Peter's Weekly Menu Episode #37

Week 20 2020: Sea of black flowers!

By: PETER VAN DELFT | 13-05-2020 | 1 min read
Check out all the products seen by me, Peter van Delft, on the Aalsmeer market in the Netherlands, the world's largest display of flowers and plants.

Every day I look around at trader Barendsen Flowers at the Royal Flora Holland Aalsmeer, the world's largest flower auction. With an auction of around 34,5 million flowers and plants a day, I like to spot novelties and special products that are new and/or just coming in production.

This week it's not 'What did I see in week 20, 2020?' Because it is Black Flower Week on Thursd., I'll give you what I have in Black Flowers. Enjoy!   Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Fritillaria Purple Dynamite - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu Fritillarias are awesome. And this one in particular. Almost a true black. A Persica called Purple Dynamite. From grower Verschoor from the Netherlands.   Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Zantedeschia Captain Carrera® - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

You might know the varieties Odessa,  Black Diamond, Escape, Cantor, and Captain Beretta, but do you know this one? Captain Carrera? She's amazing and a true black!

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Lisianthus Bohemian Black Violet - Cut Flowers - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

This fairly new variety of lisianthus is grown by Montana. Lisianthus Bohemian Black Violet is one in the Bohemian series of this grower and an enormous hit with floral designers from all over the world.

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Lysimachia Atropurpurea - Cut Flowers - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

What do you think of these lysimachias? They come from Grower EG van Ooijen. Black? The tops are! Remember her name: lysimachia Atropurpurea.

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Centaurea Cyanus 'Black Ball' - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

Centaurea Cyanus 'Black Ball'.

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Iris Germanica Black - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

Iris Germanica Black from grower Bart Groot Koerkamp.

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Helleborus Kissi Royal Maroon - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

Helleborus Kissi Royal Maroon - from Grower Westendorp. His own breed.

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Sunflower Seads - Cut Flowers - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

Yup, I call this black too!

  Peter's weekly Menu 20 - Pennisetum Purple Majesty - Cut Flowers - on Thursd Peter's weekly Menu

Sure, why no grasses already? A bit early though.

See me next week? All the best, Peter.

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Peter van Delft

I am always on the lookout for new flowers, specialties, novelties, and products coming into the season. Working in the Dutch flower industry enables me to see the prettiest flowers in the world, and I can say I really love it!



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