2015 Top 100 Growers: Welby Gardens Co./Hardy Boy Plants-Hardystarts (No. 71)

2015 Top 100 Growers: Welby Gardens Co./Hardy Boy Plants-Hardystarts (No. 71)

2015 Top 100 Growers 71Operation Name: Welby Gardens Co./Hardy Boy Plants-Hardystarts

City/State: Denver, Colo.

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Website: HardyBoyPlant.com

Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,000,000 square feet

Shade acreage: 0 acres

Field acreage: 8 acres

Crops:
Ornamental bedding plants: 60 percent
Plugs and propagation material: 16 percent
Container perennials: 10 percent
Flowering potted plants: 5 percent
Vegetables: 5 percent
Fruit (berries and others): 2 percent
Herbs: 2 percent

Customers:
Independent garden centers: 50 percent
Other growers: 5 percent
Home improvement chains: 5 percent
Your own retail shop: 5 percent
Wholesale florists/brokers: 2 percent
Other: 33 percent