product that is tightly programmed for efficient, profitable production and great end user satisfaction. Our dedication to this category is steadfast and we look forward to bringing you more high-performing products.

FEATURES:

See page 68 for gloxinia

Red Robin Lycopersicon esculentum

Aster page 85

Miniature Tomato • performax® Red Robin is a perfect choice for patio containers and hanging baskets. Plants are loaded with small, tasty tomatoes for weeks on end and have immediate retail appeal. • An ornamental dwarf tomato bearing small fruit with excellent flavor • Compact growth with a good branching habit

Lisianthus page 92

• Suitable for 5 inch pots, hanging baskets and patio containers • Size of fruit is approximately 1 inch in diameter • Fruits turn bright red approximately 100 days after sowing Red Robin Sunflower page 106

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Blue Horizon Ageratum houstonianum Floss Flower • Pelleted • F1 The first F1 triploid ageratum strain for cut flower cultivation. Due to the triploid breeding, Blue Horizon has larger blooms than traditional ageratum, is very vigorous and is easy to produce. • Tall growing, with strong, sturdy stems and numerous branches • Very high flower productivity • Grows about 30 inches tall with a spread of about 8 inches Blue

Antirrhinum See page 102 for snapdragon

Aster With sprays of tightlypacked flowers, our well-loved asters have rigid stems and long-lasting blooms. These series are fusarium tolerant and easily programmed with various growing techniques.

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Bonita

Serenade

Callistephus chinensis

Callistephus chinensis

Aster • Standard

Blue

PVPAF

Bonita has beautiful, fully-double pompon flowers that color completely. The flowers are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact and have flower size that is similar to Matsumoto. Bonita crop time is 1 week longer than Matsumoto.

Aster • Standard Callistephus Serenade is highly tolerant of fusarium. Each stem has many small, rounded flowers with yellow centers. • Serenade has high fusarium tolerance like our Matsumoto series • Production cycle approximately 14 weeks (100 days) from sowing in spring or from the actual production date, if day length manipulation techniques are applied

• Flower centers color completely • 2 inch diameter flowers remain attractive when aging Pink

• Fusarium tolerance is similar to Matsumoto

PVPAF

• No need to remove the main flower bud but stem presentation is better if bud is removed

• Spray habit with an abundance of semi-double flowers on a single stem • The Serenade series offers a wide range of colors with flowers measuring 1.25 inches in diameter

• Fits easily in a production program with Matsumoto

Rose

Scarlet

Mix

White PVPAF

Blue

Blue Tipped White

Deep Rose

Red

Rose

Rose Tipped White

Scarlet

White

Yellow

US 200000277

Matsumoto Callistephus chinensis Aster • Standard

Apricot

Blue

Blue Tipped White

Light Blue

Pink

Red

Rose

Scarlet

White

PVPAF

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Matsumoto is a fusarium-tolerant aster. This series is easy to program and to manipulate stem height with various growing techniques. • Fusarium tolerant • Matsumoto is offered in a wide range of colors • Flower size is 2 inches in diameter with a distinct yellow center • Strong, long stems with an upright flowering habit

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• Production cycle will be approximately 14 weeks (100 days) from sowing in spring or when produced with day length manipulation techniques • Height 2 to 2.5 feet

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Champion

Century

Campanula medium annuum

Celosia argentea plumosa

Bellflower • Pelleted • F1

Blue

Champion is a well-known cut flower series that can also be grown as a Valentine’s and Mother’s Day holiday pot plant. Champion has excellent vase life.

Fire

Available in 4 colors and a mix, Century celosia produces 12 inch long flower plumes on strong stems. • Extra early and easy to grow

• Annual blooming habit – only requires day length manipulation and moderate growing temperatures (55°F/13°C)

• Large plumes on strong stems • Flowers approximately 80 days after sowing

• Champion can be cropped 6 to 12 months of the year, depending on geography

Lavender Improved

• Sturdy branching for large containers and flower beds

Red

Mix

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

• Using good growing techniques and plant growth regulators, Champion can be produced for sales in early spring and other special dates such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

• Can be used for commercial cut flowers with tight spacing of 4 inches on center

Pink

White

Rose

Yellow

Chief

Champion Pro

Celosia argentea cristata

Campanula medium annuum Bellflower • Pelleted • F1

Lavender

Celosia • Standard

Carmine

Chief can be direct sown in the cut flower bed or field and is very well suited to production in areas with high temperatures.

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.

• Produces large, uniform, globe-shaped flower heads

• More color on each stem

• Very uniform growth pattern

• Use as filler or focal point • Smaller-size flowers with harder flower petals than Champion, therefore easier to transport

Celosia • Standard

• Highly suitable for cut flowers during periods of high temperature Deep Blue

Light Pink

• Dense plantings produce strong stems and high quality cut flowers

Mix

Fire

• Thinner, flexible stems weigh less so lower transportation costs • Higher germination rate and more usable plugs • Does not require vernalization to initiate flowers • Optimum growing temperature is 55°F/13°C Pink

White

Gold

Red

Rose

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Prestige Scarlet

Candle

Celosia argentea cristata

Delphinium elatum

Celosia • Standard

Delphinium • Standard • F1

Prestige Scarlet produces an abundance of large, vivid flower heads at every node and makes a long-lasting show of color.

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 59°F (15°C) 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.

• Produces 3 inch cockscomb flower heads • Scarlet flower heads complement the dark bronze-green leaf color • A striking bedding plant in summer and fall

Scarlet

• Heat tolerant and carefree in the garden

Lavender Shades

Violet Shades

• Very early and uniform blooming

• Good cut flower

• Suitable for tunnel, greenhouse and open field production

• Plants grow 12 to 24 inches tall, depending on climate

• Extremely stable and specially bred for short-day production schedules • F1 hybrid vigor guarantees good results from subsequent flushes following first harvest Blue Shades

Grace

White Shades

Eustoma

Clarkia amoena Godetia • Standard • F1

Lavender

Grace is an F1 hybrid cut flower with excellent uniformity and a broad range of colors. Grace produces lots of flowering stems and has tremendous vase life.

