Flowers

A florist's guide to Christmas at the Flower Market part one

Written by Rona Wheeldon
November 20, 2018

New Covent Garden Flower Market has been transformed into a glittering Aladdin's Cave, full of festive flowers, foliage, plants and sundries. There's absolutely everything you'll need for Christmas 2018!

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Whether it's trailing asparagus fern for breath-taking table runners, real Christmas trees for your hotel, office and restaurant installs, or assorted yuletide paraphernalia to adorn your wreaths, you'll find it all here at Nine Elms. Feast your eyes on this special BUMPER report and prepare to be blown away...

Flowers

Let's start off with Ilex verticillata, which is available from several of our flower wholesalers and in differing lengths. As well as the traditional red variety, there are also several other colour options.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Red Ilex Verticillata At Bloomfield

Winter Gold has vibrant orange berries.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Ilex Verticillata Winter Gold At Bloomfield

Golden Verboom is more golden yellow. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Ilex Verticillata Golden Verboom At Bloomfield

Whilst Citronella is a brighter yellow. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Ilex Verticillata Citronella

The Amaryllis is such a quintessential festive bloom and you'll find boxes upon boxes currently at the Flower Market. For winter white designs, choose Mont Blanc

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Amaryllis Mont Blanc At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Ambiance meanwhile has ivory blossoms with bold red stripes.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Amaryllis Ambiance At Dg Wholesale Flowers

And two great red options are Pleasure...  

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Amaryllis Pleasure At Dg Wholesale Flowers

...and the very well-known, Ferrari

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Amaryllis Ferrari At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Staying with the same hue, how about using these dainty red anemones in your hand-tied designs? You'll find them at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Red Anemones At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Or perhaps you'd prefer ranunculus? This variety's called Elegance Red and it's available at Dennis Edwards Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Ranunculus Elegance Red At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Such a special red rose, Red Naomi, stocked by Bloomfield is perfect for traditional yuletide arrangements. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Red Naomi Roses At Bloomfield

Or if you're after a stunning white rose, you really can't go wrong with Avalanche, can you? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Avalanche Roses At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Walking down the aisles, you may pass through a fragrant cloud of sweet Narcissi scent. That's because at Pratley British Paperwhites are now available.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 British Paper White Narcissi At Pratley

And let's not forget tulips, which are making a very welcome reappearance back in the market. How about this variety called Super Parrot

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Super Parrot Tulips At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Plants

Time now to check out plants. There's no better way to brighten up and add a pop of colour to window boxes than with these wonderful red cyclamen plants at Evergreen. They also have white available.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Red Cyclamen Plants At Evergreen

And of course, the ever popular festive flower, the Poinsettia can be found in lots of different sizes and colours in the run-up to December 25th. Look out for white, lemony white, red, pink and marble varieties. 

If you missed it first time around, you may like to check out this special Christmas Plants Report

Foliage

Blue spruce in various different guises can be found at several of our foliage and plant wholesalers. Whether you're looking for bundles or ready-made garlands, you'll be spoilt for choice. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Blue Spruce Bundles At Evergreen

An ideal addition to bouquets for adding colour and texture is Skimmia, in its natural form of red or green.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Red And Green Skimmia At Dg Wholesale Flowers

An ideal addition to bouquets for adding colour and texture is Skimmia, in its natural form of red or green.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Coper And Gold Sprayed Skimmia At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Christmas really wouldn't be Christmas without tall glitter birch twigs. Porters Foliage have an extensive range in a kaleidoscope of colours. And seeing glitter on the traders' faces, (which they're completely oblivious to!) always brings a smile to my face. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Glitter Birch Twigs At Porters Foliage

For shorter painted birch, simply head to Zest Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Short Painted Birch Twigs At Zest Flowers

Christmas Tree Decorations 

When it comes to decorating your clients' trees, you'll be sure to find every type of bauble under the sun at C Best. Big or small, red, silver or gold...

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Assorted Red Silver And Gold Christmas Baubles At C Best

...to vintage glass...

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Antique Effect Glass Christmas Baubles At C Best

...and antique silver. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Antique Silver Baubles At C Best

Wreaths

Ready-made wreaths in different sizes can be found at several wholesalers. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Pine Wreaths At Evergreen

If you need a faux wreath, they'll also be able to help you out. Either unadorned like these at Whittingtons...

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Faux Pine Wreaths At Whittingtons

...or fully decorated at The Flower Store, part of Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Faux Christmas Wreaths At The Flower Store

For a non-foliage natural design, how about these wreaths at Porters Foliage?

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Natural Wreaths At Porters Foliage

Zest Flowers also have an extensive range of wreaths nestled in their Christmas Corner. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2018 Decorative Christmas Wreaths At Zest Flowers

This is just the start of the festive flowers, foliage, plants and sundries available at the flower market this month. Check out part two here for even more. 

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