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New 104 Liners — Now Available in More Varieties!

Last fall, Four Star introduced our new 104 Liner tray after three years of trialing and limited grower introductions. Initially, these liners were only available for a limited number of popular varieties. But, due to very strong demand and overwhelmingly positive feedback from growers, we’ve expanded the selection to include all varieties currently offered as 84 liners.

ARTIST Blu 84 ARTIST Blue 104
These overhead shots of ARTIST® Blue Ageratum show an 84 Tray (left) and the 104 Tray (right), with 20% more plants.

 

The innovative new tray fits 104 plugs into the same footprint of an 84 tray, with more liners per tray and more plants per box. This gives growers 20% more plants for their shipping dollar.

Feedback has been extremely positive because they can be grown with the same production schedule and cultural requirements, resulting in robust plants with a finish time equal to that of the 84 liners.  This saves growers both time and money!

The top selling 25 varieties (see below) are available with no tray minimum.  All other 104 liners are available with an 8-tray minimum by variety, per ship week, per customer, per location.  The 104 liners are sold as 102 plugs in a 104-cell unit.

Island Luau
Four Star is already using 104 liners in all our hanging baskets.  These baskets are the Island Luau recipe, combining LUCIA® Dark Blue Lobelia, SUPERTUNIA® BERMUDA BEACH® Petunia, and SUPERTUNIA® LIMONCELLO® Petunia.

 

Positive feedback from growers

Due to growers’ positive feedback, Four Star already uses 104 liners in all our hanging baskets and more than 35% of our Grande™ containers.  According to Curt Varsogea, Sales Manager, since the 104 liners debuted in 2017, “We have had a very high conversion rate and growers are having success with the 104s.”

Four Star expects to move all 84 liner production to the 104 liner in the 2018-19 season.  For more information about how you can benefit from 104 liners, contact Four Star at 734-654-6420 or mail@pwfourstar.com.

DIAMOND DELIGHT Euphorbia
New 104 liners can be grown with the same production schedule and cultural requirements as 84 liners, with the same finish time as 84 liners.  Here, DIAMOND DELIGHT® Euphorbia are shown from 84 liner (left) and 104 liner (right) in a GRANDE™ container. 

 

25 Top Selling Varieties

104 liners in these varieties are available with no tray minimum. All other varieties have an 8-tray minimum – see details above.

  • Ageratum Artist® Blue
  • Angelonia Angelface® Blue
  • Argyranthemum Golden Butterfly™
  • Bidens Goldilocks Rocks®
  • Calibrachoa Superbells® Grape Punch™
  • Calibrachoa Superbells® Holy Moly! ®
  • Calibrachoa Superbells® Lemon Slice®
  • Calibrachoa Superbells® Pomegranate Punch™
  • Cyperus Graceful Grasses® Prince Tut™
  • Euphorbia Diamond Frost®
  • Evolvulus Blue My Mind®
  • Ipomoea Margarita
  • Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime
  • Lobelia Laguna™ Sky Blue
  • Lobularia Snow Princess®
  • Nemesia Sunsatia® Lemon
  • Osteospermum Orange Symphony
  • Petunia Supertunia® Bordeaux™
  • Petunia Supertunia® Royal Velvet™
  • Petunia Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum®
  • Petunia Supertunia Vista® Fuchsia
  • Petunia Supertunia Vista® Silverberry
  • Sedum Lemon Coral™
  • Sutera Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
  • Verbena Superbena® Royale Peachy Keen