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Syngenta Flowers Introduces More Than 100 New Plant Varieties for 2012-2013 Season

  • New Syngenta Flowers catalog showcases 123 new varieties for the 2012-2013 season
  • New assortment includes seven new seed series and additions to the Calliope® geranium and Kwik Kombos™ vegetative mix programs
  • Syngenta Flowers adds home garden vegetables assortment to its offering

Greensboro, N.C., USASyngenta Flowers, Inc. announced today the release of its 2012-2013 new varieties catalog, which features 123 new and improved varieties from Goldsmith™ Seeds and GoldFisch® Vegetative. With so many new varieties, Syngenta is adding more color, more choices and more versatility to every growing season to better meet the diverse needs of its customers.

“We are thrilled about the number of new varieties we have for growers this year and the quality of plants they will be able to produce through the genetics,” said Keelan Pulliam, head of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. “In developing the new varieties, we really focused on our customers’ core needs within the growing seasons to maximize their profitability.”

The 2012-2013 line-up includes:

  • 101 new seed varieties, including seven brand-new seed series: WonderFall™ trailing pansy, Picobella™ Cascade mini trailing petunia, Duvet™ compact petunia grandiflora, Tumbler™ trailing impatiens, Fleur en Vogue™ cyclamen, Cartwheel™ gerbera and Elephant™ giant gerbera
  • 10 new additions to the popular Kwik Kombos™ vegetative mix program
  • Eight new vegetative varieties including three new colors in the market-leading Calliope® geranium series and three new additions to the Lanai® verbena series

The 2012-2013 catalog showcases not only the wealth of new and improved varieties from Syngenta Flowers, but also reflects a streamlined assortment that better fits the needs of today’s marketplace.

“Syngenta Flowers and its legacy companies have always maintained broad assortments to meet the various needs of its customers, but collectively it’s important for us to ensure Syngenta is providing an assortment that is focused on what will really help growers drive their businesses,” explains Pulliam.

In addition to the new flower varieties, Syngenta Flowers is now offering a full range of first-class home garden vegetable favorites for all seasons in a supplemental home garden vegetable catalog. The assortment spans a full range of top-quality genetics for retail-ready vegetable programs including corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, cauliflower, cabbage and melons.

The 2012-2013 catalogs for spring flowers and home garden vegetables can be accessed via the Syngenta website. Customers can also contact their preferred broker sales representative to request copies.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment, and improve health and quality of life.  For more information about us, please go to www.syngenta.com.

Media contacts:
Lyndsey Newnam
919-870-5718

Tracey Gorrell
Syngenta Flowers, Inc.
tracey.gorrell@syngenta.com; 630-969-6300

Related Links:
Syngenta Flowers – Goldsmith Seeds
Syngenta Flowers – GoldFisch Vegetative

©2012 Syngenta. Some or all of the varieties listed herein may be protected under one or more of the following: Plant Variety Protection, United States Plant Patents, Utility Patents, and/or Plant Breeders’ Rights and may not be propagated or reproduced without authorization. Syngenta is licensed to sell the liner contained in Kwik Kombos products under Dümmen’s U.S. Patent No. 7,891,134. Calliope®, Cartwheel™, Duvet™, Elephant™, Fleur en Vogue™, Goldsmith™, GoldFisch®, Kwik Kombos™, Lanai®, Picobella™, Tumbler™, WonderFall™ and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

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