See page 92 for lisianthus

• Produces cut flowers, measuring 2 to 3 feet in height • Lateral branching produces up to 15 stems each, carrying 5 to 6 solid clusters of blooms • The branching and flower formation make Grace suitable for highdensity packing and shipping over long distances

Mix

Lavender with Eye

Godetia See page 90 for clarkia

• This variety, depending on climate, can be grown year-round with the use of day length manipulation • Grace grows best in dry climates with cool temperatures • Best grown at 60-65°F (15-18°C) in the day and 50°F (10°C) at night • Ideal temperature should not exceed 75°F (25°C) • This is an excellent cut flower for home gardens, as well as for mail order and the retail packet trade

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Salmon

Helianthus See page 106 for sunflower

Shell Pink

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Borealis Eustoma grandiflorum Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Apricot

• 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 Blue

Pink

Green

White

Yellow

Echo Eustoma grandiflorum Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Champagne

• Group I / Standard Double Flower • The world’s first 100% all-double, large-flowered lisianthus for cut flower production • Spray type • Flower stalks are strong and easily support the large flowers

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• A superb, popular double-flowering series • Plant height is approximately 28 inches in summer

Blue

Pink

Lavender

Pink Picotee

Pure White

Yellow

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Excalibur

Flamenco

Eustoma grandiflorum

Eustoma grandiflorum

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Blue Picotee

Excalibur was bred for ease of production and is suitable for growing in equatorial areas where temperatures are a bit higher than standard for lisianthus. Works well in forcing as a group II.

• 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 3 weeks later than Polestar

• Strong stem quality • More usable flower buds • Good vase life

Blue Rim Supreme

• Group II / Standard Single Flower

• Group II / Standard Double Flower • Top flowering, lowering the risk of flower botrytis while sleeved

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Pure White

Green

Lime Green

• Flowers 2 weeks earlier than Mirage (Group III) • Flamenco performs well under warm, long-day conditions

• Easy to grow and achieves sufficient height • Advantageous medium-sized double flowers • A real Pure White color contrasting nicely with dark green and strong foliage • Flower timing is Group II but slightly earlier than Flamenco or Mariachi® • Quick and uniform plug performance

Pink Rim

Purple

White

• Less sensitivity to rosette • Suitable for production in low latitudes

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Mariachi®

Mariachi® Grande White

Eustoma grandiflorum

Eustoma grandiflorum

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Carmine

Mariachi® features extra-double, large flowers that resemble camellia flowers. This high quality quadruple flower has a perfect form for mixed or straight bouquets. Mariachi® is suitable for early spring to summer harvest.

• Ideal for late spring sowing and autumn harvest schedules

• Group II / Standard Quadruple Flower

• Excellent rose-shaped flower heads, with thick petals for long-lasting shelf life and easy transportation

• Flower size is 2 to 2¾ inches in diameter • Ideal for winter sowing and summer harvest schedules • Flowering response time is similar to Flamenco

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1 Mariachi® Grande White is similar to a camellia in its flower form, with a quadruple, fully-double flower for high quality mixed or straight bouquets.

Lavender

Blue

• Excellent rose-shaped flower heads, with thick petals for long-lasting shelf life and easy transportation

• Plant height: 2.8 to 3.2 feet • The flower color, subject to growing temperatures, is ivory white to clear white • Higher temperatures promote clear white color

• Plant height is 2.5 to 3.2 feet

• An excellent supplement to the Echo series, as this variety produces long, rigid stems for production outside the Echo flowering season

Lilac Picotee

Lime Green

Misty Blue

• When sown simultaneously in winter for summer harvests, Mariachi® Grande White will flower approximately 3 to 4 weeks later when compared to Echo White

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Misty Pink

Pink

Pure White

Yellow Improved

Pink Picotee

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Piccolo 1

Rosita® 1

Eustoma grandiflorum

Eustoma grandiflorum

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Apricot

Piccolo 1 is in Group I like Polestar but has a more delicate flower size.

Green

Rosita®, along with Excalibur, is the standard in double-flowered lisianthus. With thick petals and strong stems, it’s easy to transport the flowers without botrytis problems. Rosita 1 is suitable for spring flowering.

• Group I / Spray Single Flower • Today’s market standard in single-flowered lisianthus

• Group I / Spray Double Flower

• Best botrytis resistance • Best lisianthus series for trouble-free transportation due to smaller cup size and harder flower petals

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

• Thick flower petals and top flowering reduce botrytis problems during transportation Blue Rim

Lime Green

• Sturdy stems and long vase life

• Medium-sized, rose-shaped flowers

Blue

Pink Picotee

• “A rose without thorns”

• Widest color range

• Excellent vase life with more usable buds • Heavy quality even with early flowering • Group I like Echo Pink Rim

Yellow

Rose Pink

White

PicColo 2 Eustoma grandiflorum Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Deep Rose

This is the standard for single-flowered lisianthus. Because of the smaller cup size and hard flower petals, problems with botrytis in transportation are much less problematic. Piccolo 2 is ideal for the summer season or for year-round production with artificial light. • Group II / Spray Single Flower • The market standard for single-flowered lisianthus • Best botrytis resistance

Deep Blue

Lime Green

• Best lisianthus series for trouble-free transportation due to smaller cup size and harder flower petals • Sturdy stems and long vase life • Widest color range • Group II like Flamenco but with more delicate flower size Pure White

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Rosita® 2

Rosita® 3

Eustoma grandiflorum

Eustoma grandiflorum

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Blue

Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1

Rosita®, along with Excalibur, is the standard in double-flowered lisianthus. With thick petals and strong stems, it’s easy to transport the flowers without botrytis problems. Rosita 2 and 3 are suitable for spring and early summer flowering.

Rosita®, along with Excalibur, is the standard in double-flowered lisianthus. With thick petals and strong stems, it’s easy to transport the flowers without botrytis problems. Rosita 2 and 3 are suitable for spring and early summer flowering.

