4 May 2020

High 5

5 things you need to know about our gerberas

 

Gerbera

Gerbera is usually used as a collective name for the various categories that are included. We speak of large-flowered  / standard gerbera when the diameter is approx. 10 cm. Small flowers or germinis have a diameter of approx. 7 cm.

We also have a world of specialties, namely spiderspiccolini (ultra-small), pomponi (spherical) and pastini (ribbon-shaped).

 

Picking

The cut flowers are picked instead of. cut. The stem is bent out of the heart by hand and picked. The wooden part at the bottom of the stem is then cut away so that the flower can drink well.

Plants

Our mother plants usually stay in our greenhouse for only 2 years. 

Bloemen Dens focuses on quality. Flower diameter and stem strength cannot be guaranteed as well in older plants.

Colours

Welcome to the wonderful 'colourful' world of the gerbera! 

Sparkling colours or rather matte shades ... in combination with a light or rather dark heart ...

Bloemen Dens grows more than 100 varieties under 1 glass roof.

Sustainable

Bloemen Dens is a sustainable Belgian product. 

Energy-efficient lamps in the greenhouse, a cogeneration on natural gas to generate heat and energy yourself, the reuse of spray water, fighting diseases/pests with predators, eco-responsible quality packaging, ...

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    On stage ...

    Let you play the gerbera the shining starring role or rather an extra role... 

    Actually he is an egotripper of size, but in combination with other flowers he will rather form a resting point because of his size.  Our eye wants to find a solid base in the mishmash of colours and shapes.  

    Choose your hero!

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    Gerbera

    The large-headed gerbera is a splash of colour that is suitable for all occasions.

    This classic among classics is quite rightly the eye-catcher in every bouquet. It commands respect through its large diameter and is relaxing on the eye. This colourful flower certainly deserves its place both in a classic composition and in a trendy wild bouquet. We also make sure that its beautiful leaves are always nicely in the fold, so that they are able to shine through in your arrangements.

     

    Gerberas are categorised by shape and appearance. The dark and light cores largely determine their character - from charmer and self-obsessed to tough madam and teddy bear.

    Rather traditional

    This is a great compliment for the large-flowered gerbera.  

    He does not allow himself to be swayed by the coming and going trends and does his duty conscientiously.  

    In the first place very grateful in classic mourning, but equally useful for grand event decorations.  

     

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    Germini

    The germini is the little sister of the large-headed gerbera and one of the showpieces of our range.

    Since the very beginning, we have strived to have a large assortment of germinis. Alongside the classics that are not to be sneezed at, we also give the very newest and most promising varieties a clear platform. In this way, wholesalers continually expand their range and they arouse the curiosity of their customers.  

     

    Germinis are ideal for mixed bouquets, but can also be used in mono-bouquets. Sooner or later, everyone will be seduced by the charms of the always fresh-looking and colourful germinis. Available in one, two or more colours…  Let them win your heart! Speaking of hearts, our germinis even have a fresh yellow-green or velvet black heart (or core).

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    Pomponi

    With its elegant round shapes, the pomponi is a guaranteed hit in every arrangement.

    Pomponis stand out due to their spherical shape. Their cores are hidden away behind an additional quantity of leaves. In a modest and pleasant manner, they give extra texture and depth to every arrangement.

     

    With their bubbly colour, they are a real visual treat and also have extreme cuddleability. They are therefore without doubt a chart-topper in the extensive range of the Dens family!

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    Pastini

    The pastini rolls nicely off the tongue, rather like the curl of its colourful leaves.

    This relatively new species is rapidly conquering the hearts of many a florist. This is logical enough, since it is without precedent in the world of the gerbera. With its vibrant colours and distinctive curls, pastinis are a joy to behold. We also have a whole series of exclusive house varieties.  

     

    With a pastini you will - almost literally - bring the sun into your home; the curly leaves are virtually indistinguishable from the sun's rays themselves. And shining is certainly something that this stylish flower will do! 

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    Spider

    The spider is the plucky bird among the gerberas, and gives every bouquet a healthy injection of spirit.

    With its prickly leaves and a hint of wildness, perhaps a little irritable, but in actual fact it is no less cuddly than other gerbera types. It has something of the “bad girl” look, but with a heart of gingerbread. And the velvety core of the flower itself also looks insanely beautiful! 

     

    The spider immediately catches the eye. And its wildly cropped leaves allow for a wide range of applications, above all in wild, trendy bouquets. It also flourishes in the presence of other flowers and has quickly become a trendsetter as an unmissable element in every arrangement that could use a little backbone.

