Cut flowers

Deliflor introduces purple chrysanthemum Gaviria

A real competitor. That is how Deliflor describes Gaviria in 3 words. Not only does it refer to the Colombian racing cyclist that successfully races on an international level for some years now. It also refers to Deliflor’s newest chrysanthemum variety Gaviria, an intense purple colour disbud with dark…

Denmark: New Hydrangea variety named at 20th anniversary of Odense Blomsterfestival

Odense Blomsterfestival celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year and the grand opening was Thursday the 15th of August at 5:00 PM. The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is Official Protector for the festival, and this year she came to open the 4-day event. The whole city was covered in flowers, all of…

Colombia pays tribute to New York with 5,000 flowers

A few weeks ago, something happened in New York that was as unexpected as it was gratifying. Colombian flower growers handed out some of their favorite species to New Yorkers and tourists, who received them as an emotional gesture of gratitude. The weather was benevolent, with a temperature of 25 degrees…

Philippines: Benguet chrysanthemum growers to gain from best practices

The cut flower industry is among the fastest-growing sectors of the Benguet economy. This can be seen by its exponential expansion within the last five years. Among the most cultivated flowers is chrysanthemum, with an average annual production of 1.59 million dozens. With the booming farm tourism in…

India: This eco-friendly 'Infinity rose' will not wither away soon

When you think of picking up flowers, it’s rarely just one bud… always bouquet or a potpourri of petals. Most times you just skip it because of all the fuss – go out to buy them, then find a vase, tend to the flowers daily; only to see them wilt despite all the love. Bespoke rose atelier is based in…

US: WVDA confirms infected rhododendron shipments

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed that some plants shipped to Rural King stores in West Virginia are being recalled because of the plant disease, Phytophthora ramorum. Rural King stores have agreed to initiate a voluntary recall of rhododendron plants from affected stores.…

New patent filed for treating cut flowers to extend life expectancy

OptiFreeze AB has submitted a patent application, on a method for treating a cut flower on the 23rd of July 2019. The application concerns a method extending the life…

Lavender back in fashion with French farmers

After years of decline, French lavender is staging a comeback. From 2010 to 2016, cultivated land has expanded by around 40 percent to 53,000 hectares (130,000 acres). The number of producers has grown from 1,000 to around 1,400 and France now also has 120 distilleries of lavender oil and lavandin.…

OptiFreeze:

"A breakthrough result with lifetime extension of cut flowers"

According to OptiFreeze, they achieved a breakthrough result with cut flowers – specifically with roses. Their technology can extend the life time of roses significantly with a potential to have a significant impact on the market for cut flowers. OptiFreeze started to work with roses at the beginning of…

Expansion into extra area and crops is also a possibility

Looking for: Partner for a 20 ha hypericum farm near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A 20 ha hypericum farm with 17 ha of production area is looking for a partner, in full or in part. The farm is located at 30 km from Addis Ababa airport 2,100m above sea level. The facility is fully covered with hail protective nets and features drip irrigation. The facility runs on a Hortimax computer…

Konya leads Turkey in tulip production

According to the data taken from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), Konya is responsible for 98.4 % of the tulip production in the country. Konya is followed by Istanbul and Yalova respectively. 40.7 million stems of tulips have been grown in a production area of 41 hectares in 2018, so 100 stems…

Dubai bans flowers, rose petals in restaurant dishes

Dubai restaurants will no longer be able to serve flowers or rose petals with food and beverages, according to a recent municipality circular. The circular stated that it is prohibited to use flowers, roses or its petals as decoration or to be used as an ingredient with meals, according to the Arabic…

China votes for peony as national flower

The peony has gained overwhelming support in an online vote to be chosen as China's national flower. The final result of the poll, initiated by the China Flower Association, will be unveiled on Friday. The five days of voting began on Monday, and Dong Yan, an official from the association, revealed that…

