Thanks to our amazing Purchasing Department, we have a pretty extensive update on all your favorite flowers! Continue reading for the latest in the world of cut flowers:
Acacia foliage feather – available
Agonis Green – finished
Agonis Brown – off crop for 2 months
Amaranthus Bronze – not available
Amaryllis is just about finished. We are down to just Red Lion and Christmas Gift.
Anemones – local numbers dropping
Artichokes – green available, red is limited
Artichokes Baby – green available, red is limited
Banksia – orange limited
Boronia heather – finished
Berzillea – all white and limited-no green
Bouvardia- local extremely limited- available dutch $$$
Bupleurum- good supply
Callas super white– production is low
California calla production is flushing as we move into what they call “June Bloom” so there is ample production on certain colors and varieties – white, yellow, pinks, flame, black, some oranges are in good supply
Peach, purple, and red are more limited – You can expect ample supply in callas next several weeks
Calla-Oregon Flowers has tremendous calla program and they are in full production now, as well.
Carnations – short supply, varieties and quantities are very limited
Clematis domestic – white limited
Cosmos chocolate-numbers increasing,but still limited
Craspedia good numbers locally
Dahlias- Dahlia season starts in June. At this time EXTREMELY limited amounts of Café au Lait, NO other Dinnerplates of any kind until JUNE.
All colors are limited and subject to unpredictable cuts.
No production on BALL SHAPE/Pom Pom type until JUNE
Delph Hybid- finally on locally
Eremerus just starting- pink first avail
Eucalyptus gunni/parvafolia – small leaf eucs are still hit and miss, mostly gunni now
Eucalyptus feather/willow tender tips, limited
Eucalyptus seeded – cup seeded
Forsythia – finished
Freesia- dutch import
Freesia Super- not available
French tulips – white, hot pink, yellow, orange, possibly apricot (not menton) from sun valley.
Gardenia – are good supply
Giant allium – should be starting in a couple of weeks
Heather all types – finished
Honeysuckle good supply
Japan — finished
Jasmine – limited, no flowers
Larkspur – good supply
Leucospermum orange, yellow, flame giant available
Lilac— done locally, hopefully we will get some from American grown source soon
Lily of the Valley- US grown White avail, pink is finished
Lisianthus- local finally in good supply
Mock orange– super limited this year. Grower has much lower numbers than originally expected.
Nine Bark- Green Starting but only available fed ex, brown also available
Oregon product is very much off their normal schedules due to erratic weather. Things are early, finished early etc.
For example we are running eremerus on weekly specials..almost a full month ahead of normal harvest schedule. Giant allium is right behind it, again a full month earlier than expected. Peonies are in full production..these heat waves may shorten the season for many varieties. Cuts are coming in from the fields in waves with the heat.
Mary Milton viburnum is done, snowball in this region is done, lacecap nearlydone..we will have a new version called ‘Blue Muffin’.
We’ll see some limited amounts of lupine, and baptisia this next week. Hostafoliage, Lady’s Mantle and Tritoma all available next week.
Blooming Dogwood should probably be finished after this week.
Mock Orange is amazing right now! May not be here long…
Cut Blueberries are a new product for us. Production is still very limited ..new crops are scheduled to start next year, with even better production the year following..they take time to establish. Sorry but we cannot meet all demands for these..not yet anyways!
Summer annuals are starting now..so the menu from oregon will grow quickly in next 2 weeks
Passion vine – available
Peony– Great peony available– Awesome blossom huge ones and regular grade. Peony season from Oregon will most likely end early this year as it started early (my guess is mid-june). Most tree peony are done exept yellow as are pastelegance.
Piers Japonica- import
Protea-Blushing Bride- not yet
Protea- King Pink- available
Protea-King White – import now, limited local
Protea pincushion- mostly orange, yellow starting
Protea- Pink Ice – limited
Protea- Whites limited
Ranunculus— local ending, still a few from Holland, Chile around the corner.
Raspberries – not available
Riceflower – finished
Scabiosa Black/Burg limited black and burgundy
Scabiosa White – limited local production
Scabiosa Pods- limited local production, also seeing some from Holland
Smilax-Bag- VERY LIMITED FROM ALL GROWERS
Smilax- Southern – one supplier until July
Snapdragon peach- not available
Stephanotis – plentiful
Stephanotis vines – available for Mondays with advance order
Stock- limited for a few weeks
Sunflower- green center Available
Sunflower Ring of fire-limited
Sunflower Choco- Not available
Sunflower mini- limited numbers locally but starting
Sweet pea- some local production, also available from Holland
Tweedia- local blue is available, but local white is limited
Veronica – cutting local ….blue, pink & white. NO lavender locally
Viburnum– done locally, hopefully we will get some from Wisconsin soon
Viburnum Berry – New Zealand for the purple berries but very limited
Wax flower – still avail, but production going down, no hybrid whites