Cut flowers

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…

Turkey: Final sales numbers from Mother’s Day indicate tenfold increase

Turkey Florists Association Chairman Ismail Basaran: “The sales increased tenfold during the week of Mother’s Day. Some florists had trouble keeping up with all the orders they have received. Mixed bouquets were the main preference of the many customers followed by mono bouquets of roses and pot plants…

Pill made from peonies could ease arthritis pain

A drug made from garden flowers could transform treatment of arthritis. Called APPA, the pill is based on anti-inflammatory compounds found in peonies – flowers that brighten up flowerbeds in late spring and summer. In animal tests, APPA eased pain and slowed destruction of cartilage, the body’s built-in…

Evaluation of dry and wet storage on vase quality of cut peony

Herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) is one of the most important cut flowers worldwide, but the short natural florescence seriously affects its industrial development. In a new study, the cut peony ‘Yang Fei Chu Yu’ was preserved in dry storage (DS) and wet storage (WS), respectively, at 0–4 °C.…

Turkey’s first trademarked carnation about to be offered to the global market

West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM) has developed a new carnation variety and trademarked it for commercial use. The goal of the institute is to increase carnation varieties in Turkey, to lower production costs and to improve the country’s position in export markets. The…

Clear vs. non-clear flower food: what is the difference?

Flower food is a good thing. When you use it properly you know that your flowers will last longer. If you’ve tested this theory, you know it to be a fact. So, what is the deal with clear versus non-clear flower food? The good news is that both work well and with equal efficacy. Clear and non-clear flower…

De Ruiter enlists help from the trade in assessing new varieties

A presentation in a pub, that really is a change. De Ruiter Innovations, rose breeder from Amstelveen, showed a wide assortment of Kenyan roses to traders recently, some of which are already commercial varieties, the rest of which are varieties that have never been introduced before. In exchange for a…

Dutch roses in the spotlight in Poland

At the beginning of May, a Royal Rose Exhibition was organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw. In the majestic Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle in Warsaw visitors…

Lily in the June Flower Agenda

The lily comes in serene white and calm pink, but also in eye-catching red, yellow, purple and orange. With stripes, fringes or spots if preferred. With flowers that can be both trumpet-shaped or shaped like a bowl, the flowers can reach a diameter of 25 cm, and most smell like an oriental garden on a warm evening. Credit:…

New spray chrysanthemum from Dümmen Orange

"Pina Colada gives every arrangement the body a bouquet needs"

International breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange presents a new power brand: Pina Colada. This spray chrysanthemum is strong, fresh and the same quality all year round. “Pina Colada gives every arrangement the body a bouquet needs at any time of the year.” Roy van Kester, Marketing Specialist Dümmen…

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Peonies are in demand, but lack of labor causes headaches

The peony might very well be the quintessential Mother's Day flower. The peony season has started, and particularly the weather determines who is going to profit the most from this holiday: the grower with greenhouses, the grower with tunnels, or the grower who has his plants in the open field. In any…

Turkish entrepreneur exports cut flowers to the Netherlands

30 year old grower Hayrettin Ozcaki migrated from Sanliurfa to Antalya 13 years ago to work in greenhouses. Settling in the Aksu district, Ozcaki has worked in various greenhouses before establishing his own greenhouse. Ozcaki started growing cut flowers in his 1.7 hectare greenhouse which he built for a…

Trial garden with over 300 peony varieties about to burst in bloom

The Peony Trial Garden from Green Works is growing very fast and the garden becomes more beautiful with each day. Every week there is more to see. With over 300 different peony varieties, the trial Garden in Schagen, the Netherlands, truly is a sight to behold. Check out the video below! For more…

sales records broken

CA: "Mother’s Day tops Valentine’s Day as the No. 1 flower-giving holiday"

Mother’s Day is Sunday, but California flower farmers have been preparing for this holiday for months. After all, Mother’s Day tops Valentine’s Day as the No. 1 flower-giving holiday, notes Bill Prescott, marketing communications associate for the Sun Valley Floral Farms in Arcata, CA. “We see that…

