Digital Days

Darwin Digital Days
Darwin Digital Days June 15-19, 2020

Don’t miss this unique event!

Our annual Darwin Perennials Day is reimagined this year into a week-long virtual event that introduces you to exciting new perennials. Learn from experts in the industry as new content is revealed each day of the week, including a LIVE Webinar. Welcome to Darwin Digital Days!

Day 1 - June 15

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Take a video tour through our West Chicago perennial trial garden highlighting zone 5 overwintered perennials and new products for 2021.

See the latest and greatest new varieties from both Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed direct from our team of experts.

Get production tips on growing your best lavender crop direct from Tony Van Oort, Qualitree Nurseries.

Get an in-depth look at our cultural trials from West Grove, Pa. Learn how to schedule your Spring, Summer, and Fall programs.

Day 2 - June 16

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The comparison gardens video tour will showcase top-performing perennials in Saliva, Dianthus, Phlox paniculuta, and more!

Learn from Tim Anderson, Walters Gardens, about top genetics direct from the Walters Gardens garden bed.

Understand timing and production for your Dianthus crop from Blair Hoey, Green Leaf Plants.

Day 3 - June 17

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Learn about our Darwin Perennials suppliers through our virtual exhibit tent featuring key partners such as:

Taylor Creek Nursery
Pizzo Group
Green Leaf Plants
Ball Tagawa
Darwin Plants by Kébol
Get Group
Darwin Colombia
Creek Hill
Grow 'n Sell, Inc.
North Creek Nurseries
Qualitree Propagators
Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants
Skagit Horticulture
Gulley Greenhouse
Emerald Coast
Swift Greenhouses
… and others!

Attend a LIVE webinar event Wednesday, June 17, 2pm CDT.

Featured speakers:

Paul Pilon
Perennial Solutions Consulting
"How to hold ‘em and diagnose perennial crop problems"
W. Garrett Owen, PhD
University of Kentucky
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Join perennial expert Paul Pilon of Perennial Solutions Consulting and editor of Perennial Pulse e-newsletter for this special two-part webinar. First, Paul will discuss how growers can use temperature, irrigation, fertility and plant growth regulators to hold crops and maintain plant quality through unusually late Springs. As a horticultural consultant he sees lots of cultural issues as he visits with growers throughout the country and internationally. In the second part of this webinar, Paul will share numerous fertility, insect, disease and other cultural issues he’s come across and provide tips on how to recognize them and deal with these issues once they are present. This will be an enjoyable and informative presentation you’ll not want to miss.

W. Garrett Owen PhD is Assistant Professor of Greenhouses and Controlled Environments at University of Kentucky. Learn the latest research on perennial propagation, including supplemental lighting and rooting hormones, from one of the premier experts in the industry.

Day 4 - June 18

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Explore the world of seed and vegetative Echinacea with product representative Chris Fifo.

Learn direct from PanAmerican Seed culture research manager Bin Liu on best practices to force Echinacea for Mother's Day.

Get advice on growing a top-notch crop of Lupin from Beth Gulley and Gene Pielen of Gulley Greenhouse.

Day 5 - June 19

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Get testimonials on new products straight from the Darwin Perennials team.

Have a question? Contact event coordinator Leland Toering | 630-234-2065.