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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 44

New European Perennials—How Do They Get Here?

Steven Still

pp: 526-529

Plant breeding and selection of herbaceous perennials have been occurring for a long time in Europe. Many select European perennials have been in North American nurseries for many years. However, there are other perennials that are just now appearing in North American nurseries that have been in commerce for decades in Europe. These selections are being discovered or rediscovered by nurserymen and other plant importers who are searching Europe for exciting plants to add to their catalogs. These individuals are touring individual nurseries, public trial gardens, and horticultural expositions where perennials can be seen and compared. This presentation will highlight the individuals and nurseries in several European countries that, over the last 75 years, have provided a motherlode of select perennials. Nearly all the plants discussed are presently in production or are in trials in North America.

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