Ball FloraPlant is a leading breeder of vegetatively propagated plant varieties, and has won critical acclaim for its genetics and reliable supply of disease-free plants. Located in Chicago, Illinois, this company relies on a number of botanical/horticultural institutions to trials their new plant varieties and provide critical feedback on the performance of the plants in various locations across North America. Since 2006, the MUN Botanical Garden has been their trialing site in Newfoundland. Plants provided to the Garden are accessed for their suitability to our local climate. This information is then provided to Ball Floraplant who then disseminates the results to local Newfoundland plant nurseries, providing them with the best bedding plant selections to sell locally.