Sunday, May 26, 2013

What's the report on 'Li'l Georgie'?

Sinninigia 'Li'l Georgie' - 'Mini' Plant for Miniature Gardens

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What’s the report on Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’?

      So where are we in the distribution of Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’?

      From the very beginning with the observation that ‘Li’l Georgie’ was a breakthrough in the micro mini Sinningia category, supply of plants has been the limiting factor.

      Production by tissue culture was the answer and by trial and error, hundreds were grown to finished flowering plants for sale.  Over 600 have been sold locally.

      Sales have been underwhelming.  Is it because we don’t have the right story yet?

      One ‘Li’l Georgie’ was bought at Longwood Gardens at Christmas and grown as a specimen plant that won a Blue ribbon in the Springfield African Violet Show in April.

      Another ‘Li’l Georgie’ fan has one and was searching for five more to give as gifts.

      A woman responded to a mention in the Philadelphia Inquirer that a very unique tiny flowering plant was available at Longwood Gardens Plant Shop.

      Is this how it’s going to be?

      The supply is still limited and distribution is very local.  I don’t see any showing up on eBay.

      There is currently a break in my tissue culture stream but I expect that it will be solved.

      When we can project 1000 plants per month, then we will find out if this ‘Mini’ flowering plant for Miniature Gardens will make people happy.

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