Santinikwekerij Richard van Schie introduces Bowie

From this week, Master Grower Santini Nursery is releasing their latest santini variety Bowie: the first white Santini in the market that is well-dyeable.

Richard van Schie: “We are delighted to be the first grower in the Netherlands to grow Bowie. We already think he is very beautiful in his purest form, pearly white in colour with a green heart. When we heard that it can also be dyed very well, we became even more enthusiastic, because a Santini that absorbs paint well is not yet available on the market. This makes Bowie very versatile, as any colour is possible! A final feature is the flower’s particularly long shelf life. I also like to pay compliments to breeder Dekker Chrysanten, their team has done top work. Because breeding is craftsmanship.”

“Every time I visited Richard van Schie, I was cheerfully greeted by Bowie, the dog that walks around the nursery. When it was announced that this species was going to be allotted to Richard van Schie, I did my best to name it after that cute dog and I succeeded!” said Warja Abrosimova of Dekker Chrysanthemums. In the coming days, Dekker Chrysanten and Richard van Schie will visit many relations to introduce Santini Bowie.


On Friday 2 December, Ed van Paasen harvested his last chrysanthemums after a 38-year career as a chrysanthemum grower.

Ed: “I have been growing chrysanthemums since I left school. I had planned some time ago that I wanted to sell my business before I turned sixty, but I never thought the sale would happen so fast! It is time to take a new path and I am looking forward to it immensely. Thank you for everything!”


Celebrate now available at VannoVa!

We hebben iets te vieren bij VannoVa Master Growers, namelijk een nieuw ras van Master Grower Ed van Paassen met de toepasselijke naam – Celebrate.
Deze fris gele Troschrysant met zijn groene hart is een mooie aanvulling op ons VannoVa assortiment. Met de komst van Celebrate wordt het witte enkelbloemige soort Ilonka vervangen.

VannoVa wins three times during product competition at Floriade

On Wednesday 28 September, VannoVa won no less than three prizes with the Magnum, Magnum Yellow and Antonov chrysanthemums. We are proud that our flowers scored so high with the professional jury! The Chrysanthemum Product Competition was organised by Royal Floraholland at Floriade 2022.

Kennedy range expands with beautiful Rosy and surprising Two-tone

Fred van Paassen to grow Pina Colada

Ed van Paassen joins VannoVa