"Dutch Lane" Tulip Named After Lane!

Last week at the International Floriculture Exposition in Miami, our own Lane DeVries was surprised with a very special ceremony. A new variety of tulip, bred in Holland, was named in his honor.

The name of the beautiful pink tulip is "Dutch Lane" and it was selected because it is the perfect tulip for Women's Day. Lane was the first person to bring Women's Day to the floral consciousness as a sales opportunity over ten years ago.

The tulip is a crossbreed of Prominence X Ballerina and X Tres Chic from Vertuco BV.

Here are a couple images of the presentation, thank you to E. Shaunn Alderman of Floral Business for the great photos.

Lane with the presenting committee, Lourdes Reyes, Cindy Hanauer and Pieter Landman

Christening a bowl of tulips, "Dutch Lane" was not actually available due to seasonality, so a collection of Sun Valley flowers were used instead.


It is rare for Lane to drink champagne...and very rare for him to be drinking at 11 AM!  

The flower naming ceremony has occurred yearly since 2010. The previous winners are:

2018    Bradley Gaines, United Supermarkets
2017    John Simko, Sunshine Bouquet Company
2016    Jim Daly, Smithers Oasis
2015    Maxine Burton, burton + BURTON
2014    Kathy Hession, Roundy’s Supermarkets
2013    Anna Ball, Ball SB
2012    Cindy Hanauer, Grand Central Floral
2011    Stan Pohmer, Pohmer Consulting Group
2010    Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford, The Flora Pros

Congrats Lane!!! 

To learn more read this press release by The California Cut Flower Commission.