ThinkPlants Adds Two Members
The ThinkPlants Group, which strives to bring exceptional genetics as well as supply inputs to the North American nursery industry, has added two new members. Creekside Greenhouses and Kieft Seed have joined its network of breeders, growers and suppliers.
ThinkPlants’ founding members Danziger and Syngenta Flowers North America confirmed the addition of these two great companies to the ThinkPlants group. These new additions help to expand the growing portfolio of genetics and broaden the reach of ThinkPlants in the North American Market.
Creekside Greenhouses, Ontario Canada, specializes in growing high quality pre-finished Hydrangea macrophylla and paniculata liners. They are well known for providing the market with the exceptional Hi Series and look forward to including in their mix some of the best and newest upcoming Hydrangea varieties.
“ThinkPlants group will represent the New BloomChampion line,” said Scott Winslade, sales manager for Creekside Greenhouses. “We are happy to be a part of ThinkPlants and believe this initiative will gain much exposure to the new Hydrangea genetics we will introduce and supply for North America.”
Kieft Seed, a brand of PanAmerican Seed & Ball Horticultural Co. specializes in the development and release of premium seed-produced perennials. From Kieft Seed, the ThinkPlants group will represent and promote the full ColorGrass line as well as the Lobelia Starship Series. “The ColorGrass Series has long been a personal favorite of mine,” says Mark Gross of PanAmerican Seed. “I am very excited to see this group of grasses as well as our outstanding Lobelia line get a new platform of promotion and hope we can broaden the exposure of these great plants.”
The addition of Creekside Greenhouses and Kieft Seed’s membership within ThinkPlants adds a new level of product depth to the ThinkPlants group and follows the additions of James Greenhouses, Terra Nova Nurseries, Kapiteyn, Unex, Green Circle Growers and new genetics from KiwiFlora.
Danziger, Syngenta, and Terra Nova Nurseries offer respective perennial portfolios in the United States and Canada under the ThinkPlants initiative. Kapiteyn b.v. of Breezand, the Netherlands, the breeder and supplier of Captain Callas, provides top-quality bulbs to the program. Unex USA, LLC, a supplier of bareroot perennials and bulbs from Holland, offers bare root perennials and bulbs in North America for ThinkPlants.
Both James Greenhouses in Georgia and Green Circle Growers in Ohio are committed to producing and selling the rooted plugs and liners for the ThinkPlants product listing.