Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this January

Written by Rona Wheeldon
January 11, 2019

Well, it may be winter, but there are still several different varieties of British blooms to be found this month at New Covent Garden Market!

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Grand Soleil D Or Narcissi At Pratley Hero Image

For example, check out these incredibly scented Grand Soleil d'Or Narcissi at Pratley. It's virtually impossible to pass them by without stopping to take in their fragrance!

British Flowers

There you'll also find boxes upon boxes of homegrown early spring flowering daffodils, including this variety called Mando Yellow Trumpet. The buds open into beautiful, large, golden-yellow, highly scented flowers. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Mando Yellow Trumpet Daffodils At Pratley

Staying with the same colour palette, you'll find these Mixed Chrysanthemums in different shades of yellow, plus white. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Mixed Chrysanthemums At Pratley

World Flowers

Pantone announced 2019's Color of the Year as Living Coral. And Miss Piggy roses at Bloomfield would be perfect if you're planning on creating a design to reflect this new hue of choice. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Miss Piggy Rose At Bloomfield

For an arrangement with a much more muted palette, how about these Shimmer roses, which they also have available? With large heads and a lovely shape, they open up just like a garden rose. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Shimmer Rose At Bloomfield

Seeing these roses below at D G Wholesale Flowers brought back many fond memories of Illusion roses, which I first remember seeing over ten years or so ago. This particular variety is called Carousel Illusion

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Carousel Illusion Roses At D G Wholesale Flowers

More and more different types of ranunculus can be found popping up at Nine Elms this month. How pretty is this variety called Ranunculus Pon Pon Hermione? You'll find it available at Dennis Edwards Flowers. If you're working with a white and green scheme though, they also have Pon Pon Silente.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ranunculus Cloni Pon Pon Hermione At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Commonly known as the Guernsey Lily, Nerine bowdenii is its Latin name. For a pastel design, how about this soft pink one called Vesta?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Nerine Bowdenii Vesta At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Apparently, this variety of Scabious is so named due to each flower resembling a scoop of ice cream! You'll find it in various shades including burgundy, white and pink. This particular variety is called Scabiosa Blackberry Scoop. If you missed it first time around, do take a read of this special report about this popular cottage garden flower. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Scabiosa Blackberry Scoop At D G Wholesale Flowers

Oh my! It really is 'Anemone Heaven' at the Flower Market this month. Just how stunning is this variety at D G Wholesale Flowers called Anemone Mistral Azzurro? Its blooms open with lovely lavender centres that lighten to white at the petal tips.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anemone Mistral Azzurro At D G Wholesale Flowers

Someone who is a font of all knowledge when it comes to deciphering anemone varieties and the names they're referred to by their growers is the wonderful Ronnie at Bloomfield. Have a word with him if you have any queries whatsoever. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ronnie At Bloomfield

It's so lovely to see dainty forget-me-nots, also known as Myosotis back at the market. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Myosotis Forget Me Nots At Bloomfield

With a completely contrasting texture, you'll find these Eryngium Magnetar Questar at J H Hart Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Eryngium Thistle Magnetar Questar At J H Hart Flowers

British Foliage

At GB Foliage, there's not only Magnolia foliage but Magnolia in bud too. 

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

That's where you'll also find British Catkins ...

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

... and Camellia, with the odd bloom or two. 

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

Over at Porters Foliage, there's British Choisya in abundance, plus ...

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

... green and red Dogwood ...

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Green And Red Dogwood At Porters Foliage

... and Portuguese Laurel

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Portuguese Laurel At Porters Foliage

World Plants 

A jungle full of tall specimen plants including Schefflera Amate, Heteropanax, Monstera, Yucca and Dracaena, some over two metres in height are available this month at Arnott & Mason. They're ideal for adding a splash of green to spaces, which look bare now that Christmas trees have been removed. Simply ask Freddie if you'd like any advice or recommendations. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona 2 Metre High Specimen Plants With Freddie At Arnott Mason

Just how wonderful are these rustic terracotta pots brimming with Helleborus niger? Grown outside in Denmark to give them the containers an aged effect, they're available in different sizes at Quality Plants

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helleborus Niger Christmas Rose Plants In Rustic Terracotta Pots

If it's bulbs you're looking for to plant up yourself in pots, then head to Evergreen Exterior Services for shelves bursting with hyacinth bulbs, as well as Narcissus Tête-à-tête.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hyacinth Bulbs At Evergreen

Or to add a pop of vibrant colour to window boxes, how about these Polyanthus plants? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Polyanthus Plants At Evergreen Exterior Services

Sundries

Just as trees are being substituted by lofty houseplants, C Best are also finding that their silk flower range is proving to be very popular to add a touch of 'faux nature' to spaces that now look a little forlorn post Christmas.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Silk Flowers At C Best 1

Have a wander down the aisle in their showroom, which is bursting with so many different varieties and colours. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Silk Flowers At C Best 2

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! Don't forget, it's just an overview of availability. You'll also find tulips, carnations, lilac, astrantia, Icelandic poppies, variegated berried ivy, Jasminum officinal, Calathea Wavestar and Ceropegia woodii plants ... and much, much more!

As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.  

P.S. Have you heard about the Danziger Product Showcase Event, which is taking place next Thursday, 17th January at Bloomfield at the Flower Market?  

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