Thursday night 19th of January the winners of the ‘Glazen Tulp 2012’ where announced at ‘Hotel van Oranje Noorwijk’. Each year, FloraHolland presents this award to the most successful introduction to the market in the categories cut flowers, houseplants, garden plants and sales concepts.
The category houseplants is won by the Sunny. The jury felt that there was no shame in being a Begonia grower or breeder. It is more than just a plant for frumpy old ladies: it’s nostalgic, retro and very hip. Its name is well-chosen: what you see is definitely what you get. The jury also noted that it is truly innovative and that the Begonia with such plants will come back again.
Koppe as a breeder and the growers are very honored to receive the first prize. "After years of hard work on new types of begonias is this rather a crowning of our efforts."
Winners to appear on Rob’s television program on SBS6
Rob Verlinden’s television program, a production of the Dutch broadcaster SBS6, regularly features new flowers and plants. The judging procedure on 15 December and the celebratory finale on 19 January were both filmed and will be featured in an episode of this show as a compilation, to be broadcast in February 2012 on SBS6. This compilation will also include the Glazen Tulp 2012 awards ceremony.
A preview of the awards ceremony can be found via the link below