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Flower 411: January 2018

Flower 411


We hope you’re having a great start to 2018! Here’s the current lowdown on product availability going into the New Year from our awesome Purchasing team!





Acacia yellow bagged

Blossom forsythia

Blossom quince – pink and white

Hyacinth Local

Pussy willow fantail

Pussy willow whips

Ranunculus Butterfly – Import

Ranunculus – Local

Spirea- Japan only (limited & expensive!)

Sweet Huck  deciduous




Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium-bullit- import only (Dutch)


Amaryllis- Import

Anemone – local

Aster Matsumoto

Astilbe – Import

Astrantia – Import

Banksia – menziesii – Local and some orange

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Bear Grass Super

Bells- Local – Winter crop- spaced blooms

Birds – local

Blackberries- Import

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in USA) – go import (has all colors)


Campanula- import only – very expensive!


Clematis – Dutch only – no White

Cosmos Chocolate


Craspedia – local and import

Cyclamen Blooms – Import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Delph bella dark and light blue – expensive

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball- local or import

Dianthus Gypsy


  • Greenhouse dahlias from our year round dahlia growers now available. 
  • Basic Colors, Burgundy, red, light pink, pink, Hot pink, purple (dark lavender-lagoon), limited orange, White & Café au Lait
  • Ball Dahlias – done for the season

Dogwood branches – flowering- tight bud, no flowers, still tight bud

Dogwood branches- colored wood in red, pink, or green/yellow (not blooming – leafless)

Eremurus – import

Genestra – local and import

Gloriosa short- Dutch

Gloriosa – Long Dutch or Japan

Godetia – Import $$$$

Gomphrena – all colors

Flowering Branch – Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Foliages – lots of varieties painted gold and silver

Freesia – local just starting $$$ – plenty from Holland

Freesia – Super $$$$

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Gerbera Canada

Heather Hot pink

Heather White

Helleborus – Import

Hyacinth – import or local

Hyacinth- muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea  -import

Jasmine vine no flower


Jasmine foliage

Kalanchoe – import

Kangaroo Paw – Import

Kochia – import


Lindera Green Berry Branch – Japan

Lisianthus – import

Lily of the valley – import – $$$

Manzanita /natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local California and Florida

Nandina berried


Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – Import

Passion vine foliage

Pepperberry hanging – has no berries

Pepperberry Upright

Peony – all colors (except Burgundy) available

Phlox – import

Pieris  Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Privett – black berries

Protea pink duke

Protea Pink Ice

Protea queen/ Pinita, Lady Di, Ceres, Andrea

Protea Brenda

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) mostly orange, local and Hawaii, import is finished

Ranunculusimport – Dutch, Italian, Japanese

Rose Hips –Red

Scabiosa – Dutch

Scabiosa – Japan $$$

Scabiosa Pods

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax



Sweet Pea – Japan

Sunflower – black center

Sunflower –Mini- Black Center

Trachelium Import


Tweedia – local or import

Veronica – Local and Import

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Viburnum Tinus Spring Bouquet-Tall-Portland

Waxflower – local





Anemone – import & Local AVAILABLE

Artichokes – all size and colors  GAPPING

Birch Victorian – AVAILABLE

Brunia Silver – almost finished

Calicarpa-  Beauty Berry

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delph hybrid all colors, especially white

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super- local-$$$$

Gardenias – VERY LIMITED

Gomphrena White

Lisianthus – Local


Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Poppy Assorted Icelandic – import only and extremely limited

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride

Protea white – import finished and local very limited

Sage Green- very short height right now

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

Sunflower-green center




Allium – all types finished except bullit

Anemone Japanese

Bear Grass – Super length


Chamomile yellow daisy – no one grows this anymore

Clematis – local – Grower has severe damage- will not cut any for all of 2018

Cosmos – pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage


Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Grevillea Asplendifolia- Magnolia type

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea local

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquatsrestricted movement by the Department of Agriculture- not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester

Lunaria – finished for the season


Nigella- finished until spring crop starts

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass – try dried vendors

Poppy Pods

Protea King white



Stephanotis Vines

Sunflower – bi color, teddy bear or chocolate

Thryptomene/Calycina – Import


Above photo by Nicole Clarey Photography

Flower 411: Hydrangea, Poppies, Protea & More

Flower 411


Here’s the latest wholesale flower information from our Mayesh purchasing team! Enjoy!


