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The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) is dedicated to improving the perennialPerennial Plant Association plant industry by providing education to enhance the production, promotion and utilization of perennial plants.  Each year members cast their vote for an outstanding perennial to become the 'Plant of the Year' which must meet the following criteria:   Suitable for a wide range of climate types,  Low maintenance needs,  Easily propagated - true from seed or vegetatively propagated, and Exhibiting multiple seasonal interest. 

Red Barn Perennials is proud to be a member of the Perennial Plant Association and your local source for PPA recommended plants.

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PLNA represents horticultural businesses in Pennsylvania and the companies that supply them. Their programs, products, services and philosophy are based on our beliefs that:

The horticultural industry is vital to the economy, environment and the quality of life in Pennsylvania, its communities, and its citizens.

The horticultural industry seeks to enhance the beauty and be a good steward of our environment.

The landscape and nursery industry is a complex and multi-faceted one with diverse needs and resources that are maximized when businesses work together.

Horticultural businesses should be led and managed by skilled and knowledgeable landscape and nursery professionals.

Horticultural professionals need lifelong learning and exposure to new ideas to thrive in today's competitive business environment.

Our customers value high quality horticultural products and services and seek to be knowledgeable about them.

Our businesses must be successful in order to be responsive to our customers.

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The Indiana Garden Club was founded in 1930 and federated with the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) in 1938.  Their  mission is to develop the love of horticulture, to promote an active interest in gardening, to develop skill in the art of flower arranging, to encourage civic planting and beautification, to stimulate concern for our environment and conservation of native plants and trees.

 

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Proven Winners ColorChoice is not just another brand of plants. They are a select group of new, colorful, easy growing plants selected specifically for the North American gardener. We search the world for the best new plants and test them to make certain you get only the best performing, most colorful varieties. 

How a new plant becomes a Proven Winners ColorChoice variety

A new plant must prove itself as superior to get into the Proven Winners ColorChoice program. Novelty alone is not enough. Potential varieties are evaluated against existing varieties in side by side evaluations and are graded on the following criteria:

Is the plant an improvement over current selections?

Is it a healthy growing plant, with superior disease and pest resistance?

Does the plant have multiple seasons of ornamental interest?

Does the plant serve a new or unique function in the landscape?

If a new variety scores well in this initial evaluation, it's then subjected to a production evaluation. If a plant performs well in production, it's then made available to progressive growers across North America.

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The International Herb Association

The IHA is a professional trade association providing educational, service and development opportunities for those involved in herbal endeavors since 1985. Herbal entrepreneurs are encouraged through newsletters, publications and conferences, and offers guidance as an association of peers supporting herbal businesses, as well as the latest information on growing, marketing and using herbs.

Wholesale customers can check current Plant Availability by logging in through our Wholesale link.