Open houses from March 1-5, Virtual panel on March 9

Dianthus Week is on and more to come

Dianthus week Colombia is on. From March 1-5, nine breeders come together to show new trends and varieties of this species. At several locations, the breeders are organizing an open house that can be visited on appointment. Next week, on March 9, a virtual panel will discuss the prospects for the consumption of carnation in the United States. Other representatives in the dianthus family will also give their point of view.

Colombia and Dianthus
Colombia is one of world's largest producers of dianthus and the dianthus species represent 15% of the flower exports in Colombia. To introduce 5 to10 varieties per year, a breeder produces around 60,000 dianthus seeds per year. 

Open house at nine breeders 
From March 1-5, nine breeders will hold an open house to show the new trends and varieties of this new species. The breeders participating are (Click on the company to see what they are presenting): 

Dianthus in the US - Virtual Panel on March 9
On Tuesday March 9 (at 2pm Eastern time), experts in the floriculture industry will discuss the prospects of carnation and other of the carnation family in the United States. The panelists are:

  • Becky Roberts, Floral Director PMA (Moderator)
  • Deborah Zoellick, Sourcing Manager Wallmart
  • Debora Steier, Vice President Floral, Albertsons Companies
  • Erin Esensee, Business Unit Director, H E B BLOOMS
  • David Dahlson, Director of R & D Mayesh Wholesale Florist, WF&FSA
  • Andrés Toro, Dianthus Grower, Colibri Farms

Click here to register. 

This annual event is sponsored by the nine breeders participating and supported by Ceniflores, Asocolflores, Flowers of Colombia and ProColombia.

For more information:
Dianthus Week 2021 Colombia

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