• Group II / Spray Double Flower

• Group III / Spray Double Flower

• Thick flower petals and top flowering reduce botrytis problems during transportation

Green

Apricot

• Thick flower petals and top flowering reduce botrytis problems during transportation

• Medium-sized, rose-shaped flowers

• Medium-sized, rose-shaped flowers

• “A rose without thorns”

• “A rose without thorns”

• Excellent vase life with more usable buds

• Excellent vase life with more usable buds

• Heavy quality though early flowering

• Heavy quality even with early flowering

Hot Lips

Jade

White

Pink

Yellow

Misty Pink

Wonderous 1 Pink

Purple

Rose Pink

Eustoma grandiflorum Lisianthus • Pelleted • F1 Wonderous has very unique flower colors. The flowers are pollenless and have an excellent vase life. • Group I / Standard Single Flower • Thick flower petals and top flowering result in fewer botrytis infections

Sapphire (Blue)

White

Yellow

• Totally new series with new colors and unique color patterns

Light Brown

• Excellent flower quality with long vase life due to pollenless flowers

Purple

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Calima

Victoria

Antirrhinum majus

Ranunculus asiaticus Buttercup • Standard • F1

Orange Shades

Snapdragon • standard • F1

Victoria was the first F1 hybrid ranunculus series for cut flower production.

• Group III and IV flowering

• Known for excellent uniformity and reliable productivity

• Easily managed for the grower

• Produces an abundance of colorful, irresistible blooms

• Thick, strong flower stems with excellent stem length

• Popular as an early spring cut flower

• Extra-large flower spikes with very bright colors

Ivory White

• Bred for equator-based production areas Scarlet Shades

• Quick cycle turn with very high quality

Admiral

Deep Rose

Pure White

Antirrhinum majus

Pink

Red

Yellow

Snapdragon • standard • F1 • Early-flowering variety belonging to Group I

Cheerful

• Very uniform growth and flowering under short day conditions in winter • Recommended sowing from August 1 to November 15 in Northern Hemisphere

Matthiola incana

• Expected cropping from December 15 to May 1 in Northern Hemisphere • Bright, clear flower colors

Stock • Standard

• Tightly-spaced florets on long flower spikes

Stocks are a long-standing cut flower favorite because of their incredible fragrance and form. Stocks require cool temperatures for optimum flowering and quality, but Cheerful is an early-flowering series that requires less cooling to initiate flowering. Cheerful is generally 1 to 3 weeks earlier flowering than our Mid Cheerful series, depending on temperature.

Mix

• 90% of the plants produce double flowers without seedling selection for a more cost-effective crop

Yellow

White

• Produces voluminous, highly-scented blooms about 2 inches across Crimson

Pink

Pink Bicolor

• Extra-early flowering in cool climates • 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

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Mid Cheerful

Vivas

Matthiola incana

Matthiola incana

Stock • Standard

Yellow

Stock • Standard

The Mid Cheerful series offers the same level of double flowers as Cheerful but flowers 1 to 3 weeks later than Cheerful if sown at the same time.

The Vivas series was bred to initiate flowers at relatively mild temperatures, eliminating the cold treatment necessary for most series.

• With this variety, 90% of the plants produce double flowers without seedling selection for a more cost-effective crop

• Requires little to no cold treatment

Clear Lavender

Light Pink

Salmon Pink

• Earlier to flower than other series

White

• Large, showy florets with bright, clear, crisp colors

• For cool locations, we recommend sowing in mid-July for harvesting in mid-October

• Selectable cotyledons to identify doubles • Pubescent leaves for fewer insect problems

• 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)

Quartet

• Easy to cultivate for correct stem length • High uniformity in plant habit • Strong stems with non-branching, deep green, fresh foliage

Matthiola incana Stock • Standard

Apricot Improved

Strong stems support a beautiful spray of flowers, which make Quartet an excellent cut flower. The variety features an early blooming habit with sweetly-scented flowers. Stock Quartet is a retail and consumer hit and ideally suited for bouquets.

Iron

Quartet is also a popular spring bedding plant in some markets.

Matthiola incana

• Spray-type stock

Stock • Standard

Pink

• Early to bloom, with approximately 55% double-flowering plant ratio without seedling selection

The Iron series is an innovative type of high-quality stock producing tight flower spikes on heads that do not stretch at the top. Iron is aptly named for its strong stems and robust growth.

• Cut flowers can be sold in single bouquets

• Very hard, strong stems

• Requires pinching of the first flower bud to force secondary bud development and spray-style flowers

Rose

Blue

• Highly decorative filler when used in mixed bouquets • Strong stems with pubescent leaves

• Very tightly spaced florets • Early-mid season flowering

Deep Lavender

• Can initiate flowers at relatively mild temperatures (55-60 F°; can be produced in greenhouses and hoop houses)

• Produces a profusion of highly-scented blooms, measuring approximately 2 inches in diameter • Flowers 1 to 3 weeks later than Cheerful, depending on cultural conditions

Blue

Apricot

White

Rose

Cherry Blossom

Lavender

Marine

Purple

Red

Rose

• Suitable for a 6 inch or gallon pot sales program with the use of plant growth regulators

Yellow

White

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Sunbright Helianthus annuus Sunflower • Standard, Primax® • F1 Sunbright was bred for early flowering under short day conditions and low temperatures. Therefore, they excel in autumn/winter/spring and are very usable when the days are shorter and temperatures are lower. All of Sakata’s sunflowers are of uniflora type and pollen free. • F1 hybrid quality • Pollenless, uniflora type • Good for winter flowering in cooler greenhouses under short day conditions • Bred for large flower production under low nitrogen, low light level and low temperature conditions • Blooms 50 days from sowing under short days • Blooms approximately 70 to 80 days from sowing under long days of summer and is related to day length and temperature • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor production systems • Uniform and vigorous under low temperature and short days • Holds up extremely well in long distance shipping • Less susceptible to botrytis at harvesting stage Sunbright

Sunflower Since Sakata first brought F1 hybrid sunflowers to the market in 1987, we’ve focused our breeding efforts on pollenless, uniflora varieties that perform under short day conditions and lower temperatures. With the introduction of Vincent® this year, we’ve taken a major step forward in sunflower breeding. Vincent was bred to be more day length neutral for greater flexibility in programming, allowing growers to produce high quality crops early, mid and late season.

