12 Common Types Of Flowers |

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About 12 common types of flowers, everything you need to know. This guide will assist you in picking and choosing the right flowers to liven up your event and bring it up to be a fresh, delightful experience. When reading this article, you must keep in mind the facts of these flowers, such as when they are in season. If you know when the flower you want is in season, then you can wait until that time to save money, as most flowers are more expensive when they are out of season.

    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Hi, my name is Bisli Vazquez, and today we will be discussing some of my favorite varieties of flowers which you can have at your wedding or other events. I will be teaching you facts about the common types of flowers. There will also include pictures so you can see how every flower would look in your event. Use this article as a guide to decide which flowers to add to your arrangement or other designs.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Many people have heard of carnations, a native to Eurasia. Carnations bloom in the late springtime, usually around May. The carnation is widely known as a popular choice among designers due to its visual appeal. They were not a popular choice for weddings, but now with all the new variety showcasing beautiful blooms and colors, this flower is becoming popular again.

    These days it is not a popular choice but is the favorite to many. The carnation is used in various ways thanks to a large number of colors available. The carnation’s unique look is due to the thinness of its pedals and how nature has perfectly ruffled the flower’s petals to give it a wild thickness to its appearance.

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    Many Carnations have a small line coloring the perimeter of each pedal. Their colors can vary from purple, blue, green, grey, white, and red. Carnations represent love and distinction. Bi-color carnations come in two color combinations: red and white, yellow and pink, white and a delicate pink edge in the petals, etc. Their ruffled petals make them very unique.

    Calla Lily

    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    The Calla Lily is known for its magnificent trumpet blossoms and long stems. These flowers will generally bloom in the late spring and early summer. The long stems make the Calla Lily perfect for tall flower arrangements to show off the beauty of the flower. The mini Calla Lily comes in various distinct colors: orange, pink, mango orange, yellow, ivory, red, snow white, off-white, and purple.

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    There are so many other colors, but these are the most popular. The mini calla lily is very popular for bridal bouquets. Standard calla is used mainly for centerpieces and different large designs. The most popular color for the standard calla lilies is white and off-white. These flowers can not be put in a bucket with lots of water because their stem gets slimy. So a bit of water does the work.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    There is a great choice when it comes to roses. Roses are in bloom from late May to early Fall. The public eye sees the rose as a traditional favorite to many. Roses are a symbol of love, gifts lovers give each other, and a valentine’s day crush’s surprise. There are a wide variety of different kinds of roses. Some have a small petal count, others have more, and some petals are stronger than others.

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    They can vary by fragrance, color, and size. The most popular colors of roses for weddings are pastel, blush, ivory, and white. For some cultural and seasonal weddings, we see more bright colors like hot pink, orange, yellow, burn orange, copper, browns, reds, purples, and greens. There are sweetheart, spray, garden, standard and the hybrid tea rose.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Tulips are native flowers of central Asia. Tulips bloom from March to April. This flower is known for its perfect symmetrical buds. Tulips come in 150 different species with over 3,000 different kinds of varieties. You can find these flowers in almost any color you want. Red Tulips symbolize true love, while purple represents loyalty.

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    Use these flowers in any arrangement within your wedding or event to help amplify the beauty of the decorations. You can use this popular flower in your arrangement as an excellent focal point that builds beauty to attract attention. 


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    With their elegant look, Peonies are perfect for enhancing the look of your wedding through their intricate style. Peonies bloom from late spring to early Summer. This flower comes in almost every color, including blue. These beautiful flowers represent wealth and honor.

    Each peony flower can grow up to ten inches wide in diameter. Peonies have a unique fragrance that can add style to your event. These flowers will look great in any event. Match them with a unique color scheme to make your event appear stunning.

    Fun Facts: Peony petals are edible. The Chinese name for Peonies, Sho Yu, means most beautiful.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Irises make a perfect addition to any event. They improve the ambiance by permeating the air with a beautiful aesthetic. Irises symbolize faith and purity. These flowers come in over 300 different species. Irises come in various colors, including but not limited to purple, blue, orange, yellow, peach, white, and black.

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    This flower however does not come in the color red. It is named after the Greek word for rainbow. Most Irises originally come from Asia and Europe. This flower’s stem can reach up to 9 to 36 inches in length.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    The Chrysanthemum’s stem can grow up to 2 to 6 inches in length. The flower grows up to 4 to 10 inches in diameter. Chrysanthemums bloom from late Summer, Fall, and early Winter. This flower comes in various colors: yellow, purple, lavender, pink, red, bronze, burgundy, and white. The Chrysanthemum grows in different ways.

