At the beginning of December we continued to have beautiful peonies from our Australian flower growers, and Davids Austin roses have been readily available this month.
Locally grown roses in general have been abundant and very beautiful.
Lisianthus are now in full swing, as are locally grown calla lilies.
Lilies have been readily available. Christmas lilies are lovely and available.
Singapore orchids are still available. The phalaenopsis have been stunning, with a lovely colour range. Local cymbidium have unfortunately finished but imported cymbidium orchids are around though pricey.
We continue to have very beautiful hydrangea in pinks, blues and white.
Christmas bells, king protea (albeit a bit scarce), leaucadendron, banksia, pincushions, wax flower, tetra nuts, thrypomene, verticordia, flannel flowers, Christmas bush and kangaroo paw has been available. Beautiful flowering gum started this month. Standard eucalyptus foliage has been a little soft with alot of new growth this month.
Delphinium and snap dragons have been beautiful. Stock finished & lavender has been hard to get.
Carnations, alstromeria, babies breath, gerbera and chrysanthemum are all lovely.
Gloriosa lilies have been beautiful.
The Christmas foliages - spruce and holly have been easily available in the 2nd half of the month. Bruneii has been available all month. Hypericum (imported) has been available.
Vibernum and camellia have been a little soft but readily available. Magnolia finished towards mid December as it was too soft and weather affected.
Flowers usually available in December (and the colours they come in) are
Agapanthus (purple, white)
Alstromeria (white, pink, green, red, yellow, orange)
Anthirium (white, salmon, pink, lime, red)
Artichoke (bud - green, flower - purple)
Asiatic Lilies (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Bouvardia (red, white, pink)
Banksia (various varieties in green, red, yellow, orange, brown, silver)
Calla Lily (white, black, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow)
Chrysanthemum (various varieties - white, pink, red, green, yellow, lilac, orange)
Dahlia (white, pink, red, yellow, orange)
David Austin Roses (white, ivory, cream, pinks, reds)
Delphinium (butterfly or hybrid - white, blue, purple)
Frangipani (white/yellow, pink/orange)
Flannel Flower (white)
Ginger Flowers (red, yellow, orange)
Gerbera (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Gladiolus (white, purple, green, pink, yellow, red, orange)
Gloxinia (pink, purple)
Heliconia (red, orange, yellow)
Hydrangea (green, pink, purple, blue)
Kangaroo Paw (pink, green, red/green, black/green, yellow, orange, red)
Larkspur (white, pink, purple)
Leucadendron (green, red, yellow)
Leucospernum (orange, red, yellow)
Lisianthus (white, pink, purple)
Lotus (pods green, flowers pink, white)
Dusty Miller foliage
Minature Roses (white, pink, yellow, orange, red, cream)
Mini Gerbera (white, red, orange, yellow, lemon, pink)
November Lily (white)
Oriental Lily (white, pink)
Phalaenopsis Orchid (white, lemon, green, pink)
Queen Anne’s Lace (white)
Roses (white, pinks, lavender, mauve, cream, orange, red, peach, yellow, lemon)
Singapore Orchid (white, green, pink, purple, red, yellow)
Statice (white, purple)
Sunflower (yellow, brown)
Snap Dragon (white, pink, orange, burgundy)
Sweet Pea (white, pinks, purples)
Vanda Orchid (pink, red, orange, purple, yellow)
Waterlily (white, pink, yellow, purple)