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British-grown flowers at Florist

Grown not Flown

From hyacinth to tulips, Florist by Waitrose & Partners is proud to support British growers in delivering fresh, homegrown flowers so you can send bouquets featuring the best British blooms

Signs of summer

Look out for the first of our summer collection arriving in May. Highlights are our British-grown peonies with their masses of soft pink petals and classic scent and our delicately scented sweet peas in pretty pastel shades.

Chris Wood, Partner & Head Florist for Florist

"British-grown flowers offer such variety in scent, colour and texture. They are wonderful to work with and make for fresh and fabulous arrangements."

Lucy Matthewson, Partner & Buyer for Florist

"I'm passionate about supporting our British growers & every season feature as many British blooms as possible within our range of beautiful flowers & plants."

How to care for your British flowers

Homegrown blooms are the freshest cut flowers - make the most of their vase life by following these simple steps:

Step 1

Choose a vase

Make sure the vase your display goes into suits the style of bouquet and is as clean as possible as this prevents bacterial growth to keep flowers fresher for longer.

Step 2

Feed your flowers

Fill your vase with fresh lukewarm water and don't forget to add your WaitroseFlorist flower food! This is specially formulated to suit the stems in your bouquet.

Step 3

Trim the stems

Trimming an inch from the bottom of the flower stems at a 45 degree angle allows for optimum water intake so your bouquet appears at its best. Remove any foliage that sits below the water level to keep the water fresh.

Step 4

Find the right place

A cool spot away from direct sunlight and draughts is the best place to display your bouquet.

The seasons picks

Find out which British flowers are in bloom and when!

Spring

Fresh stems of tulips, hyacinth, daffodils & ranunculus herald the new season

Summer

Filled with colour and fragrance, it's all about the sweet peas, peonies & stocks

Autumn

Bright sunflowers and vibrant spears of gladioli signal the last rays of summer

Winter

Merry sprigs of holly, fir & mistletoe adorn arrangements. Pops of bright seasonal colour are supplied by cyclamen planters.