Thursday, June 15, 2023
New Plants from Walter's Gardens
Kata Kress Wallace
Time and Session Location
9:00 am - 9:50 am
CEUs Available (Pending Approval)
included with conference ticket
What You Will Learn:
Walters Gardens specializes in perennial starter plants, including plug liners and bare root material. They have grown to be one of North America’s largest wholesale perennial growers with a reputation for superior quality, excellent service, and cutting edge new varieties. Our breeding program works with almost 100 different genera of perennial and has introduced hundreds of cutting edge new perennials to date. This combination of high quality product and unique plant introductions has led to a partnership with Proven Winners® as the home of Proven Winners® Perennials. Join Kata Kress Wallace as she unveils the latest additions to their perennial collection and provides insights into the successful cultivation of these plants in southern regions, whether in a greenhouse environment or within southern landscapes.
More About the Presenter (s):
Kata Kress Wallace is a Regional Product Manager for Walters Gardens Inc. in Zeeland, MI. Based in North Carolina, Kress Wallace oversees sales in the southeastern states of Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. She has been tied to the nursery industry. Her father owns Sarastro Stauden in Austria, a nursery specializing in unique and rare plants. The well-known Sedum ‘Angelina’ was selected by her father. Kress Wallace earned a master’s degree in Geography and Spanish from the University Vienna and moved to the United States immediately afterwards to intern at Plant Delights Nursery with Tony Avent. She worked for Hoffman Nursery as their Garden Coordinator and was later promoted to Production Supervisor. While there, she oversaw production of millions of grass liners and managed an international crew. In 2019 she received the Young Professional Award from the Perennial Plant Association and was named to the Greenhouse Product News 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.