Cut flowers

New blooms budding at KB Farms

KB Farms will be offering Cloni Italian Ranunculus grown in their own greenhouses. For 2020 their supply of ranunculus is limited, as they are just getting started with the production and are gauging how they will help fill the market need for California Grown Cloni Ranunculus for a larger portion of the year. "We are…

Rose scent: A story of riches

If you’re already a fan of fragrant roses, maybe you’ve noticed that rose scent varies widely—in intensity, from subtle to intoxicating, and in character, over a range of distinctly identifiable fragrance categories, from the sweet and fruity Edith (Auspluto) to the classic rose scent of Lemon Pompon. Edith (Auspluto) Anyone…

Processing garden roses: Sometimes less is more

When working with garden roses to create a wedding bouquet or any other design, one of the first questions to ask is, “How much do I really want to take away?” In general, garden roses will be at their most beautiful when you take away as little as possible. And while removing some parts of the flower…

Chilean researchers evaluate intensity of flower scent

The main function of floral scent is to attract and guide pollinators, but it is also an important character in the ornamental plant industry. Several studies have considered the chemical evaluation of floral scent during vase life, but only a few have considered sensorial analysis of this character,…

How gypsophila and other flowers go from extras to leading actresses

If the flower world were Hollywood, Gypsophila has made it big. From a scene-filling extra in the background, these delicate-looking but surprisingly sturdy tiny white flowers are getting leading roles. Daring decorators of weddings, fashion shows and venues, put other glamorous prima donnas like roses…

Flower growers from Volgograd are getting ready for the International Women’s Day

Guests from the Netherlands have found a cozy home in Volgograd and bring joy to the city dwellers with the bright colors. The Porolovs preferred to grow European tulips of all shapes and colors: red, purple, yellow and those combining various shades in one. The tulips in their greenhouses get enough…

Literary rose collection blooms with new classics

David Austin Roses introduces two new characters to its collection of British grown English Roses. Celebrating the distinguished works of George Eliot, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1861) and James Woodforde’s The Diary of a Country Parson (1758-1802), the new arrivals offer fragrant additions to…

The chrysanthemum: In the February Flower Agenda

Flowers that come in yellow, white, green, pink, green, red, orange, purple or bronze, sometimes with a diameter of up to 14 cm: the chrysanthemum is a real beauty. The chrysanthemum will therefore be gracing the Flower Agenda in February. It’s travelled a long way - all the way from Asia - but now feels…

Turkish growers export flowers to European countries for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Turkish flowers are used extensively by European consumers during the Christmas period which started on December 24th. This year Turkish growers have exported 70 million stems of cut flowers for Christmas period to various European countries. Most of the exports were made from the city of Antalya, the…

Turkey earns record-high 110 million USD from cut flower exports in 2019 thanks to women

Turkish Ornamental Plants and Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman İsmail Yilmaz informed the press: "The temperatures during fall were higher than usual and that’s why we had to harvest products earlier than expected. As a result, we did not have a lot of products left for the Christmas period in…

"Never a dull moment with Lilies that change colour"

Royal Van Zanten is an innovative company with a track record. Examples as: Tourega – the only odorless Oriental Lily, double-flowered Lilies, pollen-free Lilies and of course the Rapid Lily Line-up. To complete this list, Royal Van Zanten introduces now Lilies that slowly change colour. 3 unique lilies,…

Tulip history continues to fascinate

The tulip has had 'more adventures than any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare invent', writes Anna Pavord in a new introduction to her best-selling history of the tulip,…

Garden roses get second chance as dried bouquets

Parfum Flower Company now offers dried garden roses. In the context of creating as little waste as possible, the company has been testing dried garden roses. This way they don’t have to dispose of any roses at the end of the week and consumers get to enjoy their roses for much longer. As little packaging…

Welcoming 2020 with the gerbera daisy

A new year is a time to move forward and create new goals and new habits, create new favorites and new opportunities. 1-800-Flowers welcomes new happiness and new beginnings with the 2020 Flower of the Year – The Gerbera Daisy. Daisies get their name from the Old English phrase “day’s eye” since the…

Getting started with preserved roses

Interested in preserved roses, but you’re not sure where or how to begin? Jet Fresh Flower Distributors has a new starter kit for those looking to get into in the preserved rose business. Presenting “Business in a Box” by Vermeille Presh, this exclusive program is available only from Jet Fresh Flowers in…

Alina Perfumella rose named after floral designer

Alina Perfumella is a smaller-scale garden rose from the Meilland collection. A delicate name for a variety with a delicate look and fragrance. Roses do not name themselves and – as many professionals in the floral industry know – coming up with a new name is not as easy as it seems. But for Alina…

What will be Zuurbier's Next Top Variety?

