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Seasonal Wedding Flowers

Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 20 2002

Using fresh flowers that are in season for wedding bouquets and decorations is the most economical choice -- and often the most beautiful. The following guide lists the seasonal availability of suitable flowers in different regions of the United States.

Spring

East
Cherry blossom, columbine, dogwood, hyacinth, lilac, lily of the valley, mophead hydrangea, pear, peony, tulip

Midwest
Cherry blossom, crab-apple blossom, daffodil, forsythia, lilac, lily of the valley, peony, tulip, viburnum

West
Freesia, lily of the valley, pansy, poppy, ranunculus, rose, tulip, violet

South
Dogwood, forsythia, foxglove, herbs, larkspur, magnolia, peach, pear, plum, rose, spirea, sweet pea, tulip, viburnum, wisteria

Summer

East
Asiatic lily, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, delphinium, larkspur, pee gee hydrangea, rose, sunflower, zinnia

Midwest
Clematis, cosmos, cockscomb, daisy, garden roses, hydrangea, rudbeckia, sunflower, viburnum, zinnia

West
Begonia, delphinium, gardenia, hydrangea, pansy, poppy, rose, violet

South
Aster, cosmos pee gee hydrangea, plumbago, rose, rosemary, sunflower, zinnia

Fall

East
Amaryllis, bittersweet, crab apple, hydrangea, ornamental berries, rose, sugar maple, sunflower

Midwest
Autumn foliage, crab apple, dahlia, ornamental berries, rose hip, rose, scabiosa

West
Chrysanthemum, cosmos, coreopsis, Gerber daisy, hydrangea, lisianthius, pomegranate, rose, rose hip

South
Bittersweet, galax, hydrangea, ornamental berries, rose, salvia, sassafras, sumac

Winter

East
Dried flowers, evergreens, forced bulbs, ornamental berries, seedpods

Midwest
Dried flowers, evergreens, forced bulbs, ornamental berries, seedpods

West
Acacia, evergreens, forsythia, fruit blossoms, paper-whites, seeded eucalyptus, tulip

South
Evergreens, hydrangea, rose

Seasonless (All Regions)

Anemone, Arianrose, calla lily, Casablanca lily, Champagne rose, forced bulbs, freesia, gardenia, ivies, lily of the valley, Message rose, ranunculus, Sarracenia (pitcher plant), Stargazer lily, stephanotis, vines, Virginia rose, white dendrobium orchid

 

Comments (2)

  • pocketcrockett 9 Mar, 2011

    It's great to have a simple list of what is in season and what's not. I like the cherry blossoms idea. They are unique and simple. They also smell wonderful! So much to think about!<a href="http://bidflowers.com">Wedding flowers</a> are such a big and necessary part of the wedding. Thank you for this article!

  • WhiteWeddingFlowers 16 Oct, 2009

    When planning your wedding flowers you must consider them to be the bride's arrangements, reflecting the spirit of her life's happiest day. From bouquets to decorations and wedding reception flowers. Many flowers are available anytime... Thanks for great ideas!

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