17 Nov Trend Alert: Top Flowers for Every Season

Choosing the perfect flowers for your wedding may seem like a daunting task, especially if you aren’t a flower aficionado. You’ve probably seen photos of bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres on Pinterest and know what you love, but if your favorites aren’t seasonally available for your wedding date, you will definitely pay a premium.

Finding blooms to fit your style, color palette and budget doesn’t have to be overwhelming, though. As always, consult your florist. But, before your meeting, check out our seasonal flower guide that can help to take the guesswork out of choosing your wedding flowers.

Year-Round Flowers

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

  • Colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, red, lavender, purple, flecked
  • Scent: none

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Bouvardia

  • Colors: white, peach, pink, red
  • Scent: faint

Calla Lily

  • Peaks in winter to late spring
  • Colors: ivory, yellow, orange, light pink, dark pink, red, dark burgundy
  • Scent: none

Carnation

  • Colors: white, yellow, apricot, pale pink, dark pink, red, burgundy, bicolor, flecked
  • Scent: spicy, clove-like

Chrysanthemum

  • Peaks in late summer and fall
  • Colors: white, yellow, green, orange, russet, red, burgundy
  • Scent: strong, musky

Delphinium (Larkspur)

  • Peaks June through October
  • Colors: white, pink, lavender, purple, blue
  • Scent: none

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Freesia

  • Colors: most colors are available, except for blue
  • Scent: very sweet, almost fruity

Gardenia

  • Colors: ivory
  • Scent: very fragrant perfume

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Gerbera (Daisy)

  • Colors: white, yellow, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red
  • Scent: none

Gladiolus

  • Peaks during summer
  • Colors: white, yellow, green, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red, lavender, purple
  • Scent: none

Gloriosa Lily

  • Colors: red with yellow edges
  • Scent: none

Iris

  • Peaks in spring and early summer
  • Colors: white, yellow, purple
  • Scent: none to sweet depending on variety

Lisianthus

  • Colors: white, cream, pale green, peach, pink, lavender, purple
  • Scent: none

Orchid

  • Colors: white, yellow, green, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red, burgundy
  • Scent: some varieties are fragrant

Ornithogalum (Chincherinchee or Star of Bethlehem)

  • Colors: white, ivory, yellow, orange
  • Scent: slight to none

Rose

  • More expensive in February
  • Colors: white, cream, yellow, apricot, orange, pink, red, burgundy, lavender
  • Scent: none to intense, depending on the variety

Stephanotis

  • Colors: white
  • Scent: slight to none

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Stock

  • Peaks in spring and summer
  • Colors: white, yellow, apricot, pale pink, dark pink, purple
  • Scent: strong, spicy clove scent

Veronica

  • Colors: white, pink, purple, magenta, burgundy
  • Scent: none

Flowers Available Winter–Spring

Amaryllis

  • Season: November through April
  • Colors: white, yellow, green, pink, red, burgundy
  • Scent:none (belladonna variety has a mild sweet fragrance)

Camelia

  • Season: late winter to early spring
  • Colors: white, cream, pink, red
  • Scent: mild, sweet

Dutch Tulip

  • Season: November through May
  • Colors: white, yellow, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red, purple
  • Scent:none to mild, sweet scent

French Tulip

  • Season: November through May
  • Colors: ivory, pale yellow, pink
  • Scent: none

Hyacinth

  • Season: November through May
  • Colors: white, yellow, peach, pale pink, fuchsia, lavender, purple, blue
  • Scent: very sweet, stronger as florets open

Parrot Tulip

  • Season: November through May
  • Colors: white/green, yellow. red, orange/green, pink/green
  • Scent: none

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Ranunculus

  • Season: November through April
  • Colors: white, yellow, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark pink
  • Scent: mild, sweet

Sweet Pea

  • Season: November through June
  • Colors: white, cream, apricot, pale pink, dark pink, red, lavender, purple
  • Scent: intense, sweet fragrance

Flowers Available Summer–Fall

Coxcomb

  • Season: late summer to late fall
  • Colors: yellow, green, orange, pink, crimson
  • Scent: none

Cornflower

  • Season: summer to early fall
  • Colors: white, pink, blue
  • Scent: none

Cosmos

  • Season: mid summer to fall
  • Colors: white, pale pink, dark pink, chocolate
  • Scent: none

Dahlia

  • Season: summer to early fall
  • Colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple
  • Scent: spicy

Daisy

  • Season: summer to early fall
  • Colors: white
  • Scent: none to faint

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

  • Season: July through November
  • Colors: white, green, pink, burgundy, purple, blue
  • Scent: none

Lily of the Valley

  • Season: available year-round in limited quantities; peaks in spring
  • Colors: white, pale pink (rare)
  • Scent: very fragrant perfume

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Peony

  • Season: peaks in spring. Imported, scentless variety available in fall and winter.
  • Colors: white, cream, peach, pink, burgundy
  • Scent: sweet and mild to very aromatic

Phlox

  • Season: June through November
  • Colors: white, orange, pink, red, purple
  • Scent: sweet and mild to very aromatic

Queen Anne’s Lace

  • Season: spring to early fall
  • Colors: white, green
  • Scent: grassy scent

Scabiosa

  • Season: spring to early fall
  • Colors: white, burgundy, lavender
  • Scent: none

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Sunflower

  • Season: May through November, peaks in summer
  • Colors: pale yellow, deep gold, orange, brown
  • Scent: none

Tuberose

  • Season: summer to fall
  • Colors: ivory, pink
  • Scent: very strong perfume

Tweedia

  • Season: April through November
  • Colors: blue
  • Scent: none

Zinnia

  • Season: June through September
  • Colors: yellow, green, orange, pink, red
  • Scent: none

Still stumped on flowers? Check out our list of preferred vendors and make an appointment with a recommended florist today.

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