New Plants Wanted

Dan receiving the original Begonia rex from Beth Chatto

Dan receiving the original Begonia rex from Beth Chatto

Are you “cooking up” a NEW PLANT?

Have you got a unique plant in your garden or greenhouse that evokes a “WOW!” from all who see it? You might have something special! While most of our plants come from our own breeding, we have introduced some super discoveries found by people such as you. A variegated sport, a color break, or a double flower on a normally single-flowered plant could give you an economic return as well s the pride of seeing YOUR plant distributed in gardens around the world!

What TERRA NOVA® can do for you:

  • We will trial your plant against others in the market
  • We will virus check and test the plant’s ability to reproduce
  • We will patent your plant IN YOUR NAME at no initial expense to you
  • We will increase your royalty stream, by using our extensive worldwide network
  • We will showcase your plant at national and international trade shows
  • We will feature your plant in our full-color catalog, press releases, and advertisements

Let’s work together!

Marietta O'Byrne

Marietta O’Byrne

Our friends, Ernie & Marietta O’Byrne approached TERRA NOVA® several years ago with a unique variegated sport of a commonly available Ajuga. We brought their plant in under our testing agreement. We were able to initiate it in tissue culture and bulked up sufficient numbers for a national release of Ajuga ‘Toffee Chip’. Through our special in vitro process, we increased the plant’s vigor tremendously, thus obtaining a great new ground cover for the shade garden! During this time, Marietta & Ernie also presented TERRA NOVA® with the opportunity to sell their color strains of Hellebores to avid gardeners in garden centers across the country.

Marco Van Noort

Marco Van Noort

Over the past few years we’ve enjoyed our visits to Holland in search of new perennials to introduce to the US market. It was on one of these trips that we met Marco Van Noort and toured his wonderful nursery where he produces an array of unusual perennials.

Marco had a stunning variegated Bergenia which he wanted to introduce to the worldwide market. We were thrilled when he accepted our testing agreement.

After our successful trialing phase, Marco signed the licensing agreement and the plant was placed into our tissue culture lab for multiplication! This past spring, we were able to visit Marco and review the progress of his Bergenia, which we are now proud to “unveil” as Bergenia ‘Solar Flare’!