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Flower 411: Local Lisianthus is Back!




Finished / Not Available


Allium- import finished, local drumstick only available

Artichoke Blooming

Asclepias Pods/ Mody Dick


Chamomile Cushion, chamomile yellow daisy

Delphinium – Light Pink


Festival Bush

Foxglove- all colors finished except Illumination

Geranium Rose and var rose are off crop for about one month


Heather – white or pink

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate


Lace Flower


Lilac- finished import and local

Lily of the Valley- local finished, go import


Matsumoto- Peach- only available from Japan

Mock orange


Pieris Buds or Flower


Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental – Import finished

Poppy Icelandic



Stock – light pink- off crop for a few weeks (blush is available as a substitute)

Super Bear Grass – discontinued



Just Starting


Chinese Lanterns

Grape Vine – but limited quantity for a limited time

Hydrangea Lacecap – available import or dropship

Hydrangea Peegee – available dropship

Hops Strands

Lisianthus Local – back on

Raspberry (with thorns)


Snowberry Import

Tree of heaven







Chamomile/ Matricaria/Feverfew- yellow button

Cosmos – pinks and whites – extremely limited, almost finished

Cotinus Blooming- very limited (almost finished)- green foliage /champagne bloom only

Cottage Yarrow – white, peach, cream

Delphinium hybrid – White or pink

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf gunni

French Tulip- finished in holland, one local vendor has limited amounts & colors

Freesia Super- local

Fruiting branches – blueberry, blackberry all finishing within the week (may be some late blackberry available)

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine vine w/Flower

Lisianthus Brown / Black / Peach – import

Magnolia tips (south) – just getting a few boxes


Pampas Grass– super limited

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Poppy pods – finishing

Protea Local – assorted pinks limited – no called pinks and no whites of any kind

Protea King – white and pink (SUPER Limited)

Protea – white – finished locally, import only

Oregano Kents Beauty

Scabiosa – pink or white annual

Smilax – limited

Tulips – ending in Holland, local we are getting frilled and singles, a few doubles (NO WHITE) and a few parrots (NO WHITE)




Ageratum Blue

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium – local drumstick only

Anemone- import – please put Anemone in Komet


Asclepias – local

Birds – import only

Bouvardia – very limited locally (not light pink) – import has all colors



Campanula – import

Clematis – local  (white limited) and Dutch (don’t grow white)


Cosmos Chocolate

Cotinus foliage, purple or green

Coxcomb- Import and local


Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Delph bella light blue or dark blue

Delph Waltz dark blue or light blue

Euc small leaf moon lagoon

Hybrid delph- dark blue, purple, light blue, lavender- local short 24-30” Tall

(white limited)- Tall only avail import and $$$$

Dianthus green ball or trick

Dahlias ~

  • Most Decorative Shape Dahlia colors are available
  • Ball shapes, good selection of colors. Availability is ok.
  • Ball shapes – need advance notice for large orders
  • Café Dahlia – flush is over

Oregon dahlias – not much available until end of August

Oregon dahlias – several other farms have product now

Echinacea pods


Eremurus – import only


Euphorbia dog eye – local

Freesia – local finished, import only



Honey Suckle

Hydrangea – nice colors – Import & Local

Iris regular

Jasmine vine no flower


Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Leucadendron Jester

Lily of the valley- import only, expensive


Magnolia – local California

Millet – green and black upright, green and brown hanging

Ninebark- foliage only

Passion vine

Peony – *from Alaska available

Pepperberry Hanging

Protea- Protea Blushing Bride- import

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) – orange and yellow-import

Ranunculus- import

Rose Hips Green


Scabiosa – local only

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Southern Smilax




Sunflowe r- black center, green center, tinted red, ring of fire

Sunflower Mini 10st

Thryptomene/ Calycina – import

Trachelium local

Tweedia local

Veronica – Local and Import

Waxflower – local finished- go import- put in komet- purple and white only

Yarrow cottage – import and local

Yarrow tansy button

Yarrow yellow- local




Plentiful/ Flushing


Amaranthus Hanging – Red or Green

Amaranthus Upright Bronze



Cranberry Viburnum Red


Green Mist

Queen Anne’s Lace White or Chocolate

Safflower orange

Snow on the mountain

Sunflower black center



Oregon Update


Summer flowers readily available in PDX – rudbeckia, strawflower, sunflower, amaranthus, grasses, celosia, zinnias, marigolds, chinese lanterns, lysimachia, veronica, yarrow, echinops, snowberry (little early still)

