Tabledance number one of first Lily League

Lilium Tabledance – photo: Mak Breeding

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 best lily varieties took place during the recently held Dutch Lily Days, with 14 participating lily companies. Anyone interested could not only watch the trials of hundreds of different lilies, but could also nominate their personal top-10 lily varieties. Until the 14th June, everyone could select any lily variety that is known in the market. The Lily League, which was held for the first time by Onings Holland, has received according to this flower bulb exporter many positive responses.
Colourful poster
In the Onings testing greenhouse, as well as online visitors could vote for their lily favourites. After counting the votes, the 3 most popular varieties of 2016 are Tabledance, Bellville and Bombastic. The top-50 will be presented on a colourful poster. Also the winner of the Lily League will be mentioned on the poster as ‘greatest worldwide lily specialist of 2016’.
Introduced in May 2012
Tabledance is a pink OT hybrid which became available for the consumer in May 2012. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 the new variety was already crowned as the best OT at Keukenhof. “This new OT is a true innovation in lily breeding”, states Mak Breeding on the special Lily Tabledance website. “Tabledance has attractive buds, a compact structure and large flowers with a unique pink colour.”
Dutch Lily League - photo: Onings Holland

Dutch Lily League – photo: Onings Holland