Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this January

Written by Rona Wheeldon
January 07, 2020

The start of a new decade as we welcome 2020! And our traders are back at the Flower Market after the festive break with all manner of seasonal flowers, foliage, plants and sundries.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Daffodils At Pratley

British Flowers

It may be January, but you'll still find homegrown blooms at Nine Elms. Head to Pratley for boxes upon boxes of daffodils and tulips.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Mixed Tulips At Pratley

World Flowers

Meanwhile over at Bloomfield, in addition to wraps of Dutch tulips, they also have these beautiful white Ranunculus Firenze, perfect for a winter bride's bouquet.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White Ranunculus Firenze At Bloomfield

Another great choice for wedding flowers are these delicate Nerine 'White Charm' with their striking sprays of lily-like flowers. You'll find them at DG Wholesale Flowers. Did you know that the flower's common names include Guernsey lily, Cornish lily, Cape flower and Bowden lily?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Nerine White Charm At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Continuing the white theme are these Lysimachia Elisabeth with their elegant, slender spires of flowers. They're available at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lysimachia Elisabeth At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Back to Bloomfield for a firm favourite, when it comes to spray roses - Bombastic.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bombastic Spray Roses At Bloomfield

If you're looking to add texture to a design, how about using Carnations? You'll find this gorgeous beige variety with dark red flecks called Viper at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Viper Carnation At Zest Flowers

Or perhaps you'd prefer these Chrysanthemum Aljonka Salmon, which they also have available?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chrysanthemum Aljonka Salmon At Zest Flowers

With the common name of Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos 'Gold Fever' can be found at Zest Flowers, an ideal filler for a hand-tied.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anigozanthos Gold Fever At Zest Flowers

And if you're on the look out for a flower to add a splash of orange to a design, you really can't go far wrong with Calendula, commonly known as the Marigold.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Calendula At Bloomfield

Alternatively, for a vibrant pop of scarlet red, make a bee-line to DG Wholesale Flowers, who have a fabulous selection of anemones.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Red Anemones At D G Wholesale Flowers

And just how stunning are these double-bloomed 'Flash Point' Tulips with their plethora of petals, which they also have on display?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Flash Point Tulips At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Commonly known as Tweedia is this Oxypetalum coeruleum. Just how incredible does this dainty, unassuming flower look when combined in a bouquet with warm tones?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Oxypetalum Coeruleum At Dennis Edwards Flowers

And I'm so happy to see Hellebores back at New Covent Garden Market. This variety's called Helleborus 'Queens Red'. By the way, if you missed it the first time around, do check out this special Hellebore Report.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helleborus Queens Red At Zest Flowers

Rounding up the flower section, we have Mimosa, also known as Acacia dealbata. With its fluffy yellow, lightly scented ball-shaped blooms, you'll find it at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mimosa At Dennis Edwards Flowers

British Foliage

At our foliage specialists, GB Foliage and Porters Foliage, there's not only Magnolia foliage, but Magnolia in bud too. And in case you missed it first time around, this Winter Twigs and Branches Report is well worth a read!

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Magnolia Foliage At Gb Foliage
New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Magnolia Bud At Porters Foliage

Just the ticket for the current trend for natural, garden-gathered arrangements are these Lichen Twigs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Lichen Twigs At Porters Foliage

Or if you're looking for something more colourful, how about these homegrown varieties of Dogwood, also known as Cornus?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dogwood At Porters Foliage

World Plants

Evergreen have a fabulous range of Hyacinth Bulbs in red, white and blue. Pot them up either singly or in groups and add a few natural birch twigs and some moss. They make great gifts to sell in your shop.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hyacinth Bulbs At Evergreen

Over at Quality Plants, with the trend for hanging houseplants showing no sign of abating, how about Tradescantia, also known as the Wandering Jew, with its long beautiful trailing vines?

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Tradescantia Plants At Quality Plants

Or for a larger plant to make a real statement, try this Philodendron selloum Hope.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Philodendron Selloum Hope Plant At Quality Plants

However, if it's scented botanicals you're looking for, then head to Evergreen for rows of wonderfully fragrant Jasmine plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Jasmine Plants At Evergreen

Sundries

The Dried Flowers Area of our new sundries supplier Lavenders of Covent Garden is proving to be a massive hit with customers! And here are just two examples of the types of stock available, Dried Pink Spray Roses ...

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dried Pink Spray Roses At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

... and Dried Teasels. You'll also find Lavender, Poppy Seed Heads, Amaranthus, Larkspur and Grasses, to name a few!

New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2020 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dried Teasels At Lavenders Of London

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, plant and sundry highlights at the market this month.

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P.S. If you'd like to find out about our traders' predictions for this year's Hottest Floral Trends, make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive the report direct to your email inbox, when it's published later this month.

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