- 2013 (USDA)
- California accounted for 26.6% of U.S. floriculture sales.
- The state’s floriculture producers increased sales 3 percent
- Sales of cut flowers last year totaled $327 million, a decrease of 2.7 percent.
- Top cut flowers include lilies, daises, roses, chrysanthemums and snapdragons.
- Potted flowering plants increased in value by 17% to $297 million.
- Top potted flowers include orchids, roses, poinsettias, spring bulbs and chrysanthemums.
- Sales of annual bedding and garden plants declined 7.6% to $207 million.
- The top garden plants are vegetable varieties, pansies/violas, petunias, impatiens and marigolds.
Note: the recession of 2008 really hurt the cut flower and landscape business. The drought is having an impact, too.
Books and References
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture.