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Rank 2007 Rank Square Footage Company State Crop Breakdown By Percentage
 1  3 13,650,000 Color Spot Nurseries Inc. CA 56% ornamental bedding plants, 14% shrubs and ornamentals, 13% plugs and propagation, 12% container perennials, 5% flowering potted plants
 2  1  11,950,000
(1.6%)
 Kurt Weiss Greenhouses  NY  40% ornamental bedding plants, 33% flowering potted plants, 10% woody ornamentals, 10% container perennials, 3% potted foliage, 3% plugs and propagation, 1% herbs
 3  2  9,038,700 (7%)  Yoder Brothers Inc.  OH  65% plugs and propagation*, 35% flowering potted plants*
 4  7  6,861,322 (8%)  Costa Nursery Farms  FL  50% potted foliage, 35% ornamental bedding plants,
15% plugs and propagation
 5  5  6,459,891 (73%)  Paul Ecke Ranch  CA  43% flowering potted plants, 30% ornamental bedding plants, 27% plugs and propagation
 6  9  5,200,000  Metrolina Greenhouses  NC  60% ornamental bedding plants, 15% container perennials, 15% plugs and propagation, 10% flowering potted plants
 7  n/a  5,100,000 Rocket Farms  CA 70% flowering potted plants, 10% fresh cut flowers, 10% herbs, 5% potted foliage, 5% vegetables
 8  6  4,834,000 Hines Horticulture  CA  50% woody ornamentals, 25% container perennials,
25% ornamental bedding plants
 9  8  4,822,000 (31%) Speedling Inc.  FL  50% plugs and propagation, 50% vegetables
 10  10  4,712,000 Altman Plants  CA  60% ornamental bedding plants, 35% container perennials, 5% plugs and propagation
 11  23t  4,421,340
(87%)
 GroLink Plant Co.  CA  90% plugs and propagation, 10% flowering potted plants
 12  11  4,100,000  The Sun Valley Group  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 13  20  3,981,800  Bell Nursery  MD  75% ornamental bedding plants, 10% container perennials, 5% flowering potted plants, 5% herbs, 5% vegetables
 14  12  3,868,116  Delray Plants Inc.  FL  100% potted foliage
 15  13  3,700,000*  Nurserymen’s Exchange  CA  85% flowering potted plants*, 10% container perennials*, 5% fresh cut flowers*
 16  14  3,650,000  Kerry’s Bromeliad Nursery  FL  80% flowering potted plants,
20% plugs and propagation
 17t  15  3,500,000*  Milgro Nursery Inc.  CA  90% flowering potted plants*, 10% plugs and propagation*
 17t  17  3,500,000  Green Circle Growers  OH  45% plugs and propagation, 35% ornamental bedding plants, 12% flowering potted plants, 8% potted foliage
 19  16  3,225,000  Matsui Nursery  CA  100% flowering potted plants
 20  19  2,850,000*  Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas  OR  55% flowering potted plants*,
45% woody ornamentals and shrubs*
 21  21  2,600,000  Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses  FL  100% potted foliage
 22  4  2,500,000  Bay City Flowers  CA  80% flowering potted plants, 20% ornamental bedding plants
 23  22  2,500,000*  Mid American Growers  IL  60% ornamental bedding plants*, 25% flowering potted plants*, 10% plugs and propagation*, 5% potted foliage*
 24  25  2,485,600 (11%)  Dallas Johnson Greenhouses  IA  75% ornamental bedding plants, 20% container perennials, 5% flowering potted plants
 25t  23t  2,200,000*  Color Star Growers  CO  80% ornamental bedding plants*, 20% flowering potted plants*

 

