As the leaves turn brown and the days are getting colder, we are getting excited! Autumn has arrived and we would love to tell you a bit about autumn flowers. Fall is the season where everything changes, days become shorter, flowers change in varieties, the colour palettes in stores are changing, pumpkin spiced lattes are back and one of the most iconic changes is the transformation of the foliage, they change colour from green to golds, reds, and rich orange.
What is it about fall flowers?
The colour palette in fall is in my opinion the prettiest, the rich colours, different shapes, the fragrances, and the earthy tones… Let me tell you about the worlds fave fall flowers!
Also known as ‘mums’, these flowers are the face of autumn, their rich and pretty colours can complete almost any arrangement. There are a lot of different shapes and varieties when it comes to Chrysanthemums, also their vase life can be very long, which automatically ensures customer satisfaction as they can enjoy their beauty for an extended period. - They bloom year-round.
From pale yellows to fire orange and rich golds, Marigolds offer a lot of warmth in a bouquet. They symbolize the sun, representing passion and creativity, isn’t that what we need in autumn? They come in a lot of different varieties; our fave is the ‘Marigold Promise Orange’, such a bright orange fluff. - They bloom between July and September.
Celosia comes primarily in three types - Plumosa with its feathery plumes, Cristata with its wavy heads, and Spicata with its cone shaped spikes. The shapes are unique which make them special and an eye-catcher in every piece. - They bloom between the end of April and the beginning of December.
A typical autumn flower, although it is not really a flower… Callicarpa are small berries mainly in a dark purple colour, sometimes they come in white or pink too. It can be used as centerpiece in a bouquet, the pops of colour will stand out and the texture is so cute. - They bloom from the 2nd half of September and until the end of October.
The golden/yellow petals give us the last warmth of summer, serving as a reminder of the warm days we used to have as the temperatures start to ‘fall’. They pair good with the other fall colours, and sunflowers are always a perfect idea to use as centerpiece. - The Dutch Sunflowers bloom until the 24th of October. The Spanish Sunflowers bloom until the 10th of December.
When fall starts getting chilly, those soft blues, pinks, and whites of Hydrangeas start changing to rustic vibes, turning all Ruby, Amethyst, and Topaz on us. Seriously, each flower looks like it's had a makeover by an artist, showing off a crazy mix of colors. In the context of fall, they symbolize the beauty of change, their changing colours beautifully pair with the golds of Marigolds, the yellows of Sunflowers, and the deep greens of seasonal Foliage. - They bloom until half December.
“Fall is proof that change is beautiful.“
The stems are long and wild, with tiny star-like flowers. It gives bouquets a wild, natural look. The small star flowers come in colours like red, orange, and yellow which make them look great with other fall flowers. But heads-up! When you cut them, it has a milky juice that can be sticky and irritating, so, always wear gloves. - They bloom between September and half of December.
So, we talked about cool fall flowers like hydrangeas and that wild looking Euphorbia. Autumn gives us so many awesome flowers to play with. They make our bouquets and shops feel just right for the season. If you're picking flowers, whether you're a florist or just love flowers, remember these fun choices. They bring the special feel of autumn right into our hands.