The acquisition, announced in June during the HBA's annual Hydrangea Night, strengthens its collaboration in the breeding of hydrangeas.
Specific Kühne genetics will continue to be developed as part of the new joint venture.
The HBA, based in De Kwakel, Holland, breeds and markets hydrangeas for both pot and cut flower production and engages in intensive collaboration with various partners operating in the garden and patio segment.
Examples of the HBA’s breeding results for the houseplant and garden segment include the recently introduced Curly Sparkle, Green Lips and Double Pink and tropical cut flower hydrangeas such as Force, Ice Cube and Pop-Up. The last three are suitable for cultivation in equatorial regions.
Recent Kühne introductions include Diva fiore, Kleiner Winterberg and Candy Heart.