More than 2K plants added to NetPS Plant Finder Tool

Mar 12, 2024
More than 2K plants added to NetPS Plant Finder Tool

Some 2,325 new plant varieties have been added to the NetPS Plant Finder Tool, bringing the total in the database to over 35,000 plants, according to Northscaping.

NetPS Plant Finder Tool available to IGCs, online retailersAmong the plants added are over 450 new houseplant varieties, including the entire leafjoy lineup from Proven Winners, new tropical varieties, a continued focus on warm-zone plants, a range of new native plants, hundreds of perennials, over 300 new annuals, more than 200 edibles, 100 new water garden plants, and much more. 

“We are committed to keeping this database one of the most valuable tools in a garden center’s toolbelt,” said James Kohut, president of Northscaping and developer of NetPS. “Annual expansions allow us to keep it up to date with new varieties and sought-after plants and make it easier for sellers to update their online stores and plant information resources.”

The plug-and-play NetPS Plant Finder Tool is used by over 250 nurseries and garden centers across North America as their primary plant database. With the tool, sellers can maintain accurate and up-to-date information on their websites about the plants they offer, and with the NetPS Plus service they can manage the plant information and photographs in their online stores. 

“Alsip Home & Nursery has been a client of the NetPS Plant Finder since 2009 and it has consistently been one of the best features on our website for SEO,” said Rich Christakes, founder of Ship My Plants and owner of Alsip Home & Nursery. “We love that it gives our customers a way to browse our plants before shopping in store. So when we started it was a no-brainer to integrate NetPS into our platform. NetPS provides plant data for over 41,000 plants, which has really helped our sellers to quickly and accurately add plants to their stores.”

“As new plant varieties are introduced into the market, gardeners will begin their hunt online to find them,” said Kohut. “This expansion allows plant retailers to quickly select the new plants they offer, and the rest is done for them. Our team uploads high-quality photos and accurate information and automatically updates the plant finder tools on their websites to show these new varieties.”