Among flower growers, the most important purchases made are bulk flower seeds. Yes, you'll probably also need to buy good soil, lights, pots and a host of other equipment, but when you get right down to it, the heart of your business is seed. You'll quickly find that quality is of the utmost consideration when determining the pricing and costs of flower growers, whether you buy flower seed packets or seeds in bulk from flower seed suppliers.
Flower growers may break down the types of seeds they may purchase into three broad categories. Many businesses may currently purchase from only one category, but do consider branching out in order to broaden your business. These categories are:
1. Annuals and perennials from wholesale flower seed companies,
2. Bulk products from a wild flower seed company,
3. And flowering herbs from a wholesale flower seed supplier.
Check out annuals and perennials from a flower seed companyAnnuals and perennials will probably make up the bulk of your seed purchases, and they vary wildly in price, depending upon type. In general, however, common flower seeds run between $2 to $28 per pound (sometimes sold as 1,000 seeds). Seeds that are more difficult to obtain may run as high as 100 for $20 to $35.
Buy wild flower seed wholesaleWild flowers are generally on the less expensive side of things, making them a promising path toward higher profits. Depending upon seed type, wild flowers usually sell for between $2 and $20 per pound, or $2 to $5 a packet.
Research flowering herbs from a flower seed supplierFlowering herbs are often overlooked by both flower growers and their customers. Why not introduce your customers to flowering herbs, for sturdy plants that are less commonly seen? Herbs often run in the same price range as wild flowers: about $2 to $30 a pound. More rare herbs (like False Indigo) can cost as much as $80 to $90 a pound wholesale.
- Consider selling flower seed packets, as well as flowers themselves. Many wholesalers offer seeds in packets, but you can also buy attractive seed envelopes online. Or simply use small manila envelopes to offer seeds to your customers.