Agri-Stats: Floriculture




  • 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.