With a background in bulb production, Dutch grower Rob de Wit knew what type of flowers he wanted to grow when he began his Victorian-based fresh flower business in 1997. Liz Mecham spoke to Rob and gained an insight into how the business has made a name for itself as a supplier of quality flowers.
Seventeen years on from its first planting, Sunny Hill Flowersbased at Silvan in Victoria, continues to produce premium bulb-based lily and iris flowers thanks to the direction of grower Rob de Wit and his wife, Mariske.
“I guess I got into the flower industry and grew what I knew,” Rob explained. “My family grew bulbs – tulips, iris and daffodils – in Holland and while they did not produce fresh flowers, when I came to Australia in 1996 and started the business with my brother in 1997, I grew flowers of which I had some background knowledge.” 

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