Dekker Selections stops after 10 years

After 10 years the sales of Dekker Selections are coming to an end. "When we started with Dekker Selections, the intention was to show several varieties at the same time. Dekker Selections also contributed to show our new varieties accelerated. The past years we also promoted our varieties in different…

DE: Rare flowering artichokes available at Pinsdorf Flowers

"Our Cynara artichokes are being marketed while they bloom. This is relatively rare on the current market because it is very intricate to transport them," explains Rainer Pinsdorf, who runs the family business in the third generation. On approximately 15 hectares of open land and 2,500 square meters of…

Why Prince Charles always wears the same flower to his grandchildren's christenings

Prince Charles looked every inch the proud grandfather as he attended baby Archie's christening on Saturday. An official photo released by the palace showed the future King…

New rules for cut flower import to Australia

WA’s grain industry has led a successful push to tighten biosecurity laws surrounding the importation of cut flowers, with the aim of protecting the State’s $6.5 billion grain crop from devastating pests. Grower biosecurity representatives on the Grains Biosecurity Advisory Committee were celebrating…

US (AK): Heat wave pushes peony season two weeks early

Work on the Alaska Blooms Peony Farm halts around mid-morning because it’s just too hot to harvest. “Normally I would come out here at 8:00 and leisurely harvest because it’s so cool and nice in Alaska,” owner Rachel Christy said. “But this has been beastly, so we’ve been getting out here at 6:00 in the…

UK: Large-scale fire at Oakridge Nursery in Sawbridgeworth

About 30 firefighters spent almost four hours tackling a large-scale blaze at a garden centre on the outskirts of Sawbridgeworth on Friday afternoon (July 5). According to a spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, the fire at Oakridge Nursery off Redricks Lane started in trees. Flames spread…

Tips to solve the following problems with Ranunculus Cultivation

Last season, several growers in Northern Europe experienced problems with Ranunculus cultivation. These problems were of various natures. Schoneveld Breeding would like to try to tackle these problems together for the coming season, to successfully continue cultivation. Below is an overview of the issues…

Turkey: Edremit municipality will grow ornamental plants and flowers in 75-hectare area

Ornamental plants and flowers will be grown in an organized agricultural production zone established in Edremit town of Balikesir in a growing area of 75 hectares. 1,500 people will be working in the project and the estimated annual contribution from the project to the local economy will be around 20…

The effects of bacteria in vase water on the vase life of cut Gerbera cultivars

A factor that shortens the vase life of cut gerbera was investigated. When cut ‘Minou’ gerbera flowers were placed in water with a relatively high bacterial concentration, the vase life was markedly shortened. An experiment using vase water of cut ‘Picture Perfect’ and ‘Pinta’ revealed a correlation…

UK: Fryer’s Roses to launch two new roses for 2019

Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres, is to launch two new roses at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Reach for the Stars on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Friends on behalf of the Greenfingers Charity. Reach for the Stars rose Launched by…

US (SC): Local flowers meet local history in Charleston

Co-designers Toni Reale of Roadside Blooms and Laura Mewbourn of Feast & Flora Farm viewed their American Flowers Week botanical couture collaboration as an opportunity to highlight the unique heritage and culture of coastal South Carolina’s Gullah Geechee, a community descended from West African and…

Joyce Lansbergen, LG Flowers

How does the Dutch floricultural industry look like in ten years from now?

