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For over a century and a half, the mission of Takii & Company Ltd. of Japan has been to be a leader in developing, breeding and producing superior seed products. In 2007 the company expanded this vision by acquiring Dutch company K. Sahin Zaden B.V., another worldwide breeder of exceptional plants.

imageElisabeth Sahin, together with her late husband, Kees, co-founded K. Sahin, Zaden in 1982. Kees, who died in 2006, is remembered by peers as a remarkable man with great knowledge. Elisabeth, who has a PhD in plant taxonomy, continues her breeding work under Takii's umbrella.

“I knew I wanted to be involved in plants since the time I first walked. I come from Cyprus where nature is extraordinarily rich,” says Elisabeth.

Centaurea ‘Amethyst in Snow’ was the first introduction from Elisabeth/Takii to become part of the Must Have Perennials™ programme. It has beautiful bicolour flowers. Vigourous, but not invasive, plants display silver-green foliage that stays attractive all season.

Soon afterwards came Centaurea ‘Amethyst Dream’ with radiant, royal-purple blooms that are a deeper hue than others in this sturdy and resilient genus.

The Seduction and Tutti Frutti series of Achillea are gaining in popularity around the world, bringing new life to the genus with their hot colours and sturdy, full growth habits. The Seduction varieties feature a more columnar habit, taller and more rigidly upright than those in the Tutti Frutti series. Compact, full and branching habits suitable for pots or the landscape distinguish the Tutti Frutti varieties. All are heat loving and long flowering.

Takii varieties

Seduction series Achilleas
Achillea 'Peachy Seduction'
Achillea 'Saucy Seduction'
Achillea 'Strawberry Seduction'
Achillea 'Sunny Seduction'

Tutti Frutti series Achilleas
Achillea 'Apricot Delight'
Achillea 'Pink Grapefruit'
Achillea 'Pineapple Mango'
Achillea 'Pomegranate'
Achillea 'Wonderful Wampee'

Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream'
Centaurea 'Amethyst in Snow'

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