At Moffatt’s Flower Company, we take great pride in producing New Zealand’s finest roses using the latest technology available. Our nation-wide collection of reputable growers ensures we always have an extensive range of the freshest cut flowers available at all times, all next-day deliverable New Zealand-wide.
Spray roses come in a minimum of 15 heads per bunch at varying lengths from 30cm – 70cm.
Fresh heads and petals are available by the bag and can be strewn at weddings (or used in elaborate declarations of love floating in bathtubs and scattered over beds!)
Our beautiful phalaenopsis orchids are available to buy as plants or flowers and are available as singles and doubles which can be sold as singles or by the box. We are also able to hire our orchids for special occasions – phone 0508 MOFFATTS (0508 66 33 28) or email us to find out more.
As well as growing more than 35 varieties of roses and our orchids, we have a very large selection of seasonal and rare flowers and greenery available year-round. Utilising a network of reputable contacts, we are able to source the freshest flowers and greenery directly from quality growers nationwide and directly from the auction floor. What’s more, if we don’t have it, one of our dedicated buyers we will do everything possible to get it for you.
Flowers need preparation before presentation, and will last longer if they are looked after properly. To ensure you get the best out of your bouquet, follow these simple instructions.
Conditioning is the treatment given to flowers in order to encourage the uptake of water which will in turn extend the vase life. Recut 2cm off all stems, then immediately place them in fresh clean water with a commercial flower preservative (or splash of bleach).
Always remove any foliage from the stems that will sit below the water line, as this will quickly foul the water and promote bacterial growth.
Change water every 2-3 days, re-cutting stems each time and removing any dead or dying petals or foliage.
Bacteria in Flower Vases
Clean vases before use with a good bleach or disinfectant solution. Dirty vases can lead to a build-up of bacteria in the water, and certain bacteria can interfere with the vessels in the flower’s stem causing blockages and preventing water uptake.
Unpleasant smells can also develop with the growth of bacteria. However, a good commercial flower preservative will help inhibit such growth, and in turn help feed the flower by replacing the nourishment that would be given by the plant.
Ethylene Gas and Flowers
Ethylene is a natural odour-less plant hormone that is released from all parts of the plant and can cause premature ageing and discolouration to cut flowers.
Certain flowers are more susceptible to ethylene gas than others; these include: Carnations, Roses, Alstromeria and Freesia. Ethylene can also be given off into the air by cigarette smoke, rotting rubbish, and ripening fruit. So consider these factors when placing your flowers.
Don’t place flowers in direct sunlight; the cooler the area, the longer your flowers will last. Be careful not to leave your flowers in a hot car as this will definitely shorten their life span.