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    Piccolini

    The tiny piccolini is very sweet, charming and a versatile companion to any imaginative florist.

    The piccolini - meaning “little ones” in Italian - is certainly worthy of its name. Small in stature but not in deeds, this flower will not disappoint. That is what makes this little sweetheart the cutest shoot at Bloemen Dens. 

     

    Since a short stature also offers such a large number of possibilities, the piccolini is extremely versatile. It provides class and finesse as a table decoration and for small flower arrangements. Why not also try it as a stunning bridal bouquet or corsage? It is the trusty ally of many a creative florist who appreciates its long life!

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  • Gerbera

  • Germini

  • Pomponi

  • Pastini

  • Spider

  • Piccolini

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    Gerbera

    The large-headed gerbera is a splash of colour that is suitable for all occasions.

    This classic among classics is quite rightly the eye-catcher in every bouquet. It commands respect through its large diameter and is relaxing on the eye. This colourful flower certainly deserves its place both in a classic composition and in a trendy wild bouquet. We also make sure that its beautiful leaves are always nicely in the fold, so that they are able to shine through in your arrangements.

     

    Gerberas are categorised by shape and appearance. The dark and light cores largely determine their character - from charmer and self-obsessed to tough madam and teddy bear.

    Alliance
    Applause
    Checkpoint
    Contigo
    Dynamic
    Fabienne
    Fahrenheit
    Mango
    Monroe
    Panama
    Peptalk
    Powerball
    Romella
    Snow king
    Wake up

    +7

    1 /4
    Large-flowered gerbera Monroe

    The return of the large-flowered gerbera ... with grandeur!

    2 /4
    Combine colours and textures to create an atmosphere ...your atmosphere!

    Coloured by gerbera

    3 /4
    It's all about color

    The power of a simple flower

    4 /4
    grow baby, grow ...

    With expertise

    The pick-me-up in every bouquet, a gerbera will never disappoint.

    Neat tone on tone or much more “out there”, even outrageous… the result will depend purely on what the customer is looking for. I want to reflect the customer's intentions as accurately as possible in my floristry. The huge colour pallet of the gerbera certainly helps me in this respect. And a happy customer also means a happy florist!

    Annie • Florist

    Ideal for

    • An eye-catcher in a trendy bouquet
    • Showstoppers
    • Party decoration pieces
    • Wall decoration

    Features

    • Large-headed
    • 10-12 cm diameter
    • In one, two or more colours
    • Single- and multi-structure flower

    Arrangement

    • Solitary flower
    • Bouquet
    • Wreaths
    • Flower arrangements
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    Germini

    The germini is the little sister of the large-headed gerbera and one of the showpieces of our range.

    Since the very beginning, we have strived to have a large assortment of germinis. Alongside the classics that are not to be sneezed at, we also give the very newest and most promising varieties a clear platform. In this way, wholesalers continually expand their range and they arouse the curiosity of their customers.  

     

    Germinis are ideal for mixed bouquets, but can also be used in mono-bouquets. Sooner or later, everyone will be seduced by the charms of the always fresh-looking and colourful germinis. Available in one, two or more colours…  Let them win your heart! Speaking of hearts, our germinis even have a fresh yellow-green or velvet black heart (or core).

    Albino
    Allure
    Babble
    Banana
    Birthday
    Black Night
    Bondi Beach
    Bridal Kimsey
    Cafe
    Caprice
    Caramba
    Coronet
    Cuby
    Cupcake
    Delano
    Delphi
    Dolcetto
    Dorito
    Eline
    Elvis
    Evelien
    Evra
    Festini
    Fifa
    Gabri
    Isabelle
    Jazzy
    Jent
    Kadjar
    Ketchup
    Kimsey
    Lemon Ice
    Lido
    Limoni
    Love me
    Masserati
    Mickey
    Miracle
    Moët
    Montreal
    Monza
    Nacho
    Neon
    Noud
    Petticoat
    Reno
    Robin Hood
    Snoopy
    Snowy
    Surfer
    Suri
    Sympathy
    Totti
    Woody

    +46

    1 /5
    Always freshly picked

    Casual...

    2 /5
    Magenta and purple

    Stimulating and calming at the same time -cdg

    3 /5
    Germini Bondi Beach

    Takes you to sunny places...

    4 /5
    The world of a flower nursery

    Instant good feeling

    5 /5
    Surrounded with grasses

    Coloured by gerbera

    Ultra-fresh

    All flowers and plant must be freshly picked! We select a high quality Belgian product so that the freshness chain is as short as possible. This approach always benefits quality. That is why Bloemen Dens has been our permanent gerbera partner for years!

