Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this September

Written by Rona Wheeldon
September 11, 2018

Crisp early mornings, leaves just starting to turn and blackberries ripening in hedgerows...autumn's on its way!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chrysanthemum Tom Pearce At Bloomfield

And there are so many wonderful season blooms available this month at New Covent Garden Flower Market. Let's start off with these striking Tom Pearce chrysanthemums, which have just begun to appear on the traders' stands.

British Flowers

Make the very most of the incredible range of British flowers, which are still to be found in abundance. Check out these gorgeous pale orange dahlias at Zest Flowers in their specially dedicated British area. They've got lots of other colours too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Pale Orange Dahlias At Zest Flowers

Boxes upon boxes of homegrown blooms can also be found at Pratley, including these zingy zinnias.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Zinnias At Pratley

And that's where you'll also find Amaryllis belladonna, also known as Belladonna Lily, with its pink scented petals and chocolate-coloured stems. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Amaryllis Belladonna At Pratley

Back at Zest Flowers for this delicate filler. Have you come across it before? It's called Verbena hastata.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Verbena Hastata At Zest Flowers

Perfect for a dramatic, moody design is this red amaranthus at Pratley. And they have the bronze variety too. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Red Amaranthus At Pratley

Plus you'll find Sweet Williams with their clove-like scent there. If you'd like to discover more about this member of the Dianthus family, pop over to this fact file

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Sweet Williams At Pratley

Just how pretty is this Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle', with its dainty pale lime florets? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle At Zest Flowers

Both white and pink Cleome, also known as Spider Flower, can also be found at Nine Elms this month. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Cleome At Zest Flowers

And head to Porters Foliage for arching branches of white English snowberry

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Snowberry At Porters Foliage

This is a brief overview of just some of the homegrown blooms you can find at the Flower Market this month. Also available are Alstroemeria, Asters, Astrantia, Callianthus, Chrysanthemums, Cosmos, Chocolate Cosmos, Honeysuckle, Japanese Anemones, Lisianthus, Penstemons, Persicaria, Scabious, Sedum, Solidago, Snapdragons, Statice, Verbascum and Verbena bonariensis. So, you'll be well and truly spoilt for choice!

World Flowers

I'm sure you're very familiar with pink sedum, but have you come across this white variety before? It's called Sedum spectabile 'Iceberg' and it's available at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sedum Spectabile Iceberg At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Sure to be a hit, if you're fond of the wild, unstructured and garden-inspired style of floristry is this wonderful grass, Chasmanthium latifolium, at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chasmanthium Latifolium At Bloomfield

For roses with a nod towards autumn, what could be better than Kahala with its bi-coloured petals in pale peach and burnt orange?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Kahala Roses At Zest Flowers

If it's hips and berries you're after to add texture to your designs, how about this Rosa 'Easy Hiphop' at Dennis Edwards Flowers? By the way, if you missed it first time around, do take a read of this special report, A florist's guide to rose hips, berries and seed heads

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Rosa Easy Hiphop At Dennis Edwards Flowers

It may remind you that Halloween is on the horizon...Physalis lampion. And it can be found at several flower wholesalers. If you own a shop, now might be a good time to start thinking about window display ideas for next month? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Physalis Lampion At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Certain to add a splash of sunshine to arrangements are these fabulous Sunrich sunflowers at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sunrich Sunflowers At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Or for a pop of red, how about Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Viburnum Opulus Compactum At Zest Flowers

Have you ever seen this flower before? Also known as shoo-fly plant, its Latin name is Nicandra physalodes. With its pale lilac bell-shaped flowers and unusual seed heads, it's ideal for a 'just-picked-from-the-garden' style of bouquet. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Nicandra Physalodes At Dennis Edwards Flowers

This is another flower which is causing a lovely stir. Chrysanthemum 'Etrusko' is its name and what amazing, fluffy petals it has!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pink Chrysanthemum Etrusko At Dennis Edwards Flowers

And finally on the flower front, just how breath-taking is the colour of this Hydrangea 'Magical Ruby Red Classic' at Bloomfield?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hydrangea Magical Ruby Red Classic At Bloomfield

British Foliage

The soft, wispy seed heads of clematis, commonly known as Old Man's Beard, at GB Foliage would look wonderful in trailing bouquets, adding movement to large arrangements like pedestals or even fashioned into a circle as a base for an autumnal wreath. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Old Mans Beard At Gb Foliage

Amongst their English selection, they also have containers brimming full of Ligustrum, also known as privet

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Ligustrum Vulgare Also Known As Privet At Gb Foliage

Making a very welcome appearance at Porters Foliage is Spindleberry. Apparently, in the past, it was used to make ‘spindles’ for spinning and holding wool, hence its name.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Spindleberry At Porters Foliage

British Plants

British Cyclamen plants at L Mills are a sure indication that autumn's on its way. Whilst you're there, feast your eyes on their striking Echinacea plants too. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cyclamen Plants At L Mills

World Plants

The popularity of houseplants shows absolutely no signs of abating, which is great news! Have you seen that the latest Garden's World Magazine has covered them not only as a feature, but also on their front cover? Hanging plants, in particular, are proving to be a real hit. How about these Nepenthes, also known as Monkey Jars, at Quality Plants?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hanging Nepenthes Plants Also Known As Monkey Jars At Quality Plants

Or for something really unusual, how about these hanging ferns? Their furry silvery rhizomes, which look almost like tentacles, grow outside of the container. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hanging Fern Plants At Quality Plants

Making heads turn at Evergreen Exterior Services are these Anemone 'Elfin Swan' plants, with their nodding flowers of white with violet undersides. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anemone Elfin Swan Plants At Evergreen Exterior Services

Over at Arnott & Mason, you'll find virtually every type of mini cacti and succulent imaginable. Plus they have larger specimen cacti including Opuntia microdasys. Its common name is very aptly, Bunny Ear Cactus. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mini Cacti And Succulent Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries

With the trend for all things rustic continuing, if you're searching for earthenware containers for plants or vases for flowers, head to C Best. Turn right when you enter their showroom and you'll be greeted by an extensive array in shades of light grey, black...

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Light Grey Rough Stone Pots Cylinder Pots At C Best

...and even chocolate brown. And you heard it here first. They're currently in the midst of clearing a special area to make way for their Christmas stock, which will be arriving later this month!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chocolate Brown Rough Stone Pots At C Best

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this edition of the In Season blog and it’s given you lots of inspiration! Don't forget, it's just an overview of availability. Visit us soon and see for yourself the phenomenal selection of flowers, foliage, plants and sundries, all under one roof. As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.  

P.S. Huge congratulations to Rebel Rebel! Their stunning floral crown created for Beyonce has appeared on the front cover of the September issue of US Vogue magazine. Take a peek of the Cover Shoot Behind the Scenes video.

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