How to Choose Flowers that are in Season

How to Choose Flowers that are in Season

December 09, 2018

Can you imagine a wedding without flowers? The venue would be colorless and the bride would walk with empty hands to the altar. Beyond just tradition, flowers add color and life to a wedding.

In today’s day and age you can get almost any type of flower regardless of the season.  That being said, there is nothing better than perfect seasonal flowers. Choosing flowers that are in season will give you flowers that are more fresh than out of season flowers (no browning, will last longer after the wedding) with more vibrant colors, and will be MUCH less expensive.

At Compass Rose Floral we get you the flowers you’re looking for regardless of the time of year; our luxury silk flowers are always in season.

To help you choose the best flowers for your wedding or event, we’ve shared a list of flowers and the season they naturally bloom.  Take note to plan your bouquet, your cake and other details of your wedding.



As the weather warms there are an incredible variety of flowers, so you will have many options to choose from. Pastel tones predominate, although there are also vivid tones, such as yellows, blues and oranges. Some of the typical spring flowers are:

  • Peonies
  • Daffodils
  • Violets
  • Hyacinths




Summer flowers are characterized by having more vivid and cheerful colors, such as coral, mustard, yellow, peach or mint.

Pro tip: take advantage of the energizing power of citrus fruits to decorate your centerpieces.

  • Peonies
  • Gardenias
  • Jasmine
  • Sunflowers
  • Lavender




In this season, there are plenty of earth tones, such as chestnut, ocher and burgundy. Autumn weddings are really fun because you can get even more creative with the stems in your bouquet without it looking out of place.  Try adding dried wheat stems, dogwood branches, or blue thistle to your bouquet for a unique touch!  Look for these flowers that bloom in the fall.

  • Dahlias
  • Asiatic Lilies
  • Cock’s Comb (I know what you’re thinking but I swear it’s a plant)
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Roses (although you can reliably get these year-round)




Red, green and intense white tones predominate, in addition to gray, gold and wine. Complements with a more subdued and elegant decoration: wood, candles, evergreen wreaths, pine cones, cinnamon sticks...

  • Amaryllis
  • Ranunculus
  • Gardenia
  • Gerbera