The Moonseries carnations are produced in the high elevations of Ecuador and Colombia. The climates in these countries provide an environment that allows production 52 weeks of the year. The location close to the equator allows for equal daylight and even temperatures year round. Large amounts of fresh water are required to produce flowers.
The Colombian production site has sufficient rainfall which feeds into rivers rather than reservoirs. Cundimarca, a state is located on top of a sabana, is lush because water is bountiful.
The Ecuador production site also has sufficient rainfall but can also rely on the snow capped volcanoes to supply water. Over time the ice and snow is melted by the sun and water migrates slowly down the peaks. The small trickles of water feed into streams then rivers and canals providing fresh, cold water to life below. On a clear day one can see all three snow capped volcanoes from the city of Quito.
Colombia and Ecuador are major suppliers of fresh cut flowers to the world; mostly to the United States, Europe, Japan and Russia. Approximately 80% of the flowers supplied to the United States come from South America. Production for Suntory Flowers/ Florigene are by two farms; one in each country.