Meet the Community
of Breck's Growers and HybridizersBreck's has been in business for more than 200 years, so we understand the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships with our best growers and hybridizers. Our experienced Dutch horticulturists regularly meet with them in their fields to see what's available now and what's under development. You, our customers, demand the best from us, and our network of growers and hybridizers help us provide it to you!
Kitty de Jong
Naked Ladies Collection
This collection includes 3 each of Amandi, Alba, Anastasia and Vesta
Improved White Feather Hosta
Improved White Feather Hosta is a new take on an old favourite. It grows taller, is more robust, yields thicker leaves and has a more upright habit.
WOW!® King-Size Hellebores
Bigger, taller & stronger than traditional hellebores
Breeder Theo Janssen explains how he and others at van der Meijs Nursery developed these revolutionary hybrids.
Phlox Tree™ Collection
Massive plants grow up to 7 ft. tall in year two!
Check out our interview with Janus Verschoor, grandson of the nursery's founder.
Watch breathtaking drone footage of the Verschoor greenhouses and Phlox Tree growing fields.
In addition, MPS, a Dutch organization that manages sustainability certification for the international flower and ornamental plant industry, has awarded MPS-GAP status to Gebroeders Hermans. This means the nursery has met the organization's guidelines for best environmental practices, cleanliness and worker safety.
Hardy Gladiolus Collection
More Flowers. No Staking. No Lifting.
He selected tall plants with large flowers in a variety of colours to breed the stunning varieties found in the Bee-Friendly Single-Flower Dahlia Mixture. Honeybees and bumblebees cannot resist their pollen, and the blooms also draw butterflies and hummingbirds.
To create the dahlias in the mix, Eric crossed spontaneous seedlings that he discovered in his front garden with single-flowering cultivars such as Bright Eyes and the "Bishop" series of dahlias. The Dutch breeder also incorporated the features of some imported varieties and, to create some dark ones for the mix, added genetics from Chocolate Cosmos, a highly sought-after, dusky-looking perennial.
Bee-Friendly Single-Flowered Dahlia Mixture
For the planet...for the love of bees..for a beautiful garden display, the fast-growing mix is tops.
During his career, Jan, whose father was also a bulb grower, frequently traveled abroad in search of recently developed and uncommon daffodil varieties. His trips took him to the U.S., the U.K., Ireland and New Zealand.
He has earned widespread recognition in the horticulture industry. Jan served as chair of the Royal Horticultural Society Bulb Committee and was a board member of the Netherlands' renowned Keukenhof Gardens . In 2014, the American Daffodil Society awarded him its Gold Medal for everything he has done for the beloved plant.
Polar Hunter Daffodil
Colour-changing blooms open earlier than snowdrops!
A splashy exhibition of contrasting colours.
Magic Charm Daffodil
Its velvety white petals encircle a large cup of deep pinkish red.
Hawaiian Skies Daffodil
Colour combination never seen before in a daffodil.
Fire Drill Daffodil
Breck's 2019 Daffodil of the Year.
Breck's 2019 Daffodil of the Year.
The quintessential pink daffodil.
Night Life Daffodil
With ruffles and frills that give garden pros chills, look no further.
White protruding petaloids make this daffodil one of a kind!
Color Magic Daffodil
Color Magic boasts sunny yellow petals accented at the base in snowy white.
About a decade into his testing, Bram noticed a spectacular, one-of-a-kind calla lily growing among his seedlings. He'd never seen anything quite like its translucent, silvery-white leaves, which differed greatly in appearance from the rich, deep green foliage found on all other callas. He knew that plants with little chlorophyll—the natural compound in green plants that gives them their colour—tend to perform weakly, but he was so taken by this calla's singular beauty that he couldn't bring himself to give up on it. Against all odds, it started growing and producing gorgeous, wine-red blooms—and Frozen Queen was born!
Frozen Queen Calla Lily
Only Breck's Offers This One-of-a-Kind Plant!
At Breck's, we depend on the expertise of our hybridizers to ensure we introduce only the best varieties. Christian searches for irises that excel in stem strength, reblooming habit, eyecatching colouration, beautiful shape, unique size, delightful fragrance, vigour, disease resistance and more.
It's only after nearly a decade of vigilant research work that Christian will finally give a new, truly extraordinary iris the green light for us to proudly introduce to our iris lovers.