Rank 2007 Rank Square Footage Company State Crop Breakdown By Percentage
 25t  26  2,200,000  Tagawa Greenhouses  CO  50% plugs and propagation, 25% ornamental bedding plants, 25% flowering potted plants
 27  27  2,103,105  Floral Plant Growers LLC  WI  60% ornamental bedding plants, 17% container perennials, 10% flowering potted plants, 10% plugs and propagation, 2% vegetables, 1% herbs
 28  32  1,941,739 (11%)  Deleon’s Bromeliads  FL  100% bromeliads and orchids
 29  31  1,829,520  Wenke Greenhouses  MI  67% ornamental bedding plants, 20% plugs and propagation, 5% container perennials, 5% vegetables, 3% herbs
 30t  28t  1,800,000  Barcelo Enterprises  CA  40% woody ornamentals, 30% plugs and propagation, 20% flowering potted plants, 10% container perennials
 30t  28t  1,800,000  Smith Gardens Inc.  WA  60% ornamental bedding plants, 15% container perennials, 15% plugs and propagation, 5% flowering potted plants, 2% woody ornamentals, 2% vegetables, 1% herbs
 32  28t  1,700,000  B&H Flowers  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 33  33  1,614,000  Ocean Breeze International  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 34  34  1,600,000  Colorama Wholesale Nursery  CA  60% flowering potted plants, 15% trees, 10% ornamental bedding plants, 5% container perennials, 5% herbs, 5% plugs and propagation
 35  35  1,560,000  Van Wingerden International  NC  65% ornamental bedding plants, 30% flowering potted plants, 5% potted foliage
 36  82t  1,550,000  Timberline Nursery Inc.  TX  85% ornamental bedding plants, 10% container perennials, 5% plugs and propagation
 37  36  1,527,000  Post Gardens Inc.  MI  65% ornamental bedding plants, 28% flowering potted plants, 4% plugs and propagation, 3% potted foliage
 38  37  1,525,000  Clearwater Nursery  CA  90% flowering potted plants, 10% plugs and propagation
 39  38  1,522,720  Northwest Horticulture  WA  62.5% plugs and propagation, 37.5% container perennials
 40  39  1,515,800  Kawahara Nursery  CA  60% ornamental bedding plants, 20% container perennials, 20% flowering potted plants
 41t  40t  1,500,000  El Modeno Gardens inc.  CA  50% container perennials, 30% woody ornamentals & shrubs, 10% ornamental bedding plants, 10% flowering potted plants
 41t  40t  1,500,000  N.G. Heimos Greenhouses  MO  50% ornamental bedding plants , 30% flowering potted plants, 10% plugs and propagation, 5% container perennials, 5% potted foliage
 43  42  1,486,420  Dan & Jerry’s Greenhouses Inc.  MN  80% ornamental bedding plants, 10% container perennials,
5% plugs and propagation, 5% flowering potted plants
 44  44t  1,470,000*  Geerlings Greenhouses  NJ  52% flowering potted plants*, 30% potted foliage*, 15% ornamental bedding plants*, 3% plugs and propagation*
 45t  44t  1,400,000  Brand Flowers  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 45t  57  1,400,000  Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses Inc.  MI  68% ornamental bedding plants, 20% organic herbs & vegetables, 10% flowering potted plants, 2% plugs and propagation material
 45t  45t  1,400,000  Gallup & Stribling Orchids Inc.  CA  50% flowering potted plants, 50% fresh cut flowers
 45t  45t  1,400,000  Panzer Nursery Inc.  OR  100% flowering potted plants
 49  49  1,370,000  Westland Floral Co.  CA  90% fresh cut flowers, 10% flowering potted plants
 50  43  1,360,800  Polk Nursery Company Inc.  FL  60% potted foliage, 20% flowering potted plants,
20% container perennials

 

Rank 2007 Rank Square Footage Company State Crop Breakdown By Percentage
 51  50  1,325,680 Young’s Plant Farm  AL  52% ornamental bedding plants, 28% flowering potted plants,
20% plugs and propagation
 52  51  1,325,000  Burgett Geothermal
Greenhouses
 NM  100% fresh cut flowers
 53  52  1,317,000  Aldershot of New
Mexico Inc.
 NM  89% flowering potted plants, 11% potted foliage
 54  60  1,306,800  Bergen’s Greenhouses Inc.  MN  50% ornamental bedding plants, 20% flowering potted plants, 10% plugs and propagation, 16% container perennials, 4% potted foliage
 55  53  1,295,760  Johannes Flowers Inc.  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 56  54  1,275,000  Rockwell Farms Inc.  NC  75% ornamental bedding plants, 15% flowering potted plants, 5% plugs and propagation, 5% herbs
 57  55  1,273,380  Battlefield Farms Inc.  VA  55% ornamental bedding plants, 25% container perennials, 20% flowering potted plants
 58  56  1,240,000*  Valley Flowers  CA  100% fresh cut flowers*
 59  61  1,180,000  Green Valley Growers  TX  20% ornamental bedding plants, 15% potted foliage, 15% plugs and propagation, 10% flowering potted plants, 10% plugs and propagation, 10% woody ornamentals, 5% container perennials, 35% other
 60  58  1,176,120 (44.4%)  Pacifica Flowers  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 61  59  1,174,500  Garden State Growers  NJ  40% ornamental bedding plants, 43% container perennials, 15% flowering potted plants, 1% plugs and propagation, 1% herbs
 62  48  1,068,203  Plant Marketing LLC  WI  70% potted foliage, 30% ornamental bedding plants
 63  85  1,050,000  Henry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Co.  MI  66% ornamental bedding plants, 25% flowering potted plants, 8% plugs and propagation, 1% container perennials
 64  65  1,045,440*  Alex R. Masson  KS  85% flowering potted plants*, 15% potted foliage*
 65  70  1,043,360  Heartland Growers  IN  65% ornamental bedding plants, 25% flowering potted plants, 5% potted foliage, 5% plugs and propagation
 66  66  1,027,076  Sawyer Nursery  MI  70% container perennials, 30% plugs and propagation
 67  62t  1,009,000  Young’s Nursery and Greenhouses  TN  55% ornamental bedding plants, 20% flowering potted plants, 18% plugs and propagation, 5% potted foliage, 2% container perennials
 68t  73 1,000,000  Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery Inc.  CA  100% flowering potted plants
 68t  67t 1,000,000*  Kitayama Brothers  CA  100% fresh cut flowers*
 68t  67t  1,000,000  Sunshine Floral Inc.  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 68t  67t  1,000,000  Welby Gardens  CO  70% ornamental bedding plants, 16% container perennials, 7.6% plugs and propagation, 1.6% herbs, 4.8% other
 72  64  991,484  Hiebert Greenhouse of
South Dakota
 SD  55% ornamental bedding plants, 15% flowering potted plants, 15% container perennials, 7% vegetables, 3% herbs, 2% woody ornamentals, 2% potted foliage, 1% plugs and propagation
 73  80t  914,700  Maria Gardens Greeenhouses Inc.  OH  55% ornamental bedding plants, 20% flowering potted plants, 20% potted foliage, 5% container perennials
 74  74  900,000  Harts Nursery  OR  78% ornamental bedding plants, 20% container perennials, 2% herbs
 75  75  895,000  Petitti Garden Center
(Casa Verde)
 OH  55% ornamental bedding plants, 39% container perennials, 4% flowering potted plants, 1% plugs and propagation, 1% herbs