    Bloemen Thomas -Hasselt

    Ideal for

    • A gift
    • Decorative pieces for the catering sector
    • Colourful events

    Features

    • Small-flowered
    • 7-9cm diameter
    • Single and multiple flower structure
    • Uni-, bi- or multicolored
    • Light or dark core

    Arrangement

    • Romantic bouquet
    • Wild field bouquet
    • Arrangements
    • Mourning flowers
    • Bridal arrangements
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    Pomponi

    With its elegant round shapes, the pomponi is a guaranteed hit in every arrangement.

    Pomponis stand out due to their spherical shape. Their cores are hidden away behind an additional quantity of leaves. In a modest and pleasant manner, they give extra texture and depth to every arrangement.

     

    With their bubbly colour, they are a real visual treat and also have extreme cuddleability. They are therefore without doubt a chart-topper in the extensive range of the Dens family!

    Amando
    Ateneo
    Balou
    Black Pearl
    Calysto
    Cancan
    Couscous
    Dividivi
    Gecko
    Jayjay
    Lisalisa
    Mistermister
    Monamona
    Tracy
    Tuctuc

    +7

    1 /4
    Beautiful or extraordinarily beautiful...

    An outstanding success in the world of flowers

    2 /4
    Flowers inspire emotions and important emotions are tended to with flowers

    Bloemen Dens

    3 /4
    Pomponi Lisa Lisa

    Double elegance

    4 /4
    Pomponi Mister Mister

    A hit in floral fashion...

    Say it with flowers

    Nothing beats making people happy. Create little gift moments yourself, cuddles guaranteed! Thank you for.. “coping with the kids, for being a good listener, I feel for you, my dearest little sis, best neighbour, a great night out, I never say I am happy to see you enough, etc.”

    Marie, puts a smile on your face

    Ideal for

    • B-e-a-u-tiful moments
    • Luxury appearance
    • Always good looking
    • Body in bouquet

    Features

    • Small-flowered
    • 7-9 cm diameter
    • Mono- and bicolor
    • Multiple floral structure

    Arrangement

    • Round romantic bouquet
    • Trendy combination with dried material
    • Layered structure in flower arrangement
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    Pastini

    The pastini rolls nicely off the tongue, rather like the curl of its colourful leaves.

    This relatively new species is rapidly conquering the hearts of many a florist. This is logical enough, since it is without precedent in the world of the gerbera. With its vibrant colours and distinctive curls, pastinis are a joy to behold. We also have a whole series of exclusive house varieties.  

     

    With a pastini you will - almost literally - bring the sun into your home; the curly leaves are virtually indistinguishable from the sun's rays themselves. And shining is certainly something that this stylish flower will do! 

    Cesena
    Corvara
    Latina
    Novara
    Parma
    Rimini
    Roma
    Sienna
    1 /3
    curly flowers Pastini

    'schwung'

    2 /3
    graceful and elegant

    waouh...

    3 /3
    completely different

    start at dawn and drive all day - Schreurs

    Seize the day

    Ideal for

    • Mainly loose bouquet style
    • Combination with all gerbera varieties
    • Composition of different vases
    • Standalone restaurant table decoration

    Features

    • 9 cm diameter
    • Mono- and bicolor
    • Single flower structure
    • Curled wraparound leaves

    Arrangement

    • Fun, loose, natural, etc.
    • Hip and trendy
    • Brand new!
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    Spider

    The spider is the plucky bird among the gerberas, and gives every bouquet a healthy injection of spirit.

    With its prickly leaves and a hint of wildness, perhaps a little irritable, but in actual fact it is no less cuddly than other gerbera types. It has something of the “bad girl” look, but with a heart of gingerbread. And the velvety core of the flower itself also looks insanely beautiful! 

     

    The spider immediately catches the eye. And its wildly cropped leaves allow for a wide range of applications, above all in wild, trendy bouquets. It also flourishes in the presence of other flowers and has quickly become a trendsetter as an unmissable element in every arrangement that could use a little backbone.

    Blincker
    Firefly
    1 /3
    The Billie Eilish under the gerbera

    Just a little more brutal

    2 /3
    The bride's looking for...

    Any ideas for a winter wedding?

    3 /3
    good mood at the table ...

    with spiders

    Webshop

    The Bloemen Dens webshop (pros only) is like a sweet shop! All round the clock, I can order a lovely and extensive assortment for my customers. That is why Bloemen Dens is a permanent fixture for my florists.

