The flower displays in our Bethnal Green HQ and McQueens at Claridge’s store in Mayfair feature the dainty, wispy pastel-coloured delights of sweet pea. A florist shop in May wouldn’t seem right without them.
Sweet pea has successfully transitioned from Granddad’s favourite allotment flower to the queen of high spring and THE must-have flower of the season. They are an enigmatic specimen that is delicate and fragrant and is acknowledged as the most perfect flower at this time of year. The fragrance is subtle and exquisite and there is nothing better than unwrapping a box of these delights straight from the market with a scent that screams springtime!
The colours of sweet pea are a sight to behold and are available in a multitude of colours, hues and tones from vanilla to aubergine. They are a guaranteed success when presented for any occasion, their delicate and understated beauty will be adored. They make an exquisite inclusion in wedding bouquet flowers whether they are combined with other delicate flowers or a arranged in a mass all of their own. White sweet pea are the ultimate and classic understatement but they are just as adorable in a riot of clashing colour.
‘Our sweet pea bouquet is one of the most popular designs from our online store,’ explains Andrea Bassoli, ‘It’s the perfect suggestion for someone that wants to avoid looking too flashy. They are not the longest lasting flowers – typically, they will last around five days– but the scent is incredible. British grown sweet pea are my favourite. I will have plenty of them in stock for the duration of the season.’