Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower for landscape professionals, has signed a licensing agreement with PlantHaven, Inc. to grow unique plant offerings from selected worldwide breeders. The agreement covers the American Southwest market.
“We’ve identified Village Nurseries as the ‘go-to’ wholesale nursery for landscape architects and designers,” says Geoff Needham, president and co-founder of PlantHaven. “By providing greater diversity and choices of superior plants to replace tired old standbys, their landscape professional customers can more easily differentiate their work from the everyday sameness of their competitors.”
PlantHaven doesn’t breed, grow plants or have any financial interest in any breeding program or nursery, but match appropriate growers and plants with various climate zones to promote the best growing environment for each cultivar. The company manages approximately 200 nursery licenses in the United States.
“We are one of an exclusive group of wholesale nurseries with whom PlantHaven has signed a licensing agreement to grow and market select varieties,” says David House, Village Nurseries CEO. “We’re excited to add them to our roster of partnerships with outstanding plant breeders such as Monrovia, Tesselaar Plants and Lacebark Horticulture Research.
Most PlantHaven varieties won’t be available from Village Nurseries until 2012, but a select few will be available in Q3 2011, including abelia Kaleidoscope, buxus Golden Dream, ceanothust El Dorado, rosmarinus Roman Beauty and agapanthus Gold Strike.