About Us


The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) preserves the genetic diversity of herbaceous ornamental crop plants through the dedicated effort of its staff, students and stakeholders.   The Center, located within the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University, is hosted by the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.  Physical facilities and human resources complement each other in fulfilling the Center's mission.  Since its founding in 2001, the OPGC has sought to conserve and develop germplasm of value to the Floriculture and Nursery industry.