Portland heatwave may drastically change the availability listed above

Flower 411: Lisianthus, Scabiosa & More




Finished / Not Available


Bells Dyed Red- no growers, dying right now

Camelia- Oregon is off crop- only available in CA

Delphinium Light Pink


English Lavender- nice big bunches finished

Eucalyptus Seeded Naked

Geranium Rose and var rose are off crop for about 1 month

Grevelia Flowers off crop for 2-3 weeks

Lace Flower


Lilac- finished import and local

Lily of the Valley- local finished – go import


Mock Orange



Magnolia- going through a new growth phase

Peony – Local

Poppy Oriental- Import finished



Viburnum all




Anemone- Local finished, import (Super LIMITED) just starting


Cotinus Blooming – limited, just starting

Delph hybrid White or pink

Edelweiss- sub for flannel flower-import

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf bonsai, parvafolia, moon lagoon

Festival Bush

Flannel Flower- only one import grower

French Tulip – finished in Holland, only one local vendor – limited amounts and colors

Grape Vine

Grass Explosion

Ivy tree variegated


Kiss me over the Garden Gate


Larkspur- very limited especially white

Lisianthus – Brown and Black

Poppy pods – finishing

Poppy Matilda white – short season

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) -orange and yellow-transitioning from local to Import

Protea local assorted, pinks limited – no called pinks and no whites of any kind

Protea King white and Pink (SUPER Limited)

Protea white  – finished locally, import only

Ranunculus– Dutch ended, extremely limited locally and import SA starting very slowly.

Smilax – limited

Thryptomene/ Calycina- import limited

Tulips- ending in Holland, local we are getting frilled and singles, a few doubles (NO WHITE) and a few Parrots (NO WHITE)


Just Starting


Amaranthus – upright Gold- only one vendor

Artichoke Blue Flowering

Astilbe Local

Celosia Feather- green and orange

Echinacea pods



Hydrangea Local – just starting – not all colors available

Leucadendron Safari Sunset


Marigolds – orange

Nigella local

Protea Blushing Bride- import- very limited – pink only




Viburnum berry green




Alchemilla Mollis – local

Agapanthus – Local

Allium – Giant local

Allium Bullit – Local

Allium – all sizes import


Birds – available locally

Blooming Artichokes

Bouvardia- very limited locally


Campanula – local

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – local  (white limited) and Dutch (don’t grow white)


Cotinus foliage – purple or green

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia – local

Delphinium Bella – light blue or dark blue

Delphinium Waltz – dark blue or light blue

Hybrid delphinium – dark blue, purple, light blue, lavender

Dianthus green ball


• Most decorative colors are available

• Dahlia Ball shapes, not all colors yet, but a fair selection

• White ball is still extremely limited

• Dinner Plates are coming on

Echinops – import only

English Lavender- small local bunches

Euphorbia dog eye – local

Eremurus – Local

Freesia – local finished, import only

Freesia Super- local


Honey Suckle

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import & Local

Iris regular


Leucadendron Jubilee crown

Leucadendron Jester

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$


Ninebark- foliage only

Ornithogalum dubium yellow, orange- import

Ornithogalum dubium white- local

Passion vine


• Local – are finished

• Dutch – stored but should still have good shippable stuff for a couple of weeks

• Coral done (not worth the risk)

• Canada Quebec – has a few pink and white that are still fresh cut

• Alaska – starts mid July

Pepperberry Hanging– foliage only right now

Pieris Buds


Scabiosa- local only

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Southern Smilax



Stephanotis mega box 250 ct

Sunflower- black center, green center, teddy bear, tinted red, ring of fire

Sunflower Mini 10st

Trachelium – local

Tweedia – local

Veronica- Local and Import

Waxflower – local finished- go import

Yarrow cottage – import and local

Yarrow yellow – local

Zinnia – Just starting


Plentiful/ Flushing


Amaranthus hanging or upright (red or green)



Dahlia Café Au Lait

Green Mist


Queen Anne’s Lace white or Chocolate

Scabiosa Local

Snow on the mountain



Coming Soon


Crocosmia – Local

Hydrangea Lacecap/Quick Fire hyd starting, Limelight/peegee will start soon

Kent’s Beauty oregano starting soon







Flower 411: Anemones, Gardenia, Tulips & More

Flower 411


Curious as to what’s going on in the world of cut flowers? Here is a summary put together by our fabulous purchasing department – enjoy!


