Today's episode of It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Farmer Bailey broadcast on Instagram Live from lovely St. Louis, Missouri, where the team is participating, sponsoring and exhibiting in the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers annual conference.
The conference provides world-class educational sessions led by experienced growers, horticulture experts and savvy small business owners, as well as invaluable in-person networking. In our experience, the connections made by participating in the ASCFG have become lifelong friendships.
For Monday night's trade show, Farmer Bailey displayed dozens of specialty cut flower varieties that can you grow from plugs, including 3 Porch Farm heirloom mums and perennial Helleborus Gold Collection.
Watch the video above for an in-depth look at the displayed varieties and a preview of our bare root perennial program, launching in December and shipping this spring. Featured bare root varieties include Ilex Cresgold and Magical Daydream (winterberry holly); Symphoricarpos Magical Temptation (snowberry); Astilbe Vision Inferno; and Cotinus Magical Red Fountain (smokebush).
Take a peek at Dutch-grown Lisianthus in Roseanne Terracotta; new Pucchino Choco; Voyage Light Apricot, Celeb Queen and more. We're especially excited to add superior tissue cultured Limonium from Danziger of Israel for spring shipping; stay tuned for that launch date!
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