Jan 23, 2019
AIPH Names Gediflora International Grower of the Year

Gediflora, Belgium has been named International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2019 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

Gediflora won the Gold Rose award, presented by Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland.  The company was also the Gold award winner in the Young Plants category.

The announcement was made at the AIPH IGOTY Awards on Jan. 22, at IPM Essen, Germany. The awards, now in their tenth year, are held annually to celebrate excellence and best practice in ornamentals production.

Overall winner Gediflora is a breeder and propagator of potted chrysanthemums. Now a third generation business, it services more than 30 countries.

“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,” said Tim Edwards, vice president of AIPH.

Other IGOTY 2019 category winners were:

Young Plants

  • Gold: Gediflora, Belgium
  • Silver: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland
  • Bronze: Sichuan Colorlink Co. Ltd. China

Finished Plants & Trees

  • Gold: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland
  • Silver: OK Plant, the Netherlands
  • Bronze: Fujian Hongzhan Landscape Engineering Co. Ltd. China

Cut Flowers

  • Gold: Oserian Development Company Limited, Kenya
  • Silver: Jiangsu Zhonghe Flowers Co. Ltd. China


  • Gold: Inner Mongolia M*Grass Ecological Environment (Group) Co. Ltd. China
  • Silver: Butterfly Garden, Denmark

Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH commented: “The 2019 IGOTY 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 occassion!”

For more information on the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards, please visit www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear

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