Product Updates
Acacia Bagged- available
Agonis Green- very limited
Agonis Brown- available
Almond branches- pink only available
Anemones- local are available
Apricot blossom- available
Artichokes – mostly green, chocolate are very limited
Artichokes Baby – mostly green, chocolate are very limited
Aster Matsumoto Lavender- very limited
Astrantia-import-frequently held
Bells- local are back on
Boronia heather  not yet ~ probably sometime in March
Bouvardia- Local very limited, available Dutch import
Brunia Green- finished ( local berzellia)
Brunia silver-finsihed
Bupleurum- local limited
Calcynia/ Thrypotmine-local pink only
Celosia-not available
Cherry Blossom- available white and pink
Cosmos chocolate- import only
Coxcomb-not available
Craspedia- limited locally
Dahlias- EXTREMELY LIMITED!!!  Did I say hard to get?
Delph light blue and dark blue- Local is on
Delph White- almost impossible to get
Delph Hybrid- coming on locally, white as always is limited
Eremurus- import only- gets held frequently
Eucalyptus gunni/parvafolia- limited but seeing moon lagoon
Freesia- coming on locally
Freesia Super  heavy white, colors available somewhat limited right now…coming
French Tulip- Flaming Parrot- local coming on
Gardenia-numbers are coming back up
Genestra- import and local
Hydrangea – import
Jasmine- available but limited
Larkspur-  limited
Lisianthus- very limited locally but short and pricey
Magnolia blooming -NW still tight buds, maybe some in Calif more developed
Passion vine – available no flowers
Peach Blossom- available
Peony- import
Piers Japonica- local just now hitting, will be gone quickly
Plum Blossom-not available
Poppy Hybrid- import
Poppy Pods- should start early march
Protea-Blushing Bride-finished
Protea- King Pink- very limited
Protea pincushion- coming on locally orange
Protea- Pink Ice – available
Protea- Whites  -extremely limited
Quince blossom- finished
Queen Anne’s lace – very limited
Queen Anne’s Lace- Chocolate-available
Raspberries-Not available (sub Blackberries)
Riceflower- hot pink only
Scabiosa Black/Burg- limited locally
Scabiosa White  limited locally
Scabiosa Pods- very limited
Smilax-Bag- available
Smilax- Southern – available
Snapdragon peach- almost impossible to get
Snowberry- not available
Statice – purple available, colors limited
Stock- #1 and #2 grade
Sunflower- green center- limited
Sunflower-black center- limited
Sunflower-bi color-limited
Sunflower- Chocolate-Limited
Sunflower mini-available black center only
Sweet pea-import
Trachelium green –import
Tulips regular- local and import available
Tulips-Frilled- good Dutch selection, white local only
Tulips- Parrot- good dutch selection, local limited
Tweedia- gapping locally, avail Japanese but pricey
Veronica local production starting…limited
Viburnum Berry – NZ redish/purple available only
Waxflower- Local is on, regular and hybrids- also tints


Flower 411: Ranunculus Production Down, While Peonies are Up

Flower 411

Hey everyone! I am back with a great update from the Mayesh purchasing team! I know it isn’t the most exciting reading, but great information none-the-less. Probably an update that everyone wants to know is that the production is slowing down on both anemones and ranunculus, while peony production is picking up. Please keep that in mind when planning your weekly orders. Here’s more wholesale flower information:

