Welcome in the joy and beauty of spring with a few bunches of colorful freshly cut flowers. Bold pastel colors and often bulb-like shapes help distinguish spring time blooms from the other seasons. Some spring flowers are only available for a few months of the year, so be sure to take advantage of their availability while you can. Here are a few of our favorite spring blooms.
One of the most sought-after spring flowers is the Daffodil, because of its limited availability. Their trumpet like shape is fun and cheery, making them a perfect gift. Use daffodils in your spring wedding for beautiful hues of white and yellow. If you have a March birthday, the Daffodil is your birth month flower. The daffodil has often symbolized rebirth and new beginnings.
Gerbera Daisies typically bloom year-round and are not just a spring flower. However, we absolutely love to use them in our springtime arrangements. Gerberas are easy to care for, they come in a variety of colors and are extremely affordable. As far as popular cut flowers, the gerbera stands after just roses, carnations, mums and tulips. Making it the 5th most popular cut flower.
When you think of spring flowers, one of the first that comes to mind is the Tulip. The flower buds of the Tulip are almost perfectly symmetrical, making it a favorite of many floral designers. There are over 3,000 different tulip varieties. This makes it fairly easy to get the color you want, as long as it’s not blue.
The ranunculus flower blooms in the spring and is available in a wide variety of shapes and colors. The most common variety is the Persian Ranunculus, which is made from many layers of paper-thin petals. These petals range in colors from soft whites, yellow and pink to brilliant orange, red and burgundy. Ranunculus are often a cost-effective substitution for peonies, which don’t bloom until the early summer months.
Although this is only a portion of the many different spring flowers available, these are a few we think are quintessential. A couple more spring flowers that we love are Iris, Anemone, Hyacinth and Freesia.