Denis Flaschenriem retires

Denis Flaschenriem – photo: PanAmerican Seed

Denis Flaschenriem – photo: PanAmerican Seed

Senior Plant Breeder Denis Flaschenriem at PanAmerican Seed retires after 35 years in the floriculture industry. He has a long history of flower breeding, beginning in 1979 at W. Atlee Burpee in Santa Paula, California (US), where he bred zinnias, marigolds, and various perennials. From there he joined Waller Seed Company in 1994 where he bred ageratum, vinca, viola, pansy, and portulaca among other crops. In 2001, with the acquisition of Waller by PanAmerican Seed, Denis Flaschenriem became part of the PanAmerican Seed breeding team in Guadalupe, California, where he continued his breeding work on marigolds, vinca, portulaca, pansy, leucanthemum, and snapdragon crops.
Among his contributions to the company are the Taishan African marigold series, the Pacifica and Titan vinca series, and a soon-to-be-introduced series of disease-resistant vinca.