Anemones- import readily available

Artichokes –  steady availability

Artichokes Baby –steady availability



Bells of Ireland- production going down


Bittersweet Green-available

Black Berries-finished

Bouvardia- Local white is very limited

Buddleia –  purple only  limited

Calla Mini- Peach limited, some colors only available in shorter lengths


Celosia Coxcomb-green is import only

Celosia Feather-available limited color

Chamomile- limited

Clematis large flower-Local – white limited  colors ok

Clematis small flower-import

Clover/Gomphrena- Lavender, Red, Pink, Purple, White

Cosmos-White and Pink- N/A nobody is growing it

Cosmos chocolate-available

Cosmos new color (burgundy)-very limited

Cotinus foliage- available

Cotinus Blooming (smoke bush)-finished

Crocosmia flower-orange only-only a week or so left

Crocosmia Pods- availble

Cymbidiums-  good numbers

Cymbidium Minis –  good numbers

Dahlias-local available

Delph White- almost impossible to get

Delph Hybrid- limited

Echinops- almost finished

Euphorbia- Dog Eye Antique-available limited

Euphorbia- Snow on the mountain-available

Foxglove- gapping

Foxglove Illumination- limited

Gardenia Foliage   available but just covering standing orders


Hops- on through 1rst-2nd week of September

Honeysuckle   pre order, limited

Hydrangea Lacecap-going to antique

Hydrangea Limelight-available

Hydrangea Local – moving from solid colors to antique

Hydrangea solid color-dutch

Hydrangea Peegee- white almost finished

Iris Blue- readily available

Iris Colors- limited

Jasmine- foliage only no flowers

Kale – available

Kumquats-  finished

Larkspur- production going down

Lisianthus- Peach, Lavender, Bi-Pink are more limited, Blush and Green extremely limited


Nicotiana  -not available

Nigella Flower-  finished

Nigella pods- limited

Passion vine – coral and lavender pre order


Piers Japonica-  flowers just starting

Pitt- Italian  very limited

Peony- Finished

Poppy Hybrid- off crop

Poppies Icelandic-off crop

Poppy white or red-not available

Poppy pods-available

Protea-Blushing Bride-available

Protea- King Pink- import

Protea-King White  limited

Protea pincushion- readily available import

Protea- Pinks- available starting locally

Protea- Whites   limited

Pokeweed- Almost finished

Queen Annes Lace –  good numbers

Queen Annes Lace- Chocolate-available

Queen Annes Lace-Neopolitan- limited

Ranunculus- import readily available

Raspberries-sub black berries- finished

Riceflower – scarce


Rosemary-  available


Scabiosa Black/Burg

Scabiosa Blue-limited

Scabiosa Pink-limited

Scabiosa Pods-available

Scabiosa Red-limited

Scabiosa White- very limited

Sedum- green available finished soon, pink just starting

Smilax-Bag- available

Smilax- Southern –  in season now

Snowberry- white starting next week locally, pink starting locally

Statice seafoam-available

Statice Sinuata- purple available, colors extremely limited

Statice tissue- gapping for a week

Stock- production very low

Sunflower-Chocolate-not available/sub bi color, mahogany and ring of fire available

Sweet pea-very limited

Trachelium- local limited

Trachelium green -import

Tulips- Double- only cream/pale yellow and orange princess available and extremely limited

Tulips- French- off crop for a few weeks

Tulips-Frilled- only white, extremely limited and tiny heads

Tulips- Parrot- extremely limited- have been getting lavender, red, white, webers, bright

Tulips-Regular- import starting, local very low production


Viburnum Berry Blue- almost finished

Viburnum berry Red- available

Waxflower- import

Yarrow button/ tansy-available

Yarrow Cottage-very limited

Yarrow yellow-available

Zinnia- extremely limited

Flower 411: Tulips, Dahlias, Berries, Smilax & More

Flower 411


Here’s the latest information from our Mayesh purchasing team! Enjoy!


