A New Name For A Longtime Flower Show Vendor

The Haarlem Bulb company has been a vendor at the Philadelphia International Flower Show for 54 years.  This year you’ll find their booth in the Marketplace under a new name, the R.H. Company.  The new title comes from the name of the new owner, Ron Henry.  He’s the son of former owners Dolph and Paula Henry.  After Dolph passed away, Ron and his brother-in-law, Tom Corrao, took up the mantle as owners of the popular bulb retailer. 

The R.H. Company carries many interesting bulbs, like Dahlias and Bearded Irises.

Corrao has worked for Haarlem Bulb for 18 years. He says R.H. will continue to carry bulbs from the same New Jersey and Virginia growers.  They’ll also continue carrying bulbs from Ron’s cousin, Jacques Armand, an expert in rare bulbs and a popular Flower Show exhibitor.  In the past, Haarlem Bulb had strictly been a show vendor. So when Corrao isn’t selling bulbs at flower shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston or Toronto, he runs a liquor store near Buffalo, N.Y.  But Corrao says he and Ron may start selling bulbs online when they’re not on the road. 

At this year’s Flower Show, the R.H. Company will feature their specialties, lily and dahlia bulbs, along with a new batch of hyacinths and bearded irises.

“The irises come in salmon-orange, white, and a pink and white combo called ‘spinner.’  Mix them up, plant them in a clump and they look fantastic,” says Corrao. 

The R.H. Company booth will be in the C Hall of the Philadelphia International Flower Show.  Just look for the big yellow banner.

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One Response to “A New Name For A Longtime Flower Show Vendor”

  1. Dahlia Growers Says:

    Congratulations to the new owners! And by the way, that red dahlia looks fantastic. More power to the company!

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