Plant propagator Pineae Greenhouses has joined the network of growers that produce Suntory’s Sun Parasol mandevillas. Pineae plans to have rooted liners available starting in late spring for sale through the broker network.
“We’re very pleased to be joining the existing group of licensees,” says Pineae President Brian Gold. “The Sun Parasols are one of the fastest growing brands worldwide today. It’s just exploding. The breeding is exceptional and very unique.”
Pineae, located in Ogden, Utah, is currently producing vegetative annuals from the Suntory Collection and was one of the first licensed rooting stations in the United States. Suntory has established a completely new network to focus on the Sun Parasols. The existing group of propagators includes Sun-Fire Nurseries, Takao Nursery and Yoder Brothers.
The latest addition to the Sun Parasol series–’Sun Parasol Stars and Stripes’–was a big hit at the recent Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., winning Favorite New Flowering Plant based on a vote by attendees.