Perennial Production: Better Baptisia and Problem-Free Panicum

Sun. July 14| 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM |

Baptisia and Panicum are bright stars among native North American perennials. Both are beautiful, strong, and resilient in the landscape, but each poses challenges for growers. Baptisia is long-lived in the garden, but retail containers don’t always reflect the plant’s value. Scraggly specimens with few or sideways-growing stems don’t represent Baptisia’s true landscape potential. Panicum has adaptations that help it weather tough conditions, but treating it like other herbaceous perennials can lead to problems. Yellowing foliage, disease pressure, and slow finishing can put it at the bottom of your list. Join two professional growers from experienced nursery operations for this combined session. Learn about best cultural practices for Baptisia from both liner and bare root inputs including scheduling, planting depth, and forcing. Boost your Switchgrass smarts with best management practices for Panicum virgatum, including cultural regimens, timing, and cultivar selection. Count on finishing your best crops ever.

Type: Growing

Track: Greenhouse , Nursery


Speakers

Hall, Bill

Hall, Bill

Head Grower

Hoffman Nursery, Inc.

Role: Co-Speaker

Robles, Laura

Robles, Laura

Trials Manager

Walters Gardens

Role: Co-Speaker