Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this September

Written by Rona Wheeldon
September 03, 2019

With cooler early mornings heralding the coming of autumn, feast your eyes on all the stunning seasonal flowers, foliage, plants and sundries available this month at the Flower Market!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Chrysanthemum Migoli At Pratley

Head to Pratley's British stand for boxes upon boxes of these homegrown golden-yellow Chrysanthemum 'Migoli' above.

British Flowers

Whilst you're there, also check out their Zinnias, which will be around until the first frost. They're sure to add a vibrant pop of colour to your designs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Zinnias At Pratley

Looking to add texture and movement to an arrangement with a more muted colour palette? Then how about this Bronze Amaranthus? Or you may prefer it in red, which they also have on display.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Bronze Amaranthus At Pratley

And as well as Sedum, pictured below, Pratley is also one of the stands to visit for British Gladioli, Dahlias, Lisianthus, Statice, Asters and even Fountain Grass.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Sedum At Pratley

For trolleys packed full of homegrown Hydrangeas, head up the corridor to GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hydrangeas At Gb Foliage

Then pop across to Zest Flowers and visit their dedicated British Flowers area. As well as this beautiful Green Amaranthus, you'll also find several different varieties of Hydrangeas, Dahlias, Zinnias and beautifully scented Roses ... the latter I highlighted in last month's report.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Green Amaranthus At Zest Flowers

World Flowers

DG Wholesale Flowers is where you'll also find British blooms at the Market, including Dahlias. However, this month, we're going to shine the floral spotlight on David's extensive Hydrangea offering. Below you'll see him with a stunning variety called Mon Amour Aubergine.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona David At Dg Wholesale Flowers With Hydrangeas

And here's a close-up...

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mon Amour Aubergine Hydrangeas At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Staying with purple coloured blooms, on display they also have these fabulous Artichokes, which would look amazing in a seasonal vase arrangement.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Artichokes At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Meanwhile over at the Floral Garden Group/A Goodchild, you'll find this unusual Gerbera variety with spikey petals called Pink Springs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Gerbera Pink Springs At The Floral Garden Group

A sure sign that autumn is on its way is when you start seeing Rubus at New Covent Garden Flower Market. You'll find it this month at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Rubus At Bloomfield

Masses of delightful Dahlias continue to be available including this variety called 'Karma Yin Yang' featuring deep purplish-red petals with white tips at Bloomfield. By the way, just in case you missed it, here's a link to our recent florist's guide to dahlias.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlia Karma Yin Yang At Bloomfield

And did you read last year's florist's guide to euphorbia? Well, Euphorbia's started to appear again at the Market. And this month, you'll find Quicksilver at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Euphorbia Fulgens Quicksilver At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Growing not only in our gardens, but also gracing several of our traders' stands are wonderfully fragrant Chocolate Cosmos. With the Latin name of Cosmos atrosanguineus, you'll also find it at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chocolate Cosmos At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Returning to yellow again, how striking are these Sunflowers?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sunflowers At Bloomfield

Helenium 'Kupfersprudel' with their orange-red blooms can be found in bud at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helenium Kupfersprudel At Zest Flowers

And that's where I had the pleasure of bumping into the fabulous florists, Kathleen (left) and Tove (right) from Mary Jane Vaughan, who were selecting and buying flowers for an upcoming event. Do check out their beautiful Instagram account to see examples of their stunning wedding and event designs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Kathleen Left And Tove Right From Mary Jane Vaughan At Zest Flowers

British Foliage

At our wholesale foliage specialists this month, you'll find British Variegated Ivy at GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Variegated Ivy At Gb Foliage

Meanwhile over at Porters Foliage, there's homegrown Berried Ivy in abundance.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Berried Ivy At Porters Foliage

British Cotoneaster is also back at the Market.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cotoneaster At Porters Foliage

And if you're looking for lots more foliage inspiration, check out the displays at Porters Foliage. Don't hesitate to ask the team there if you need any assistance.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Foliage Display At Porters Foliage

World Foliage

Also known as Chinese Silver Grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten' with its fluffy arching stems is perfect for adding movement and a textural interest to arrangements.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Miscanthus Sinensis Ferner Osten At Zest Flowers

British Plants

Homegrown Heuchera plants in a spectacular array of different colours can be found this month at L Mills.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Heuchera Plants At L Mills

World Plants

Alocasia plants are renowned for their large, striking leaves. However, have you come across this amazing variety called Alocasia Zebrina? Its name is derived from its black and white striped stems. You'll find it at Arnott & Mason.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Alocasia Zebrina Plants At Arnott Mason

They also have a wonderful range of mini plants, which are proving to be a big hit for customers who are making on-trend terrariums. Choose from Maidenhair Ferns and Peperomia to Carnivorous Plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mini Plants For Terrariums At Arnott Mason

Over at Evergreen Exterior Services, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Calluna vulgaris, commonly known as Heather. This particular pink variety is called 'Loki'.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Calluna Vulgaris Loki Plants At Evergreen Exterior Services

Opuntia, commonly called Prickly Pear, is a genus in the cactus family. And it's going down a storm at Quality Plants!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Opuntia Plants At Quality Plants

Sundries

If it's faux plants you're looking for, then head upstairs at Whittingtons for their range of artificial greenery, from topiary to green plant walls, they've got you covered.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Artificial Green Wall At Whittingtons

And yes, it may only be September (!), but there's already demand for Christmas decorations. Upstairs at Whittingtons, you'll find a wide selection of artificial wreaths and downstairs, you'll find yuletide baubles and decor aplenty.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Artificial Christmas Wreaths At Whittingtons

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! As always, it features just some of the many floral, foliage and plant highlights at the market this month. You'll also find Oxypetalum coeruleum, Crocosmia 'Red King', Brassica, Chrysanthemum Etrusko White, Lisianthus 'Bohemian Choco', Echinops, Laurel and Rhododendron foliage, Oxalis triangularis, Ficus elastica Robusta and Aechmea plants ... to name but a few!

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