The Glazen Tulp Award will take place again! This Oscar-worthy award goes to the best market introduction in the category of cut flowers, concepts, house plants and garden plants. And you help determine who takes off with one of these prizes.
The first round of voting Glass Tulip Award 2022-2023 has started
The Glazen Tulp Awards will go to the best market introduction in the following five categories:
The importance of novelties
Novelties and innovation are important for our floriculture sector. It is an important means of achieving and maintaining a distinctive position on the (international) market. We spoke to former winners about what winning the Glazen Tulp Award has brought them.
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Apply the products as novelties
Trade Fair Naaldwijk
Smell and feel novelties? It's possible! The latest of the latest is presented during the major floriculture fairs. Do want to know more?
There are winners in five different categories. Unfortunately no live award ceremony in 2022, but online. This did not make the surprise for the winners any less. We surprised them with camera, confetti, music, cake, red carpet, a certificate and of course a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You can see how the winners reacted to the prize in the videos below. We also visited the numbers two and three, whose final results are also worthy of congratulations.
Category Cut Flowers
With their Gerbera Smeagol, Holstein Flowers from De Lier is the winner of the Glazen Tulp Award in the Cut Flowers category!
The Gerbera Smeagol is a unique appearance. A special twist of nature, created in the selection greenhouse of Holstein Flowers. Smeagol is characterised by its hard, slightly curled petals that remind you of the appearance of an artichoke or a cactus, with a bright purple/pink wreath in the centre. The hard, sand-coloured petals give the gerbera a special vintage look. The dark centre provides a nice colour contrast. This gerbera offers many new application possibilities. Moreover, Smeagol has a very long vase life and can be kept for up to three weeks.
Second place: Sanguisorba officinalis "Red Dream"®- BD Flowers by Jan Star from Rijnsburg
Third place: Clematis Amazing Vienna - Marginpar from Aalsmeer
Category Green Houseplants
Streptocarpus ''pretty turtle'' 'must have' is the winning plant in the category Green Houseplants. J&P Ten Have Maasland & Preesman BV from Strijen, congratulations on this wonderful prize! The Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle is a beautiful strong compact plant. The plant owes its name 'Pretty Turtle' to its particularly beautiful leaves, which look like the shell of a turtle. The leaves are slightly serrated and have a fleshy texture, like that of a succulent. The colours of Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle flow into each other. All these special characteristics make the Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle a real eye-catcher and its high ornamental value adds to the atmosphere in your home.
Second place: Spathiphyllum Diamond - Crown Jewels Gloriosa from Nootdorp
Third place: Philodendron verrucosum Incensi - Van der Arend Tropical from Naaldwijk
Marimo (trade name Chladophlora) is a winner! Esperit Elements from 's Gravenzande is the proud Glazen Tulp winner in the Concepts category. The green balls look like moss but are actually a type of green algae. They can only be found in a few places in the world. The natural phenomenon is very rare. Anyone looking for them should go to the bottom of deep lakes. The current keeps each ball perfectly round. Different sizes and shapes of glass with stones and per glass a number of marimo balls.
Second place: Dubai - VDE Plant from Woubrugge
Third place: ROOTLESS succulent - Aloe Demi from Bleiswijk
Category Flowering Houseplants
Tillandsia Capitata of Plant Company from Bergschenhoek receives the Glazen Tulp Award in the category Flowering Houseplants. This plant is a species in the genus tillandsia belonging to the Bromelia family. It is native to Mexico, Honduras, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, among other places. Tillandsia capitata actually comes in many colours and varieties and can therefore be used in a wide range of situations. Because it is an epiphytic by nature, it does not need the roots to grow. This plant can therefore also be used as a so-called air plant. As an air plant, the plant also has an ornamental value because it is available in many colour shades, from green to dark red and also with soft grey leaves that turn pink. This makes it a very easy and rewarding houseplant to look after. This variety is especially distinctive for its dark leaf colour that changes to a beautiful bright orange in the bracts. This splendour will only get brighter in colder conditions and lots of light.
Second place: Phalaenopsis Odorion - Sion Young Plants bv from De Lier, Netherlands
Third place: Rhododendron Pink Spider - Kwekerij Leybaert from Moerbeke (Belgium)
Category Garden Plants
Delphinium Delgenius Serie of Van Woudenberg Tuinplanten from Zevenhuizen wins the Glazen Tulp Award in the category Garden Plants. Characteristics of Delphinium Delgenius are: remarkably branching and richly flowering, it also flowers on the side shoots and therefore flowers much longer, is compact and sturdy, heat tolerant, does not turn yellow, sturdy, does not break in the garden or in the pot, very winter hardy and can be supplied with flowers from spring to autumn. In short: a topper!
Second place: Thunbergia battiscombei - AltaNova from Zevenhuizen, the Netherlands
Third place: Panicum virgatum 'Oxblood Autumn' - JP v. Straalen jr. of Luttelgeest, The Netherlands