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?

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!

The sky is the limit for Aviator


Humankind had to wait until 17 December 1903 before it took to the air, the year in which the Wright brothers made their first motorized flight. Although it only lasted twelve seconds, it was enough to usher in a new era. This first 'aviator’ duo inspired many to push the boundaries as well – including at Dekker Chrysanten.

Aviator helped our breeders reach a new peak in 2016 and create a variety with an extremely long shelf life. This ensures that the variety retains its characteristic green, fresh heart, especially during the summer. Its high quality has made it particularly popular in Eastern European countries.
Aviator is ready for take-off!

 
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Memphis Dark? That's All Right Mama!


It's not the largest city in America, but it is the one that can lay claim to inventing rock 'n' roll. That's right: we're talking about Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley made his first recording at the local Sun Studio (706 Union Avenue) in 1953. And the rest is history, as they say.

Memphis was the birthplace of a new kind of music that shook the world – sometimes literally, with the volume turned up loud. And volume is also what distinguishes Memphis Dark in the market, with its richly flowered stems. The deep purple colour contrasts beautifully with the large, green heart, and the plant's shelf life is particularly good. What else could Elvis have said than 'That's All Right Mama'?

From the Dark side of Memphis to Pink


The most famous resident of Memphis, Elvis Presley, would have taken one look at the Memphis Dark and said, ‘That's All Right Mama!’ But Dekker Chrysanten was not satisfied with just a purple version of this unique flower and went in search of a pink version with exactly the same exceptional qualities. This search resulted in the discovery of the Memphis Pink. With one single glance at this colour, you will immediately succumb to Elvis’ sultry voice: 'Love me tender'...

 
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An appsolute success: AAA Whatsapp


Nobody makes phone calls any more. All we do is use chat apps, all day long. We send messages about the groceries, the holidays, the children, and even about what's on TV. Even in business communications WhatsApp is slowly taking the place of the traditional telephone call and e-mails. The new generation knows better than any other that WhatsApp has become the standard form of communication.

Similarly, the Whatsapp variety has become the standard for the use of Santinis in bouquets and flower arrangements. The Whatsapp, with its stunning dark-green flower, effortlessly combines with any colour bouquet while the volume adds a solid basis and full look. And the result is something to write home about... using a chat app.

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.

 
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Kennedy Bubblegum: just as colourful as Jackie herself...


Jackie Kennedy was undoubtedly one of the most colourful first ladies of the USA. Half a century after her term as first lady, she is honoured with a chrysanthemum bearing her name that pays tribute to her flamboyant character: the Kennedy Bubblegum. Dyed in two colours by G. de Koning, Dekker Chrysanten has created a truly unique variety: one that even Jackie would love.

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