ALSTROMERIA

"Wealth." Comes in a large number of colours and is good value for money.

ASTRANTIA

This is not grown commercially in NZ but is a great additive in bouquets if you have access to it.

BELLS OF IRELAND

Summer flowering

Berzelia

Shrub with small green berries

CALLA LILIES

"Magnificence & Beauty."Calla lilies are a late summer flower and usually available from January to April (sometimes December), currently approx. $7 a bloom retail. They come in pinks, almost black, and white.

CELOSIA SEEDHEAD

Chrysantheumum (spray or single stems)

Available almost all year round. Many varieties and colours

DAHLIA

"Dignity". First discovered by Europeans in the gardens of the Aztec people in Mexico. Becoming more popular. Bruise easily but come in lots of colours and have a good size floral head Available in summer from January to March.

Freesia

  Available almost all year round (not January/Feb)

GERBERAS

Available all year round.

GYPSOPHILA OR BABY’S BREATH

Depending on the time of year, gypsophila is not a cheap flower, particularly late March early April, and before Christmas when supply is reduced. Very vintage but ask your florist about price first. Almost all year round

HYDRANGEA

"Heartfelt emotion." Come in pinks, blue/lavender, white and in late summer red, green, antique.

Hypericum berries

Green, peach or cream berries. December/January/Feb

IRIS

Blue irises add that deep blue/purple colour to florals. March/April/June/Sept/October

Kale

Cabbage family. Available in purple shade and cream. August to Jan

LISIANTHUS

A soft delicate flower with multiples on one stem and lovely buds Jan/Feb/March/April

LONGIFORM LILIES

Available summer. These lilies look like a long trumpet. Mostly available January/ Feb

ORIENTAL LILIES

Available all year round

Queen Anne Lace

Delicate & pretty flower belonging to the carrot family. It was named after Queen Anne of England 1665 who pricked her finger causing a drop of blood to  fall on the lace she was working on.

ROSES

"White - purity, Pink - grace, Peach - modesty, Burgundy - unconscious beauty, Red - love, Purple - enchantment, Orange - fascination, Yellow - infidelity." Roses are available all year round.

ROSES – DAVID AUSTIN

David Austin roses are awesome. They have a bigger head than ordinary roses and are known for their perfume although commercial roses don't have quite the same strength of smell. Twice the price of ordinary roses. Available in 3 colours - buttery cream, peach and mid pink. All year round

SEDUM

Is a form of succulent, is hardy and a great filler flower in summer bouquets.

SINGAPORE ORCHIDS

Singapore orchids come on a stem with multiple blooms almost all year round. They are great in corsages and boutonnaires. Yes, they are imported from Singapore and on the odd occasion are ruined in the fumigation process, fortunately not often. (Unavailable late December early January)

SNAPDRAGONS

Come in a variety of colours - pinks, white, coral, yellow. Readily available in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Also called Antirrihinums. A great value flower.

Sweet William

Come in a variety of colours. A good filler flower. August to Feb

TOI TOI

Native to New Zealand in summer - grows wild. Toi toi can look great in big arrangements such as urns. Feb/March/April/May/June/July/August

Vibernum berries

Blue and red. Filler flower, creates interest