"Further growth opportunities for peonies"

The last peonies of the season have been cut at Dictus Flowers. The Dutch family company added the flowers to its range a few years ago and is seeing the market grow year after year. "It's an emotional flower," says Mirjan Dictus. In floriography, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. It's…

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Study on post-harvest handling of cut flowers

A fresh flower is still a living specimen even though it has been cut from the plant. Its maximum potential vase life, although acceptable in the marketplace, is short. There are many impinging forces that can interact to reduce fresh-flower vase life. As an industry, we need to be more successful in…

Ecuador: over 50.000 people vaccinated in 11 days

The Ecuadorian floriculture industry has vaccinated more than 50.000 people in 11 days. Expoflores with its regional coordinators (Corporación Núcleo de Floricultores de Cayambe, Corporación de Floricultores de Tabacundo, Corporación de Floricultores del Sur, AsoflorAustro, Regional Norte and the…

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Ascania-Flora chooses Oreon again for the second phase

Ukrainian rose grower sees harvest increase with water cooled LEDs

Ascania-Flora Group, Ukraine's largest rose producer, has been using Oreon’s water-cooled LEDs for its lighting since October 2020. Since then, they have seen their harvest improve and increase. So for Phase 2 (1.7 hectares) they are choosing Oreon again. Ascania grows about 220,000 roses a day, 95% of which…

Martagon lily captures CO2 permanently

As you may have read in an earlier article, all lilies store a lot of CO2. One of the top performers in this area is the martagon lily. Martagon lilies are actually perennials that create an underground food reserve in the form of bulbs. These bulbs contain a high farina content which contains a large…

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Study on management of Benghal Dayflower in ornamental crop production

Benghal dayflower is listed among the world’s worst weeds, affecting over 25 crops in 29 countries (Holm et al., 1977). Benghal dayflower has many characteristics that make it a very troublesome weed in Florida landscapes, nurseries, and other agricultural production areas. It was first recorded in…

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US: "Thanks to pandemic, local florists are flourishing"

April 9, the opening day for Tiny Hearts Flower Shop in Hillsdale, N.Y., was a long time coming. Buckets of crimson ranunculus and towering boughs of pussy willow lined the walls, brightly anticipating local shoppers. Pails of blue anemones, grown a few minutes away in Copake, ranged from deep indigo to…

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Research update: effects of FloraLife Express Clear 100 on freshly harvested roses

"Flowers look fresh and turgid again"

To restore the water balance of flowers that are shipped and stored dry, one needs to properly hydrate the flowers upon arrival, a common practice. Once rehydrated with FloraLife® Express Clear 100, flowers look fresh and turgid again. This product also has a positive effect on freshly harvested flowers…

Melbourne Florist tells which flowers bloom in winters

AU: "2020 saw a devastating 76% downfall in the floral industry, but 2021 is already on a rebound"

Melbourne Fresh Flowers has been a part of the research and growth of floriculture in Melbourne for over two decades. Being one of the most trusted Melbourne Florists they have a thorough knowledge and specialization in understanding of the soil, growth patterns, variety of flowers supported by the…

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Study on production and quality of zinnia under different irrigation levels

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans Jacq.) is a fast-growing and easy to cultivate plant that has flowers of different colors. This species has become an option to be introduced commercially in many countries as a cut flower and its floral quality is influenced by different cultivation techniques. This study…

China: "More than 45% of the carnation seedlings in the domestic market come from Yingmao"

"Today, Yingmao has become the world's leading producer of carnation seedlings, and more than 45% of the carnation seedlings in the domestic market come from Yingmao." According to Mr. Wang Zhijian, general manager of Yunnan Yingmao Flower Industry Co., Ltd., the carnation seedlings with the “Yingmao"…

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NL: Carnation promotional campaign to continue

In a majority vote on 30 June 2021, Cut Carnation growers - members of Royal FloraHolland - approved the new Carnation campaign plan for 2021-2023. 87% of the votes cast were in favor of a follow-up to the Carnation promotion and the accompanying mandatory levy for all Royal FloraHolland suppliers of Cut…

LisAdora Apricot: "the perfect summer gift"

Lisianthus LisAdora® Apricot III is a variety of Evantia and they recently published a video to show and promote it. In the video it is explained that one might think that the flower is quite soft and fragile, because of its appearance, it is much sturdier than one might expect. In turn, it makes it a…

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$80,000 roses can last for years

