plantpeddler catalog 2018


If only given two words to summarize our relationship with you, they are “thank-you!” As we welcome you to our company and catalog, we first want to express our appreciation for the opportunity to be part of your company. Growing for you is an honor we respect and cherish. It is our promise to earn your confidence through dedication to working smart and hard to deliver you the very best in ornamental products.Thank-you may be simple words, but never to be overlooked as you place your trust, business and future crops in our hands. From our start way back in 1980, our goal continues to be focused on the success of our customers. As we approach another anniversary of Plantpeddler, it is with humble pride that this dedication has helped us accomplish our strongest year in that colorful history. Our team’s missions of “Continual Improvement”, concise “Grower Driven” program, assortment management, process improvement, and quality fulfillment are cornerstone pieces of this success.This evolution is never complete, as in this industry there is always room for improvement.We may be just a bunch of Iowa farm kids, but we know the value of dreaming big, hard work, dedication and accomplishment. It is with these driving forces that we eagerly anticipate the year ahead and beyond. Our big announcement for 2018 is the addition of the Syngenta program to our young plant product line.This powerhouse of premium genetics is an exciting addition to our growing line-up of performance proven breeders and genetics.You can now come to Plantpeddler for industry leading lines including Caliente, Calliope and Americana Geraniums, Callie Calibrachoa, Sanguna and Dekko Petunias, Bandana Lantana,Techno Lobelia, Lanai Verbena, Sidekick Ipomoea, Kwik Kombos and an array of leading varieties in the Syngenta line. Great genetics, proven supply chain, and now available from your source for quality young plant products. An exciting enhancement, as we continue to find ways to ensure we are your grower of first choice. With this, you will find inside this year’s catalog edition our finest collection to date. Through careful trialing and selection, we proudly bring to you a concise collection of the world’s top performing varieties from our global breeding partners. Genetics and products certain to help grow your success. These are truly exciting times, as we continue to pursue our goal of being your first choice in premiumYoung Plant, Prefinished and Finished products. Please come and visit us anytime, but especially during our Variety Day event, held this year on August 4th. Stop by our new booth location at Cultivate ’17 (booth 2313), along with many regional shows. As your grower, never hesitate to contact us. Here for you always, proud to grow for you! Thanks, Mike, Rachel, and John Gooder, and the Plantpeddler Team

Friday,August 4, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM You are invited to join us! A full day hosted for horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, and retail. A complimentary day of genetics, breeders, seminars, tours, food, entertainment, and networking. This year’s garden collection features nearly 1200 varieties of vegetative annuals from a global array of breeders.We have a full docket of speakers representing academia, breeders, retailers, and supply chain. An outstanding day to explore, expand, educate, and exchange ideas! A day for you to grow your business. Please make plans to attend. For travel guide and event information, contact us on the web at, email or call (800) 827-1654. RSVP appreciated but not required.We are looking forward to enjoying the day with you and yours! PLANTPEDDLER V riety D y 2017 “Testing the Best in the Midwest”

Variety Day 2018 is August 3.

About The Cover Ar tist - Diane Michaud Lowry In our ongoing quest to bring unique and beautiful art to the industry through our catalog cover, we are proud to display photography artwork created by the talented Diane Michaud Lowry. On an art scouting trip at the Iowa State Fair, our family literally stopped in our tracks when we spotted this image of Diane’s in the art competition. Spontaneously, we all immediately said,“There’s our cover!”After some investigative work, we found Diane and received her permission to feature her art.

Diane is an award winning photographer from Ames, Iowa. Her passion for photography started in childhood after her father gave her a 35 mm Ricoh Rangefinder. She made the transition from film to digital photography in 2005, but still has a special interest in black and white photography. Diane uses her photography “to evoke a sense of wonder and mystery of the unknown while seeking to find light in shadows.” Diane’s other passions are women’s healthcare, which explains her role as a Physician Assistant. She also enjoys sea kayaking and training PortugueseWater Dogs. Her cover art is a single exposure created with a Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 180 mm macro lens, and Canon EF 25 II extension tubes.The set up of the Blackeyed Susan macro image involved use of an external light source shot through a glass plate and rainwater. If you would like more information, Diane can be reached by email at

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