Bailey Nurseries Acquires Plant Introductions Inc.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Bailey Nurseries acquired plant breeding company Plant Introductions Inc. (PII). Plant Introductions Inc., has developed numerous innovative new varieties that have been marketed worldwide, many introduced by Bailey Nurseries. Since the introduction of Endless Summer The Original, Bailey Nurseries and PII partners Dr. Michael Dirr, Jeff Beasley and Mark Griffith have developed a strong association.
This relationship has expanded in the years since with PII breeding genetics for the Endless Summer Hydrangea and First Editions Plants collections.
“This new venture is a natural progression in our relationship with Dr. Dirr, Jeff Beasley and Mark Griffith,” says Terri McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries’ president.
“We have built such a collaborative rapport over the last 20 years, and we are incredibly excited to continue the groundbreaking work of PII here at Bailey Nurseries. We are also delighted that Jeff, Mark and Dr. Dirr will be staying on board to consult on breeding, plant trials and market trends.”
“Mark, Jeff and I are enthusiastic about what has been achieved at PII and its future with Bailey Nurseries,” PII founding partner Dr. Michael Dirr replies. “We share a mutual passion for this industry and look forward to the potential of this exciting endeavor.”
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