Syngenta Flowers acquires Verwer Dahlias assortment

Dahlia ‘DAHLGR85’ Dahlegria Tricolore – photo: Verwer Dahlias

Syngenta Flowers announced that it has reached an agreement with Dutch-based Dahlia specialist Verwer Dahlias to acquire its assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to … [Read more...]

newPlantsandFlowers moved

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This month newPlantsandFlowers has moved from Amsterdam to Landsmeer, a small town very near to the capital of Netherlands. The new postal address is Burgemeester Postweg 61, 1121JA … [Read more...]

Dates for third Tulip Trade Event March 14–16

Tulip Trade Event 2018

After two previous editions, the Tulip Trade Event in Netherlands returns in 2018. From Wednesday through Friday, March 14–16, eleven participants are opening their doors to national and … [Read more...]

Jaap Elenbaas retiring

Jaap Elenbaas – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

After 30 years at Dutch wholesaler and exporter Van den Bos Flowerbulbs freesia specialist Jaap Elenbaas is retiring at the end of this year. He is characterized by Van den Bos as one of the … [Read more...]

Freesia for annual Freesia Open Days are planted

Test greenhouse freesias - photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

“Last week our freesias for the test greenhouse were planted”, informs Dutch based Van den Bos Flowerbulbs in their latest newsletter. Van den Bos Flowerbulbs is specialized in the … [Read more...]

New group of Nerine cultivars

Nerine ‘Cassandra’ – photo: René Faas, BloembollenVisie

At a recently held presentation of Nerine at the premises of the Royal General Bulb Growers' Association (KAVB) in Hillegom, Netherlands some new varieties from the Maatschap Nerine … [Read more...]

Outside capital gives Van den Bos new opportunities

Hans Kleijwegt and Sander van Woerden 'full steam ahead' with Van den Bos Flowerbulbs - photo: Van den Bos

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs, a Dutch based specialist supplier of lilies, freesia’s and calla’s for professional flower and pot plant producers, wants to remain the top flower bulb producer … [Read more...]

Sjoukje Heimovaara new CEO Royal Van Zanten

Sjoukje Heimovaara – photo: Royal Van Zanten

Dutch based Royal Van Zanten appointed Sjoukje Heimovaara to the post of CEO. She succeeds Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten, who is retiring. “Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten managed the company for … [Read more...]

Manual for forcing lilies

'De broei van lelies'

The Dutch Bloembollen Academie publishes ‘De Broei van Lelies’ by Karin Meskers. This is a manual (in Dutch) for forcing lilies. It describes the whole process from starting material to … [Read more...]

Landing on Mars

Iris reticulata 'Mars Landing' - photo: Alan McMurtrie

“It takes many many years to select and build up stocks of new spring-flowering irises. They need five years from seed sowing to flowering. But Canadian iris breeder Alan McMurtrie has been … [Read more...]