Individual growers, like the horticultural sector as a whole, are facing major challenges in the next few years. GreenTech asked various young entrepreneurs about the opportunities and threats they identify with regards to their businesses. In this article, Joyce Lansbergen of LG Flowers, a gerbera…

UK: The Real Flower Company's roses have arrived

The Real Flower Company's English roses are now in bloom, each one hand-nurtured from farm to bouquet by their small and dedicated team. Each variety has taken many, many years to perfect. You can also rest assured that every stem grown on their English farm has been certified as sustainable. To…

Three new David Austin wedding roses for 2019

Already introduced at the exhibition at this year’s IPM Essen trade fair, Germany, David Austin’s new varieties Effie, Ella and Eugenie are now in production at Alexandra Farms to use in bridal and other luxury flower arrangements. David Austin wedding & event roses Inspired by his success in…

Sneak Peek at Proven Winners 2020 Collection

English Gardens has over 250 varieties of Proven Winners annuals, perennials and shrubs. This season, English Gardens was given an exclusive line of new plant varieties that aren’t available anywhere else until 2020. This new line of annuals is only available in limited quantities and while supplies…

US: Fern and peony couture

The beauty and inspiration of American Flowers Week wearable fashions continues with a stop in Seville, Florida, on the grounds of FernTrust, one of the country’s largest sources for U.S.-grown ferns, fronds and foliage. Founded in 1986 as a cooperative of family fern farms sharing a rich history in agribusiness, FernTrust grow…

Roses as an alternative to scented candles?

Natural Fragrance Rose offers the aromatics of garden-grown roses designed to last months without water or care. The sustainable alternative to chemical-based scented candles and diffusers, Natural Fragrance Rose is described as a "green revolution in indoor fragrance". A third-generation Dutch flower…

How does the Turkish flower auction work?

One of the biggest auction halls in Turkey is located in Ayazaga district of Istanbul. Florists from Istanbul visit this auction hall regularly to re-stock their supply. The auction hall is one of the 18 auction places owned by SS Flora Flower Growers Cooperative. There are a total of 3 auction halls in…

David Austin introduces wedding rose Ella

David Austin Roses introduces a new ivory wedding rose called Ella (Auswagsy), named in honor of Lady Gabriella’s marriage to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, London on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Lady Gabriella, also known as ‘Ella’ to friends and family, was delighted to include this new…

CAN (BC): Festival celebrates the passion for peonies

Peonies have long been a favourite garden perennial and because of their extreme hardiness, they can be enjoyed right across our country. Once established, they are one of the longest-living plants, providing a lifetime of garden enjoyment and a bounty of lovely cut flowers. Recently, their popularity…

US (FL): Flower could provide natural food-color source

It provides a natural food coloring. It gives nurseries another ornamental to grow and sell, and it might provide health benefits to those who eat it with their food. It is the Butterfly Pea, and University of Florida researchers are studying the flower to see if it will grow in Florida. Much of what we…

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American Flowers Week returns for fifth annual celebration of domestic cut flowers

Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers founder and creative director, announced details for the 2019 American Flowers Week campaign and unveiled this year’s botanical couture collection featuring nine floral fashion looks designed with iconic American-grown botanicals. American Flowers Week is produced by…

De Ruiter presents new varieties at IFTEX Kenia

A few weeks ago De Ruiter Innovations invited traders, marketeers, auctioneers, business developers and product handlers over for a 'blind variety selection'. The invitees had to judge a number of existing, but mostly not yet commercial varieties, which were lined up without any specifics or details.…

First vote Lily League 2019 by world champion short-track speed skater

The opening of the Dutch Lily Days was held at Onings Holland Flowerbulbs this year. Special guest during the ceremony was world champion short-track speed skater Lara van Ruijven. Team effort, collaboration and never giving up are the key goals of Van Ruijven, that she shared with the attendees. It was…

The Princess and the Peony

If you’re still wondering what to send the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to celebrate the birth of baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, you might consider a big bouquet of peonies. In case you missed it, peonies were featured prominently in the royal wedding last May. Meghan Markle has been a flower-lover since childhood – so…

NL: Together2Grow introduces new Alstroemeria Florinca Cherry

Last week Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, together with breeding company Könst Alstroemeria, introduced a new variety called Alstroemeria Florinca Cherry. Characteristics are it's big flowers and it's fast growing stems. The delicate little leaves surrounding the flowers make the colors come out…


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