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Aris Horticulture - Green Leaf Plants®; Keepsake Plants®

Aris Horticulture -  Green Leaf Plants®;  Keepsake Plants® -
Aris Horticulture -  Green Leaf Plants®;  Keepsake Plants® -
Aris Horticulture -  Green Leaf Plants®;  Keepsake Plants® -
Aris Horticulture -  Green Leaf Plants®;  Keepsake Plants® -

Green Leaf Plants and Keepsake Plants!  
We are a leading grower and researcher of high quality ornamental plant products. With 90 years of experience, we understand the business challenges of our customers and continually strive to bring better plants to market, more efficiently and more profitably.

Address:     115 Third St. S.E. Barberton, OH 44203
Email:    ben.selanders@arishort.com     Contact:   Ben Selanders
Phone:    800.232.9557   FAX:  330.745.3098


A History of Aris Horticulture, Inc.
Barberton, Ohio

From modest beginnings – as a partnership of two, hardworking Mennonite brothers, Menno and Ira Yoder – Aris Horticulture Inc. (formerly Yoder Brothers Inc.) has grown to be a world leader in flowering research and breeding. Today, almost 90 years after its founding, G. Ramsey Yoder, Menno's grandson, heads a company of 650 employees.

William G. Rasbach, president and chief executive officer, is in charge of day-to-day operations and shares with Yoder the responsibility of leading the company.

Aris continues evolving to meet the changing horticultural market. In 1995, Blooms of Bressingham® was set up as a new company in North America to introduce exclusive Blooms perennials from England. This has since expanded into a global activity, with business partners in many countries and exciting introductions from breeders worldwide. Shortly afterwards came the acquisition of Green Leaf Enterprises, one of North America's leading perennial growers. These venues put Aris in an excellent position to capitalize on the popularity of gardening.

The company reorganized as Aris in 2008, with the sale of its mum and aster products lines and continues to expand its support of the horticultural industry with new varieties and starter plants of many types. Aris Inc. operates three business units:

Green Leaf Plants® provides growers with starter plants and pre-finished products for perennials, azaleas, tropical hibiscus, hydrangeas, mandevillas, poinsettias, roses, exacum, gloxinia, lisianthus and pentas. Production facilities are located in Smoketown, Pennsylvania, Bogota, Colombia, and Fort Myers and Parrish, Florida.

Keepsake Plants® produces finished potted plants that can be found at retailers and mass merchants across North America. Keepsake specializes in fresh, high quality florist azaleas, chrysanthemums, Fleurettes, tropical hibiscus, mandevillas, hydrangeas, poinsettias, Easter lilies, Persian violets and other flowering plants, including perennials. Production facilities are in Leamington, Ontario and Fort Myers, Florida.

Aris Horticultural Services® is among the industry’s most experienced sales forces. Sales representatives are former growers, production specialists and technical experts who offer a wide range of products and services, including those available through Green Leaf Plants®, Keepsake Plants® and a complete line of brokered products from a large network of affiliated producers. Headquarters is at the Aris corporate office in Barberton, Ohio.


Founding Tradition Remains
Though Aris has become a highly scientific and sophisticated horticultural enterprise, the founding tradition has remained untouched. The company retains a family spirit and a family sense of values remarkable for a company of any size.

Through the years, Aris’ production facilities have moved to other locations with the last Barberton greenhouse closing in 1978. However, the company remained close to its roots by establishing its worldwide corporate headquarters in a former dairy barn of the Barber estate.

The building was renovated in 1985 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The old water storage tank serves as an entrance and meetings are held "in the round" in a conference room in a former silo. Soaring ceilings and massive, exposed beams add architectural interest. More than 50 handcrafted Amish quilts hang from walls and rafters. The building reflects Aris today: an honorable melding of strong traditions with a commitment to being the best.

Facilities are located in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Canada, and Bogota, Colombia.

Aris Horticultural Services® sales representatives come from varied backgrounds as some of the most successful growers and owner/managers in North America's greenhouse business. Because of this inside working knowledge of the industry, they are your source for answers to any question regarding our products.

Reach out to them to make your experience with our Green Leaf Plants™ and Keepsake Plants™ products a successful one. No one knows our products like Aris Horticultural Sales. 

Our sales representatives can also assist you with an extensive selection of brokered products from partner suppliers selected to meet our high standards of quality. These growers include recognized horticulturists as well as emerging leaders.

Aris Horticultural Services®
115 Third St. S.E.
Barberton, OH 44203
p: 800.232.9557
f: 330.745.3098
Aris Horticultural Services® - Canada
P.O. Box 370
Leamington, Ontario N8H 3W3
p: 519.326.6121
f: 519.326.1405

Please select your sales representative below for further information.



Tom ArmstrongCanadian Sales Region - Ontario (excluding Niagara)519.206.0996
Jan BjerreskovCanadian Sales Region - Alberta, Saskatchewan403.295.0477
Daniel DroletCanandian Sales Region - Maritimes, Quebec450.475.6443
Mark GillettSouth East Region704.651.5817
Gary RabbCanadian Sales Region - Manitoba, Niagara905.980.4376
Ben SelandersSouth West Region405.844.1987
Walt WeirNew England Region570.852.3232
Tom Wurst Sr.Mid South Region864.940.7491
Terry BergerNorth West Region - (including BC, Canada)425.330.7662
Bob HummOhio Valley Region800.232.9557 x2570
Clifford JanitschKey Account Manager416.465.7171
Mark MeaseckGreat Plains Region303.410.1981
Cathy EllisCalifornia Region714.745.5098