Darwin Perennials Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


See dozens of exciting new varieties from Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed.
Meet leading perennial suppliers.
Discover the latest and greatest perennial trends.
Attend production and educational sessions.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Grab ’n Go breakfast

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Meet with more than 20 perennial suppliers and see the big reveal of their 2020 lineups. Take advantage of show specials at the Supplier Showcase.

8:30 AM – Noon
Information Stations open for product demonstrations and displays:
  • New 2020 Darwin Perennials® varieties
  • Zone 5 overwintered trial garden with commercial comparisons of top-selling perennials, including Coreopsis, Echinacea, and Salvia
  • New 2020 First-Year-Flowering, retail-ready color from Kieft Seed
  • The latest in roses and flowering shrubs from Star® Roses and Plants
  • Exciting Herb combos to create backyard patio inspiration with our Herb-A-Licious program
  • Lavender Lifestyle & Scheduling – discover ways to use a growing trend with our high-impact Lavender
  • Compare and contrast all the best vegetative Salvia on the market at the Salvia Station
  • Fall Decorating & Scheduling – learn how growers, retailers and consumers can successfully execute a Fall perennial program
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Premier Seed Lab and Landscape tours (1 hour)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
“Top-Rated Plants and Trials from the Chicago Botanic Garden”
Come learn about the latest and greatest perennials and trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Speaker: Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager and Associate Scientist, Chicago Botanic Garden

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch under the tent

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
“Grow like a Pro”
Tips and tricks to grow a successful perennial program, from start to finish.
Speakers: Chris Fifo and Dr. Todd Cavins, Darwin Perennials Technical Advisors

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The Gardens at Ball
1017 West Roosevelt Road
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
800 879-BALL

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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