The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) preserves the genetic diversity of herbaceous ornamental crop plants through the dedicated effort of its staff, students, and stakeholders.
OPGC is located just south of Howlett Hall within The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens and is hosted by the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Since its founding in 2001, the OPGC has sought to conserve and develop germplasm of value to the Floriculture and Nursery industry.
OPGC is part of the National Plant Germplasm System, a network of organizations and people dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of crop plants. The OPGC is a joint effort of the United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA–ARS) and The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Financial support is provided through the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative of the ARS.
For more information, visit the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center website.