We are calling on the help of growers or flower specialists to ascertain the varieties of flowers grown commercially in 1960’s UK.
A request for help has been received from a floristry student who is researching the availability and historical use of flowers.
Our flower power era of the swinging sixties, saw great use of bold colour which was also probably reflected in the flowers and arrangements of the time.
Her research so far has led to the understanding that carnations, chrysanthemums, daisies, lilies, gladioli and roses were the main flowers grown for the cut flower market but she is trying to get confirmation that sunflowers and gerberas were also grown for commerical cutting.
As many of our commercial flower farms have been handed down through the generations, it is quite likely that some of them were in existence during the 1960’s.
Any help she can get with reference to colours and flower types will be much appreicated and you can add your thoughts via the comments box at the end of this article.
Many thanks Julie