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A Guide to the Best Seasonal Flowers for your Wedding

Floral arrangements are a great way to set the mood and tone of your wedding. This guide can be used to help guide you to use these blooms based on the season they are native. The flowers listed are great options for that pop of color or texture that you usually do not see in your average boutonniere, centerpiece, or bouquet.

Prices are based on the average cost of dollars per stem.

Best Blooms for Spring

Pastel colors and dainty florals best accompany the cool temperatures and foggy days.


Garden Rose

Long considered a symbol of beauty and love, roses are widely available and come in almost every color.

Colors: Red, cream, yellow, orange, pink, and purple

Price: $$$

Dahlia

Dahlias are great for centerpieces—they have no scent, so that they won't compete with your menu.

Colors: shades of pink, purple, red, and orange

Price: $$

Lisianthus

Each stem has multiple blossoms and buds, plus severe, lasting power.

Colors: Pink, purple, white and green

Price: $$

Zinnia

The daisy-like bloom is perfect for casual garden arrangements. It can also stand up to hotter temps.

Colors: White, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac

Price: $

Foxglove

Bell-shaped flowers add a delicate note to bouquets and centerpieces.

Colors: White, pink, and various shades of purple

Price: $

Stock

Dense clusters of soft petals pack a serious punch. Stock also has a spicy, clove-like fragrance.

Colors: Pastel shades from cream to lavender

Price: $

Chocolate Cosmos

A fragrant addition to a bouquet, this sweet-scented bloom smells like candy.

Color: Red-brown

Price: $

Heuchera

Wiry stems with tiny blooms are an excellent choice for just-picked arrangements and give texture and visual intrigue.

Colors: Pink, purple and deep red

Price: $

Best Blooms for Summer

With the hot temperatures approaching, these flowers can be used to get that pop of color that will look amazing with sunny skies and bright green trees.



Astilbee

Densely packed astilbe has a feathery, wildflower look. It's a strong stem, great for boutonnieres or a touch of texture in a rustic or romantic bouquet.

Colors: White, pink, mauve, and crimson

Price: $

Mock Orange

Despite having "orange" in its name, this fragrant flower blooms white. But its scent is thought to resemble that of orange blossoms.

Color: White

Price: $

Clematis

This flower grows like a vine, with carefree twists to its stems. The blossom has delicate petals and an eye-catching center.

Colors: Purple, pink, blue-violet, and cranberry

Price: $$

Garden Rose

This flower grows like a vine, with carefree twists to its stems. The blossom has delicate petals and an eye-catching center.

Colors: Purple, pink, blue-violet, and cranberry

Price: $$

Best Blooms for Fall

As the summer nights get shorter, take advantage of using warmer tones like rust and mustard.


Cranapple

Hearty branches can add texture and height to centerpieces. The mini "apples" range in color from green to red as the season progresses.

Colors: Green and red

Price: $

Raspberry

For a pop of color in an arrangement or the perfect finishing touch on a naked cake, try a late summer branch of berries.

Color: Red

Price: $

Dahlia

There are over 42 species of this native Mexican stem, all striking in color and shape.

Colors: Shades of pink, purple, red, and orange

Price: $$

Best Blooms for the Winter

Colder weather can be reflected in your floral accents when using blues, reds, and clustered arrangements.


Love in a Mist

One of the few blue florals, this buttercup bloom has threadlike leaves, giving it personality and intrigue.

Colors: Blue, white, pink, and lilac

Price: $

Sweet Pea

A delicate flower with a rich fragrance, each stem has a cluster of flowy petals.

Colors: White, pink, yellow, red and purple

Price: $

Poppy Pods

These structured seed-filled pods add an element of whimsy to rustic bouquets and wild, undone floral arrangements.

Color: Green

Price: $

Forget-Me-Nots

Incorporate a "something blue" in your bouquet with forget-me-nots. The Soft petals give volume too.

Colors: Blue, purple, pink, white and yellow

Price: $

Honeywort

Named after its honey-like scent, these inch-long tube petals cascade beautifully in bouquets and centerpieces.

Color: Purple-blue

Price: $

Hydrangea

This romantic flower has clusters of tiny blooms that come together to create a stunning, big-headed blossom.

Colors: White, green, pink, blue, purple, and cranberry

Price: $$

Bachelor Button

Its name makes it a well-suited stem for a boutonniere. This casual flower has a button headband that is edible.

Colors: White, pink, blue, magenta

Price: $


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Source: The Knot



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