Variety Day 2022 on August 5 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

US (IA): “Testing the Best in the Midwest”

All horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, retail, landscape, and allied trades are invited to the Variety Day 2022.
There will be a complimentary day full of genetics, breeders, seminars, tours, food, and networking awaiting.

Trial Garden with nearly 1500 varieties of vegetative annuals from a global array of breeders and farms. An outstanding opportunity to explore, expand, educate, and exchange ideas. Also, a beautiful place to take photos and gather information for your Spring 2023 social media and marketing. 

This year, Plantpeddler has an outstanding slate of presenters covering growing culture and clean production protocol including Diane Blazek, All-America Selections (AAS), Alicain Carlson, Ph.D., Syngenta Flowers; Christopher Currey, Ph. D, Iowa State University; Greg Gabrels, Sakata; and Robert “Bob” Jungwirth, Plant Marvel.

Breeders Represented: Beekenkamp, Benary+, Bull Plant Genetics, Cultivaris, Dummen Orange, Green Fuse, Kerley, Kientzler, Koppe, Lazzeri, Plant Haven, PSI, Quality Cuttings, Sakata, Selecta, Suntory, Syngenta Flowers, Terra Nova, Vivero, Westhoff.

Garden and Event Sponsors: BASF, Bayer, BFG, Biobest, Calin Sales, Corteva, Gemplers, Griffin, HC Companies, HortAmericas, ICL, Jiffy, Koppert, NuFarm, OHP, Pace 49, Plant Marvel, Poppelmann, Premier Horticulture, Syngenta CP, Westrock MSP, Winfield.

For further event information, a travel guide, and to RSVP, you can visit the website at, email, or give a call at (800) 827-1654. If you are arriving the night before, please let Plantpeddler know, as they have a special event for that evening.

Hotel Accommodations: There is a block of rooms reserved for the evening of Thursday, August 4, at the Cresco Super 8 Motel. As the rooms are not available online, you must call or direct email to request a room in the Plantpeddler block. The phone number is (563) 5479988 or email

Follow-Up Events: Poinsettia Variety Day 2022 is Thursday, December 1. Variety Day 2023 is Friday, August 4.

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