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Sunbright Supreme

Vincent®

Helianthus annuus

Helianthus annuus

Sunflower • F1

Sunflower • F1

Like Sunbright, Sunbright Supreme is a tall cut flower variety bred for early flowering under short day conditions and low temperatures.

This brand-new series is a major step forward in sunflower breeding. Vincent® was bred to be less sensitive to day length for greater flexibility in programming, allowing growers to produce high quality crops early, mid and late season.

Compared to Sunbright, Sunbright Supreme is less sensitive to cold temperatures and flowers earlier. Flowers also have more rounded petals.

• Pollenless, uniflora type

Vincent’s Choice features the well-loved combination of a brown center and deep orange petals while Vincent’s Fresh has a crisp, green center, which is a clear alternative to current selections.

• Sunbright Supreme is a short day response variety and more responsive (quicker flowering) under short day conditions than Sunbright

• An extra ring of rounded, overlapping petals for better-filled, more attractive flower heads and an increased percentage of saleable stems

• Uniform and vigorous under low temperature and short days

• Flowers face upwards on strong stems and necks

• Blooms approximately 50 days from sowing under short winter days

• Pollenless flower heads stay clean all through the distribution channel

• Blooms approximately 70 days from sowing under long days of summer and is related to day length and temperature

• More day length neutral for greater flexibility in programming

• F1 hybrid quality

• Shorter crop cycle than competitive varieties and concentrated harvest mean increased margins

• Suitable for both indoor and outdoor production systems • Less susceptible to botrytis at harvest stage • Holds up extremely well in long distance shipping

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• Better height under short days; doesn’t get too tall under long days

• Strong flower stems and necks for upward-facing flower heads • Very well suited for production of dwarf-type flowers used in bouquets

Vincent®’s Choice

Sunbright Supreme

• Strong seedling and plant vigor • Also well-suited for producing dwarf-type flowers for bouquets

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VEGETATIVE Because Sakata licenses our vegetative genetics to multiple sales outlets, we may not be the first name you think of when considering vegetative assortments. While our portfolio continues to expand, the quality and performance of our breeding is second to none and our success is recognized year-in and year-out in trials and greenhouses across the country. Our focus is centered on delivering performance throughout the value chain by meeting the demands of growers, retailers and end consumers. In addition to reliable and awardwinning performance, we also provide in-depth technical advice for all our vegetative products and offer marketing support to assist you in maximizing your sales potential. For 100 years Sakata has been committed to advancing the flower industry. Our past dedication is reflected in our dynamic breeding program and an impressive pipeline of innovative products.

Breeding breakthroughs don’t come around often, but Sakata’s vegetative assortment is a great place to start your search for innovative and award-winning genetics. Calipetite™ is a remarkably well-behaved calibrachoa that is ideal for high-density production, easy to ship and delivers an irresistible offer at retail. SunPatiens® is a revolutionary new category that grows in sun or shade, rain or shine, and provides unmatched color in the garden for three seasons of the year. Easy to grow and unaffected by downy mildew, more and more growers are converting to SunPatiens and watching their sales grow as a result. SuperCal® is a whole new genus with the best traits of petunia and calibrachoa rolled up into one super performer called petchoa. Featuring stronger roots, larger flowers and exceptional heat tolerance, it’s another fine example of Sakata products that provide value to growers, retailers and consumers alike.

FEATURES:

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SunPatiens® page 115

SuperCal® page 121

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Calipetite™ Calibrachoa x hybrida Calibrachoa This completely NEW series is something to shout about! Calipetite™ is a tight, dense ball of color that doesn’t need any PGRs. Let us repeat, NO PGRs. Blooms under short days and is a dynamite 3-in-1 product. Try it in a 4 inch, quart, 306 or a 7 to 8 inch color bowl. • NEW series with 5 brilliant colors

Calipetite (left) vs. traditional calibrachoa

• Perfect end cap item in a 7 to 8 inch color bowl • Ideal for 3-in-1 combos • High pH tolerance (+7.2) prevents yellow foliage • Naturally compact = NO PGRs • Very dense mounding habit compared to typical leggy calibrachoa • Easy to ship and maintains compact habit at retail • Blooms under short days

Blue Improved

Pink

White Improved

Yellow Improved

PPAF SAKCAL106

PPAF SAKCAL108

Red Improved

PPAF SAKCAL104

PPAF SAKCAL105

PPAF SAKCAL107

Calipetite™ Calipetite™ is a real breakthrough in Calibrachoa breeding. It is a naturally compact mound of color that doesn’t require any growth regulators or supplemental lighting. This sweet series is ideal for color bowls, ships well and has long-lasting retail shelf appeal.

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Stained Glassworks™ Solenostemon x hybrida Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train Part of the Stained Glassworks™ series of full-sun-tolerant coleus, Burgundy Wedding Train is aptly named. This vegetative coleus has a trailing habit and is easy to grow. • Burgundy leaves edged in lime • This is a smaller leaved coleus that plays well with other plants

Burgundy Wedding Train US PP17,003 Kakegawa CE10

• Forms full mounds that trail over containers or in the garden • Can be pinched or sheared as needed to control the shape • Stained Glassworks™ is a trademark of Paul Ecke Ranch Emerald and Snow Emerald and Snow is an upright landscape coleus and part of the Stained Glassworks™ series of full-sun-tolerant coleus. • Emerald green foliage with splashes of white mixes well with other plants • This upright coleus grows 24 to 36 inches tall • Can be pinched or sheared for desired shape • Stained Glassworks™ is a trademark of Paul Ecke Ranch

Emerald and 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. • Excellent in mixed containers and beds • Thrives in heat and humidity • Nice glossy foliage • Can be grown in a variety of container sizes including 4 to 6 inch pots and combination planters • Typical crop time is 16 to 18 weeks, including time in propagation

Orange Marmalade

These remarkable plants represent a breeding breakthrough: robust, sun-loving, heat-loving New Guinea-type impatiens that thrive in full sun or part shade and deliver continuous color from spring through frost. Unaffected by downy mildew, SunPatiens® are an excellent alternative to seed impatiens, offering non-stop color and robust coverage in semi-shaded areas.

