About Anuhea

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Anuhea Flowers Makawao Shop

We have a tiny shop just big enough to feature our “fresh from the fields” protea in gift boxes, wreaths, and special arrangements. And angels, protea, and face pots dance together in our “Secret Garden” just outside our back door! Please stop by on your next trip to Maui! Open Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm.

History of Anuhea Flowers

Anuhea Flowers was established in early 1994 when Bill Mertens leased fifteen acres in beautiful upcountry Maui, Hawaii from a ranching family with a large acreage who were anxious to diversify from just cattle and give Bill a chance to grow the flowers in a new environment and to insure a future agricultural environment for their land. Bill chose Kings, Pin 24’s, Safari Sunset, Pink Ice, and May Days as his initial crops, and it was quickly evident they would flourish. In the ensuing years, he has diversified into about 25 different varieties of protea, and he is a major supplier of protea from Hawaii, shipping both retail flowers in our gift boxes, and wholesale flower shipments to many major US mainland cities. Anuhea Flowers can supply wholesale protea shipments to companies, large and small, as well as individuals with a large order. Contact us for a price list. Our first major harvest took place in 1996 with 195,000 stems harvested that year. In 1999, we were one of the larger producers of Hawaiian protea.

In those years, we supplied major wholesalers on Maui, harvesting our thousands of flowers on Sunday, bringing them into the packing shed, grading, counting them into groups, and loading up our trucks to deliver them to various locations in upcountry Maui on Sunday evening. It made for a very long day. Today, Anuhea Flowers ships directly to mainland wholesalers, thus an easier Sunday but a very busy Monday morning when most of these shipments are packed and leave our farm by 11:00 a.m. with a FedEx courier. Maui Florist

Our farm has grown and the mix of flowers has changed through the years, but we continue to feel confident that our customers receive the finest protea that can be grown in this beautiful environment of Hawaii.

We also have a small shop in Makawao to showcase our flowers. We are located down a lovely garden path on Baldwin Avenue, where we show our flowers and the art work of well known upcountry artist, Deybra Fair. We pass out our cards, tell our visitors what we do, show them the flowers, and often they then visit our web site or give us a call to place an order. After chatting, they quickly realize our protea gift boxes are a perfect gift from Hawaii. Now, our early visitors, many who have returned year after year, continue to call often to order flowers and certainly have become friends with whom we chat, catching up with their family news, before taking their latest order. Many have been to our farm to enjoy seeing what we do and how we do it. We treasure these friendships that have developed over the years.

Anuhea Flowers Staff

Anuhea Farm employs a full time staff of eight people to harvest, grade, and prepare our protea for delivery to our customers. They assist, Bill Mertens, our owner and grower, in assuring you the finest and best grown protea possible. Our staff has been with us for many years, and we are thankful for their loyalty and dedication to doing their best to insure that only the finest quality flowers leave our farm for both retail and wholesale sales.


Shop: 808-572-6877
Address: 3643B Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Email: info@anuheaflowers.com