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Gediflora wins AIPH International Grower of the Year 2019

Gediflora celebrates winning International Grower of the Year 2019. Photo: AIPH.

The International Grower of the Year Awards, now in their tenth year, are held annually to celebrate excellence and best practice in ornamentals production.



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24 January 2019

Gediflora, Belgium, has won International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) at the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) IGOTY 2019 awards.

Gediflora won the coveted Gold Rose award, presented by Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland, and were also Gold award winners in the Young Plants category at the AIPH IGOTY awards on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at IPM Essen, Germany.

Overall winner Gediflora is a breeder and propagator of potted Chrysanthemums. Now a third generation business, it services more than 30 countries and has over 50% market share in Europe, 30% in the US and 40% worldwide.

The company’s mission is to make growers successful with their golden genetics which produce a wide and innovative variety of easy-to-grow ball-shaped Chrysanthemums.

The AIPH IGOTY jury, comprised of six internationally renowned horticulture experts chaired by AIPH vice-president, Tim Edwards, said: “Gediflora excels in its field and is true to its motto: ‘Dream, dare, do and do better’. As a worldwide leading specialist in Chrysanthemums, this business demonstrates outstanding innovation and production and is a reliable and inspiring partner for growers.”

Bernard Oosterom, president of AIPH commented: “The AIPH IGOTY 2019 awards provide an opportunity to put a spotlight on the best in our industry, showing the world the quality businesses that exist. This year’s event was another extremely enjoyable occasion.” The awards are held alongside IPM Essen, each year, and attract a list of global industry players.

You will be able to find the remaining category winners below.

Young Plants

Gold: Gediflora, Belgium.

Silver: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland.

Bronze: Sichuan Colorlink, China.

Finished Plants and Trees

Gold: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland.

Silver: OK Plant, the Netherlands.

Bronze: Fujian Hongzhan Landscape Engineering, China.

Cut Flowers

Gold: Oserian Development, Kenya.

Silver: Jiangsu Zhonghe Flowers, China.


Gold: Inner Mongolia M*Grass Ecological Environment (Group), China.

Silver: Butterfly Garden, Denmark.

The AIPH IGOTY 2019 awards were supported by headline sponsor Royal FloraHolland, founding partner FloraCulture International, venue partner IPM Essen and sponsors: Pöppelmann, Kuehne + Nagel, Florensis, GreenTech, and Flormart.

Entry to the AIPH IGOTY 2020 awards will be open from March to July, 2019.

Click here for more information on the AIPH IGOTY Awards. Click here for more information on the AIPH IGOTY winner.

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