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Ball Horticultural Company Acquires Darwin Plants

February 27, 2008  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery


Ball Horticultural Company has acquired Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants. The agreement combines Darwin’s specialty in perennials with Ball’s extensive capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer service, giving perennial growers around the world more access to the comprehensive, creative range of perennials and shrubs for which Darwin Plants is known.

Ball Horticultural Company has acquired Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants. The agreement combines Darwin’s specialty in perennials with Ball’s extensive capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer service, giving perennial growers around the world more access to the comprehensive, creative range of perennials and shrubs for which Darwin Plants is known.

The company will continue to operate under the name Darwin Plants with its existing management and staff. As part of Ball Horticultural Company, Darwin Plants will maintain its focus on scouting for and promoting new and unique perennial varieties while continuing operations with its existing range of more than 1,000 perennials available as bareroot or young plants. As it does currently, Darwin will distribute all of its products from its base in Hillegom, The Netherlands.

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