“How many flowers do I need for my arrangement?” This is a common question we hear from our customers and very important to understand when it comes to ordering DIY flowers. The number of flowers you need can vary depending on the size of the blooms, the number of different flowers you plan on using, and of course your personal style!

How Many Flowers Do I Need?

A basic mixed arrangement is comprised of focal flowers, secondary flowers,  filler flowers, and greens. Check out the infographic below to see what quantities you’ll need for creating an arrangement using 1 flower variety for each of those categories. Pin it for later so you have a guide to follow when you order your DIY flowers and start arranging!

 

Keep in mind that this outlines a basic mixed arrangement, you can have as many or as little flowers as you’d like! Just remember if you plan on having a few different types of fillers, but still want a medium sized arrangement, you might need to adjust the number of secondary flowers or greens in your arrangement.

 

More Flower Quantities

Flower quantities can also vary depending on the type of bouquet or size of vase you plan on using. For example, if you plan on making a mason jar arrangement, you’ll need 10-15 stems for a medium arrangement, not the average 15-20 flowers. Check the table below to see how many flowers you need for your unique floral arrangement. Want more flower quantities and examples? You can visit the flower quantities page on our website!

 

ArrangementStem Count for
Small Arrangement
Stem Count for
Medium Arrangement
Stem Count for
Large Arrangement
Mixed Bouquet
(Focal Flower, Secondary Flower, Filler, and Greens)
10 stems18-20 stems25-30 stems
Peony or Garden Rose Bouquet3-4 stems6-9 stems10-12 stems
Hydrangea
Bouquet
2-3 stems4-5 stems6-8 stems
Rose Bouquet8-12 stems18-20 stems21-25 stems
Baby's Breath (Gypsophilia)
Bouquet
1/4 bunch1/2 bunch3/4-1 bunch
4 x 4 x 4"
Square Vase
Centerpiece
10 stems15-20 stems25-30 stems
Mason Jar
Centerpiece
6-8 stems10-15 stemsnot recommended

 

Boutonnieres and Corsages

ArrangementFocal FlowersFiller/Secondary FlowersGreens
Boutonniere1 stem2 stems1 pruned stems
Corsage2 stems2 stems secondary
2 stems filler
1 pruned stems

 

 

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