Acorns – finished
Anemones – import
Artichokes – gapping
Artichokes Baby –gapping
Astilbe – import
Astrantia – import-frequently held
Black Berries – finished
Bouvardia – Local very limited, available Dutch import
Callicarpa/Beauty Berry – available local and import
Calcynia – finished
Celosia Coxcomb – local very limited, Dutch import available
Celosia Feather – available in red and yellow
Chamomile – white very limited, yellow only button available
Chinese Lanterns – finished
Clematis small flower -import
Cosmos chocolate – available
Cotinus foliage – medium 10st finished
Cotinus foliage long 5st – ending next week
Cotinus Blooming (smoke bush) -finished
Crocosmia flower – limited local and expensive
Crocosmia Pods – Finished
Cymbidiums – Brown, Burgundy – Dutch only
Dahlias – finishing up locally, moving to more basic year round colors
Delph light blue and dark blue – Limited
Delph White – almost impossible to get
Delph Hybrid – limited
Echinops – finished
Euphorbia – Snow on the mountain – limited
Grass – wild foxtail – Finished
Honeysuckle – pre order, limited
Hydrangea Local – antiques only
Hydrangea solid color – Dutch import
Iris Colors – limited
Jasmine – foliage only no flowers
Kale – local mostly green, colors go Dutch
Kangaroo Paws – go Dutch – local very limited
Larkspur – limited
Nigella Flower – finished
Nigella pods – limited
Passion vine – lavender pre order
Peacock Plume – Finished
Phlox – local white
Piers Japonica – Dutch import
Peony – import, certain colors limited
Poppy Hybrid – off crop
Poppies Icelandic – off crop
Protea – Blushing Bride -available
Protea – King Pink – import
Protea – King White limited
Protea pincushion – import
Protea – Pink Ice – available
Protea – Whites limited
Pokeweed – finished
Queen Anne’s lace – limited
Queen Anne’s Lace – Chocolate – limited
Ranunculus – import
Raspberries – finished
Rosemary – available
Scabiosa Black/Burg – limited
Scabiosa Pods – available
Scabiosa White – very limited
Sedum – finished
Smilax – Bag – available
Smilax – Southern – available
Snowberry – finished
Statice – purple available, colors extremely limited
Stock – production low
Sunflower – Chocolate-limited
Sunflower – Teddy Bear- finished
Sunflower – Bi-Color/Mahogany or Ring of Fire available
Sweet pea – very limited
Trachelium – local limited
Trachelium green – import
Tulips – Double – white, lavender, monsella and orange princess available local-others go Dutch if available
Tulips – French – Clear Water, Temple, Renown Unique, Flaming Parrot and Camarque
available only; French will be ending this week and gapping until December
Tulips – Frilled – Dutch only
Tulips – Parrot – Super Parrot, Irene and Rococco local – anything else go Dutch if avail
Tulips – Regular – import starting, local very low production
Tulip lily Shaped- Pretty woman and tres Chic available in very limited quantities
Tweedia – limited
Viburnum Berry – NZ redish/purple available only
Viburnum Cranberry – Finished
Waxflower- import
Yarrow Cottage-very limited
Yarrow yellow-available
**Oregon flowers and foliages in general are finishing up; they are onto Xmas green, sticks and

Flower 411: Green Viburnum, Peonies & More

Flower 411

Our amazing purchasing department has put together a great summary of what is going on in the world of cut flowers. Please read through so that you have the most up-to-date flower 411!

Availability on California field crops are very low. The summer heat, the drought, high winds, and shorter days are all creating a shortage of product. Obvious items that we’re struggling with include stock, hybrid delphinium, larkspur, bupleurum, and Queen Anne’s lace. Every wholesaler in the US is busy, causing every farm to be busy as well. The growers are really struggling to keep up with demands.

We receive many last minute orders. However this time of year the deck is stacked against our late orders. The growers simply cannot cover the HUGE orders we drop on them at 1 o’clock on Thursday afternoon for the next day. We are not giving these growers even a full 24 hours to cut, process, and pack their flowers at a time when the demand is so high, they sell out every day. Last minute orders run a very high chance of not being covered. So please strive to place your orders in advanced – this will greatly help us all out.


Product Notes (please share!)

