Varieties in the spotlight

The varieties that transformed the world of chrysanthemums
All varieties of Dekker Chrysanten are special. But certain varieties are truly unique, as they have incredibly rare characteristics. So, which varieties do you simply have to meet?

Montes: a wine-maker and greenhouse-grower

Chile was not known as a wine-making country until Vino Montes was founded in 1987. Over the next thirty years, the winery developed into the largest in the country. Perhaps coincidentally, the chrysanthemum of the same name grew just as heartily. A decorative white spray chrysanthemum, Montes features distinctly robust blooms and heavy branches. Just as wine-lovers can wax lyrical about the finish of a fine wine, chrysanthemum-lovers will love that the flower continues to grow in the vase, with blooms that expand in volume. Cheers to the success of Montes!

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Let’s come Together!

Laurel & Hardy, Dolce & Gabbana, Jack & Jill, Bonnie & Clyde, Lennon & McCartney... the whole is sometimes more than the sum of its parts. These two different parts strengthen each other or compensate for one another in various ways: one possesses what the other lacks. This combination is what makes ‘Together’ unique, with two different colours – pink and white – joined in one single flower. The result shines brighter than the two colours on their own. Let's get Together!

AAA Solange: straight from Dekker's jewellery box

Solange: the name itself brings to mind beauty, attraction, and allure. In French, solange means 'rare jewel' and is the most beautiful compliment a flower can get. Just one glimpse of this santini and you'll understand why it's considered so rare: a white light that seems to explode from the bright green heart of the flower. Such a riot of colour is indeed exceedingly rare and makes AAA Solange a true gem.


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AAA Aurinko: a santini with a sunny disposition

Of all the colours of the rainbow, yellow is perhaps the most striking. It also contains the most light and is associated with positive connotations, such as warmth, optimism, and cheeriness. Advertisers consider yellow to be the most important colour for attracting attention. Pair this with a flower that's known for its attention-grabbing appearance and you get Aurinko. The yellow of AAA Aurinko seems to shine brighter than normal. Robust and uniform in character, this is a chrysanthemum that has what it takes to be a real winner.

Spotlight on Softone

Dim the lights for... Softone. With its striking appearance, Softone is the star of the show and has been a consumer favourite from the very start. Featuring a killer body in bright green surrounded by a soft pink halo. Despite being an undeniable eye-catcher, Softone is more than just beautiful – this spray chrysanthemum is also big and strong. In fact, it's strong enough to steal the spotlight!


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Antonov: big is beautiful

While the name Antonov does not have the same grandiosity as that of the American Boeing or McDonnell Douglas, builder of the DC aircraft, Russian aircraft manufacturer Antonov did develop the world's largest aeroplane, the Antonov An-225. Intended to be an aircraft for the transport of space shuttles, it was also suitable for other cargo. And just like this Antonov was famous for its sheer size, size is what sets this chrysanthemum variety, which bears the same name, apart.

The flowers of the white disbud chrysanthemum Antonov can grow up to 20 centimetres. This creates a monumental impression, which gives the Antonov an exclusive and luxury appeal that no American can equal.


AAA Spotify: a hit among the santinis

How many hit songs are devoted to flowers? Spotify is full of them. Yet it's remarkable that the chrysanthemum is so under-represented on this flower playlist, despite the santini being one of the greatest hits in the world of flowers. The AAA Spotify is a top-rated chrysanthemum on the playlists of wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. Its appearance is as whimsical as a Latin melody, its shape as catchy as a pop song, and it's as easy to combine as a dance mix. Replay!

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Kennedy: what's in a name?

One Kennedy – John F. – was in the White House for only two years, half a century ago. But the name Kennedy is still famous all over the world, perhaps also because of the reputation of his wife, Jackie. A wife who wasn't exactly your run-of-the-mill First Lady. Jackie wasn't one to stay behind the scenes. Quite the contrary, she had glamour, allure, and a vibrant style. Is it a coincidence that these are also the characteristics of a chrysanthemum variety with that name?

Dekker Chrysanten's ‘Kennedy’ is a very special, white, single-flowered chrysanthemum. But it's amazingly easy to colour and can even sport a ‘two-tone’ look. It's a variety that has everything it takes to be a resounding success and more. You could call it the First Lady of Chrysanthemums.

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Code Green: the code for success

For centuries, tulip growers tried to create a black tulip, the symbol of exclusivity. This passion was shared by chrysanthemum breeders, but they were looking to breed the elusive green chrysanthemum. In the end, they succeeded in their mission.

Green varieties have been on the market for many years, and breeders are still delivering improvement after improvement. Just have a look at Code Green from Dekker Chrysanten's collection. The distinctive ‘pom-pom’ shape of the flower means consumers can't get enough of the plant. The colour gives an extra dimension to bouquets and flower arrangements. And exporters and traders are happy with a green chrysanthemum that holds its own in transit thanks to a bud that sits firmly on the stem. This one's got the green light – and a long career ahead of it!

AAA Doria, a colourful family

It was once a great family of nobles in Italy who flashed their wealth in the most flamboyant of ways. The Doria family are still a source of inspiration now, in the twenty-first century, as the name of a trendy Santini family. They are just as colourful as back then and a trendsetter, being the first pom-pom family in the Santini segment. The Doria family are still the show-offs they always were and lead a life of glamour – one only nobles can get away with.

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Madiba®, a variety with African roots

Africa stands for colour. For colourful robes, for cheerfulness and for exuberance. Exactly the characteristics that fit a chrysanthemum with an African name: Madiba, the nickname of Nelson Mandela. What made Mandela unique as a president, makes Madiba distinctive as a chrysanthemum family: a variety with a sympathetic face. The chrysanthemum family of the same name produces one descendant after the other. Each with 30 to 40 small flowers per chrysanthemum, which has given Madiba a new impulse to the market. The memory of Africa lives on in the names, which are named after places in Tanzania - not coincidentally the country where Dekker Chrysanthemums grows cuttings on a large scale!


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