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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 390. Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Seed Law

2VAC5-390-120. Labeling of flower seed.

Flower seeds shall be labeled with the name of the kind and variety or a statement of type and performance characteristics as prescribed by § 3.2-4008 G and H of the Code of Virginia.

A. For seeds of plants grown primarily for their blooms:

1. Seeds of a single name variety shall be labeled to show the kind and variety name. For example -- "Marigold, Butterball."

2. Seeds of a single type and color for which there is no special variety name shall be labeled to show either the type of plant or the type and color of bloom. For example -- "Scabiosa, Tall, Large Flowered, Double, Pink."

3. Seeds consisting of an assortment or mixture of colors or varieties of a single kind, the kind name, the type of plant, and the type or types of bloom shall be indicated. In addition, it shall be clearly indicated that the seed is mixed or assorted. An example of labeling such a mixture or assortment is -- "Marigold, Dwarf double French, Mixed colors."

4. Seeds consisting of an assortment or mixture of kinds, shall clearly indicate that the seed is assorted or mixed and the specific use of the assortment or mixture shall be indicated. For example -- "Cut flower mixture," or "Rock garden mixture." Such statements as "Wild flower mixture," "General purpose mixture," "Wonder mixture," or any other statement which fails to indicate the specific use of the seed shall not meet the requirements of this provision unless the specific use of the mixture is also stated.

B. Seeds of plants grown for ornamental purposes other than their blooms shall be labeled to show the kind and variety, or the kind together with a descriptive statement concerning the ornamental part of the plant. For example -- "Ornamental gourds, Small fruited, Mixed."

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-4001 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-09 § 12, eff. November 13, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 2, Issue 4, eff. December 24, 1985; Volume 2, Issue 17, eff. June 25, 1986; Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 7, Issue 7, eff. January 31, 1991; Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009.

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