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Dr. David G. Clark, Professor

Horticultural Biotechnology & Genetics

Dr. Clark has been with the University of Florida since 1995 where he established the Horticultural Biotechnology and Genetics laboratory in the Environmental Horticulture Department.  He is known for his innovative work in both basic and applied plant science, and for his ability to take new technologies to the consumer marketplace.  His research group conducts experiments focused on developing flowers and plants that have maximum sensory appeal to humans.  Recently he founded the UF/IFAS Plant Innovation Center, a multidisciplinary group that has established the concept of using ‘Consumer Assisted Selection’ for developing new plants for future consumers.

Programs 

Research

Teaching

Cultivars
  • All Released UF Coleus Varieties – 2015

     

    UF 03-6-1 – released in 2005 - commercialized in 2005-6 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Twist n’ Twirl’

    UF 03-8-10 – released in 2005 - commercialized in 2005-6 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Royal Glissade’

    UF 04-33-5 – released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 Ball FloraPlant Co. as ‘Electric Lime’

    UF 04-47-64 – released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Frilly Milly’

    UF 04-69-01– released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Splish Splash’

    UF 06-2-78– released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Pineapple Splash’

    UF 06-4-18– released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Velvet Mocha’

    UF 06-21-30– released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Lemon Sunsation’

    UF 06-40-01– released in 2006 - commercialized in 2006-7 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Big Red Judy’

    UF 06-21-35– released in 2008 - commercialized in 2008 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Limon Blush’

    UF 06-04-06 – released in 2008 - commercialized in 2010 Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Redhead’

    UF 06-04-19 – released in 2008 - commercialized in 2010 Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Trusty Rusty’

    UF 06-12-19 – released in 2009 - commercialized in 2009 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Sunset Strip’

    UF 06-13-65 – released in 2009 - commercialized in 2009 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Radical Wonder’

    UF 06-13-132 – released in 2009 - commercialized in 2009 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Snazzy’

    UF 07-10-10 – released in 2010 - commercialized in 2010 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Rebel Rouser’

    UF 07-24-5 – released in 2010 - commercialized in 2010 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Dirty Martini’

    UF 08-19-12 – released in 2010 - commercialized in 2010 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Cordial Cherry’

    UF 08-43-23 – released in 2010 - commercialized in 2010 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Alligator Tears’

    UF 08-4-3 – released in 2011 - commercialized in 2011 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Wasabi’

    UF 08-17-4 – released in 2011 - commercialized in 2011 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Sultana’

    UF 09-8-57 – released in 2011 - commercialized in 2011 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Cocomint’

    UF 09-8-87 – released in 2011 - commercialized in 2011 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Keystone Kopper’

    UF 09-18-1 – released in 2011 - commercialized in 2011 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Burgundy Lace’

    UF 10-8-1 – released in 2012 - commercialized in 2012 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Marooned’

    UF 10-61-13 – released in 2012 - commercialized in 2012 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Spumoni’

    UF 10-81-1 – released in 2012 - commercialized in 2012 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Neptune’s Net’

    UF 11-23-7 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Ruby Dream’

    UF 11-23-31 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Golden Dream’

    UF 11-73-8 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Cranberry Bog’

    UF 11-77-18 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘The Whirlpool’

    UF 11-74-5 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Gran Via’

    UF 12-6-2 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Sunset Boulevard’

    UF 12-9-2 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘TBA’

    UF 12-35-9 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Wall Street’

    UF 12-62-2 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet River Walk’

    UF 12-87-9 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Oxford Street’

    UF 11-74-12 – released in 2013 - commercialized in 2013 by The University of Florida as ‘Gator Glory’

    UF 08-5-10 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Marquee Blonde Bombshell’

    UF 08-19-10 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Marquee Red Carpet’

    UF 09-8-37 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Box Office Bronze’

    UF 10-45-12 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Coleosaurus’

    UF 12-30-6 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Lime Time’

    UF 12-46-2 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Abbey Road’

    UF 12-85-28 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Broadway’

    UF 12-86-9 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Dummen Co. as ‘Mainstreet Fifth Avenue’

    UF 12-22-1 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Campfire’

    UF 12-64-1 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘TBA’

    UF 12-82-3 – released in 2014 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Flamethrower Chipotle’

    UF 12-73-5 – released in 2015 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Flamethrower Spiced Curry’

    UF 12-74-3 – released in 2015 - commercialized in 2014 by Ball Horticultural Co. as ‘Marquee Special Effect’

    UF 13-6-11 – released in 2015 - commercialized in 2015 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Velveteen’

    UF12-70-7 – released 2015 – commercialized in 2015 by ProvenWinners Co. as ‘Apple Brandy’

     

    *denotes UF Hall of Fame member (>500,000 cuttings sold)

     

    Official stuff

     

    US Plant Patent PP 25,653: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 11-74-5’ ‘Mainstreet Gran Via’ (Dummen Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 25,652: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-6-2’ ‘Mainstreet Sunset Boulevard’ (Dummen Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 25,626: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-35-9’ ‘Mainstreet Wall Street’ (Dummen Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 25,651: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-62-2’ ‘Mainstreet River Walk’ (Dummen Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 25,650: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-87-9’ ‘Mainstreet Oxford Street’ (Dummen Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 25,627: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 11-74-12’ ‘Gator Glory’ (University of Florida)

    US Plant Patent PP 23,585: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 08-4-3’ ‘Wasabi’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 23,586: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 08-17-4’ ‘Sultana’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 21,602: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 06-04-19’ ‘Trusty Rusty’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent PP 21,585: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 06-04-06’ ‘Redhead’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

     

    US Trademark 3,572,523: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Electric Lime’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Trademark 3,575,333: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Royal Glissade’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

    US Trademark 3,575,332: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Twist and Twirl’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

    US Trademark 3,639,476: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Splish Splash’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

    US Trademark 3,639,475: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Pineapple Splash’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

    US Trademark 3,651,961: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Big Red Judy’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

    US Trademark 3,651,962: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Velvet Mocha’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

     

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-74-3’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-73-5’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 08-5-10’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 08-19-10’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 09-8-37’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 10-45-12’ (Ball Horticultural Co.)

    US Plant Patent Applied For: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘UF 12-30-6’ (ProvenWinners Co.)

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