Choose from three distinct habits in 18 colors that perform in sun or shade, rain or shine. • • • •

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Sunpatiens® spreading

Sunpatiens® Compact

Impatiens x hybrida hort

Impatiens x hybrida hort SunPatiens®

SunPatiens® Blush Pink

US PP19,597 SAKIMP013

Coral

US PP19,622 SAKIMP009

Deep Rose

US PP21,753 SAKIMP017

With shorter internodes and excellent branching, the Compact series is bred for smaller container production and retail appeal. These dense, well-branched plants can grow 24 to 36 inches in height and width and are the ideal SunPatiens® series for general retail assortments.

Carmine Red

Corona

Salmon

Blush Pink

Coral (variegated leaf)

Lavender

Magenta

Orange

Pink

Red

White Improved

PPAF SAKIMP022

US PP21,014 SAKIMP008

US PP19,500 SAKIMP005

Spreading SunPatiens® are ideal for baskets, containers and in the landscape where fast coverage is needed. Spreading SunPatiens feature a mounding habit versus the upright V-shape of the Vigorous series. This series can grow 30 to 40 inches tall and up to 36 inches wide in the garden.

White

US PP21,768 SAKIMP018

Electric Orange

Lilac

Orange

White Improved

PPAF SAKIMP025

US PP19,498 SAKIMP011

SunPatiens® Compact Electric Orange PPAF SAKIMP025

US PP19,392 SAKIMP012

Magenta

US PP21,769 SAKIMP016

PPAF SAKIMP027

SunPatiens® Spreading Corona US PP21,014 SAKIMP008

Sunpatiens® Vigorous Impatiens x hybrida hort SunPatiens®

PPAF SAKIMP023

US PP19,593 SAKIMP015

US PP19,501 SAKIMP006

The Vigorous series provides outstanding performance where fastgrowing, massive color is essential. Ideal in large landscapes and municipal plantings, these plants can grow 36 to 48 inches tall in the landscape. This is an ideal product for 60 to 70 mm landscape-ready liners or larger container production. New plantings root fast and fill in rapidly and develop strong stems for long-lasting displays that hold up well in rain and wind. US PP17,662 Misato FG3

US PP17,708 Misato FG1

US PP17,663 Misato G2

US PP22,516 SAKIMP021

US PP19,616 SAKIMP010

SunPatiens® Vigorous Orange US PP17,663 Misato G2

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Cape Daisy™

Magic Carpet™

Osteospermum x hybrida

Mecardonia Mecardonia

Osteospermum

A tough, durable plant that is loaded with a continuous supply of bright yellow flowers all season long. Magic Carpet™ features a semi-mounding habit that presents well at retail. Because it is both frost and heat tolerant, it is an ideal season extender for early and late sales.

Our Cape Daisy™ osteo series features core main colors as well as unique novelties to differentiate your assortment from the mainstream production.

• Extremely early to bloom • Bright yellow blooms blanket plants all season long

Antique Blue

Fire Burst

Mara

Nasinga Purple

Nasinga White

Nuanza Copper Purple

Purple

Purple Illusion

Terra Cotta

PPAF SAKOST8076

PPAF SAKOST8433

US PP20,522 SAKOST3586

• Core colors and novelties with large flowers in a range of intense colors Yellow

PPAF SAKMEC002

• Mounding habit with good greenhouse and garden performance • Tolerates a wide range of production conditions • Can be produced in 6 to 8 inch pots as well as patio planters and mixed containers

• Durable along garden paths, in high traffic areas and between pavers

AKNAPURIM

AKNAWHIM

US PP18,958 SAKCADNUCOP

• Superb in baskets and as a component plant in mixed containers • Can be produced in pints or quarts

Yellow

PPAF SAKMEC002 PPAF SAKOST8181

PPAF SAKOST8436

US PP22,628 SAKOST8077

Lucky Antique Blue

Oxalis sp.

PPAF SAKOST8076

Clover Lucky’s bronze leaves with deep purple backs and bright yellow flowers add contrast to mixed containers. It is also a striking specimen plant. This sterile ornamental clover thrives in warm temperatures and works well for summer sales.

Cascadia Daisy

• Mounded to trailing habit

Osteospermum x hybrida

• Lucky is sterile so is non-invasive • Can be grown in 4 to 8 inch pots, baskets or larger containers

Osteospermum

• Typical crop timing is 9 to 17 weeks (including time in propagation)

Bred for use in hanging baskets, Cascadia opens up a new market segment for osteos. • First commercial osteospermum series with a true trailing habit Lucky

• Flowers always face out for greater color impact • Good heat tolerance of 68°F

Pink

US PP21,087 SAKOST3441

• Ideal for hanging baskets

Lucky

Pink

US PP21,087 SAKOST3441

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Crescendo™ Osteospermum x hybrida Osteospermum

Compact Purple

Dawn Blush

Primrose

Yellow

US PP18,981 Kakegawa AU19

US PP20,715 SAKOST190

Light Purple

US PP22,287 SAKOST022

Crescendo™ is a vigorous summer osteo with exceptional heat tolerance for later-season sales. The semi-mounding habit makes them ideal for baskets and containers as well as combinations and beds. • Maintains large flowers and stays in bloom through summer heat • This early series is a vigorous grower with a semi-mounding habit • Can be produced in 6 to 10 inch pots and hanging baskets

US PP18,980 Kakegawa AU20

US PP15,816 SAKOST021

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 mean outstanding garden performance all season. • Compact, mounding habit that’s extremely well branched • Strong garden performance – flowers through summer heat in many areas

