New high-tech breeding partnership

Arie Vletter (Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan), Leo Hoogendoorn (Florensis) and Mark van der Knaap (Anthura) seal their GenNovation contracts - photo: Florensis

Dutch breeding companies Florensis (various annuals and perennials), Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan (Lilium) and Anthura (Phalaenopsis and Anthurium) entered into a new strategic partnership, … [Read more...]

Ariko Dahlia breeder invites for a visit to showgarden

image: Dahlia Breeding Association Ariko

The Dahlia Breeding Association Ariko invites professionals for a visit to the Dahlia Show Garden in Voorhout (Netherlands). The garden showcases about 200 cultivars. Furthermore, … [Read more...]

Dutch Gladiolus Days

CNB Gladiolus Days – photo CNB

Wednesday August 2 and Thursday August 3, Dutch mediator of flower bulbs and perennials organises its annual Gladiolus Days. Both new and existing cultivars will be shown. However, the … [Read more...]

Dutch Dahlia specialists join forces for first trade event

Holland Dahlia

Following the successful Dutch Lily Days which were held this year for the 7th time, the Dutch Dahlia sector is now organizing its first Holland Dahlia Event. It will be held from Thursday … [Read more...]

Dümmen Orange steps into Calla breeding market

California Callas Strawberry Blush, a 2016-2017 introduction of GSBG - photo: California Golden State Bulb Growers

Dümmen Orange expands its position in bulb and tuber breeding by entering the Calla market. The company acquired three Calla breeders: two in Netherlands and one in California (US). … [Read more...]

Dwarf Morus wins biggest prize at Chelsea 2017

Morus ‘Matsunaga’ Charlotte Russe - photo: Plantipp

On the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 in London (UK) Morus ‘Matsunaga’, a dwarf mulberry has been awarded the title of 2017 Chelsea Plant of the Year. This Morus that is brought … [Read more...]

Dutch collaboration: speeding up tulip breeding

photo: Yi-Hsin Chen

Three leading Dutch organisations, BaseClear, Generade and Dümmen Orange, are to start intensive collaboration to speed up tulip breeding and production and make it more sustainable. In a … [Read more...]

Lily League 2017

Lilium Tabledance – photo: Mak Breeding

For the second year, Onings Holland Flowerbulbs organizes the Lily League. Visitors of the Dutch Lily Days which will be held June 6-9 in Netherlands can vote for their favorite lily … [Read more...]

Botany behind the new plants in Hillier Chelsea 2017 garden

Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ – photo: Hillier Nurseries

“A remarkable new tree discovered by a retired chemist, an outstanding new form of blue Corydalis and an undervalued Lilium are three of the plant highlights that will be on display at the … [Read more...]

Roselily shiny center on St. Peter’s Square in Rome

Paul Deckers (right) gets himself informed about the qualities of Roselily’s – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

This year the Roselily will be the 'shiny center' during the Easter Mass on the St. Peter’s Square in Rome. On Sunday April 16th at 12 o’clock the Pope will pronounce the yearly Easter … [Read more...]