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About Tesselaar

Welcome to the Your Easy Garden blog from Tesselaar Plants! We hope you’ll find the information on this blog to be helpful for your gardening projects.

Founded in 1994 by Anthony and Sheryl Tesselaar, Tesselaar Plants is an International horticulture company that searches the world to find best-of-class plants that are brilliant, environmentally friendly and easy to grow with a minimum of fuss. Tesselaar Plants include award-winning Flower Carpet roses (the original eco rose), Tropicanna cannas, Volcano phlox, Storm agapanthus, Festival cordyline, Fairy magnolia and more.

The company’s world headquarters and research facility is located in Silvan, Victoria Australia and its U.S. office is in Lawndale, California.

Introducing easy care plants isn’t so easy

The Tesselaar philosophy is to introduce exceptional plants while “making gardening easy” for everyone. To do this, the company searches the world that are beautiful, easy-care and disease tolerant. Each plant that catches Anthony Tesselaar’s eye is tested for flowering ability, disease tolerance, easy care (meaning no fancy maintenance) overall look of the plant, low water requirements and ability to perform well with less chemical pesticides. Eventually, the list is culled to a chosen few plants worthy for trial. The plants are then put to the test in the trial beds of our partner breeders, and in one or more of the Tesselaar Plants’ trial gardens located around the world. The result is one or two uniquely extraordinary plants that outperform anything else in their class. This process can take up to five to seven years – from the time a new plant is discovered to when it becomes available.

“The plants selected for trial must be exceptional plants that grow extremely well with an absolute minimum of fuss and care – hence our philosophy of making gardening easy,” says Anthony Tesselaar.

We hope you enjoy the information on our blog and we’d love to hear your comments and questions. For more information on all of the Tesselaar plants please visit our website at www.tesselaar.com.

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