SuperCal®

Copper Yellow

US PP19,566 Saksiscopye

• Flowers remain open in low light levels • This early blooming series is very uniform and easy to grow and tolerates a range of production conditions • No pinch and less PGRs required • Good in 4 to 6 inch pots, baskets and combination planters

TM

Bicolor Purple

US PP15,761 Kakegawa AU10

SAKSISCAP

Pink Bicolor

White

Yellow Glow

US PP16,978 Kakegawa AU17

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Copper Apricot

Golden Yellow

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AKZAPIB

Copper Yellow

US PP19,566 Saksiscopye

Purple

US PP16,979 Kakegawa AU16

SuperCal® delivers value to growers, retailers and consumers because its breakthrough intergeneric breeding combines the best qualities of petunias and calibrachoa into one unique series. Non-sticky foliage, large flowers, healthy vigor and exceptional heat tolerance deliver the performance consumers demand. Use SuperCal to enhance the WOW factor of your combination planters and baskets as well.

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SuperCal®

Supertunia®

Petchoa hybrids

Petunia hybrida

SuperCal®

Petunia

Known for unique colors 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 addition to core spring programs.

Proven Winners® Supertunia® collection of vegetative petunias represent some of the best varieties on the market, ideally suited for hanging baskets and mixed containers. Sakata is pleased to have several varieties of outstanding petunias in this collection.

Royal Velvet

White

Royal Magenta

PP16,588P2 Temari

US PP14,037P3 Kakegawa S36

US PP18,698 Kakegawa S84

• Outstanding performers in containers, hanging baskets and beds • Extremely free flowering with blooms over the whole plant

• Early flowering and low temperature requirement for cost-effective production

• Very good weather tolerance over a wide climate range

• Strong roots minimize disease and pH problems

• Day length neutral, able to flower under short days

• Looks great at retail and performs extremely well in the garden through the heat of summer

Raspberry Blast

• Striking tones and colors

• Features large flowers in vibrant colors

• Better heat tolerance than both petunia and calibrachoa

Cotton Candy/ Bubble Gum

US PP13,887 Kakegawa S28

US PP13,862 Kakegawa S30

• Continuous blooming through the season

Artist Rose

Blue

Blushing Pink

Cherry

Neon Rose

Pink Ice

Purple

Terra Cotta

Vanilla Blush

Velvet

Violet

PPAF SAKPXC010

US PP21013 SAKPXC006

PPAF SAKPXC008

• Supertunia® and Proven Winners® are registered trademarks of Proven Winners, LLC

• Leaves are not sticky so old blooms drop cleanly • Excellent weather tolerance – flowers rebound quickly after rain and conditioned plants are frost tolerant to 25°F • Ideal for baskets and mixed containers as well as beds • Artist Rose, Blushing Pink, Terra Cotta and Vanilla Blush feature a more upright habit, whereas the others are semi-trailing

US PP21,853 SAKPXC007

US PP19,129 Kakegawa S90

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US PP19,130 Kakegawa S89

US PP19,122 Kakegawa S91

PPAF SAKPXC009

US PP21,245 SAKPXC005

Royal Velvet

US PP13,887 Kakegawa S28

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Sun Dance™

Duet™

Portulaca oleracea

Portulaca oleracea Portulaca

Candy Stripe

Golden Sunrise

US PP14,149 Kakegawa CY2

Red on Yellow

Portulaca This new series of vegetative portulaca has a semi-mounding, upright habit so Sun Dance™ makes a strong retail presentation and colorful show in the garden.

Duet™ is a vegetative portulaca with the widest range of bi-colored flowers available. • Single flowers in eye-catching bicolors

• Upright habit in proportion to pot for strong retail appeal

• Trailing habit is good for groundcover, containers and hanging baskets

• Large flowers stay open longer into the early evening for greater consumer satisfaction Rose Improved

US PP16,152 Kakegawa CY4

Rose ‘n Yellow

Cherry Red

PPAF SAKPOR002

• Extremely heat tolerant, providing color throughout the summer • Excellent season extender • Recommended for pints, quarts, gallons and baskets

Gold

Lemon

Rose

White

PPAF SAKPOR004

PPAF SAKPOR005

Pink

PPAF SAKPOR003

Candy Stripe PPAF SAKPOR001

PPAF SAKPOR006

Summer Joy™ Portulaca oleracea Portulaca

Orange

Pink

Wine Red

Yellow

US PP12,328P2 Kakegawa CY5

Scarlet

US PP12,277P2 Summer Joy Pink US PP12,244P2 Summer Joy Scarlet

Summer Joy™ is a vegetative series of portulaca with large single flowers. • A vigorous, spreading habit that is good as a groundcover and in baskets or containers • Flowers are 2 to 2.5 inches across • Flowers stay open in the heat of the day and remain open later into the evening

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VEGETABLE Sakata Home Grown is the newest sales division of Sakata Seed America and offers the finest vegetable varieties selected from the world-renowned breeding programs of Sakata Seed and Chriseed. We distribute our seed via wholesale and retail dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Sakata Home Grown is committed to offering you dedicated customer service, comprehensive support and superior products. We work closely with the Ornamentals sales division to bring you the best Sakata has to offer! For more information about Sakata Home Grown, visit www.sakata.com

On the following pages, we’ve showcased some of our favorites from the Sakata Home Grown collection. Not only are they easy to grow, but flavorful, healthy and beautiful. For a complete look at all our 150+ home garden offerings covering 33 crop classes, check out our Home Grown vegetable catalog on the Sakata vegetable website.

FEATURES:

Pepper page 133

Bringing Sakata and Chriseed Varieties to the Home Garden Market Squash page 136

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Destiny

Tasty Green

Broccoli

Cucumber

F1 • Compact • Mid-early

F1 • Japanese type • Early

This compact variety has early yields of high-quality, medium-green heads. Destiny performs particularly well for the fall season, producing broccoli with a nice smooth dome, round shape and medium-small beads. The dwarf plants show good heat tolerance.

