Amaryllis specialist Kébol to acquire Darwin Plants

Darwin Plants

Dutch expert supplier of flower bulbs (specializing in Amaryllis), Kébol announced the purchase of the assets and activities of Witteman & Co, a 150 year-old Dutch company specialized in … [Read more...]

Amaryllis show garden open

Facilities NLvanGeest Amaryllis, Netherlands – photo: NLvanGeest Amaryllis

The show garden of Dutch specialist in selling and breeding of amaryllis NLvanGeest Amaryllis will be open for trade visitors until March 31 (from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm and by appointment … [Read more...]

Drone cross-pollinates Lilium japonicum

Drone cross-pollinating Japanese lily – image: Eijiro Miyako

Eijiro Miyako at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and his colleagues have used the principle of cross-pollination in bees to make a drone that … [Read more...]

More and more new useful Muscari varieties

Muscari at CNB Muscari Week 2016 – photo: CNB

“In recent years, more and more new and very useful Muscari varieties have entered the market. Muscari performs well in pots, in the garden and in a bouquet”, states CNB, the Dutch mediator … [Read more...]

‘Rapid climate change affects tulip bulb industry’

“The ornamental geophyte Tulipa gesneriana is the most cultivated bulbous species in Netherlands. It is widely grown in the field for vegetative propagation purposes and in greenhouses for … [Read more...]

Pot callas, lilies and freesia at display

Calla Royal Valentijn – photo: Van den Bos

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs - specialised in lilies, freesia and calla for professional cut flower and pot plant growers – looks forward to the international trade show for plants IPM 2017, … [Read more...]

FlowerTrials 2016 product videos online now


Videos presenting introductions for the 2016 season from a selection of FlowerTrials exhibitors are now online. The following participants of the FlowerTrials 2016 highlight their new … [Read more...]

Pot lilies, freesias and callas at IPM 2017

Freesia Fragrant Sunburst – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs (Netherlands) will showcase at the German trade fair IPM 2017 (January 24-27) its pot freesia lines, pot Roselily line and pot calla lines. The pot freesia program … [Read more...]

Exchanging ideas on introduction of new ornamentals in Iran

Native ornamental Cyclamen from Iran - photo: Edris Mahdavi Fikjvar/International Symposium on Wild Flowers and Native Ornamental Plants

“One of the oldest customs in Iran is sending and offering flowers to each other as a symbol of affection, compassion, happiness or good luck. Being a vast country with diverse climatic … [Read more...]

Tabledance number one of first Lily League

Lilium Tabledance – photo: Mak Breeding

Visitors of the Dutch Lily Days and online nominators from all over the world selected the 50 most popular lily varieties of 2016, with Tabledance as number one. The election of the 50 … [Read more...]