FLOWER FACTS & MEANING
Popular Flowers for Spring
Monday, March 1, 2021
Spring is an amazing time for flowers! They arrive just in time to cheer us up after the dreariness of winter. If you live in a warm climate, you have likely enjoyed fresh flowers all winter long. However, those people who live in the north have likely been buried under snow for months. It doesn’t matter where you live, though, spring flowers are guaranteed to improve your mood.
You may want a bouquet for a specific room in your home or to give as a Mother’s Day gift. It doesn’t matter how you plan on using the spring flowers, you should read this article. Here we tell you everything you need to know about the most popular spring flowers and then will let you know the best ways to use them.
Let’s get started . . .
Popular Spring Flowers Some spring flowers, like irises and tulips, are extremely well-known, but others are not. Either way, if you are looking for a perfect spring bouquet, try some of the flowers listed below.
- Crocus Crocuses are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. They beat even irises and tulips. The crocus is a bulb flower, which means it grows from a bulb that is planted the previous fall. The bulb overwinters in the ground and then emerges in the spring. Crocuses are perennial flowers in hardiness zones 3-8. That means they grow throughout almost the entire United States.
Crocuses come in a variety of colors. These range from yellow and orange to deep purple. White and purple crocuses are the most common. But, a colorful bouquet full of crocuses of many colors is a great spring treat.
- Daffodil Another early spring flower is the daffodil. When shopping for flowers, you may see daffodils listed under their scientific name, narcissus. The name Narcissus comes from the Greek word narke, which means numbness. Narcissus is also the name of the narcissistic youth in the Greek myth. Clearly, the Greeks had great respect for the daffodil.
Daffodils are another bulb flower. They also grow in hardiness zones 3-8. Unlike the crocus, a daffodil does not come in many colors. They are most commonly found in shades of yellow or white. There are over thirty species of daffodil, though. No matter where you live, the daffodil is a show-stopping spring treat.
- Dianthus Dianthus flowers are most often called “pinks.” They are a popular flowering ground cover. This means that the dianthus grows close to the ground, and the plant itself tends to spread out. Many people love the scent of the dianthus, as it smells similar to cinnamon or cloves.
The dianthus comes most often in shades of pink, hence their colloquial name “pinks.” We offer dianthus in the colors Amazon Hot Pink, Amazon Purple, Hot Pink, Light Pink, and Green. Unlike many of the spring flowers on this list, dianthus can be planted as seeds, not bulbs. It can also be used as an annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial. For a versatile, little spring flower, you should try the dianthus.
- Iris If you love spring flowers, then you’ve likely purchased a bouquet of irises at some point. Few flowers have as distinctive a shape as the iris. There are actually 300 different species of the iris. That is almost as many distinctive species as the rose. Irises are a late spring flower.
In the United States, we are most familiar with the iris types that have six petals. Three of the petals fall outwards and three stand upright. In the center of the three falling petals are soft hairs, which is where this type of iris gets the name “bearded.”
- Lilac The prize for best-smelling spring flowers probably goes to the lilac. Lilac bushes are actually small, flowering trees. They grow from six to thirty-two feet tall depending on the species. The flowers only bloom in spring and are purple, white, yellow, or pink. You can also occasionally find dark burgundy colored lilacs, but the purple varieties are the most common.
Lilac plants produce a lot of flowers, but they are best known for their scent. When the flowers are in bloom, the lilac perfume is hard to miss. Putting a few in a spring bouquet is a great way to bring that beautiful scent into your home.
- Tulip We will end our list with probably the most popular spring flower of them all: the tulip. Tulips are extremely varied when it comes to their color options. You can find them in many solid colors and shades as well as variegated colors.
Tulips are extremely easy to grow, which is one reason why they are such a popular spring flower. Just plant some bulbs in the fall, and you will have tulips every spring for years. The flowers do most of the work for you. They also make ideal Mother’s Day and Easter gifts. If you want a spring bouquet, you need to consider making an arrangement that includes tulips.
How to Use Spring Flowers Now that you know the most popular spring flowers, it is time to put them to use. Yes, you can decide on wholesale flowers and put a few in a vase. This is a good first step. But, why not arrange multiple varieties of spring flowers together in a beautiful bouquet?
Many people love creating their own flower arrangements. However, if this is not a pastime for you, try our Flower Shop. We offer bouquets for every season, including spring. No matter the occasion, we have the arrangement or live plant for you.
You can also try our flower subscription program. Flower subscriptions are great because they ensure your home always has fresh flowers. As part of our subscription plans, you will receive a specially curated bouquet every week, month, or every other week. It’s your choice. But, you can bet that in the spring you will receive an arrangement full of spring flowers.
With us here at BloomsyBox you will receive farm-to-table flowers at a great rate. If you want the best and longest-lasting spring flowers money can buy, then you’ve come to the right place. Check out what we have to offer today!