"It's one of the most difficult questions in our industry: what will you plant?" That applies particularly to rose growers, and with Rosaline Zuurbier and colleagues facing that question again, the company decided to host a comparison trial. A dozen breeders sent in varieties in a range of colors, so…

FloraLife introduces recyclable flower food sachets

FloraLife is introducing recyclable paper material for its flower food sachets. The recyclable paper material is one of FloraLife’s initiatives in working towards the goals identified in its 2025 Sustainability Plan, which launched last month. The sustainability initiative is a long-term plan targeted…

United Selections:

"Our spray assortment keeps growing"

In June 2018, United Selections unveiled a new product line of spray roses. They introduced three categories of sprays, namely: Classic Selections, Blossom Selections, and Magical Selections. Exactly one and a half years down the line and the company's spray assortment has grown remarkably. They have…

The rose: In the January Flower Agenda

Delicate flowers, slender stems and a romantic reputation: the rose is on the Flower Agenda this month. As the symbol of love, the rose is the most widely produced and most loved cut flower in the world. A flower of which new varieties also come onto the market every year. And the rose is not just…

China: Research reveals new pathway of senescence in rose plants

Rose hybrida is an important flower crop worldwide. The quality control is the core issue in the production of cut flowers. In production and circulation, the senescence of rose flowers is an important factor affecting its flowering quality. In December 2019, Horticulture Research published an online…

Embassy of Ecuador brings immortalized roses to India

Importing of preserved roses from Ecuador has caught the fancy of Indians. These colourful roses come with a shelf life of two-three years during which they do not wilt or fade and their beauty and their natural colour remains the same. Days ahead of 50 years of India-Ecuador Diplomatic Relations…

Marius Rodewijk, Rosalicious, grows edible roses

'The queen of flowers on a plate'

"It really is quite a challenge," Marius Rodewijk of Rodewijk Rozen summarizes the cultivation of the edible rose. Since last year this Dutch grower has been growing the Rosalicious edible roses on 1,000 square meters, which he then puts on the market himself. "After all, the target group for edible…

Avalanche+ rose growers extend long-term contract with Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange and the Avalanche+ growers cooperative are extending their partnership for at least another four years. This move is intended to strengthen the market position of the Avalanche+ roses even further in the coming period. From left to right: Koen Stigter (Product Manager Rose Dümmen Orange),…

Cut flower season officially started in Turkey with Teacher’s Day

The new production season is at full speed in Antalya, the city where most of Turkey’s cut flower growers are located. The cut flower production in Antalya, located in southwestern Turkey, starts from November until the month of May and the production area for cut flowers in the city is approximately 450…

China: The floral industry developing in Yuewang Township

Yuewang Township is located in the southeast of Malong District, Qujing City, in the Yunnan Province, and has a land area of ​​228.2 km2. The village is a national demonstration for the integrated development of primary, secondary and tertiary industries. One of these industries is the floral industry.…

China: Dutch tulips bloom in the hometown of Chinese peony

At the beginning of winter, the temperature in the flower houses of Triflor Farm in the Netherlands is as warm as spring, and the tulip flowers are verdant and budding. Before dawn, workers get up early to harvest ripe tulips and rush to a flower auction at 7 am to get a good price. Recently, it is just…

Mother's Day in Russia is developing into a real flower holiday

A tour to wholesalers in Russia shows that Mother's Day (which this year was celebrated on 24 November) in a number of years is still increasingly developing into a serious flower sales day. That is what John Elsgeest says, you probably might know him from Flower Circus and he is familiar with the…

grower opens new location and celebrates anniversary

Gerbera United celebrates its tenth anniversary in new greenhouse

Gerbera United has been in existence for ten years. The company also recently started using its third location. After months of preparing and optimizing the new, modern nursery, it is now time for an official opening. Opening greenhouseLast summer, Gerbera United started using its new location at the Nieuwkoopseweg…

China: Many methods integrated to build a "Yunhua" brand

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department of Yunnan Province says that the flower industry is one of the eight key industries in Yunnan to build a world-class “green food brand”. After more than 30 years of development, Yunnan has become one of the most important flower producing areas in the world.…

Testing Chrysal Arrive Alive with Jet Fresh Flower Growers

A brand-new technology is available from rose farm Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. in Cotopaxi, Ecuador. This special product contains a reusable sponge that has been dipped in floral solution and wrapped around the stems, keeping them covered and hydrated during transit to reduce drying and maintain…

Kenyan rose grower embraces CO2 compensation

The 'For the Love of Roses' event was held Tuesday evening at the Fragrant Garden location of Parfum Flower Company. During the event, the company announced it will compensate the CO2 of all roses from Tambuzi in Kenya from now on. According to the company, Tambuzi is also the first rose grower in the…

Citing SAF Research, UK Publication Touts Flowers as Winter Blues Cure

British consumers proactively looking for a cure to this year’s bout of winter blues received a hot tip from the Metro publication: Buy flowers. Citing Society of American Florists’ research from Rutgers University on the emotional impact of flowers, the news outlet shared that “the 10-month study show…

Carnation production changed the fate of the Turkish village in Isparta

The city of Isparta is located in the southwestern region of Turkey and is well-known for its agricultural production. The city is famous for its rose, lavender, apple, tomato, and sweet cherry production. Recently growers have also started investing in carnation production and the results have been…

Turkey: 75 ha greenhouse nearby Kaz mountains about to be finalized

The bureaucratic processes to set an organized greenhouse production zone for cut flowers and ornamental plants in a 75-hectare area nearby Kaz mountains are about to be finalized. Local mayor of Edremit town Ali Sirmalli has provided the press with an update about the project. The project will create…

Royal Palace and Royal Parade

New cut flower hydrangeas from HBA at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

At the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) is putting the Royal Palace and Royal Parade in the spotlight. Two new, single-flower pruning varieties. Agrion Director Jaap Stelder notes there is a lot of interest in HBA’s cut hydrangeas. ‘We are bringing true phenomena to market.’ HBA…


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