Ukraine: Tulip named in honour of Jamala

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At the opening of the 2017 Flower Expo Ukraine in Kyiv, the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Jamala, baptized her very own tulip.

Springtime may now be celebrated with the beautiful Tulip Jamala, a flower with warm golden, orange and red hues.

The Tulip Jamala was especially created by Dutch company StoKolex from Dirkshorn, the Netherlands. StoKolex specializes in the cultivation and export of tulips, and other flowers, for the Eastern European market. Following the opening of the 2017 Flower Expo Ukraine, held in the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv, on Tuesday 21 March 2017, the tulip was officially presented to Jamala, who baptized the flower.

The organization of the Flower Expo Ukraine support the initiative of StoKolex, and are very honoured to have welcomed Jamala at the Expo. They also celebrate the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place at the same venue as the Expo, the International Exhibition Centre.

Jamala was very honoured and joyful that StoKolex chose to name a tulip after her. The singer shared on Facebook

Презентация тюльпана "Джамала"!Спасибо голландской компании StoKolex! Очень красивые тюльпаны! #jamala #flowers #stokolex #jamala_tulip #джамала

Posted by Jamala | Джамала on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Flower Expo Ukriane is the primary exhibition for the flower business in Ukraine, an annual event since 2006. The Expo is organized under the patronage of the Flower Council of Ukraine, and has developed into one of the leading trade shows for the flower business in Eastern Europe. The 2017 edition will be held from 21 to 23 of March.