French breeders dominate International Dahlia Competition

Dahlia ‘DFP1404’ – photo: Association Excellence Végétale

All three awards of the recently held 27th edition of the International Dahlia Competition at Parc Floral de Paris in Vincennes (France) went to French breeders. Eight countries (France, … [Read more...]

Dahlia ‘A la Folie’ honours French dahlia garden

Dahlia 'A la Folie' – photo:  Jeannne de Laval

Earlier this month Dahlia 'A la Folie', bred by Delbard/Jeannne de Laval (France), was named at the Folie des Plantes in Nantes. By naming this variety 'A la Folie' the breeders show their … [Read more...]

Dutch Dahlia news

Ariko Dahlia Show Garden - photo: Arie Koot

Last month, Dutch based Weijers Nurseries acquired the entire Dahlia breeding program from Frank Henderikx Nurseries, also from Netherlands. The program includes according to mediator … [Read more...]

Dutch Lily Days to connect again with FlowerTrials

Dutch Lily Days logo 2016

In 2016, the Dutch Lily Days will once again be held on the week before the FlowerTrials. This decision was made after evaluating the fifth edition of the lily event. In 2016 the … [Read more...]

Lily trial results 2015 online

Lilium trial 2015 at Onings Holland - photo: Onings Holland

Onings Holland, an exporter of bulbs and tubers put the test results of the Lilium trial 2015 online. “Quality is what you expect from us. Therefore, it is important for Onings to test and … [Read more...]

Gladiolus show garden includes varieties of seven breeders

CNB Gladiolus Show Garden – photo: CNB

Monday, July 20 Dutch based mediator CNB opened its first Gladiolus Show Garden. Breeders J. and P. Pike and Zn, Challa Gladioli, Mts. Nijenhuis, Gebr. P. and M. Hermans, Snoek-Begon and Zn, … [Read more...]

Paul McCartney honoured with Dutch tulip

Tulipa 'Paul McCartney' - photo: JUB Holland

Just before his concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands the legendary musician Paul McCartney christened his own tulip: a red tulip with distinctive white border. The botanical name is Tulipa … [Read more...]

Unnamed selection of Fritillaria imperialis stolen

Fritillaria thumbnail

At Dutch based nursery De Jong-Velsma a still unnamed selection of Fritillaria imperialis has been stolen, reports the Dutch trade magazine for flower bulbs Bloembollenvisie, referring to … [Read more...]

Bee friendly flower bulb mixtures

Bee Mixture of flower bulbs planted in Breda (Netherlands) - photo: JUB Holland

The British beekeepers' association and JUB Holland join forces to create a special mixture of flower bulbs, reports one of the leading UK trade magazines Horticulture Week. The company will … [Read more...]

Average vase life of Paeonia is 8.1 days

Paeonia - photo: Bloemenbureau Holland

“A Quality Competition Paeonia at the Dutch flower auction FloraHolland shows that the average vase life of a peony is 8.1 days”, reports Bloembollenvisie, the leading trade magazine for the … [Read more...]