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Speaker: Chris Fifo, Product Rep from Darwin Perennials® and Kieft Seed™ at Ball Horticultural




Session Title:  First-Year Flowering Perennials

Sunday, July 11  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description:  How do first-year flowering perennials fit into your program? This session provides strategies and products for annual growers who want to get started in perennials, perennial growers who want to shorten crop time and avoid vernalization challenges, or growers looking for new products for Fall mixed containers. 

Level: Fundamental           Type: Growing


Chris Fifo

Product Representative from Darwin Perennials® and Kieft Seed™ at Ball Horticultural 

Chris Fifo has spent his career focused on perennial production. After growing with Swift Greenhouses and helping to develop their seed and vegetative programs for nearly 30 years, Chris Fifo has now joined the Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed teams as a product representative. Chris now uses his experience, passion, and expertise to help perennial enthusiasts and newcomers alike avoid some of the production pitfalls he has experienced over the years. Whether it is seed or vegetative liners, or a finished perennial program, Chris’ goal is to help you have a successful and profitable perennial program.

Darwin Perennials .... Bare Root, Liners, Unrooted Cuttings.  
Darwin Perennials supplies North American growers with superior genetics for the ever-expanding perennial market. Product forms include unrooted cuttings, seed, bare root and young plants sold through grower partners and suppliers. Darwin Perennials is devoted to your success in the ever-expanding perennial market. Backed by unbeatable service from Ball Horticultural Company, Darwin Perennials’ superior genetics delivered in a variety of product forms by a reliable network come together to propel your profit margins.



Perennials With Staying Power™  
Our perennials are selected for their longevity in the marketplace and in the garden. We’re sure you’ll appreciate their SELLING power, too. We call this Perennials With Staying Power™ and they include exclusive Darwin items – the latest right alongside your favorites. At Darwin Perennials®, supply is just as important as genetics. Our farm, Darwin Colombia, promises reliable supply of high-quality unrooted cuttings. You can also count on our list of well-known young plant suppliers licensed to carry Darwin Perennials to help meet your Darwin genetics needs week in and week out.
Darwin Colombia  
Our farm features more varieties, unsurpassed product quality and more innovation than ever before. Darwin Colombia is the Darwin Perennials production farm near Bogotá. Our team in Colombia brings you a comprehensive offering of vegetative perennials, including an extensive portfolio of the best genetics from Darwin Perennials, Walters Gardens, Florensis, Must Have Perennials, and leading breeders from around the world.

Address:     622 Town Rd. West Chicago, IL 60185
Email:    krotella@ballhort.com     Contact:   Katie Rotella
Phone:    630-231-3600   FAX:  630-562-7990


             


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Perennials With Staying Power

Our perennials are selected for their longevity in the marketplace and in the garden. We’re sure you’ll appreciate their SELLING power, too. We call this Perennials With Staying Power and they include exclusive Darwin items – the latest right alongside your favorites.

At Darwin Perennials, supply is just as important as genetics. Our newest farm, Darwin Colombia, promises reliable supply of high-quality unrooted cuttings. You can also count on our list of well-known young plant suppliers licensed to carry Darwin Perennials to help meet your Darwin genetics needs week in and week out.

Darwin Colombia

Our farm features more varieties, unsurpassed product quality and more innovation than ever before. Darwin Colombia is the Darwin Perennials production farm near Bogotá. Our team in Colombia brings you a comprehensive offering of vegetative perennials, including an extensive portfolio of the best genetics from Darwin Perennials, Walters Gardens, Florensis, Must Have Perennials, and leading breeders from around the world.


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