  • Anemones very limited.
  • Viburnum green snowball will be starting this week.
  • Peonies from Chile  will be starting very soon, within 10 days, weather permitting.
  • Ranunculus still rolling in from Chile, burgundy is not available.
  • African product will continue coming.
  • Local pink protea have started.
  • Outdoor field crops in California are very limited as stated above. We’re struggling to cover orders for hybrid Delphinium, larkspur, Queen Anne’s and chocolate lace, bupleurum, craspedia, bouvardia, and especially on stock. Stock does not do well when its hot and crops have been damaged/destroyed. This will continue to be a problem until new crops start in winter. We’re covering maybe 40% of stock orders right now.
  • Scabiosa is another victim of the heat wave.
  • Japanese flowers – we won’t have anything coming from there for a while, maybe a month. When production improves we can consider placing orders.
  • Oregon products are winding down quickly and we’re one cold night away from being 100% Christmas/Holiday greens and berries. This area has had a strong summer of production but many things started early, and continue to come early. Ilex berry is in full color right now, came early and may finish early. Fall leaves are tough to find now, as they tend to fall off right after they change color. Local production of hydrangea is completely done.
  • Dahlias are going down in production and head size, while demand is sky high.
  • Wax from Peru is winding down. Some farms no longer have a true white variety, purple is finished, pink shades are limited. We may bring in some imports from Australia, but it is pricey.
  • Calcynia/thrytomene probably finished within a week.
  • Callas – prices inching up on fall colors. True red, burgundy and orange are not available from California growers. For imported callas, you can expect to see high prices on fall colors.
  • Fall colored product from Colombia – poms, carns, minis..they seem to have started too early. Moonvista carns are still limited.
  • Dutch production is picking up. We now have Dutch Boxlots each week.

The Mayesh Minute: History of Stock


Get a little history lesson from David Dahlson as he discusses California grown stock in today’s Mayesh Minute!

Flower 411: Peonies, California Flowers, Japanese Flowers & More

Flower 411

Here’s the latest information from our Mayesh purchasing team!  They are such a wealth of knowledge and hope that you enjoy the latest Mayesh Flower 411!

Peony: coral and a little hot pink available the very beginning of April.  All peonies beginning next week will be Dutch.

Japan: Ranunculus and sweet peas ended earlier than normal due to warm weather.

Oregon Product:

  • Spirea –  we will have a few next week and than gap for 2.
  • Long cherry – is done after next week and med we will have for 2 more weeks.
  • Forsythia – has 3 more weeks.
  • Viburnum  – is still green house grown but very nice.
  • Camellia – has 2 more weeks and will not make it for Mothers Day.

Italy: we are trying some high-end Ranunculus from Italy to hopefully fill the void from Japan, the shipment of genestra arriving this weekend is the last.

California Product:

    • Cafe au Lait dahlias –  VERY LIMITED !!!
    • Smilax – limited, we are trying to pick up from KITA, but his production is not as big
    • Eriostemon – limited supply
    • PROTEA Pink Ice/other pinks/white protea – are finishing.
    • Orange banksia – still ok
    • Local Bells – looking good again
    • Star of Bethlehem –  all limited, white, orange, yellow
    • Dubium – all limited, white, orange, yellow
    • Lisianthus – is starting to come back on with good production locally with white, pink, purple, lavender; yellow and light pink limited; peach and bi-colors are very limited

Amaranthus Upright- very Limited

Chamomile- whites available, yellow limited

Delphinium Belladonna dark and light blue – good production on both

Delphinium Belladonna white – nobody in California grows this

Delphinium Hybrid – starting production

Delphinium Dark blue, purple, lavender – coming on

Delphinium Light blue – limited

Delphinium White – is very limited

Dianthus Green Trick or Green Ball – plentiful, large and lovely

Hypericum Foliage (midnight glow) – finished until the Fall

Iris – plentiful, all colors

Jasmine – not flowering, green vine

Kumquats – finished

Larkspur – plentiful, all colors

Leucadendron Safari – limited and turning green

Oriental Lily Yellow, Yellow Bi-Color and Peach – very very limited

Lily Starfighter – purchasing spoke to two major growers of Starfighter Liles in the US. The news is that Starfighter bulbs are very hard to find and they are switching over to newer varieties similar to Starfighter. The other new varieties they are growing as back-ups are Charming, Dynamite, Starship and Currie. A few smaller vendors will still carry small amounts of Starfighters.

Passion vine with fruit – on for about a month

Queen Anne’s Lace – starting to come back on, starting out it is at a tight cut point

Ranuncula local – still getting them, but hot weather is limiting the production.

Ranuncula Hybrid – same as local ranuncula

Snaps – plentiful, all colors

Statice – plentiful; white and pink limited; yellow and peach very limited

Sterling range – finished

Stock – plentiful, all colors

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