Commercialization and Licensing - Flowers

Since the 1920s with the mum breeding program, University flower breeders have been selecting and breeding flowers that can survive and thrive our tough Minnesota winters. Bloom time, shape, and color are all key considerations.

Some varieties have special licensing agreements for propagation through the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) to help assure quality propagation and strong distribution. Ask if varieties you are considering were developed by the U of M.

Many varieties are available from your favorite nurseries. Please order from nurseries that participate in the Minnesota Nursery Research Corporation (MNRC) and help support future landscape plant discoveries. If you propagate U of M varieties, please learn about supporting MNRC by email at JDaniels@bachmans.com

Licensed Through the U of M


Mammoth 'Yellow Quill' Chrysanthemum.

Mammoth™ Dark Bronze Daisy, Coral Daisy, Lavender Daisy, Red Daisy and Yellow Quill Chrysanthemums

Mammoth™ Dark Bronze Daisy, Coral Daisy, Lavender Daisy, Red Daisy, and Yellow Quill chrysanthemums are currently licensed by the University of Minnesota to Ball Horticultural.

Previously the Mammoth™ mums marketed as Maxi-Mums and My Favorite™.

Supported Through MNRC

Peach Centerpiece and Sesquicentennial Sun Mums.

Peach Centerpiece and Sesquicentennial Sun Chrysanthemums

Peach Centerpiece and Sesquicentennial Sun Chrysanthemums are not protected by US Plant Patent or foreign plant breeders' rights, but nurseries propagating these varieties can support the U of M breeding program through an agreement with the Minnesota Nursery Research Corporation (MNRC). Check the MNRC page for more information about the organization and participating nurseries.

'Snowstorm' Gaura

Snowstorm Gaura

Snowstorm Gaura is not protected by US Plant Patent or foreign plant breeders' rights, but nurseries propagating this variety can support the U of M breeding program through an agreement with the Minnesota Nursery Research Corporation (MNRC). Check the MNRC page for more information about the organization and participating nurseries.

OTC Licensing Contact

If you want to become licensed, the U of M Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) would be pleased to help you. OTC's site offers additional plant variety information and you can submit Licensing And Technical Questions.

For additional licensing information, please contact:

BJ Haun
Technology Licensing Officer
Office for Technology Commercialization
University of Minnesota
Phone: 612-626-8495
Fax: 612-624-6554
haunx003@umn.edu

Thank you for your interest in U of M varieties.

Support U Research

Many flower varieties developed by the U of M are supported by MNRC participants. Please place orders with these nurseries and help enhance future landscape plant discoveries.

Flower varieties supported by MNRC include: Peach Centerpiece and Sesquicentennial Sun Chrysanthemums, and Snowstrom Gaura.

If you propagate U of M varieties, please learn about supporting MNRC by email at JDaniels@bachmans.com