Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 40-12-5-.04 - Labeling Kind and Variety or Type and Performance Characteristics of Flower Seeds
The requirements of Code section 2-11-22(i) of the Georgia Seed Law stating that flower seeds shall be labeled with, "the name of the kind and variety or a statement of type and performance characteristics as prescribed in the rules and regulations promulgated under the provisions of this Act," shall be met as follows:
(a) For seeds of plants grown primarily for their blooms:
1. If the seeds are of a single named variety, the kind and variety shall be stated, for example, "Marigold, Butterball."
2. If the seeds are of a single type and color for which there is no specific variety name, the type of plant (if significant), and the type and color of bloom shall be indicated, for example, "Scabiosa, Tall, Large Flowered, Double, Pink."
3. If the seeds consist of an assortment or mixture of colors or varieties of a single kind, the kind name, the type of plant (if significant) and the type or types of bloom shall be indicated. In addition, it shall be clearly indicated that the seed is mixed or assorted. An example of labeling such a mixture or assortment is "Marigold, Dwarf Double French, Mixed Colors."
4. If the seeds consist of an assortment or mixture of kinds or kinds and varieties, it shall be clearly indicated that the seed is assorted or mixed and the specific use of the assortment or mixture shall be indicated, for example "Cut Flower Mixture," or "Rock Garden Mixture." Such statements as "General Purpose Mixture," "Wonder Mixture," or any other statement which fails to indicate the specific use of the seed shall not be considered as meeting the requirements of this provision unless the specific use of the mixture is also stated. Containers with over 3 grams of seed shall list the kind or kind and variety names of each component present in excess of 5.0% of the whole in the order of their predominance giving the percentage by weight of each. Components of 5.0% or less shall be listed but need not be in order of predominance. A single percentage by weight shall be given for these components. If no component of a mixture exceeds 5% of the whole, the statement "No component in excess of 5%" may be used. Containers with 3 grams of seed or less shall list the components without giving percentage by weight and need not be in order of predominance.
(b) For seeds of plants grown for ornamental purposes other than their blooms, the kind and variety shall be stated, or the kind shall be stated together with a descriptive statement concerning the ornamental part of the plant, for example, "Ornamental Gourds, Small Fruited, Mixed."
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