A luxury florist in Dubai has created roses that it says can last for years. Forever Rose London, which began life in the UK, says it is able to drastically slow the flowers' natural decaying process. It uses roses grown near Quito, Ecuador, because the volcanic soil there produces petals sturdy enough to withstand the…

All-America Selections releases 2020-2021 annual report

All-America Selections (AAS) has just released the 2020-2021 annual report reflecting the group’s activities from the past 12-18 months. This annual report is designed to give updates and bring awareness to the organization’s trials, promotional activities and financial standing. A few highlights from…

4More Technology presents IRISS Hydrangea

Automated selection of cut hydrangeas makes its entrance

In the cut hydrangea industry, great strides have been made in recent years in distribution and production, but as far as 'handling' (harvesting and sorting) is concerned, they often do everything by eye. This is fine, of course, but as 4More Technology discovered, there are gains to be made in…

China: Modern Flower Industrial Park is becoming a "green business card" for Lijiang's industrial development

"More than 5,000 calla lilies and tens of thousands of roses can be produced every day, and they are mainly sold to Beijing, Guangzhou, and other places." Ms. Shi Zhenghong,…

Study on performance of chrysanthemum in different saline water irrigated soils and growing media

As a result of the decreasing availability of high-quality irrigation water, the salinity tolerance of cut flowers is of increasing importance. The influence of salinity on the growth and quality of Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum morifolium L. grown in two different media under four salinity levels was…

Lytone AnsiP-Sticker drew the attention in CAC exhibition

"A safe, clean and convenient way of preserving flower quality"

“Our AnsiP-Sticker extends the blossom time by several flowers, and attracted the interest of many visitors’ interests at the CAC exhibition,” says [EV1] Basilio SC Huang of Lytone Enterprise. Their company is dedicated to providing post-harvest solutions to flower industry, and at the CAC they put…

State farmer-florists give special reason to celebrate Kentucky grown flower month

Nothing says summer like fresh flowers. This July, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Horticulture Council (KHC) are celebrating that fact with the second annual Kentucky Grown Cut Flower Month. “Nothing brightens a room more than the addition of beautiful flowers,” Commissioner of…

SQ Flora on vacuum cooler of Weber Cooling

'Big quality win with new vacuum cooler'

This spring Weber Cooling installed a vacuum cooler at SQ Flora in Naaldwijk. Quality is key, as the cliché goes, and moreover, the trade is frowned upon when flowers keel over in the shop. Therefore, cooling back as much as possible is a must, and fastest and most efficient way to do this is with vacuum…

Huiberts turns organic tulip petals into confetti

"Throwing petals for every party"

Confetti made from organic tulip petals. That is the latest product by Huibert organic flower bulbs in the Dutch town of Sint Maartensbrug. “We have developed a new product: confetti made from organic tulip petals, for which we dry the tulip petals from our company. Throwing petals for every party. An…

The humidity of flowers acts as an invisible attractor for bumblebees

As well as bright colors and subtle scents, flowers possess many invisible ways of attracting their pollinators, and a new study shows that bumblebees may use the humidity of a flower to tell them about the presence of nectar, according to scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter. This new…

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Protea: unconventional beauties

Proteas are all about flower power and staying power. From a lineage of some of the oldest of plants on earth dating back to a time before dinosaurs became fully evolved, proteas, with their prehistorically edgy and unconventional appearances, are flourishing in the cut flower industry today. Demand for them by the floral trade…

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Study on effect of super absorbent polymers on extending the vase life of cut flowers

A new study, conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, focused on introducing new media for survival of cut flowers using Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs). SAPs are structurally cross linked, highly swollen and are hydrophilic polymer networks capable of absorbing a large amount of water or aqueous…

Looking for the proper protection of roses in hot summers

The hot summers of recent years represent a significant challenge for rose growers. The red varieties especially are sensitive to heat. Rozen Scheers has tried out various strategies. In principle, the rose is a light-loving crop. Rozen Scheers in Kontich, Belgium was among the first rose growers to…

How Utah growers are battling the flower shortage

Given the hardships of the pandemic, there is now a flower shortage in the world that hasn’t been seen in over 30 years. It is unsure of how long this shortage will last, and some predict that it could be anywhere from months to years. Rose farms also have shorter stem lengths due to weather and farms in…

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Saudi flower farm Astra purchased by Dubai-based Floranow

