Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this April

Written by Rona Wheeldon
April 04, 2018

Spring has well and truly sprung at New Covent Garden Market this month!

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Narcissus Buxton At Pratley Hero Image

There's a plethora of British daffodils in virtually every variety imaginable at Pratley, including 'Buxton' above with its lemon-yellow petals surrounding an orange cup. 

British Flowers

Also look out for double-flowered 'Dick Wilden'. And if you missed it first time around, do take a read of our special report all about Narcissi and Daffodils. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dick Wilden Daffodils At Pratley

World Flowers

Several different types of hellebore can be found at Nine Elms including Helleborus 'Magnificent Bells' at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helleborus Magnificent Bells At Bloomfield

And just in, they have Dicentra spectabilis. It's also known as bleeding heart, due to its heart-shaped pink and white flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dicentra Spectabilis Aka Bleeding Heart At Bloomfield

If you're looking for long-stemmed sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus), then head to Dennis Edwards Flowers for sweet pea vines.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pink Sweet Pea Vines At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Across the corridor, you'll find Maiden's Blush lilac, which featured in our special lilac report at D G Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Maidens Blush Lilac At D G Wholesale Flowers

Have you seen these wraps of mixed varieties of pretty chrysanthemum PIP at A Goodchild/The Floral Garden Group before? Such wonderful colour variations!

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mixed Varieties Of Chrysantheum Pip At The Floral Garden Group

If your brides-to-be have set their hearts on a muted colour palette, perhaps these 'Cappuccino' roses at Dennis Edwards Flowers will be just the ticket!

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cappuccino Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers

How unusual is this Grevillea 'Spiderman' at Bloomfield? It certainly would add an amazing texture to an arrangement. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Grevillea Spiderman At Bloomfield

At J H Hart Flowers, you'll find Genista, commonly known as broom, which appears to be having a bit of a renaissance. For example, in natural hand-tied bouquets

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Genista Aka Broom At J H Hart Flowers

Also proving to be a hit at the moment are unusual Gerbera varieties with pasta related names! Check out yellow 'Pasta di Mamma' on the left and cream 'Pasta Carbonara' on the right at Zest Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Gerbera Pasta Di Mamma On Left And Gerbera Pasta Carbonara On Right At Zest Flowers

That's where you'll also find the orange butterfly ranunculus variety called 'Minoan'. By the way, if you ever hear the traders referring to single ranunculus, it's usually butterfly ranunculus they're talking about, to differentiate it from the standard variety which has layers upon layers of petals. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ranunculus Butterfly Minoan At Zest Flowers

Sought after by many florists are these stunning delphiniums, especially for contract work. And this particular lilac double-flowered variety is called 'Dewi Impressive'.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Delphinium Dewi Impressive At Bloomfield

With a more jewel-like shade of purple are these Anemone 'Galil Blue' at Zest Flowers. If you and your clients adore anemones or cloni ranunculus, now's the time to make the very most of them, as they're both in peak season. And there are SO many gorgeous varieties available at the Flower Market.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anemone Galil Blue At Zest Flowers

British Foliage

At our foliage wholesalers, you'll find British Portuguese laurel in abundance...

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Portuguese Laurel At Porters Foliage

...together with containers brimming full of blossom, including single white cherry blossom.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Single White Cherry Blossom At Gb Foliage

Head to GB Foliage for homegrown Euphorbia

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Euphorbia At Gb Foliage

And to Porters Foliage for British bay

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bay At Porters Foliage

British Plants

Over at L Mills, as well as trays upon trays of British 'Primula veris', commonly known as cowslip, you'll also find Primula denticulata 'Deep Rose'. With its dainty blooms, it's known as drumstick primula and you can totally see why when you study the shape of its flower heads. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Primula Denticulata Deep Rose Plants At L Mills

World Plants

Also referred to as purple shamrock or wood sorrel, Oxalis triangularis plants with their rich purple leaves and pale pink flowers are available at Evergreen Exterior Services

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Oxalis Triangularis Plants At Evergreen

Have you seen these upside-down Phalaenopsis Orchid plants at Quality Plants? They appeared recently on their Instagram account. Their hanging pots are designed so that they can hold water, with an indicator that let's you know when they need refilling.

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Upside Down Phalaenopsis Orchid Plants At Quality Plants

They also have these lovely bottle gardens in two different sizes. Filled with cacti, Craig has aptly named them 'Cacterrariums'!

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bottle Gardens Aka Terrariums At Quality Plants

If it's greenery with height you're after then look no further than these Philodendron plants at Arnott & Mason. And just to keep you in the loop, they recently announced on Instagram Stories that Ficus lyrata, commonly known as fiddle-leaf fig, is back in stock. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Philodendron Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries

If you're on the search for a more natural looking twine to secure hand-tieds, this rustic wire which comes in two different colours, can be found at Whittingtons

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Rustic Wire At Whittingtons

Meanwhile, for all your paint, plastic and sundry queries, the ever-helpful Paul at Whittingtons is your man! So head his way, if you're in need of assistance. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market April 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Paul At Whittingtons

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this month’s In Season blog 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. Don't forget, if you add our #behindeverygreatflorist hashtag to your photos on Instagram, you'll be in with a chance of being featured on our account, @marketflowers! We'd love to see your designs created using flowers, foliage, plants and sundries from the Flower Market. 

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