Local aggies – only available in blue from one vendor

Allium Giant – Finished

Anemone – VERY LIMITED!!!

Artichoke burgundy – small and large off crop for a few weeks

Astilbe – available from Portland

Blackberries – available from Portland

Buddlea – crop is quarantined for now

Cornflower – Limited, no Pink

Cranberry Viburnum- available from Oregon

Crocosmia – available from Portland

Dahlias are starting in Oregon and after this weekend – they should be in full production (100 degree weekend). Also readily available from California

Hybrid Delph – white limited, light blue extremely limited

Eremurus – Finished

French Tulips – limited and pricey

Gardenia Foliage – still limited

Gunni euc – still limited, getting small amounts

Hydrangea local – coming on hot pink, purple, blue

Iris – White and Light Blue extremely limited

Ixia – Finished

White kale locally – it’s getting too hot so they are staying green

LLV – quality issues from Canadian source.price going back up, from local WENU and Dutch

Lysmachia – available from Portland

Moc Orange –  finished

Peonies – Starting in Alaska

Protea –  still south Africa only

Ranunculus Local is pretty much done except locally, import is just starting-very very limited

Smilax – production starting to ramp back up, still limited

Southern smilax – just starting

Local Spray Roses – EXTREMELY LIMITED!!!

Tulips – Limited to basic colors. White, purple, red, yellow,orange and hot pink. Light pink is very limited.

Tulips Double – extremely limited the only colors I have see infrequently are Upstar (blush), Montreaux (cream/pale yellow) and orange princess (orange)

Tulips Frilled – extremely limited the only colors I have seen infrequently are Honeymoon (white)- may be able to get 100 to 200 stems a week if lucky.

Tulips Parrots – extremely limited the only colors I have seen infrequently are flaming, bright (red with yellow tip), Rebel white and Libretto.

Viburnum berry – blue is finished

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

Flower 411: Lilac, Clematis, Jasmine & More



I am kicking off this Flower 411 with five descriptions of some of the beautiful blooms that you will see around right now at your local Mayesh provided by Charity of LA Shipping. After learning a bit more about the highlighted flowers, Billy from purchasing put together a list of what flowers are done, hard to get, and bountiful. Enjoy!


Charity Auswater garden rose: deliciously feminine pink hue with a frilly green center. Best for events because it does have a short shelf life. If the green center is not for you can simply cut out the green center with a pair of scissors.

Flower 411


Japanese lisianthus: has all usable bloom with no wasted unopened blooms and buds. Grown with so much passion, our growers allow the flower time to mature on the plant before it is even cut. This cutting stage allows for the blooms to be so full and lush.

: to maximize output, Dutch farmers cultivate each bush for seven years, strengthening its branches with constant pruning until it’s a compact shrub with numerous stems. At that point, farmers cut the stems, bunch them, and sell them, while the bush is given a year of rest before it’s expected to produce another round of blooms. If properly trimmed and cared for, a lilac shrub can give flowers for a hundred years. The lilac is a forcing shrub — it can be made to produce flowers ahead of its natural season. Aalsmeer is most famous for its flower auction, but the area also holds the distinction of being the cut-lilac capital of the world, in part thanks to the super fertile soil dredged up in its canals and lakes.

