We are a Nerine production company. We produce our own bulbs and grow both for bulb sales and flower production.
In the 1970s my father began growing Nerine. As a child, I helped him with ‘bagging’ and ‘tying with elastic’ during flower processing. This is where my love for cultivation started. I get great satisfaction from the variety in the Cultivars and the daily work, and of course the reward: a greenhouse full of the best Nerine that will eventually find their way to customers. We grow mainly Nerine bowdenii ’Vesta K’.
We try to plan the flower production all year round so we can offer Nerine throughout the entire year, right now that’s all year except for March and April.
Breeding intense colours and rich flowers
“In the 1980s we started cultivating the Nerine. We now have a wide range each with its individual features. After a hard day’s work I often enjoy walking between the paths. What inspires me? The seductive grace of a Nerine-bed coming to maturity with surprising new colours.”
Through breeding we have introduced various new colours and species to the market in recent years, not just new colours but new types as well, like the Amarine ‘Belladiva’.
Regards Bas van Keulen