    Christophe, Multifleurs wholesalers, Ciney

    Ideal for

    • Styling with a touch of flair
    • The star of your bouquet
    • Festive decorations

    Features

    • Small-flowered
    • 7 cm diameter
    • Uni color
    • Single flower structure

    Arrangement

    • Trendy wild bouquets
    • A creator of atmosphere for winter scenes
    • Subtle mourning arrangements
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    Piccolini

    The tiny piccolini is very sweet, charming and a versatile companion to any imaginative florist.

    The piccolini - meaning “little ones” in Italian - is certainly worthy of its name. Small in stature but not in deeds, this flower will not disappoint. That is what makes this little sweetheart the cutest shoot at Bloemen Dens. 

     

    Since a short stature also offers such a large number of possibilities, the piccolini is extremely versatile. It provides class and finesse as a table decoration and for small flower arrangements. Why not also try it as a stunning bridal bouquet or corsage? It is the trusty ally of many a creative florist who appreciates its long life!

    Assisi
    Bergamo
    Catania
    Garda
    Linosa
    Livorno
    Molara
    Palmaria
    Sorrento
    Sposa
    Ustica
    Verona

    +4

    1 /5
    the inspiration for the wedding

    simply class, elegance - Florist

    2 /5
    cuteness

    small but nice

    3 /5
    spring is in the air

    piccolini

    4 /5
    romantic and sophisticated

    Bloemen Mariën

    5 /5
    Combo with magnolia

    smell the spring - Florist

    Crazy in love

    Complete the picture. Take a photo of your whole wedding outfit and arrange an appointment with your beloved florist. Together we will choose which style you should have.

    Ideal for

    • Detail and refinement
    • Image of innocence and honesty
    • Simplicity
    • Welcoming spring

    Features

    • Micro flowers
    • 5 cm diameter
    • Mono- and bicolor
    • Single flower structure
    • Ultra-strong

    Arrangement

    • Bridal arrangements and corsages
    • Fine centrepieces
    • For emphasis in larger compositions

Danny

Owner

Having grown up surrounded by plants, Danny quickly developed a taste for flowers! After his studies, he founded Bloemen Dens in 1994. Ever since, day and night he has been there for his gerberas - and of course also his customers - whenever needed. As captain of the ship, he is also in the sales front line. Do you have any special requirements? Danny is up to the task!

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Germini Albino

A…lbino is the start of the germini alphabet! For good reason too, since it is also a 'staple' that you can never do without. Strong, pure white. A bestseller all year round!

An

Administration

An was one of the founding members of Bloemen Dens and she certainly knows what's what. As a strong woman backing up Danny, she makes sure that everything goes smoothly. She is in charge of administration and communication and acts as the Jack of all trades when needed. Her drive and passion provide the necessary extra “punch”. Brightening up your day is her speciality.

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Pomponi Jay Jay

Delightfully soft shade with numerous luxurious wraparound leaves... An upgrade for any arrangement! The more you look at it, the more beautiful it becomes...

Michel

Cultivation manager

In flower cultivation, there is a growing association between innovation using advanced technology and expertise, years of experience and above all passion. That is why Michel is made of precisely the right stuff to oversee cultivation of the flowers. He is the man with green fingers and a heart for everything that grows. Sometimes it is almost as if he speaks the gerberas’ language; he has a perfect grasp of what our flowers need in order to shine.

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Germini Noud

Noud is hot! It always looks fresh due to its clear green core, the ideal diameter and a long stem. Its consistent quality makes it my current absolute favourite!

Experience

25 years in the gerbera business, that's a lot of years!

Offer

Over 100 colourful varieties of gerbera is a lot too…

Quality

Our flowers are tremendous athletes and stay in the best of health for a long time.

On trend

Summer or winter, for us it is always gerbera time. We follow trends closely and we mark down special events in red in our diaries!

Personal

Feel free to call us by our first names. We are happy to keep things personal.

Sustainable

In our work, we respect humanity and the environment. That is what lasts the longest.

Customised

All flowers are hand-picked, sorted and then carefully packaged using the techniques we ourselves have developed and perfected.

Fast

From our establishment in Belgium, we are able to deliver to your favourite supplier incredibly quickly and fresh daily.

Frequently asked questions
  • Order online
  • For florists
  • Our flowers and their packaging
  • Can I buy flowers as a private individual?

    No, unfortunately you cannot approach us directly that way. Instead, ask for our flowers from your favourite florist. They are experienced experts and our best ambassadors.  

