Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this May

Written by Rona Wheeldon
May 01, 2019

It's May...which means the start of peony season! You'll find so many different varieties at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Peonies At Pratley

For example, head to Pratley for boxes upon boxes of early British Peonies.

British Flowers

That's where you'll also find these heavenly homegrown Delphiniums, which are perfect for large scale designs like pedestals.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Delphiniums At Pratley

Follow your nose and you'll find scented Stock in various colours on their stand too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Stocks At Pratley

Our foliage wholesalers have come up trumps on the British flowers front this month too! Head to Porters Foliage for Lilac, in white and lilac.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Lilac At Porters Foliage

Or if you're looking for a way to add lightness and movement to your floral creations, how about Cow Parsley at GB Foliage?

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cow Parsley Ay Gb Foliage

World Flowers

Let's head back to the world of peonies. And if you're ever unsure about the difference between Coral Charm and Coral Sunset peonies, David at DG Wholesale Flowers is sure to help you out. Pictured on the left below on his stand are Coral Charm and with darker petals on the right are Coral Sunset.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Coral Charm And Coral Sunset Peonies At Dg Wholesale Flowers

For a more muted colour palette, how about these stunning Madame Claude Tain Peonies at Bloomfield?

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Peony Madame Claude Tain Peonies At Bloomfield

You'll also find Sarah Bernhardt and Odile peonies at the market.

Wedding season is on its way. And if your brides are looking for romantic roses in marshmallow and blush hues, what could be better than Keira David Austin roses? You'll find them at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Keira Roses

The perfectly formed candy pink petals of 'Wizard of Oz' Dahlias are available at Bloomfield, together with several other different dahlia varieties.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlia Wizard Of Oz At Bloomfield

Have you ever seen this flower before? It's called Psylliostachys suworowii and its common names are lambs' tails and pink pokers. A member of the Limonium family, you'll find it at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Psylliostachys Suworowii At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Foxgloves, so evocative of an English country garden, are back at Nine Elms. Check out these wonderful Digitalis 'Camelot Rose' at Bloomfield!

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Digitalis Camelot Rose At Bloomfield

Another garden flower, but this time in pink and amber yellow is Lilium Fairy Morning. With its dainty dangling flowers which look almost as it they're floating on air, this is Martagon type lily. And it's also known as a Turk's cap lily.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lilium Fairy Morning At Dennis Edwards Flowers

To add a pop of colour and structure to your contract designs, how about these Allium 'Gladiator'?

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Allium Gladiator At Bloomfield

And staying with the purple theme, how about the flamboyant vivid violet blooms of Centaurea montana?

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Centaurea Montana At Dennis Edwards Flowers

And always a sure winner to add zingy lime green to your floral designs, you really can't go wrong with Viburnum opulus Roseum.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Viburnum Opulus Roseum At Bloomfield

Rounding up our flower section this month are very pretty white Nigella, which you'll find at Zest Flowers. And just in case you've not heard the news, Zest's British Flowers Selection is back in stock. Make a beeline for it the next time you're at the Flower Market, as their homegrown blooms are much in demand.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White Nigella At Zest Flowers

British Foliage

British foliage is in abundance this month and if you're in need of assistance Tim at Porters Foliage would be more than happy to help.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Tim With Privet Foliage At Porters Foliage

As well as homegrown Privet, he also has containers loaded with British Lacecap Viburnum.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Lacecap Viburnum At Porters Foliage

British Plants

Mention Auriculas and the first picture that comes into my head are the wonderful Auricula theatres in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Well, Bob at L Mills has a superb selection of different colours. Choose white or cream for weddings designs to enthrall guests.

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

World Plants

Proving to be a big hit at Quality Plants are these beautiful blackurrant Hydrangea macrophylla plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Blackurrant Hydrangea Macrophylla Plants At Quality Plants

And these Begonia Rex plants are also apparently flying off their shelves!

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Begonia Rex Plants At Quality Plants

Meanwhile over at Evergreen, Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom' are a great choice for borders.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Salvia Guaranitica Black And Bloom At Evergreen

Head to Arnott & Mason for Calathea plants. But be quick as apparently since they started appearing on Instagram a couple of years ago, they've become extremely popular. Just check out the #calathea hashtag to see for yourself!

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Calathea Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries

Our mini Easter heatwave may seem like a distant memory, but weather forecasters are predicting the warmth will return later this month. So, make sure you stock up on Citronella candles for balmy evening soirees. You'll find trays aplenty at Whittingtons.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Citronella Candles At Whittingtons

With the Terrarium trend in full swing, if you're looking for glass containers for your indoor garden creations, Ian at Whittingtons has a great selection. Not only the large glass one he's holding below...

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ian With Terrariums At Whittingtons

...but also a lovely range of Geometric Glass Terrariums in various shapes and sizes.

New Covent Garden Flower Market May 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Glass Terrariums At Whittingtons

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.

Good luck to all of you who are involved in this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea in Bloom, Belgravia in Bloom and Chelsea Fringe!

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