Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this March

Written by Rona Wheeldon
March 04, 2019

Sensational spring flowers are in abundance at New Covent Garden Market this month! From Butterfly Ranunculus and Fritillaries to Tulips and Lily of the Valley! Read on to discover more...

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Charis Butterfly Ranunculus At Zest Flowers

Proving to be a huge hit are Butterfly Ranunculus! Check out this beautiful example above at Zest Flowers. The different varieties in this relatively new collection of cut flowers are named after Gods and this one's called Charis. As well as orange, you'll also find them in pink, white, yellow, red and apricot. 

With two important dates for flowers this month, International Women’s Day on Saturday, 8th March and Mother’s Day on Sunday, 31st March, these dainty blooms would be perfect to include in hand-tieds.

British Flowers

Snowflakes, also known as Leucojum vernum, with their white and green bell-shaped petals can be found at Pratley

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Snowflakes At Pratley

Also grown on UK shores are heavenly scented Narcissus Erlicheer. Plus there are Paperwhites and Narcissus Avalanche. And on the daffodil front, you'll find boxes upon boxes of Golden Harvest, Dutch Master, Carlton and Edward Buxton...to name but a few. Head over to the Pratley Instagram account for Saul's regular updates on new flowers on their stand. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Narcissus Erlicheer At Pratley

World Flowers

The incredibly impressive orange blooms of Fritillaria imperialis 'Orange Sweet' can be found at Bloomfield. They really are a statement flower, aren't they?

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Fritillaria Imperialis Orange Sweet At Bloomfield

Staying with warm tones are these fabulous Ranunculus Pon Pon Flora at Dennis Edwards Flowers. With their frilly orange and green petals, they'd certainly add a pop of colour to a spring arrangement! And you can easily find them on Dennis's stand, because all the flowers are grouped by colour

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ranunculus Pon Pon Flora At Dennis Edwards Flowers

For a more pastel palette, how about these wonderful Caramel Dianthus at Bloomfield? Head over to their Instagram account to check out the other colours of carnation, which they have available. And if you're wondering, it's Leigh, who was previously a florist, who's behind their social media. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Caramel Dianthus At Bloomfield

In line with the current trend for nude, beige, peach and apricot designs, how about this Grevillea Cal Gem for adding texture? It's full botanical name is Grevillea Caloundra Gem.

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Grevillea Cal Gem At Bloomfield

Or you may decide to choose this Limonium sinuatum Sinuet Honey Apricot, also known as Statice? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Limonium Honey Apricot

Such a wonderful filler flower to add to your floral designs is this Matricaria at R French & Sons. Did you know they're on Instagram too? This daisy-like bloom looks equally as charming massed on its own as a bridal or bridesmaid bouquet. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Matricaria At R French Sons

There's still a large array of different Hellebores currently at Nine Elms, including this pretty variety called Helleborus sternii

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helleborus Sternii At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Also known as Snake's Head Fritillary, Fritillaria meleagris with its chequered burgundy and white petals is currently available. If you'd like to read more about this particular family of spring flowers, here's a special Fritillaries Report

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Fritillaria Meleagris At Bloomfield

Just how gorgeous is the colour of this rose? Called Cafe Latte, you'll find it at Zest Flowers. By the way, three of the guys on the Zest team also had previous careers in the world of sports. Can you match the person to the profession

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cafe Latte Roses At Zest Flowers

You may have seen all the comments on Instagram recently about a new range of dyed brown flowers? Well, Anthony at A Goodchild (The Floral Garden Group) has sourced dyed tulips called Brownies and they're going down a storm. There's also a close-up photo below.  

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anthony With Dyed Brownies Tulips At The Floral Garden Group
New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dyed Brownies Tulips At The Floral Garden Group

And he has a range of dyed chrysanthemums, which you can see on his Instagram account

If you're looking for a beautiful pink double tulip, how about this stunning variety at J H Hart Flowers called Endless Love?

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Endless Love Tulips At J H Hart Flowers

British Foliage

The warm weather is helping magnolia bud come into bloom and you'll find containers brimming full of bundles of it at GB Foliage

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

Over at Porters Foliage, there's homegrown single white prunus blossom, together with double blossom, which in bud. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Prunus Blossom At Porters Foliage

You'll also find box, pictured below, rhododendron and go-go.

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

Check out both our foliage specialists' Instagram accounts at @gbfoliage and @porters_covent_garden for updates on the latest greenery available. 

British Plants

Just how striking are the striped petals on these British Delft Primroses at L Mills? They're also sometimes aptly referred to as zebra primroses. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Delft Primroses At L Mills

World Plants

With green leaves freckled with silvery-white spots, these Begonia maculata plants at Quality Plants are also known as Trout Begonia. And yes, that is a fish on their labels! By the way check out how many orchids Quality managed to fit in their truck recently for a delivery. Very impressive...

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Begonia Maculata Plants At Quality Plants

Virtually indestructible is how these large Philodendron xanadu houseplants are described. I can't mention them though without name-checking Olivia Newton John and ELO, can I? Incredible to think the film was first released in 1980!

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Philodendron Xanadu Plants At Quality Plants

A sure sign that spring is here is when you start seeing pots of beautifully fragrant lily of the valley plants at the Flower Market. Head to Evergreen for trolleys brimming full of them. Whilst you're there, check out all their different varieties of Hellebores in bloom and Narcissus in bud.

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lily Of The Valley Plants At Evergreen

And if you're looking for an instant display, check out their trays of miniature potted Snow Baby Narcissus

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Snow Baby Narcissus At Evergreen

On the complete other end of the spectrum when it comes to height though are these lofty Strelitzia plants at Arnott & Mason, which are over 5ft tall. They're the perfect specimen plant for giving real impact to a space. Check out their Instagram account for more inspiration. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Tall Strelitzia Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries 

The Flower Store, which is part of Bloomfield, have got lots of new stock in this month including these fabulous glass vases in different shapes, sizes and colours. You'll find them in brown, dark grey, green and purple. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Coloured Glass Vases At The Flower Store

If you're looking for wicker baskets, they stock a great range in different sizes. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Different Sizes Of Wicker Baskets At The Flower Store

And tying in with the current 1970s interiors trend mentioned in our Hottest Floral Trends for 2019 Report, they have a selection of white geometric vases too. The Flower Store just happens to be on Instagram too!

New Covent Garden Flower Market March 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White Geometric Ceramic Vases At The Flower Store

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 a small snapshot of availability this month. You'll also find anemones, French tulips, genista ... 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 seen the lovely video about our Art Night at the Flower Market, which took place last summer? 

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