The Most Popular Flowers of Each Season
Thanks to growers from all over the world, you can get tons of flowers these days even when they’re not traditionally in season. All flowers do have their season and availability may still be confined to a specific growing period. With that said, there’s something fabulous to suit your vision year-round, no matter if you’re looking for a blossom that’s brightly colored or naturally rustic.
Spring: April Showers Bring…
As the snow thaws and weather breaks, we all look forward to bright spring flowers. This is the season when many of the most popular flowers are at their peak including roses and the elusive, short-season peonies, that are so desirable today. Here are all the best spring flowers for weddings, showers, Easter, Mother’s Day, and more.
- Anemones — Available in a rainbow of colors from deep blue to soft pink, anemones are a versatile and adaptable symbol of spring. They’re marked by their soft, vibrant petals and contrasting center. They are similar to poppies and provide the same artistic feel and jolt of color. This flower belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, which has over 200 species.
- Roses — As the most popular flower in the world, it’s no surprise that the rose dominates its season too. Symbolizing everything from deep romance and sensuality to joy and friendship, this spring flower is a true charmer that can be incorporated into any arrangement or bouquet. Spring is also the time to grab your fresh-cut garden roses as a fluffier, larger rose for trendy floral creations.
- Peonies — The darling of the floral world de jure, the peony is an undeniable enchanter. Like the garden rose, it offers a fluffy, dramatic silhouette that truly makes the bouquet or arrangement. Peonies have a short season from April through May and June with blooms lasting only 10 days, which makes them expensive and limited. Indeed, many brides plan their weddings around this flower’s season so they can use them to enhance their stunning spring wedding bouquets!
- Tulips — Ah, the tulip. Arguably one of the springiest flowers around, this sweet blossom has long been associated with April, May, Mother’s Day, and Easter. As evidenced by the stunning tulip gardens that draw tourists across the world, this seasonal icon is one the Northern Hemisphere’s very favorite spring season flowers.
Summer: Bursts of Color from June to September
As the weather warms, even more, gardens burst with colorful blooms and aromas that symbolize the season. Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season for gardeners and flower admirers with a massive variety of blooms flourishing this time of year. Read on to find out which flowers bloom all summer!
- Calla Lilies — Available in a range of summery colors and perfect for capturing a warm, sophisticated feel, calla lilies are a classic symbol of the season. Their dramatic, bell-shaped silhouette and versatile color spectrum make them a very popular pick for hot-weather weddings. Calla lilies typically bloom in mid- to late-summer.
- Carnations — One of the most popular summer month flowers, carnations are affordable and adaptable flowers that grow in a huge array of colors. In the Northern Hemisphere, carnations usually bloom in late spring and have a flowering season well into the summer.
- Daisies — With thousands of different varieties — including the very popular pompon daisies and gerbera daisies — these blooms are a true summertime staple that works well in a wide range of festive, seasonally inspired creations. They offer a whimsical, delicate and youthful feel to complete your sweet summer selections.
- Hydrangeas — This popular flower can be found all over the place during the summer months from upscale wedding centerpieces to backyard bushes! Known for their immense flower heads and varying colors, hydrangeas are often used as focal flowers for big, bursting bouquets. They are also especially long bloomers with some staying in bloom from summer to late fall.
Fall: Rustic, Earthy Blooms
A great time to find popular colors like yellow and orange, fall blossoms bring an earthy, rustic charm to the table. Though fewer flowers bloom at this time of year, many hardy classics can be spray-tinted or grown to honor special fall colors — hello, orange roses and yellow daisies — to help you create some stunning bouquets for Thanksgiving, weddings, and beyond. There are so many more flowers available in fall than the two listed below, but these are the blossoms most closely associated with the season.
- Chrysanthemums (Mums) — More commonly known as mums, chrysanthemums are a classic symbol of autumn. These pretty perennials bloom in early fall and stay in season throughout November, making them a popular pick for any and all fall creations. Though we usually see them in burnt orange and yellow this time of year, mums can be ordered in an assortment of bright colors.
- Sunflowers — Who doesn’t love sunflowers in the fall? These gorgeous yellow-orange icons are associated with autumn because they commonly stay in bloom well into the fall, but you’ll usually catch sunflowers at their peak in mid-summer. They are a pretty way to add seasonal flair to all your fall bouquets and centerpieces.
Winter: Deep Colored Blossoms
The colder months don’t stop winter flowers ranging in color from deep red, luxe blue, festive greenery and more. Whether you’re planning a wonderland wedding or decorating for the big family holiday party, these flowers are only the beginning.
- Carnations — With colors ranging from delicate white to rich burgundy, carnations will complement any aesthetic for your wedding or event. Contrast the bright white around you with dark colors such as burgundy and purple or bring back the warmth with yellows or pinks.
- Ranunculus — This charming blossom adds style and a fantasy vibe to any DIY winter bouquet or arrangement. Because it’s so versatile, this flower has been flaunted as the focal point or paired with other blossoms (mixing particularly well with garden roses.)
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