Special Distinction Award for new Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘ Prince Amaël’ – photo: Challet-Herault.

Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Prince Amaël’ is characterized by a unique variegated foliage. This mutant of Zantedeschia aethiopica is according to French nursery Callet-Herault more abundant … [Read more...]

More accolades for seed-raised tuber begonia

Begonia F1 ‘Majestic Sunburst’  - photo: Ball Colegrave

At the 2013 Summer Open Days of Ball Colegrave (UK) customers selected Begonia F1 ‘Majestic Sunburst’ as their favourite variety in trial. In 2014 hundreds of the UK’s senior plant buyers … [Read more...]

Date of Dutch Lily Days has been shifted slightly

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The Dutch Lily Days celebrates its 5-year anniversary. “The original idea behind it all was simple”, state the organizers in their invitation to these open days, and continue: “Wouldn’t it … [Read more...]

Amaryllis trial over three flowering seasons

Hippeastrum ‘Chico’ – photo: Royal Horticultural Society

In the Glasshouse of Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Garden in the UK 200 potted amaryllis’ are on trial. This trial includes close to 70 different varieties. “We want to see how well … [Read more...]

Four successful market introductions crowned

Alstroemeria Charmelia - photo: FloraHolland

On Thursday, January 15, the presentation of the FloraHolland Glazen Tulp Award 2015 took place. This award from Dutch flower auction FloraHolland acknowledges the most successful market … [Read more...]

‘You can enjoy me for about 10 to 14 days’

Bulb Bouquet - photo: Kwekerij Visschedijk

“I am a hand-tied bouquet of tulips with a bulb. This natural way of tying ensures I can stand on my own. That is why they call me a Bulb Bouquet. I get a lot of strength from my bulb for a … [Read more...]

Daffodil breeder Richard Havens passed away

Last month, December 15 daffodil breeder Richard Havens passed away. He was born in 1940 in Moscow. Following his graduation in the US he began a teaching career. In 1970 he married Elise … [Read more...]

Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook

photo RHS

The British garden charity Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) published The Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2014. The yearbook is an annual for amateurs and specialists growing and … [Read more...]

Triteleia for florists

Triteleia laxa Rosy – photo: Flower Power

Dutch breeder and grower Flower Power A.J. van der Berg started with the supply of Triteleia laxa Rosy and Tritteleia Phantasio at the FloraHolland flower auctions in Naaldwijk and Aalsmeer … [Read more...]

Japanese hydrangea Plant of the Year at Chelsea 2014

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘H20-2’ Miss Saori - photo Plantipp

The new double-flowered Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori has been named 2014 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. Miss Saori has been bred in Kyoto by young Japanese plantsman Ryoji Irie and named … [Read more...]