Southeast’s Charles Hutson Greenhouse Earns Proven Winners Certification

Southeast Missouri State University’s Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse recently became the first retailer in Cape Girardeau to be certified by Proven Winners, a brand composed of leading plant propagators around the world. The certification makes Southeast one of only two retailers in the southeast Missouri region to hold the designation. Greenhouse manager Melissa LaPlant said the certification will bring in more customers and generate more sales. The Charles Hutson Greenhouse is an on-campus facility that provides experiential learning and student entrepreneurship through commercial plant production and retail sales. It is the largest student-run production greenhouse in the country. The greenhouse facility grows Poinsettias, Chrysanthemums, All-American Selection Plants, Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Houseplants, Vegetables, and Herbs. It also conducts a Syngenta Mum trial each year and is home the one of the state’s largest collections of Amorphophallus (Corpse Flower). Southeast is now authorized to sell the entire line of Proven Winners, which consists of shrubs, perennials and annuals, as well as some vegetables and herbs.Southeast’s Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse is located at 1039 Bertling St. For more information or to place an order, call (573) 651-2316 or visit Facebook.For more information about Proven Winners, visit



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