 

Rank 2007 Rank Square Footage Company State Crop Breakdown By Percentage
 76  76  893,500  Mainland Nursery  CA  50% potted foliage, 40% flowering potted plants,
10% container perennials
 77  77  892,980  Richardson Bros. Inc.  IL  53% ornamental bedding plants, 30% flowering potted plants, 15% plugs and propagation, 2% potted foliage
 78  78  880,392  Dan Schantz Farm  PA  51% flowering potted plants, 47% ornamental bedding plants, 1% vegetables, 0.05% plugs and propagation, 0.05% herbs
 79  88  880,000  Van de Wetering
Greenhouses Inc.
 NY  60% plugs and propagation, 10% ornamental bedding plants, 30% flowering potted plants
 80t  72  871,200  Dewar Nurseries  FL  90% flowering potted plants, 5% potted foliage, 5% container perennials
 80t  80t  871,200  O.F. Nelson & Sons Nursery Inc.  FL  100% flowering potted plants
 82  n/a 851,000  Armstrong Growers  CA  n/a
 83t  82t  850,000  Blue Ridge Growers  VA  63% ornamental bedding plants, 20% flowering potted plants, 15% plugs and propagation, 2% herbs and perennials
 83t  93t  850,000  Dramm & Echter  CA  98% fresh cut flowers, 2% plugs and propagation
 85  84  849,420  White’s Nursery &
Greenhouses Inc.
 VA  68% flowering potted plants, 30% ornamental bedding plants, 1% potted foliage, 1% herbs
 86  87  845,000  Kube-Pak Corp.  NJ  48% ornamental bedding plants, 35% plugs and propagation, 10% flowering potted plants, 5% container perennials, 1% vegetables, 1% herbs
 87  99  807,304  Esbenshades Greenhouses  PA  54% ornamental bedding plants, 30% flowering potted, 8% plugs and propagation, 8% container perennials
 88  86  803,369  Cuthbert Greenhouses  OH  65% ornamental bedding plants, 30% flowering potted plants, 5% potted foliage
 89  n/a  800,000  Twixwood Nursery  MI  50% container perennials, 50% plugs and propagation
 90  91t  790,000  Grower Direct Farms  CT  70% ornamental bedding plants, 20% flowering potted plants,5% container perennials, 5% plugs and propagation
 91  89  765,576  California Pajarosa  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 92  90  762,300  Bob’s Market & Greenhouses  WV  50% plugs and propagation, 33% ornamental bedding plants, 17% flowering potted plants
 93  91t  760,000  Olive Hill Greenhouses  CA  55% flowering potted plants, 45% potted foliage
 94  93t  750,000*  Silver Terrace Nursery  CA  100% fresh cut flowers*
 95  95  740,520  Myriad Flowers International  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 96  98  718,740  Riverview Flower Farm Inc.  FC  50% container perennials, 50% ornamental bedding plants
 97  n/a  653,400  Ever-Bloom Inc.  CA  100% fresh cut flowers
 98  n/a  650,000  Nash Greenhouses  MI  45% ornamental bedding plants, 40% flowering potted plants, 5% potted foliage, 5% plugs and propagation, 5% herbs
 99  n/a  640,000  Plants Unlimited  MI  86% ornamental bedding plants, 10% flowering potted plants, 4% plugs and propagation
 100  n/a  635,000  Lucas Greenhouses  NJ  50% ornamental bedding plants, 40% plugs and propagation, 10% flowering potted plants

 

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