Mornings with Mayesh: Japanese Flower Showcase

Mornings with Mayesh: Japanese Flower Showcase

Our very own flower expert, David Dahlson, was our guest for the second time last week! In this episode, David put together a show 'n tell of a selection of our stunning Japanese flowers that are now available! The lineup includes Sweet Peas, Ranunculus, Lisianthus, Cymbidiums, Litsea Cubeba, and Spirea. The season lasts about two and a half months (January through March, maybe April depending on the weather) and allow a 2-week lead time when placing your order. Let us know in the comments below which flower & variety are your favorite!!

Also, just a reminder that last year we had a Japanese Flower Festival. You will find the live replays of our flower showcase along with a flower catalog, a session called "Utilizing Japanese Flowers in Wedding Designs" with Amy Balsters of the Floral Coach, a session called "Minimal Tablescape Design" with Amanda Luu of Studio Mondine, and links to videos from various Japanese flower farms. Click the following link to find all of this great content: 

Below are the podcast, video replay, and show notes:




Sweet peas - 16-2o inches long and lasts a very long time; you could make your wedding bouquet on Tuesday for a Saturday.

  • Pink Mojito - pink tinted with green
  • Momochoco - pink dyed with a light brown
  • Royal White
  • Silky Peach
  • Shirataki
  • bi-color lavender/purple called Ao Shikibu
  • Sorairo
  • Cinnamon
  • Lathyrus Latifolia - a viney type of sweet pea

Ranunculus - very large head; hold up well; ready to go shortly after being in water. Performance orientated.

  • Carno Series:
  • Carno Peach
  • Carno Light Pink
  • Carno White
  • Charlotte Series:
  • Charlotte
  • Orange Charlotte
  • Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) - a darker and fully doubled hybrid version of the Charlotte variety


  • Bon Voyage Light Pink - similar to the White O’Hara garden rose
  • Amber Double Chocolate
  • Voyage Snow

Cymbidiums - all of the blooms face forward; with short internodes (space between the blooms); 

Litsea Cubeba - branches with green berries -40 inches or so


  • Cantoniensis- the flowers come in pretty tight, need 4-5 days in water to fully develop, and would last 7 days. Flowers are hardy
  • Thunbergii - no foliage and all flower; mist it all day long to help them to open up
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