Turkey: Rose growers working overtime for Mother’s Day

Cut flower growers in Yalova, one of the important production areas for floricultural products in Turkey, are working overtime to fulfill all the orders for Mother’s Day. Speaking to the press, Korukoy Agricultural Development Cooperative Chairman Mustafa Kanar: “Rose production is the main source of…

the millennia long quest for blue

"The bluest blue to date"

There is about as much to say about blue as it is rare. Blue, we all know, is hardly existing in the natural world. A blue pigment is nowhere to be found, creatures appearing blue do so due to structure (and not pigment), and even to fabricate artificially is not all that easy. Nevertheless, the millennia-long quest for a…

Suppliers gather for Meet & Greet at Rijnsburg

German rose growers focus on specialties within the rose assortment

In and around the German town of Herongen, just on the border with the Netherlands, a handful German rose growers are concentrated. With the possible exception of one or two, they were all present at the FloraHolland auction in Rijnburg, Holland, last week, to present the assortment to customers and…

Putting Zimbabwean Flowers Back on the Map

Horticultural producers in Zimbabwe provide some of the best produce on the world market, from flowers and fruit through to vegetables. Between 2015 and 2016, exports from this sector topped $72 million. With renewed market research and development, this sector of the agricultural industry can once more…

All about the official Mother’s Day flower

Anna Jarvis is considered the founder of Mother’s Day in America. The story goes that after her mother, whom she was very close with, passed away, Anna vowed to create a day dedicated to honoring mothers both alive and deceased. As a young girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anna and her mother…

Increased demand for carnations

Turkey: Floriculture industry benefits from municipality elections

A lot of candidates running for local municipality elections have distributed flowers to constituents which spiked the demand for cut flowers, especially for carnations. Candidates also took advantage of Women’s Day at the beginning of March to give away flowers and Izmir Chamber of Florists Chairman…

US (FL): Jet Fresh exclusive Florida distributor of Rose Amor preserved flowers

Jet Fresh Flower Distributors is now the Exclusive Florida Distributor of Rose Amor Preserved Flowers located in Miami. These real Ecuadorian-grown flowers are cut and carefully preserved using a non-toxic, proprietary chemical process that maintains the flower’s natural appearance for at least one year…

Peony is in the May Flower Agenda

No flower so fittingly illustrates the blooming strength of May as the peony. The buds are balls of compressed energy that - when the time comes - open very quickly and smell beautiful. The single-flowered peonies then display a fabulous heart, whilst the double-flowered varieties produce a cheerful full…

Gerbera: in the April Flower Agenda

The cheerful colours and fresh look make the gerbera a fabulous flower for April. Whether an arrangement requires soft pastels or bright primary colours, gerberas can provide it. With excellent quality, because the constant development of this popular cut flower has removed the need for wires. Gerberas…

Dümmen Orange launches new label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa’

On April 11th, during its Meet & Greet Rose event in De Kwakel, Dümmen Orange presented the new rose label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa' to customers. Rozuri "roses from Africa" ​​is a new label for the retail sector from rose growers in Ethiopia and Kenya with whom Dümmen Orange works closely together.…

Ireland: JZ Flowers signs €70m flower supply deal with Aldi

JZ Flowers and Aldi Ireland have agreed a new €70m deal that will see the Co-Kildare based company provide 33 million fresh flower stems to Aldi stores around the country. Aldi sold almost 4.2 million bouquets last year and is the country's biggest retailer of fresh cut flowers, with one in four flower…

Once upon a time in the West(land)

Netherlands: First harvest from new Porta Nova greenhouses

At Porta Nova they started building their new greenhouse complex over a year ago. They are almost finished, and the new plants are already growing nicely. The company is ready to start harvesting the first stems. As the plants are fresh and new they are carefully growing the plant and selecting the right…

Turkey: Izmir Bayindir looking to set up production zone for flower and plant growers

Izmir municipality is looking to establish an organized production zone for flower and plant growers in the Bayindir district (Turkey). The construction of the zone will be started this year, and the zone will contain modern greenhouses, laboratories, seed and seedling facilities, research and…

Chinese market blooms with Ecuadorian roses

Ecuadorian roses, famed for their size, vibrant colors and longevity, are increasingly popular in China, an ever-growing market where rose growers see as a crucial niche for exports. Ecuadorian flower growers generated nearly 11 million U.S. dollars in sales to China in 2018, according to Ecuador's…


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