On Monday 15th May the Foundation Finland 100 in The Netherlands offered a special tulip to Finland. This new, white tulip has been developed especially to mark the 100 years of Finnish Independence. In an official ceremony in Mäntyniemi, the Residence of the President of Finland, the First Lady, Mrs Jenni Haukio baptized the ‘Suomi 100’ tulip.
Later in 2017 bulbs will be send to Kultaranta, the summer residence of the President, where they will be planted in the gardens. In future the tulip will also become available for the market.