Floranow, a Dubai-based B2B floral marketplace said it acquired the distribution business of Saudi Arabia’s Astra Farms. Floranow describes itself as the MENA region’s first online B2B flower marketplace, connecting global producers of flowers and plants to regional and international buyers, including…

Rosen Tantau focuses on the digital presentation of their cut roses

"Three new varieties that perfectly reflect the current trends, demands on the EU market"

As there is less direct contact to clients and no trade fairs, the focus is now on video calls, social media and of course e-commerce. Also for German Rose breeder Rosen Tantau it has become increasingly important and they therefore decided to focus on their digital presentation of their cut rose…

NL: Lathyrus all year-round

In 1992, Lathyrus.nl started growing sweet peas under the name Kwekerij Hoogeveen. After several relocations and a name change in 2015, the nursery is now located in Kudelstaart (North Holland, the Netherlands), with an additional location that is used specifically for raising the plants. Having started with 20,000 plants in…

Marginpar introduces Scutellaria 'Tinkerbell'

As of last Monday, Marginpar has a new addition to the clocks of Aalsmeer: the Scutellaria 'Tinkerbell'. The stems are produced by grower Leon de Vries from Michiru farm in Tanzania, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Scutellaria, also known as skullcaps in English, is also on the market as a garden…

AU: How the cut flower industry has evolved with the ongoing pandemic

Australian floristry, until COVID-19 entered the world, generated $1.6 billion in revenue annually. But because of the pandemic, the cut flower industry has been hit hard, not only due to the cancellation of big-ticket events but also because of disrupted supply. Flower Industry Australia, an association…

Tips and tricks on growing carnations

Carnation are one of the biggest and best lines of cut flowers in the international flower trade. Most species of Dianthus (carnations) originate in the Mediterranean region of Europe and into western Asia but are now grown truly worldwide in commercial floriculture. Carnations tend to do best in cooler…

Netflix’s Sarah Campbell to give away designer lily bouquet and private design class

#ILoveLiliesChallenge celebrates the stunning flower throughout June

A month-long celebration of lilies has kicked off with a #ILoveLiliesChallenge floral design contest on social media. Starting June 1, enthusiasts of all levels have a chance to win a designer bouquet of 50 lily stems plus a private one-on-one design class with Netflix’s Sarah Campbell of Intrigue…

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China: "We strive to build a first-class flower production demonstration park"

In recent years, Jiangchuan District, Yuxi City, Yunnan has adhered to the concept of green development and focused on the development of the flower industry as an…

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Brazil: Study conducted on Heliconias with pendent inflorescences as cut flowers

The Heliconia species with pendent inflorescences and colorful bracts are a good option as a cut flower for floriculture market, but only a few species of this type of Heliconia eg. H. rostrata, H. rauliniana and H. chartacea are commercially produced in Brazil. This study was carried out to characterize…

Fresh-cut, locally grown flowers at Iron Meadows Flower Farm

Jessica Eisenmann, owner of Iron Meadows Flower Farm and a vendor at the Champaign Farmers Market, tells about her farm. "We focus on the importance of fresh-cut, locally grown flowers. Over 80% of the U.S. cut flowers we find in grocery stores, wedding bouquets, and florist arrangements; are imported…

China: Qingzhou expands the flower industry with an annual output value of tens of billions

Qingzhou is the main producing area of ​​northern flowers and an important flower distribution station in the north of China. Huanglou Town in Qingzhou City has the title of…

The effects of pre-harvest LED light, melatonin and AVG treatments on the quality of snapdragon

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) is one of the top ten fresh-cut flowers in the United States; however, its vase life is shorter than other flowers, limiting its marketability.…

Voorn Spray Roses introduces new spray rose Sofie

Spray Roses is proud to introduce the new spray rose Sofie.Sofie is cream pink in color with many petals and is richly filled with many buds on the stem. With the romantic look, the introduction of Sofie is in time for the wedding season that is getting back on track now. The new spray rose is now on all…

Glamorous Lisianthus wedding inspiration

After the success of the autumn campaign, this time Lisianthus shows itself as a heart-warming Wedding flower. Great timing, because in view of the forthcoming easing of restrictions, a catch-up of weddings is to be expected next autumn and in 2022. Lisianthus wants to be part of this with the campaign…

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India: floruculture in Purul supported by covid aid project

10,000 cut flowers bought by the Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) from floriculturists in Purul in Senapati district were brought to Sanjenthong today. K Devdutta Sharma, Project Director, MOMA personally visited Purul today and brought the flowers from floriculturist in Purul. He said the florist…


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