About Ball Horticultural Company
From its beginnings as a wholesale cut flower operation started by George J. Ball in 1905, Ball Horticultural Company has grown into a leader in all facets of floriculture, with distribution capabilities in all of the major world markets. Since its founding, Ball has introduced many innovative, award-winning varieties to the world of horticulture, including the Wave® Petunia and Cool Wave® Pansy, the world’s first Black Velvet Petunia, Super Elfin® Impatiens, and Fiesta™ Double Impatiens. The company also offers the Simply Beautiful® and Burpee Home Gardens® branded plant programs to garden centers and home gardeners. Ball is committed to growing a green future, and has highlighted its sustainable accomplishments in its “Sustainability Report: Longevity.” Focused on the ornamental business that first made its reputation, Ball’s global family of breeders, seed and vegetative producers, distribution companies, and research and development teams has a strong presence in over 20 countries on six continents.
The contributions from Ball in the past years have enabled Communities in Bloom to develop the program into a valued network of information exchanges with municipalities from Canada, the United States, Japan and Great Britain. We trust that with our continued support we will be able to pursue our common goal of contributing to the quality of life in our communities…through horticulture.