Sakata’s most popular burpless cucumber and a home garden industry standard. Exterior is dark green with shallow ridges and small white spines, while interior is crisp and white. Fruit grows to about 9 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter and has tender skin and a nice mild flavor. Resistant to powdery mildew and intermediately resistant to downy mildew. Also suited for greenhouse culture.

89 days to maturity (from transplant)

Destiny

US Patent 6,693,229

Tasty Green

60 days to maturity

Savoy King

Dukat

Cabbage Dill

F1 • Semi-savoy • Medium-large An outstanding, well-adapted AAS winner that performs well in a wide variety of conditions. Under mild climates, it may be sown in spring, summer and fall. The heads are large and slightly flat with a short core and dark-green, crinkled leaves. A heavy yielder and good choice for eating raw or cooked. Mid-season maturity

Herb • Spring through fall

Savoy King

Dukat produces much higher yields of foliage than other dill varieties. The dark green, ferny leaves also have a distinct, strong aroma that adds depth to any fish, vegetable or pasta dish. Vigorous plants eventually reach 30 to 40 inches tall and are topped with very large umbels. Suitable for summer culture as well as the typical spring and fall. 70 days to maturity

Santo Cilantro (Coriander) Herb • Spring through fall

Dukat

Santo is a fast-growing yet remarkably slow-bolting strain of this highly popular herb. A uniform selection with broad, highly aromatic leaves that are sturdier than standard strains. Multiple cuts can be made under long days. Use the leaves as the herb cilantro and harvest the seeds for the spice coriander. Organic and non-organic seeds available. 60 days to maturity

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Green Lance

Lilliput

Kale

Melon

F1 • Chinese type • Adaptable

F1 • Cantaloupe • Personal-sized

This hybrid Chinese kale, or gai lan, is a popular vegetable in Southern Asia. It resembles a small version of broccoli, with slender stalks that are harvested and sold in bunches when 2 or 3 flowers open. It likes humidity but can be grown nearly anywhere if soil is kept moist. About 10 days earlier than OP types, with thicker stems. After main stem is cut, it branches freely for extended harvests.

Lilliput is a unique personal-sized, miniature Eastern melon. It offers very high sugars and fragrance that combine for a wonderful flavor. The firm, dark orange flesh is maximized by a small, closed center cavity. The exterior begins light green then turns to a yellow-tan color as it ripens. The stem then slips when fully mature. A must-have choice for the home garden. Green Lance

45 days to maturity

Da Vinci

Early to mid-season maturity

Deep Purple

Melon

Mustard

F1 • Specialty type • Orange flesh

ORNAMENTAL EDIBLE

This Italian supermarket-type melon offers firm, crisp flesh with very sweet, aromatic flavors. Oval fruit is lightly netted and has attractive green stripes. The interior is a deep, intense orange with a small, tight seed cavity. Widely adaptable to many regional growing conditions and a fine choice for specialty markets.

Deep Purple features large, long and semi-serrated leaves in a striking deep purple-red color with bright green center vein and leaf underside. The vibrant color contrast is dramatic when added to a salad mix or when combined with flowers in the garden. Easy to grow for home gardeners, market gardeners or bedding plant growers.

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Jambalaya Okra Compact • Green pods Jambalaya okra is an extra-early maturing variety that boasts a very compact plant with small leaves. It offers high yields of very uniform, shiny, dark green pods. An ideal choice for smaller home gardens and the bedding plant trade. Extra-early maturity

PePPER

Jambalaya

Peppers are in the top 10 vegetables for antioxidant power, particularly vitamin C, betacarotene, and bioflavonoids such as lutein. Foods rich in antioxidants have been shown to reduce risks of cancers and heart disease. Peppers are also a good source of fiber.

Longevity Pak Choi F1 • Tatsoi type • Ornamental edible A Tatsoi type, characterized by dark green, glossy leaves that grow in a large, flattened rosette as opposed to the typical upright-growing pak choi with thick stems. It can be picked early and added to spring salad mixes or cooked when fully mature. Plants are tolerant to bolting, slow to wilt and highly ornamental.

Beyond containing high levels of antioxidants, the capsaicin in hot peppers has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Longevity

50-55 days to maturity

The Power List

The following vegetables top the list when it comes to nutrition:

Antioxidants

Carotenoids

Flavonoids

Kale, Spinach, Brussels Sprout, Broccoli, Beet, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Corn

Beta carotene

Quercetin

Carrot, Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Cantaloupe

Onion, Kale, Broccoli

Vitamin C

Lutein

Tomato, Melon, Sweet Pepper, Broccoli

Kale, Collard, Turnip Greens, Corn, Sweet Pepper, Spinach, Cabbage

Selenium Swiss Chard, Onion

Lycopene Tomato, Watermelon

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Red Bull

Mr. Wrinkles

Pepper

Pumpkin

F1 • Bell • Dark green to red

F1 • Large • 20-30 lbs

Bountiful numbers of beautiful candy-apple-red fruit mature from deep green on sturdy plants with excellent cover. The extra-large, blocky fruits boast very thick walls and a crunchy, sweet texture and flavor. Strong plants show resistance to bacterial spot (Xcv) races 1:3. Midseason maturity.

Mr. Wrinkles has deep horizontal “wrinkles,” making it extra spooky for Halloween. This large Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin has excellent dark orange color and thick flesh. The large, thick handles and deeply-ribbed shell, along with exceptional yields, make this one a winner.

