November has so far seen many beautiful flowers. One of the most notable being the beautiful peonies from our flower growers. David Austin roses have been readily available this month and hydrangea has finally come in but with a slow start to the season due to the weather.
Spring flowers are well and truly on their way out, although we have been able to source freesias during the first half of the month. Daffodils, jonquils and anemones have definitely finished and no longer available.
Some native are becoming hard to get. Pink Ice protea and several banksia varieties are now extremely limited. Candle banksia is still around but very pricey and gum foliage is limited and the quality is low.
Peonies have started and are lovely but still pricey.
Foliage has been available in abundance but quality control has been difficult due to the new spring growth. Especially different gum foliage varieties as the growers hold off cutting on the farms due to the new soft growth.
Roses in general have been abundant and beautiful.
Lisianthus started towards the end of November and are beautiful, as have locally grown calla lilies.
Lilies have been readily available. November lilies are, of course, lovely and available.
Singapore orchids are still available. The Phalaenopsis have been stunning, with a lovely colour range. Local cymbidium finished by the start of this month but imported cymbidium orchids are around though quite pricey.
Waratah have been in abundance at the start of the month but expected to be scarce shortly, and paper daisies are expected to be finished by the end of the month. King protea, queen protea, leaucadendron, banksia, pincushions, wax flower, tetra nuts, thrypomene and kangaroo paw has been available. Flannel flowers started this month. Blushing bride has been hard to get and no flowering gum yet.
Delphinium and snap dragons have been beautiful. Sunflowers have been stunning. Stock and poppies are expected to be finished by the end of November. Lavender is now available, and I have been able to source a few sweet peas for weddings.
Carnations, alstromeria, babies breath, gerbera and chrysanthemum have been around.
Gloriosa lily started mid November.
We did have some ivy berry early in November. Bruneii has been available all month. Hypericum (imported) has been available.
Vibernum, magnolia and camellia have been a little soft and with yellow tones, although vastly improved by the end of the month.
Flowers usually available in November in Canberra (and their colour range) are -
Agapanthus (purple, white)
Alstromeria (white, pink, green, red, yellow, orange)
Anthirium (white, salmon, pink, lime, red)
Asiatic Lilies (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Amaryllis Lily (pink, 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)
David Austin Roses (white, ivory, cream, pinks, reds)
Delphinium (butterfly or hybrid - white, blue, purple)
Flannel Flower (white)
Gerbera (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Gladiolus (white, purple, green, pink, yellow, red, orange)
Gymea Lily (red)
Heliconia (red, orange, yellow)
Helleborus (green, purple)
Hydrangea (green, pink, purple, blue)
Iris (blue, purple, white, yellow)
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)
Peony (white, pinks)
Queen Anne’s Lace (white)
Roses (white, pinks, lavender, mauve, cream, orange, red, peach, yellow, lemon)
Ranunculus (white, pinks, orange, red, yellow)
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)
Stock (white, purple, cream, pink)
Tulip (white, cream, pink, orange, yellow, red, purple)
Vanda Orchid (pink, red, orange, purple, yellow)