Delivering New & Innovative Plants.
Pacific Plug & Liner is part of a horticultural heritage that dates back over a century, providing a higher standard of perennial quality through our robust programs of sturdy, unique varietals, grown by our team of curious plant enthusiasts. Our passion for horticulture fuels us in exploring groundbreaking grower solutions for the growers and brokers we do business with. Pacific Plug & Liner was founded in October 1999. We are located on the beautiful California Central Coast with a climate ideal for plant production. We have approximately 250,000 sq. ft. dedicated to growing young plants.
Pacific Plug & Liner features a state of the art production facility, ensuring consistent and superior quality. Our facility includes; rolling Dutch containers, irrigation booms, Argus environmental controls, high pressure fog system and hydronic bottom heating. Orders and Inventory are managed by the PICAS software system. This system allows us to track our inventory and crop schedules in real time, ensuring consistent quality and timely delivery.
DISCOVER NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR PERENNIALS
IMAGINE THE PLACES YOUR BUSINESS CAN GO WITH hardier perennials AND GROWER SOLUTIONS tailored to your needs. AT PP&L, THAT'S WHAT WE DO. IT'S THE GUIDING FORCE BEHIND THE SIZES, AVAILABILITY AND UNIQUE VARIETIES WE OFFER WITH ALL OF OUR PERENNIAL PROGRAMS.
PROGRAMS DESIGN WITH YOU IN MIND
- Most of our perennials are available in 72, 128 and 162 cell tray sizes to give you multiple planting options.
BETTER PARTNERSHIPS, BETTER PLANTS
- From hardiness and uniformity to exciting new varieties, our perennials are successful because they're backed by strong partnerships with our breeders.
QUALITY THAT'S A CUT ABOVE
- We navigate every variable that can contribute to helping our plants thrive, testing at every step of the way, to offer you new possibilities with our perennials.
GROUNDBREAKING GROWER SOLUTIONS
- One of the most accurante availability tools on the market, Liner-Bility® makes it easier than ever to order your most popular perennials now and in the future.
IDEAL GROWING LOCATION
Brands: Delphinium Delgenius™ Echibeckia Summerina® Hellebore Frostkiss® Liner-Bility® Planthology™
Delphinium DELGENIUS™ Series
Our Western Regional Sales Manager, Jen Miner, takes a walk through the trials area at PP&L to show you the newest release from Exceptio, Delphinium DELGENIUS™. This will be available to order in Spring of 2021 in a 72 cell.
DELGENIUS fills large pots with only one liner and produces a multi-branching habit in a short amount of time. DELGENIUS has multiple semi-double blooms and will rebloom if cut back. No need to use PGRs on these either as they are genetically compact. The blood lines used in crossing to create the DELGENIUS series bring enormous hardiness and heat tolerance along with strong flower stems that will not fall over in windy conditions.
Lavandula Ever™ Great Blue
April Herring-Murray, Marketing Director at PP&L shows off a new Spanish Lavender, Ever Great Blue with some HUGE flowers. Available in 4 tray sizes, 162, 128, 72 and 32 cell.
THE STAR OF THE SPRING SEASON
As the first plants to bloom in spring and with their marbled foliage, our Frostkiss® Hellebores are a colorful and commanding perennial for your customers to fall in love with.
Our Frostkiss series is produced under some of the best growing conditions in the country with 72-cell and 32-cell liners to give you flexible planting options and availability windows.
Liner Size: 72-cell and 32-cell
Availability: Weeks 5-15 (72-cell) | Weeks 35-40 (32-cell)
Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 5-8
Exposure: Part sun-shade
Average Finishing Time: 40-52 weeks using 72-cell or 18-26 weeks using 32-cell for 1 gallon using 1ppp
Why Frostkiss® Hellebore?
LATER TO BLOOM: Frostkiss are not early, early Hellebore like many niger types on the market, in general these varieties start to bloom late January and will hold till April or later depending on the temperature, the colder the better for holding the flowers.
HEAT TOLERANT: Hellebores and heat are two words that generally do not go well together. Frostkiss are successfully grown in very warm climates by following a few key growing tips. Curious what these are? Let us know, we can help.
GUARANTEED UNIFOMITY: Because our liners are born from tissue culture rather than seed, crops will be very uniform and easily row run. Another benefit to tissue culture is that crops will bloom in under one year, crops from seed can take 2-3!
TWO SIZES & PLANTING SEASONS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS: Want to save some money, start your crops in the spring using our 72 cell liners. Don't want to over-summer your Hellebore crop? Start crops in the fall using our deep 32 cell to quickly fill pots for early spring sales.
TECHINCAL SUPPORT: Hellebores are not new to the US market but there is still a bit of mystery to growing a good crop. PP&L has teamed with the breeders of Frostkiss to provide unparalleled growing support. If you need help or have questions, shoot us a line!