Flower 411


: Ready for the taking now, this is an American grown crop and we source from a family owned grower! We supply 20 different varieties that includes bi-colors, singles and doubles! The vines are tacked to a 42 inch pole daily to give Mayesh customers nice long stems for their floral design. Care and handling is just a vase of water stored in a cooler set at 36 degrees. This flower can last up to three weeks with every bunch as consistent as the next bunch.

Flower 411


Tulip season is pretty much year round ranging from local to import crops through the year.



  • Acacia Bagged
  • Blushing Bride Protea
  • Delphinium Bella or Waltz White
  • Privett Black Berried
  • Viburnum Tinus
  • Witchhazel


  • Astilbe- Japan Only
  • Carnations- White
  • Chamomile/Feverfew/Matricaria
  • Dahlias especially Burgundy and Café
  • Delphinium Bella or Waltz Dark Blue
  • Delphinium Bella or Waltz Light Blue- extremely limited
  • Delphinium Hybrid
  • Lisianthus
  • Papyrus Lionshead– gapping
  • Protea –Pinks
  • Protea- White- very limited
  • Queen Annes Lace
  • Stephanotis


  • Anemone
  • Dianthus green ball or trick
  • Gardenia
  • Gerber’s
  • French Tulips
  • Jasmine
  • Larkspur
  • Stock
  • Snapdragons
  • Ranunculus
  • Tulips
  • Waxflower

Was limited, but now we are seeing better production

  • Bupleurum
  • Mini Sunflowers
  • Sunflowers

Just starting

  • Blooming branches- Cherry
  • Blooming branches- Peach
  • Blooming branches- Redbud
  • Eriostimen
  • Peony- (import)-still small headed
  • Sterling Range Heather

Flower 411: Clematis, Water Lillies, Orchids, Viburnum Tinus, Daffodils & More

Flower 411


We are all in full  Valentine’s Day mode, but I wanted to give you a quick run-down on what is going on in the world of flowers!

First, please note that the California grown products are in short supply due to the winter season and have high prices.  Now that the not-so-fun news is out of the way, let’s check out what new flowers are available to spice up your shop coolers!

  • Clematis (assorted colors only) – US grown
  • Water Lillies (assorted colors only) – imported
  • Novelty Orchid box – US grown
  • Viburnum Tinus


Daffodils- varieties below (imported)

  • Solid Yellow many varieties
  • Dick Wilden
  • Avalanche
  • Wedding Bell
  • Pink Charm
  • Las Vegas
  • Johnas Strauss
  • Ice Follies
  • Tahiti
  • Grand Soleil Dor


Novelty Parrot Tulip-varieties below (imported)

  • Secret Parrot
  • Mysterious Parrot
  • Elzenburg


Flower 411: Kumquats, Ranunculus, Tweedia & More

Flower 411

Want to know what is happening in the world of wholesale flowers in terms of what is available, what is starting up, what is coming to an end?  Then keep on reading because I have a whole laundry list of products just for you!  Have any questions for our purchasing team?  Let me know in the comments below!

  • Acacia Mimosa Bagged: available now
  • Amaranthus hanging : Limited
  • Amaranthus Upright : Very limited
  • Anemone California: Local production is starting to go up
  • Artichokes ( Full size and Mini): frost has damaged the crop, both Green and Burgundy will be off crop for a few weeks
  • Bird of Paradise California: just starting
  • Blooming Branches: Forsythia and Quince white and pink: available now
  • Bupleurum: Limited
  • China Mum California: off crop for January
  • Chocoloate Cosmos: Limited
  • Dahlia: winter production, basic colors, no novelties, and no dinner plates.
  • Delphinium Belladonna: Dark Blue –limited, Light Blue-very limited, White-not available
  • Delphinium Hybrid: Just starting, limited
  • Flowering Jasmine: starting in about a week
  • French Tulips: coming soon-limited colors available white, red, peach490
  • Freesia: Super available, regular CA production is coming on
  • Gladiolas: No straight colors available for at least a month, only assorted or solid white available
  • Green Mist- Limited
  • Hellebores California: should be starting in about 2-3 weeks
  • Kumquats on a branch: starting now
  • Larkspur: White very limited, Purple and Pink seeing better numbers
  • Lisianthus: Limited
  • Oregon Tulips- available now
  • Peony: Very Very Very Limited, can’t guarantee colors
  • Protea Pincushion: Orange available in better numbers now
  • Protea-Pinks: limited
  • Protea King: Not available
  • Pussy Wiilow: Just Started
  • Queen Annes Lace- very very limited
  • Ranunculus California: Local production is starting to go up
  • Riceflower: very very limited, only import
  • Scabiosa: Burgundy crop froze off crop at the moment, White limited, other colors available
  • Statice: White, Purple available, other colors limited
  • Stephanotis- Very limited
  • Stock: LimitedTrachelium: limited
  • Tweedia : very very limited
  • Waxflower California: Just starting
  • White Anemone California: limited numbers but will see increase in numbers soon

