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Native perennials for flower farms

publication date: May 1, 2017
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Third generation cut flower farmer Joe Schmitt urges new growers to observe their land to discover what grows there with little effort, and then find related plants that are marketable. “It’s the reason I grow a lot of Amaranthus, which is both native and occurs as a very happy weed in the form of red root pigweed,” Schmitt said. “A plant adapted to a given location just makes more sense to grow there.”



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