March 1, 2019

Selecta One acquires Challet-Hérault

On Jan. 18, 2019, shareholders of German plant breeder and propagator Selecta One acquired a further 40 per cent of the shares in aster and chrysanthemum specialists Challet-Hérault, making the French subsidiary now entirely owned by Selecta One. Challet-Hérault was started by René Hérault in 1892 in Cholet, France. After the second world war, Hérault partnered with Célestin Challet with the aim of creating, producing and promoting excellent potted chrysanthemums and a wide range of bedding plants.

Selecta One is a breeder, producer and marketer of vegetatively propagated ornamental plants. The breeding activities include bedding and balcony plants, poinsettias, perennials and cut flowers. With eleven production sites and distribution companies in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, the corporate group serves all relevant markets worldwide.