About Us

We would like to take a few minutes of your time to introduce ourselves to you.

Faribault Growers, Inc. / Mums From Minnesota has been in business since 1994. We have the most complete line of hardy mums in the country. Many varieties we carry were developed in the 1920's and 30's withstanding the test of time with our customers. We also carry mums developed by the University of Minnesota as far back as 1960's to present introductions.

As also carry an extensive list of Spring liners-flowering and accent plants for our wholesale customers. We ship these liners and mums all over the country during the spring season.

Faribault Growers, Inc. is also a producer of high quality finished plant material for independent and upscale garden centers, nurseries and landscapers. We grow everything from 4 1/2" pots, 10", 12" & 16" hanging baskets and various sizes of patio pots. Located just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities along I35, we offer delivery service of our finished material.

Another service offered is custom plantings with proper planning and will contract with cities to grow hanging baskets and provide plants for summer beautification programs. Also we do fundraising in the spring, fall, and Christmas seasons for churches, schools and other civic organizations.

How we got into the Retail business

How we got into the Retail business

Mums from Minnesota was started by Edgar and Ruth Lehman in Faribault, Minnesota more than 70 years ago. The Lehmans developed several varieties of hardy mums themselves as well as acquiring varieties from the University of Minnesota and other breeders of hardy chrysanthemums throughout the country. The Lehman's held elaborate show of mums every fall selling plants and cut flowers all season.

In 1972, Mums From Minnesota was purchased by Richard and Lois Donahue. They too developed several varieties of hardy mums. After about 20 years, the Donahues discontinued the fall show to concentrate on other year round crops.

In 1994 Faribault Growers, Inc., owned by George Chappuis and Mike Donahue, bought Mums from Minnesota and moved the mums outside the city of Faribault. Faribault Growers has continued to provide high quality hardy mums to mail order customer throughout the country.