subscribe
YouTube
Pinterest
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Search

Give Your Garden an Edge With RESiLIENCE®

By: admin

Sun Gro® Horticulture is proud of its exclusive potting mix additive, RESiLIENCE®, our trade name for horticultural silicon (Si), a beneficial plant substance. RESiLIENCE® is an all-natural, water-soluble mineral that is included as an ingredient in many Black Gold® mixes. RESiLIENCE®-enhanced growing mixes are enriched with beneficial silicon—a technology developed by the company’s own research horticulturists.

Potting mixes fortified with RESiLIENCE® could offer gardeners real growing benefits. Numerous trials have shown that plants grown in RESiLIENCE®-enhanced mixes may exhibit:

  • Improved Trichome Development
  • Earlier Flowering
  • Better Root Growth
  • Longer Time Before Wilting
  • Increased Stem Diameter
  • And Quicker Recovery from Infrequent Watering

In some trials, certain species of container- and garden-grown plants were also found to recover better from less-than-perfect watering, which may give your potted plants an edge on hot, sunny days.

Gardeners have had additional questions about RESiLIENCE®. Here are some of the most common FAQs:

What are the benefits of RESiLIENCE®-enhanced mixes?

Time and time again, research at universities, commercial grower trials, and the Sun Gro Horticulture Discovery Center, supported positive growing results with RESiLIENCE®. The results were impressive in over 40 common bedding plants tested, such as red salvia, snapdragons, calibrachoa, verbena, and black-eyed-Susans. The plants tested showed visible increases in plant growth and vigor in addition to better roots and stems, earlier flowering, and delayed wilting.

Do RESiLIENCE®-enhanced mixes benefit all garden plants?

We cannot be certain, but positive research results were shown in a wide variety of common bedding plants. For the plants tested, week-by-week growth data was collected in a controlled greenhouse setting. Tests were conducted using Black Gold®, Fafard®, and Sunshine Advanced® retail mixes as well as Sun Gro’s Sunshine®, Fafard® and Metro Mix® professional lines of peat-based and bark-based growing and propagation mixes. All of the mixes trialed were fortified with the same level of RESiLIENCE®.

According to Janet Rippy, Ph.D., lead researcher of the RESiLIENCE® program at the Sun Gro Discovery Center, “Results may vary by species, growing conditions, and growing practices, but after extensive research and trialing, we are confident that RESiLIENCE® mixes may benefit plant growth in numerous important horticultural plants.”

The research is ongoing, but as we learn more, the benefits become increasingly clear. Silicon-enriched RESiLIENCE® mixes may offer natural growing support to container plants grown indoors or out. Savvy gardeners should seek growing mixes with valuable RESiLIENCE® additive.

Twinny Violet snapdragon planted without silicon (left) and with RESiLIENCE® (right).

Snapdragon ‘Twinny Violet’ grown with and without RESiLIENCE® at the Sun Gro Discovery Center, showing evidence of stronger stems, more compact growth.[/caption]

How do RESiLIENCE®-enhanced mixes work?

Plants take up easy-to-absorb RESiLIENCE® beneficial silicon from the roots and draw it up into stems and foliage. This all-natural, water-soluble mineral may provide reinforcement to make plants tougher and more resilient and help them cope better with environmental stresses. Stronger stems and longer time before wilting can help plants with durability, wind-resistance, and the stresses of drought.

See the RESiLIENCE® difference!

Thus far, the research results have been so impressive that we believe RESiLIENCE® silicon-enriched growing mixes will become the new standard for gardeners. Why? Because we have been able to see the results in carefully conducted studies and trials. When you use Sun Gro’s quality potting mixes enriched with RESiLIENCE® your plants may be stronger, last longer, and recover more quickly from infrequent or inconsistent watering.  Try these mixes, and we hope that you will see the difference!

Where can I find RESiLIENCE® mixes? 

Selected Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine®, and Sunshine Advanced® products contain RESiLIENCE® technology in addition to many of Sun Gro’s professional products. To find a retailer near you, please visit our Store Finder.

*  Results will vary by the kind of plant you grow and how you grow it.
© 2019 Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd.   All Rights Reserved. ® Fafard, Sunshine Advanced, Sunshine, Our Expertise is Growing, All the Riches of the Earth, RESiLIENCE and Sun Gro are registered trademarks of Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd. ® Black Gold is a registered trademark of ODIN Enterprises II, LLC. Used under license.

Content Disclaimer:

This site may contain content (including images and articles) as well as advice, opinions and statements presented by third parties. Sun Gro does not review these materials for accuracy or reliability and does not endorse the advice, opinions, or statements that may be contained in them. Sun Gro also does not review the materials to determine if they infringe the copyright or other rights of others. These materials are available only for informational purposes and are presented “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement or other information is at your own risk. In no event shall Sun Gro Horticulture Distribution, Inc. or any of its affiliates be liable to you for any inaccuracy, error, omission, fact, infringement and the like, resulting from your use of these materials, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting there from.

While we have made every effort to ensure the information on this website is reliable, Sun Gro Horticulture is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information.

Use of this site is subject to express terms of use. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use

View Our Privacy Policy