Dr. Robert Hartman

Classic CEO and head of Classic’s caladium development.

Dr. Robert Hartman, PhD, is a University of Florida graduate with degrees in Plant Pathology and Entomology and a minor in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon graduation, Bob joined the Ball Seed Company. In 1977 he established his own plant cloning business which he sold to Ciba Geigy in 1984. Bob has worked for or managed several major horticultural businesses including Twyford International Inc.
Dr. Hartman is responsible for developing new varieties of caladiums and has introduced many of his creations to the public. He also works extensively to clean up and rejuvenate old varieties utilizing tissue/cell culture techniques.
Email: bhartman@classiccaladiumsllc.com