Christening of the new calla lily, ‘Winter Jade’

Qu Dongyu, the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has christened a new variety of calla lily in the World Horti Center last Monday.

In honour of the visit and long-standing Sino-Dutch relations, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs has named a new variety of calla lily after the minister. Qu officially christened the lily ‘Winter Jade’, which is the meaning of his name, Dongyu.

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs exhibits in World Horti Center all year round and is one of the largest Dutch exporters of flower bulbs to countries like China. “Developing new flower bulb varieties takes a long time. We are honoured to name this new variety after a Chinese dignitary,” says Hans Kleiwegt, CEO of Van Den Bos Flowerbulbs.

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