Flower 411: Finished, Limited & Dutch Cymbidiums

wholesale dahlias


Good Monday to you!  Read on for updates on the world of cut flowers.  Find out what is totally finished, what is limited, and where cymbidiums are coming from!  Also, don’t forget that we post a weekly availability list on our homepage – check it out often to stay up-to-date with what is available!


  • bittersweet (this is the last week)
  • blushing bride
  • cotinus
  • explosion grass
  • pomegranate branches (we can get produce in cases)
  • sedum
  • waratah – is still finished



  • artichoke burgundy – still not quite ready
  • belladonna – very limited
  • coxcomb
  • dahlias – limited colors and heads are smaller
  • larkspur – purple very limited, other colors limited
  • green millet – very limited
  • scabiosa white – not getting all we want, when we want it
  • shocking lily – very limited
  • sunflowers – warm weather brought crops early- very limited especially novelty colors
  • stock – situation is still the same; very limited especially cream, burgundy, and peach
  • wax – local white starting, purple soon


additional updates

  • cymbidium and mini cymbidium – all dutch now

Flower 411: Sunflowers, Peonies & More

Flower 411


I hope you found our first Flower 411 article that was posted a couple of weeks ago helpful.  I have some updates today to share with you on what items are finished, very limited, and going strong.


Items Finished

  • cobra lily saracena
  • snow berry
  • sedum
  • wax – Peru (local will start soon)
  • dahlia ball all colors finished
  • dahlia purple


Items Limited

  • Burgundy artichokes large & small: 1 month away green is available
  • White carnation:  prices still high
  • Cymbidium New Zealand:  green, brown, burgundy are Dutch now
  • Dahlia: very limited numbers and colors,  growers selling out early, same day orders are very difficult to fill. Pre-order for this item
  • Gerbera White
  • Gerbera assorted: Mexico limited, no solid colors, local growers limited on holiday colors
  • Ranunculus:  look at Holland offers
  • STOCK: LIMITED lavender, peach and white


Items on Strong

  • Peony
  • Sunflowers

And speaking of sunflowers, check out our handy sunflower guide, here.

Flower 411: Heather, Sandersonia, Snowball Viburnum & Peonies

Peony Festiva Max


I have been in talks with our purchasing team and we are going to work on ensuring that we are sharing more product information with you all.  Yay!  So my plan is to keep you up-to-date when new flowers are in season, become available, or at the end of their season.  Here is the first batch of information for your reading pleasure:

  • Heather “Carnival” Hot Pink will be available starting Monday and will only be available for 21 days.
  • Sandersonia is just starting and will be around until mid to late November.
  • Viburnum snowball green should be available for 3-4 more weeks.
  • We can officially say that Peonies have started.  Look for Coral Charm, Red Charm, Paula Fay (dark pink), Pink Pecher which are available now, with Festiva Maxima (white with crimson flecks) becoming available soon.  Our Chilean peonies will have a great availability through the end of December with available varieties changing over the course of the season and a very limited availability of basic colors through the end of January.


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