If you think that Chrysanthemums are boring, you haven’t seen the Zentoo collection yet. Fifteen passionate growers all have one goal: to make everyone as fond of chrysanthemums as they are.
Chrysanthemums are old. The flower which originated in Asia arrived in Europe in 1700. Where the Chrysanthemum once existed only in the old-fashioned golden yellow color, it now comes in all shapes and colors. Soft, fluffy, bouncy, and graceful, in yellow, pink, and lilac to orange-gold.
Van der Plas buys the autumn flowers from Zentoo. This is a group of passionate growers who all have their own personal garden while sharing their passion and knowledge with each other in order to grow ever better flowers together. Where one grower is strong in strong stems, the other grower is always tracking down new varieties. Together, this group of growers offers the complete panel of colors of chrysanthemums.
For the Zentoo growers, it is a matter, of course, to make their colorful Chrysanthemums as ethical as possible. That is why their products are certified with MPS-A and MPS-GAP. “Our crop protection is maximally organic,” says Danny van Uxffelen on behalf of Zentoo. “We use as few chemical agents as possible and grow our chrysanthemums neonicotide-free, or bee-friendly.”
In addition, the growers use sustainable energy sources. “For the growth of our products we use, among other things, CO2 that is a residual product from the processes of Shell in Rotterdam. We heat our greenhouses with geothermal heat and residual heat from power plants instead of natural gas, among other things. We generate a lot of electricity ourselves using large numbers of solar panels and are increasingly using LED lighting. In this way, our chrysanthemums make the world a happier place, in every sense of the word.”
The word “Chrysanthemum” means “golden flower”. There couldn’t be a better word to describe those autumn beauties. This year’s Zentoo autumn selection is mainly colored salmon, lilac and orange, purple and dark red.
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