  • What are the delivery options?

    We can deliver your order ourselves, you can pick it up or we can arrange group transport. We are happy to talk through the options with you, and together we can find which option is best suited to your needs. 

  • Do you always have the same offer?

    We are able to fully adapt our assortment in line with demand on the market. We know what is popular in the various countries and have a good nose for trends. In addition, we are always mindful of professional quality standards and a good lifespan. 

  • Are your flowers available throughout the year?

    Absolutely! Thanks to the most modern growing techniques, our plants continually produce flowers. Each year, we do however replace some of our plants to be able to guarantee the best possible quality.

  • What flowers are in stock?

    In our webshop, you can view our current product offer. You can order flowers online that are still on our plants. Every morning, flowers are offered that will be picked the same day.

  • How can I place an order?

    You can place an order with your favourite wholesaler, flower truck, Euro auction or directly with us. Our webshop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Do you know exactly where you can find our flowers? Feel free to contact us!

  • Can you give us any tips for making the most beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements?

    Of course! We spend a lot of time with our flowers and we know them inside out. We are happy to inspire you here via our website or social media channels (Instagram & Facebook).

  • How should gerberas best be used?

    Gerberas have many potential uses and because we have so many different varieties in our range, we have a perfect match for every occasion. 

    On their own: in small vases, it is always good as a table decoration (possibly to be combined with a few other flowers). Be sure to also try a little pastini or piccolini for an original effect.

     

    Opt for a mono-bouquet to achieve a stunning effect in 1 colour or plump for “total loss” instead with an eclectic mix of only gerberas.

     

    A gerbera is often rather a peaceful oasis in an exuberant bouquet thanks to its simple shape. For this application, choose a neutral colour.

     

    The gerbera lends itself perfectly to needlework, but make sure you puncture properly first and cut it neatly

     

    Rather classic or trendy, which means they are also very much at home in floral decorative pieces.

     

    For bridal arrangements, the piccolini is the best choice due to its size and cuteness factor, but its colleagues the germini, pomponi and pastini are also second to none. The immense range of colours will astonish the bride.

  • Does a gerbera continue to grow?

    A gerbera grows a little more each day. Remember that when you want to use it in a bouquet. In addition, it always grows away from the centre of the Earth. The flower will always stand upright when you place it horizontally. Bent flowers will straighten up perfectly again after cutting and being placed in an upright vase.

  • Do I need to put gerberas on a wire?

    It used to be the norm, but as a result of years of research and breeding (read improvement) we always select based on enhanced robustness and lifespan. Iron wire will only cause your flower unnecessary damage. It is only acceptable if the flower needs to maintain a certain curve in an arrangement.

  • What is the ideal temperature at which they should be kept?

    Flowers should be kept at a consistent temperature. Sharp temperature fluctuations in the freshness chain can lead to condensation forming on the flower. At some times of year, this can lead to top rot or brown patches. Humid and relatively hot weather require additional attention. Refrigeration of around 10 to 15°C is ideal.

  • How long does a gerbera keep?

    As we invest in high quality cultivation for our gerberas, they last for at least 14 to 20 days. 

  • What types of packaging are available?

    Our sustainable Diamond packaging guarantees that our flowers reach the wholesaler and retailer in prime condition. However, for certain situations sleeve packaging is a better alternative. This means that we always consider which is the solution best suited to each occasion. 

  • Do you breed varieties yourself?

    We do not breed ourselves, as that is a separate field. However, we do grow up the plantlets so that they will quickly feel at home with us. We also keep our finger to the pulse as regards the latest interesting varieties from the various breeders, which means that you are always sure to find the most up-to-date range! 

  • How many colours are there?

    Gerberas are not called the happy flower for no reason… The various varieties are therefore available in countless colours and shades. In one, two or more colours with light or dark cores constitute the basis for a terrific flower range in your shop. Only a genuinely blue or black gerbera is still not available at this time.

  • Why such a wide range?

    Ever since we first began, we have always believed that every florist must be able to make his or her favourite choice. Tastes differ: tone on tone or bubbly. In addition, tastes also vary from country to country. We select new varieties based on lifespan and quality. Trendsetting colours and shapes are also given a platform with us. The choice is yours...

  • How many flowers do you grow each year?

    A lot… We have a cultivation site of 21,600m2. Each year, it produces over 10 million flowers!

  • How many varieties of flowers do you distribute?

    At Bloemen Dens we have over 100 varieties of gerberas, germinis, piccolinis, pomponis, spiders and pastinis. You can find our current range in our webshop!