Debra Prinzing

“Where Do Your Flowers Come From? Slowflowers.com Infographic Resources

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Approximately 80% of cut flowers sold in the U.S. are imported

74 % of consumers don’t know the origins of their flowers

58 % of consumers would prefer American Grown if given a choice

Source: California Cut Flower Commission 2013 survey; ccfc.org

 

58 % of U.S. flower farms have gone out of business since 1992

Source: Fieldtovase.com based on compilation of annual USDA Floriculture Reports

91 % of the fresh flowers equaling 200,132 tons of flowers are imported annually via Miami International Airport

40,000 boxes of flowers arrive daily at Miami International Airport

80,000-120,000 boxes of flowers arrive daily during the weeks of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day at Miami International Airport, which equals 7 daily flights x 6 days per week

Source: Society of American Florists & 2012 Miami International Airport Information

 

Imported Bouquets annual figures

691 Million Mixed Bouquets

310.5 Million Rose Bouquets

Source: Society of American Florists

 

Valentine’s Day Roses

224 million roses sold in 2012

Source: Society of American Florists & USDA Reports

2 percent of Valentine’s Day Roses sold are American Grown

Source: California Cut Flower Commission

Over 1.6 billion stems of roses are imported annually into the U.S.

Source: Society of American Florists & USDA Reports

30 million stems of roses are grown annually in the U.S.

Source: 2013 USDA Floriculture Crops Summary

1,500 flower and foliage farms in the U.S. in all 50 states

Source: California Cut Flower Commission, Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and other estimates

$7-$8 billion Annual Retail Value of U.S. Cut Flower Purchases

Source: Society of American Florists and U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

$496.2 million Retail Value of Fresh Cut American Grown Flowers & Foliage

Source: 2013 USDA Floriculture Crops Summary

 

Ranking of imported flowers by country
Top imported cut flower varieties by stem

Source: Society of American Florists, USDA

Ranking of American grown flowers by state

Source: 2013 USDA Floriculture Crops Summary