Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this July

Written by Rona Wheeldon
July 01, 2019

Bright summer blooms, many of them British, can be found at New Covent Garden Market this month!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Larkspur At Pratley Hero Image

Just how beautiful are these homegrown larkspur at Pratley in purple, lilac and pink?

British Flowers

Also on Pratley's British stand, you'll find boxes upon boxes of white Calla lilies. And here's a link to our special Florist's Guide to Calla Lilies, just in case you missed it first time around.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Calla Lilies At Pratley

You'll also find plenty of poppy seed heads to add texture to designs. Plus they have Eryngiums, Pinks, Alstroemeria, Peonies, Lilies and Brodiaea too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Poppy Seed Heads At Pratley

Whilst over at Zest Flowers in their British Flowers Corner, together with masses of exquisitely fragrant British roses, you'll find dainty Tanacetum, also known as feverfew.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Tanacetum At Zest Flowers

This is just a small snapshot of the wonderful British flowers currently available at the Flower Market. You'll also find many of the blooms mentioned in our Florist's Guide to British Flowers.

World Flowers

Perfect for seasonal bouquets are these pretty white Scabiosa caucasica, which are available at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Scabiosa Caucasica At Bloomfield

Also known as Tweedia caerulea, you'll find wraps of Oxypetalum coeruleum with their powdery blue petals at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Oxypetalum Coeruleum At Dg Wholesale Flowers

It's peak season for hydrangeas at the moment and there are so many stunning varieties at Nine Elms this month, in a wide range of different colours! How about this pale blue Hydrangea Magical Revolution at A Goodchild/The Floral Garden Group?

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hydrangea Magical Revolution At The Floral Garden Group

Trevor at DG Wholesale Flowers' favourite hydrangea variety is the one he's holding in the photo below. With its light blue flowers edged with white, it's called Hydrangea macrophylla Beautensia Dali.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Trevor At Dg Wholesale Flowers With Hydrangea Beautensia Dali

How stunningly vibrant is this violet variety of Phlox?! It's called Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise and you'll find it at A Goodchild/The Floral Garden Group.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Phlox Paniculata Blue Paradise At The Floral Garden Group

Staying with a cool colour palette are these Campanula Champion Blue. Look out for the pink variety too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Campanula Champion Blue At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Dahlia season is here! And as well as white, red, pink and orange, you'll find this gorgeous deep chocolate variety called Dahlia Karma Choc with velvet-like petals and black stems at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlia Karma Choc At Zest Flowers

Sure to add a splash of colour to an arrangement is this Monarda Liesbeth. Such a vibrant shade of cerise pink!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Monarda Liesbeth At Dg Wholesale Flowers

For something much more subtle, how about this soft pink Saponaria? Its common name, soapwort, derives from the Latin sapo meaning 'soap' and -aria meaning 'pertaining to'. Did you know that Saponaria officinalis is used to make a liquid soap, which is still used to clean delicate antique tapestries?

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pink Saponaria At Zest Flowers

Have you seen this yellow flower before? It's called Oenothera and it's available at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Oenothera At Bloomfield

Rounding up the flower section with Andy at Zest Flowers, who's partial to sunflowers at this time of year ... such a cheerful bloom!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Andy At Zest Flowers With Sunflowers

British Foliage

There's homegrown greenery aplenty at our specialised foliage wholesalers. Head to GB Foliage for containers loaded with dock.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dock At Gb Foliage

Whilst over at Porters Foliage, you'll find prunus in leaf. And what a fabulous colour it is!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Prunus At Porters Foliage

You'll also find flowering privet ...

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Flowering Privet At Porters Foliage

... and both this large leaf cotoneaster below, plus the smaller leaf variety too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Large Leaf Cotoneaster At Porters Foliag

World Foliage

A firm favourite at this time of year to add a touch of lightness to a design is Cotinus coggygria Magical Green Fountain, also known as smoke bush or smoke tree.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cotinus Coggygria Magical Green Fountain At Zest Flowers

British Plants

Possibly some of the tallest foxglove plants currently available at the market are these British ones, which are available at L Mills!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Foxglove Plants At L Mills

World Plants

At Evergreen, you'll be spoilt for choice if you're on the look-out for dahlia plants! They've got trolleys brimming with many different colours including red, pink and yellow.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahilas Plants At Evergreen

Quality Plants always have an amazing array of plants on display, from Boston ferns and fiddle-leaf figs to peace lilies and Euphorbia ingens. All just the ticket for the current houseplant trend, which shows no sign of abating.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Plant Display At Quality Plants

And do check out their Peperomia Quito houseplants with striking leaves too. They're easy to care for and need little looking after.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Peperomia Quito Plants At Quality Plants

Succulents also thrive without too much attention. How cute are these mini varieties at Arnott & Mason, which would be perfect as wedding favours.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mini Succulents At Arnott Mason

Sundries

At The Flower Store (part of Bloomfield), their ribbed clear glassware is going down a storm with customers. And it's so budget-friendly, as are their glass jam jars.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ribber Clear Glassware At The Flower Store

On the other side of their stand, you'll find an incredible selection of ceramic and glass, vases and containers. If you need containers for Phalaenopsis orchids in particular, do check out their Douro pots in grey, green and terracotta.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Ceramic And Glass Vases And Containers At The Flower Store

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! As always, it features just some of the many floral highlights at the market this month. You'll also find roses, sweet peas, nigella, Sanguisorba, Echinacea, Ornithogalum, Eremurus, Daucus carota, Dipsacus, Briza media, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora and Penstemon plants ... to name but a few!

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P.S. Just in case you've not seen it, here's a round-up of British Flowers Week 2019. Thank you so much for making it such a huge success again!

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