    The bloom can look like the style of a pom pom or a daisy. The flower can survive up to two weeks in a vase, but the leaves tend to die much earlier. The Chrysanthemum grows in the late summer, fall, and early winter. Chrysanthemums are associated with joy, love, and optimism. The chrysanthemum is a compound inflorescence.

    What this means is that the flowers consist of many individual flowers as it grows called florets. Florets in the center of each flower are called disk florets. The petals that surround the center of the flower are called ray florets. The Chrysanthemum holds about 3-7 blooms per stem.

    Fun Fact: The Chrysanthemum is used as a relaxant in Chinese medicine.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Gerberas are the fifth most popular cut flower after roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, and carnations. Gerberas bloom from early Spring through Autumn. They come in all varieties of colors except blue. These flowers can live in vases and containers for up to 14 days. Gerbera’s size varies.

    The Gerbera can grow up to 1.6 inches to 4 inches. This flower is meant to represent innocence and beauty. They grow from early spring to autumn.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Alstroemerias are also known as Peruvian Lillies. These flowers are known to bloom in the Summer. Many but not all variations of this flower contain striped pedals. If you want to make an arrangement that is absent of any smell or fragrance, then I would recommend considering the alstroemeria because it lacks a scent.

    Alstroemerias grow in about 50 different species. These flowers are known to be fresh for about two weeks. The flower’s trumpet-like shape will be sure to enhance any arrangement that it is a part of. This flower can grow up to three feet tall. This flower symbolizes devotion and optimism.

    Fun Fact: The Alstroemeria is named after Swedish botanist Baron Klaus Van Alstroemer.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Orchids are a popular option for the focal point in bridal bouquets. This flower grows during summer and blooms during Spring, Fall, or Winter. Orchids are known for their fragrance, form, and beauty. Most important, Orchids are a symbol that represents beauty and luxury. Therefore Orchids are my favorite flowers because they are elegant, and many of them last longer than many people think.

    My favorite orchids for wedding decor are phalaenopsis, vanda, extra-long pure white dendrobium from Panama, mokara, and cymbidium. This orchid can cost you from $24.95 and upper stem. There are other orchids like dendrobium that can cost $2 per stem and it depends on the variety.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Lisianthus bloom in the late summer. The bell shape of this flower makes it stand out in arrangments. Consider using this flower as a unique part of the focal in your designs. The Lisianthus flower grows up from 19 to 29 inches tall. There are also some smaller varieties that grow from 6 to 8 inches tall. This flower’s name is derived from the Greek word lysis which means dissolution and anthos, which means flower.


    12 Common Types Of Flowers | Everything You Need To Know

    Lilies bloom from early Summer to Fall. If you remove the pollen from the center of the Lily, then they will remain fresh longer. It can help extraordinary measures to take to prevent the event of staining from occurring on the petals.

    Most species of Lillies do not contain a fragrance, however, if you desire to have a Lilly with a fragrance, then I would recommend considering White Lily and Tiger Lily. Lillies represent pride and confidence. This flower can grow up to 2 to 6 feet in length. Lillies can be covered with freckles.

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    Now that you have a good range of flowers to put into your arrangements, you can use your newfound knowledge to make new combinations of flowers for your designs. If you do not know where to start in your search for these flowers, then I would recommend a local flower farm, online store, local supermarket, or one of my sponsors (located on the banners on my blog pages including this one).


    Now that you know more about a large variety of flower options to choose from for your big day, you can pick and choose the right ones with confidence. Remember to keep your flowers fresh for as long as possible. Mix and match different flowers in this list to improve your design skills and get inspired to improve your art. Practice makes perfect so remember to continue making arrangements and studying to enhance your decorations.

    Related: Check out the first part of this blog series on the best flowers to use in your weddings.


    About Me

    I am the CEO of an event service firm, Bisli Event Services LLC. In addition, a published author of my book “Never The Mother Of The Bride.” With an introduction by the world-famous David Tutera, star of the hit show My Fair Wedding on WE Tv. I also am the author of multiple floral arrangement decor courses online. Previously I have been featured on platinum weddings, Top Chef on Bravo, Platinum Weddings on WETV, CNN, CNN Latino, MTV Latino, San Antonio weddings magazine, kens5, and the knot.

    I have been a Wedding planner, floral designer, event designer, speaker, and Luxury celebrations coach for almost three decades. Without a doubt, my most memorable event was for  Barak Obama.

    Thank you for checking out my blog. I know you will enjoy your event much more, filling your time up educating yourself on the various topics surrounding event design. We have even more content to enjoy and learn even more tips about event design and decor.

    Best of luck to you in your event decor and planning endeavors. See you on the next blog.

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