Growing Around the Globe

Geoff and Maureen Needham

PlantHaven International has expanded its services worldwide, now offering plant breeders across the globe expert assistance bringing new varieties to market.

“With 15 years of experience in the new plant introduction and management business in North America, and now internationally, we take pride in our independence and creativity in crafting solutions that are effective locally and globally,” says Robert Bett, director of horticulture and marketing.

PlantHaven’s clients include a global family of independent breeders, breeding companies and universities. Their cultivars undergo extensive testing and trialing, which ensures consistency and plant worthiness in different climate zones. The company has developed systems and methods allowing it to assemble a unique offering of more than 700 new varieties for the garden and landscape markets.

Breeding programs represented by PHI include Penhow alonsoas, diascias and nemesias; Realflor gaillardias and leucanthemums; University of Hawaii Royal Hawaiian colocasias; North Carolina State University cercis; and Whetman Pinks dianthus.

PlantHaven will officially launch its new international services January 24-27 at IPM Messe Essen in Germany at its stand in Hall 2 Booth 2D13.

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