Where do flower companies get their flowers?

Where do flowers from flower shops come from?

There are usually three major sources of fresh flowers for retail florists: local growers, local wholesalers and flower auctions. The majority of these are supplied by specialist horticultural and cut flower suppliers.

Where do wholesale flowers come from?

The biggest buyers of cut flowers are the EU and the US, but the biggest growers and exporters are the Netherlands, Ecuador, Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Roses, carnations and chrysanthemums are the most popular blooms.

Where are most flowers imported from?

Americans get 78 percent of their imported flowers from Colombia, followed by Ecuador and Mexico at 15 percent and 2 percent respectively. Europe, on the other hand, imports most of its flowers from Africa, with Kenya in the lead, followed by Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Where are commercial flowers grown?

Climate and Location

Most cut flowers are grown in warm climates that allow flower production through much of the year. Domestically, 75 percent of cut flowers are grown in California, with a small percentage produced in Washington, Florida, Hawaii and other states, according to AboutFlowers.com.

Where do street vendors get their flowers from?

Street Vendors

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Many street sellers get their flowers from the same wholesalers that supply florist shops, but some vendors peddle several-day-old blooms. Some vendors work directly for flower shops (and sell the same stems), but some florists employ street hawkers to sell leftovers.

Where Do florists get their flowers Australia?

In Australia alone, there are more than 900 flower farms cultivating 4,470 hectares in order to supply almost 2,000 florists. However, the majority of cut flowers sold in Australia actually come from overseas, with imports from countries such as Ecuador, Africa, Asia and South America.

Who typically buys flowers?

More broadly, women are far more likely to purchase flowers than men, with 65 percent of all fresh flower transactions conducted by women. Consumers purchase flowers for two simple reasons —either for a gift or for self-use.

How many flowers are imported?

The United States imports 82% of its flowers. Growers in the United States state that 3 out of 4 flowers in the United States are grown outside the US with Colombia being the biggest exporter.

Where do Tesco get their flowers from?

Where Does Tesco Get Their Flowers From & How Long Do They Last? Tesco has two flower providers, Finlay Flowers and Oserian. Finlay Flowers is a Scottish company and Oserian is a Dutch company. They are both Fairtrade companies and own farms in Kenya where they grow flowers on the shore of Lake Naivasha.