OWNER AND BREEDER at Exceptio B.V., Holland
Bart has shown interest in Helleborus since starting his nursery almost 30 years ago. At the time he noticed there were no varieties that were easy to produce for growers, that would flower in one year and come in other colors apart from white. For Bart's breeding work he travels all over the world to find the right parents, gaining knowledge by meeting unique people in the breeding world. Finally 10 years ago his company had a breakthrough in breeding. Together with a breeder in England he cracked the code to a unique way of crossing Helleborus which they can reproduce via tissue culture and almost all colors are possible now. Flowering within one year, colors from white to red, pink, purple and even yellow in the future, they created the Frostkiss series. A life time work .