70-75 days to maturity (from transplant)

Red Bull

100 days to maturity

Mr. Wrinkles

Cheyenne

Imperial Green

Pepper

Spinach

F1 • Cayenne • Green to red This large-fruited and very attractive cayenne pepper produces high yields of early-maturing fruit on a compact plant. Cheyenne can be harvested 10 days to 2 weeks earlier than the standard varieties on the market. Flavorful fruits are sweet with great cayenne flavor and a nice bite of heat. Harvest green or allow to mature to bright red. For fresh eating or drying. 65 days to maturity (from transplant)

F1 • Asian type • Smooth leaf

Cheyenne

A mid-season Asian spinach that is ideal for fresh markets and home garden. The plant habit is very erect, with long stems and very dark green leaves. Imperial Green shows better bolt tolerance and mildew resistance than similar varieties. A top choice for using in fresh salads, either alone or mixed with other greens. Mid-season maturity

Jalafuego

Celebration

Pepper

Swiss Chard

F1 • JalapeÑo • Dark green to red This is the hottest jalapeño pepper in the market! Jalafuego has a large, vigorous plant with excellent yields of extra-large, smooth and very dark green fruit. The fruit has extra length that makes this new jalapeño perfect for growing conditions that may cause fruit to shorten. Jalafuego is resistant to PVY: 0.1.2, PepMoV and Xcv: 1-3. 70 days to maturity (from transplant)

Imperial Green

F1 • Ornamental edible • multi-colored

Jalafuego

An ideal ornamental edible for specialty markets and for combining with flowering plants at retail and in the landscape. Our strain of multi-colored chard, Celebration, has a high percentage of bright red, yellow, pink and orange petioles, as well as a few white. Uniform plants are topped with glossy, dark-green, semi-savoy leaves. 55-60 days to maturity

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Fiesta Squash F1 • Summer • Zucchini A spineless-type zucchini, popular with the home gardener due to its ease of harvest and reduced fruit damage. The high yields of 7 by 2 inch, cylindrical fruits are a rich blackish-green. Medium-sized, open plants produce relatively early and prolifically. 45 days to maturity

Fiesta

Polaris Squash F1 • Winter • Butternut Polaris is a medium-sized butternut squash that compares well in shape to the industry standard Waltham OP but with superior vigor and uniformity. Cylindrical fruits weigh 3 to 5 pounds and boast a creamy rind with a nutty-flavored, bright orange flesh. Polaris offers high yield potential on a vigorous vine. 100-110 days to maturity

Squash Winter squash is nutrient dense and low calorie. The deeper the flesh color, the higher the amount of beta-carotene it will provide. It also provides more soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol. Much of the nutrient value in summer squash is contained in the skin or immediately under it, so preparation without peeling provides good sources of vitamin C and several B vitamins. 136

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Tivoli Squash F1 • Winter • Spaghetti This AAS-winning hybrid is the first bush-plant spaghetti squash. Tivoli has a small bush habit that offers high yield potential per plant. Fruits are large and oval in shape, measuring 6 by 9.5 inches, with creamy flesh that is very easy to shred with a fork after roasting. Like other bush-habit winter squash varieties, it will produce short vines after the initial fruit set. 98 days to maturity

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Sweet Zen Tomato F1 • Grape • Determinate Sweet Zen is a must for container gardens. Its compact, determinate plant fits into patio gardens well, but unlike other determinate types it can be harvested over a longer period of time. The bright red, grape-type fruits mature early, around 63 days, weigh 0.5 ounces and have good, sweet flavor. Plants are tolerant to heat and are suitable for outdoor or indoor production.

Sweet Zen

62 days to maturity (from transplant)

Sweet Canary Tomato F1 • Grape • Semi-determinate

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Sweet Canary is a semi-determinate vine, yellow grape tomato with early maturity (about 65 days). Firm, sweet fruits are an attractive deep yellow color and weigh an average of 0.5 ounces. Plants are suitable for outdoor or indoor production. Ideal for home gardens, specialty markets and for bedding plant growers looking for a tomato variety for large container sales.

Tomatoes are excellent sources of potassium, folic acid and vitamins A, C and E. Tomatoes also contain important anti-inflammatory nutrients called carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Key tomato carotenoids include beta-carotene and lycopene, in addition to two more recent discoveries: phytoene and phytofluene. The bioflavonoids, which are concentrated in the tomato skin, have been shown to also counteract inflammation and allergic reactions. The main compounds are quercetin and kaempferol.

62 days to maturity (from transplant)

Sweet Canary

Sweet Hearts Tomato F1 • Grape • Indeterminate Sweet Hearts offers elongated oval fruits with a brilliant red color, excellent flavor, texture and good shelf life after harvesting. Vigorous, indeterminate plants produce early (about 60 days) and offer impressive yields with continuous sets and full clusters of excellent quality fruit that resists cracking. Sweet Hearts is adapted for both indoor and outdoor production and offers a great disease package.

Sweet Hearts

60 days to maturity (from transplant)

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Notes

Sweet Million Tomato F1 • Cherry • Indeterminate Sweet Million is a well-established favorite in the home garden and roadside markets. It boasts a balanced, superb, classic cherry tomato flavor and an early maturity. Fruits are very uniform, with an average weight of 0.5 ounces. Indeterminate plants are easy to grow, have strong vigor and produce high yields of firm fruit that show good crack resistance.

Sweet Million

60 days to maturity (from transplant)

Sweet Treats Tomato F1 • Cherry • Indeterminate Sweet Treats is a unique, large-fruited cherry tomato with multiple market options. Fruit are globe-shaped and have a beautiful deep-pink tone, smooth texture and an excellent rich flavor. Fruits weigh around 0.75 to 1 ounces and show good crack resistance. Vigorous, indeterminate plants have very good disease resistance and produce high yields of fruits. 65 days to maturity (from transplant)

Sweet Treats

Red Pride Tomato F1 • Slicing • Determinate This short-stake determinate tomato is a consistent performer and is ideal for the Eastern U.S., particularly the Northeast. It produces goodflavored, large, deep oblate fruit with a good blossom end and strong red color. Red Pride has a relatively late maturity on strong, vigorous plants with good foliar disease resistance. 78 days to maturity (from transplant)

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Red Pride


SEED 10-109 BEDDING 11-58 POT CROPS 59-82 CUT FLOWERS 83-109 VEGETATIVE 110-125 VEGETABLE 126-140

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2012-13 Flower & Vegetable Catalog  

2012-13 Sakata Flower & Vegetable Catalog

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