Flowers

February's Flower Market Report

Written by Rona Wheeldon
February 01, 2017

Romance is in the air at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month! With Valentine's Day this year falling on a Tuesday, 'Red Naomi’ roses from Holland, pictured above, and ‘Freedom’ from South America are tipped to be the florists' top choices.​

Read on to discover what else you can expect to see flowers, foliage, plants and sundries wise when you visit over the coming weeks...

British Flowers

British tulips have started to come in, with this stunning cerise pink variety called 'Marvel Parrot'. You'll find it at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Marvel Parrot Tulips At Zest Flowers British

And there are also several types of Narcissus available, including these 'Golden Harvest' daffodils at Pratley.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Golden Harvest Daffodils At Pratley British

World Flowers

If you’re looking for a 'different' red rose, how about this gorgeous one at Bloomfield called 'Matilda', with its petals verging on a deep terracotta tone.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Matilda Roses At Bloomfield

Or for a blush pink palette, there's the classic 'Sweet Avalanche' rose.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Sweet Avalanche Roses At Bloomfield

And for a lilac rose, 'Ocean Song' at Dennis Edwards Flowers is a great choice!

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Ocean Song Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers

As an alternative to traditional roses on February 14th, you may like to consider red ranunculus...

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Red Ranunculus At Dennis Edwards Flowers

...or perhaps 'Red Princess' tulips? If you missed it first time around, here's a link to a Product Profile Report about this iconic bloom.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Red Princess Tulips At Bloomfield

Even though we're technically still in winter, flowers with a touch of spring are in evidence at Nine Elms, like these 'Blue Passion' hyacinths.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Blue Passion Hyacinths At Zest Flowers

You really can't beat the incredible scent of sweet peas, can you? These pretty petals from Italy can be found at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Sweet Peas At Dg Wholesale Flowers

To add a zingy green freshness to floral designs, why not pick up some Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' (guelder rose) at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Viburnum Opulus Roseum Also Known As Guelder Rose At Zest Flowers

Or if sunshine yellow is more to you and your customers' tastes, you’d be hard pressed to find more vibrant a bloom than Ranunculus Pon-Pon 'Stella' at Dennis Edwards Flowers!

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Ranunculus Pon Pon Stella At Dennis Edwards Flowers

That's where you'll find bunches of Acacia dealbata 'Mirandole' (mimosa) set off nicely against their glossy black packaging.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Acacia Dealbata Ôçÿ Mirandoleôçö Common Name Mimosa At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Dainty Scabiosa 'Vanilla Scoop' is available at DG Wholesale Flowers...

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Scabiosa Vanilla Scoop At Dg Wholesale Flowers

...and they have white anemones too. These are Italian, but Israeli grown are also starting to come in.

Market Report Flowerona High Res Anemones At Dg Wholesale Flowers

British Foliage

Outside on Foliage Row, variegated berried ivy can be found in abundance at GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Variegated Berried Ivy At Gb Foliage British

And if you're looking for trailing ivy for table runners or urn designs, then you’ll find it there too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Ivy Trails At Gb Foliage British

At Porters Foliage, there's senecio with its soft, silvery-grey leaves.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Senecio At Porters Foliage British

Whilst containers full of English small leaf eucalyptus, pictured below, and the large leaf variety can be found at GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Small Leaf Eucalyptus At Gb Foliage British

Head to Porters Foliage for a plethora of cotoneaster, with its vivid red berries.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Cotoneaster At Porters Foliage British

And how amazing are these lofty teasels that they also have? Ideal for adding a natural texture to your arrangements.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Teasels At Porters Foliage British

World Foliage

Proving to be popular for wedding designs, there's Brunia albiflora.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Brunia Albiflora At Dennis Edwards Flowers

And to add a touch of fragrance to your designs, Bloomfield have these dainty aroma bouquets featuring bay, borage, sage and rosemary.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Aroma Bouquets At Bloomfield

British Plants

How lovely is it to see Primula vulgaris (primroses) at L Mills? A sure sign that spring is on its way...

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Primula Vulgaris Common Name Primroses At L Mills British

...and they also have trays upon trays of jasmine plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Jasmine Plants At L Mills British

World Plants

Picking up again on this month's rose theme, you'll find miniature 'Magnolia Kordana' roses at Quality Plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Ôçÿ Magnolia Kordana Rose Plants At Quality Plants

They also have just had a delivery of a new Phalaenopsis orchid variety called 'Old Rose', which has beautiful dusky pink petals...

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Old Rose Phalaenopsis Orchids At Quality Plants

...and these Medinilla plants with their pendulous flowers. Apparently, being tropical, they love humidity! So they're a great for a bathroom.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Medinilla Plants At Quality Plants

If you're on the search for a splash of colour for contract work, how about these Vrieseas? They're available at Arnott & Mason.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Vriesea Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries

C.Best always have a great selection of sundries. And this month, you can find rustic metal lanterns, which have glass candle holders inside...

February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Metal Lanterns At C Best

...'wooden' containers in different shapes and sizes, perfect for bulbs...

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Wooden Containers At C Best

...and these weighty stone effect pots, which come in various designs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017 Market Report Flowerona High Res Stone Effect Pots At C Best

So, I hope you've enjoyed reading this month's report and it's given you lots of inspiration! As always, we'd love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.

P.S. If you already know what you need for Valentine's Day, it's best to order from the traders asap. Then, as more requests for particular flowers and foliage come in, you can simply add them to your order list.

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