Dale Deppe has watched his company grow from a small propagation nursery to one of the largest providers of proprietary plant materials in the country. The reason for this growth? Superior liners optimized to grow and finish fast, and a steady stream of introducing new flowering shrubs developed by top plant breeders across the world.
In 1981, Dale founded Spring Meadow Nursery with his wife, Liz. Today, large and small nurseries from across North America look to Spring Meadow to do their propagation and to bring them new and exciting plants. We’re a market leader in the propagation of flowering shrubs, potted liners, and starter plants. Spring Meadow Nursery is also the developer behind Proven Winners
"The old scenario of releasing plants had to do with exclusivity. You reduce the supply to raise the costs. The plants are higher priced because they're hard to get hold of," said Deppe. "The Spring Meadow method is to increase the price by driving up demand. It's a completely different way of thinking, which ultimately enriches everyone, from the grower to the retailer."
We have over 400 varieties in our catalog, with more than 200 varieties marketed under the Proven Winners ColorChoice brand, including Incrediball
You can find our shrubs in retail outlets across the U.S. and Canada. You'll also find Proven Winners ColorChoice plants at better gardening centers in the distinctive Proven Winners containers.
Our Proven Winners ColorChoice selections are guaranteed to sell. In fact, if you don't sell them, we'll replace the liners for free.
That's right - we're so confident in the Proven Winner brand, and the marketing and genetics behind it, we'll guarantee you can sell them to your customers. You have nothing to risk and only higher revenue to gain. Contact your sales rep today to find out more about your guaranteed sales.
We ship to the 48 states and Canada. You can choose FedEx, common carrier, or UPS for your shipment.
Plant trays are packed in our custom designed waxed boxes, and palletized and stretch-wrapped for common carrier or FedEx to ensure fast and safe transport to your location.
Because we ship only actively growing liners, from mid-April to October, every plant you get from us is alive and in peak growing condition. You also don't risk the losses you face with dormant bare-root liners or rooted cuttings.
If you sell quality plants, you need quality liners. And you'll get those and more from Spring Meadow Nursery. Contact your sales rep to place an order.
Breeders: Have you developed what you think might be the next great plant? If so, we can make it the next great plant introduction.
Breeders like you provide the passion, dedication and vision to create new and better plants.
Working as your partner, we'll provide you with the patent assistance, production, growers, and national distribution and marketing to make your new plant a commercial success.
We've got the reputation and track-record among gardeners and home owners to turn your plant into a household name.
To learn more about the services we offer breeders, contact Tim Wood, Product Development Manager at 616-223-3367
Tired of competing on price in the generic "black pot" market. Grow your business with Proven Winners
Proven Winners was designed for growers like you! Ask one of our sales representatives to develop custom program designed for your business.
See how this Robot Gives Your Nursery the Consistency You Need
As a grower, consistency means everything. That’s why we are dedicated to offering the most consistent and highest quality liners on the market.
Spring Meadow liners finish faster because the have more branches. We repeatedly trimmed our liners to have a full, low branching habit, you only get plants ready for easy turnaround.
Each liner we grow is graded by a robotic grading machine. Spring Meadow Nursery is the only shrub liner nursery in the world using this technology to ensure uniform standards for starter plants.
In the past, grading was conducted by hand, resulting in inefficiency and inconsistency. Our new grading machine evaluates 10,000 plants per hour, completely eliminating the possibility for human error.
Let us be your propagation department. We've made this investment so you don't have to, and so you can focus on making finishing plants and making more money.
Interested in learning more? Contact your sales rep today.