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Northscaping adds over 2,000 plants to the NetPS database

The company's flagship NetPS Plant Finder launches its annual expansion.

March 12, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Northscaping has expanded the NetPS Plant Database, which powers the online plant database NetPS Plant Finder Tool, by adding 2,325 new plant varieties, bringing the total in the database to over 35,000 plants.

Among the plants added in this most recent expansion are over 450 new houseplant varieties, including the entire Leaf Joy lineup from Proven Winners, new tropical varieties, a continued focus on warm-zone plants, a range of new native plants, hundreds of perennials, over 300 new annuals, more than 200 edibles, and 100 new water garden plants.

“We are committed to keeping this database one of the most valuable tools in a garden center’s toolbelt,” explained James Kohut, president of Northscaping and developer of NetPS. “Annual expansions allow us to keep it up-to-date with new varieties and sought-after plants and make it easier for sellers to update their online stores and plant information resources.”


According to Kenora, Ont.-based Northscaping, the plug-and-play NetPS Plant Finder Tool is used by over 250 nurseries and garden centers across North America as their primary plant database. With the tool, sellers can maintain accurate and up-to-date information on their websites about the plants they offer, and with the NetPS Plus service they can manage the plant information and photographs in their online stores.

“As new plant varieties are introduced into the market, gardeners will begin their hunt online to find them,” says Kohut. “This expansion allows plant retailers to quickly select the new plants they offer, and the rest is done for them. Our team uploads high-quality photos and accurate information and automatically updates the plant finder tools on their websites to show these new varieties.”

Among the plants that were added are:

  1. Atropurpureum Black-Leaved Clover (Trifolium repens ‘Atropurpureum’)
  2. Black Amber Molasses Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor ‘Black Amber Molasses’)
  3. Black Diamond Precious Pink Crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘LDC-11’)
  4. Black Magic Hawaiian Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa ‘Black Magic’)
  5. Black Pearl Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘JN16’)
  6. Black Velvet Begonia (Begonia ‘Black Velvet’)
  7. Headliner Dark Violet Picotee Petunia (Petunia ‘KLEPH19120’)
  8. LaDiva Big Night Lavender (Lavandula ‘LaDiva Big Night’)
  9. Magic Fountains Dark Blue White Bee Larkspur (Delphinium ‘Magic Fountains Dark Blue White Bee’)
  10. Minifamous Neo Dark Blue Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa ‘KLECA17399’)

“Since its creation in 2001, our goal has been to make the NetPS Plant Database the largest commercial plant database in the world, period,” Kohut continued. “With more than 200,000 plant varieties sold in commerce, that is a tall order, but it sets us on a mission to expand the database indefinitely.”

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