Van Hemert & Co Seeds

              Van Hemert & Co is a wholesale seed company and has been founded in 1876 as seed merchants and breeding company of a wide range of vegetables. In the early days vegetable seeds for local growers were the majority of our business. Gradually we specialized in seeds in pictorial packets for retail outlets in the Netherlands. The breeding of flowers and ornamentals started in 1996. We introduce every year new varieties for both amateur gardeners and professional growers. Varieties that are different and stand out in the garden.

              We export our flower seeds to many countries in the world. Many distributors and seed companies have our varieties in their ranges. Professional growers and home gardeners enjoy growing our varieties. When you look for something different, check out our online seed catalogue. We are a wholesale seed company; when you want to grow our varieties in your garden contact your local seed company, your favorite mail-order company or webshop for more information.


              In the last few years we won three Fleuroselect Gold Medals and introduced 40 Fleuroselect novelties and several other varieties, mixtures and species new on the international market. Our job is to breed innovative varieties and to produce top quality seeds for professional growers and hobby gardeners around the globe. We keep on introducing new and exciting varieties every year. All our seeds are GMO free. For the latest introductions see the News & Novelties page.


              New award winning varieties

              We are very happy and proud to announce that we have won two Fleuroselect Gold Medals for our breeding. Our Gold Medal winners for 2016 are:

              Calamintha ‘Marvelette Blue’. Uniform, compact and large flowered Calamintha from seeds. Long flowering season and bee friendly. A fragrant culinary herb with great ornamental value. Marvelette Blue is a first year flowering perennial. It will flower within 12 weeks from a spring sowing and will flower all summer long. Both Marvelette Blue and White had high scores in the Fleuroselect trials, and in a close finish Marvelette Blue won the prestigious Gold Medal.











              Cosmos ‘Xanthos’. Cosmos: the sky is the limit, but Cosmos Xanthos goes beyond. Cosmos Xanthos is an amazing new Cosmos. From the start of the season we considered this entry as a winner. This breeding breakthrough excited many visitors of the Fleuroselect trials in 2014. They had seen many Cosmos varieties before but never seen such an unique yellow Cosmos bipinnatus. Xanthos is early flowering in soft yellow and has a nice compact and well-branched habit. This adorable yellow Cosmos is a top attraction for borders, bedding, patio and cut flowers.


              In August Xanthos won the Press-Award for garden plants and a Silver Medal at Plantarium 2015.

              We introduce this year 4 more Cosmos varieties. All are available now and you can add them to your range for 2016: the Year of the Cosmos.