PanAmerican Seed acquires celosia breeding from Celex
PanAmerican Seed's Concertina celosia is the newest in the company's line.
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PanAmerican Seed acquires celosia breeding from Celex

The purchase will include the full celosia assortment offered by the Dutch breeding company.


WEST CHICAGO, IL:  PanAmerican Seed has purchased the complete celosia assortment and breeding research from Celex BV, a breeder/selection subsidiary under the Dutch cut flower company Fa. Van Der Boog & Van Den Bosch.

PanAmerican Seed has collaborated with Celex for more than 25 years on cut-flower celosia series, such as Neo and Sunday, as well as potted and annual celosia series such as First Flame and the most recent Concertina. Celex was responsible for breeding, while PanAmerican Seed handled production, worldwide distribution, and sales and marketing.

“Over our many years of partnership, we have built a successful and sustainable growing business in celosia,” says Anne Leventry, president of PanAmerican Seed. “We are pleased with all the efforts Celex has put into this class and we can’t wait to build on this momentum of excellence.”

Celex, through its existing partnership with PanAmerican Seed, has already introduced new celosia varieties to market, including two Gold Medal winners by Fleuroselect, as well as receiving a Quality Mark and a Novelty protection.

“We are assured our Celex breeding efforts and genetics are in good hands at PanAmerican Seed,” says Peter Van Den Bosch, owner of Celex, who is nearing retirement along with business partner Henk Van Der Boog. “They will continue our work to the benefit of cut flower, potted and bedding plant growers all over the world.”

The sale will conclude Oct. 1, 2019, when the full Celex celosia breeding assortment will be integrated into PanAmerican Seed’s catalog of plants. No employees or assets are part of the purchase.

To learn more about PanAmerican Seed, visit their website here

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