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Flowers in Season

Photo: Carla van Dyk Photography

With their explosion of colour and life, flowers will be a unique and memorable addition to your day. After you’ve decided on the date and colour scheme of your wedding it’s time to work with your florist to create the dream image. Like all things natural, however, flowers have to answer to mother nature. You may have to take into account what flowers are available in the season of your wedding. Flowers that are in season will be less expensive and you’re sure to be able to have them ordered especially for you.

Before you have your heart set on any type of bloom, do speak with your florist. They have a wealth of experience in wedding floral artistry and will be able to provide ideas that you may not have thought about. They also understand the coordination of flowers; their colours, shapes, smells, etc and will ensure that your selection is the best for your wedding. By giving the flowers for your wedding a little thought you will be surprised at the stunning impact they will make on your wedding day.

Below is a guide to South Africa’s popular wedding blooms and when they’re in season

Spring Blooms

All White:

tulip, hyacinth, daisy, daffodil, camellia, azaea, sweet pea, rhododendron, jasmine, flannel flower, magnolia, liliac, lily-of-the-valley.

Yellow & White:

daffodil, azalea, daisy, iris, tulip, primrose, buttercup, jasmine, rhododendron, mimosa.

Orange & White:

tulip, daffodil, lily, azalea, marigold

Mauve & White:

sweet pea, rhododendron, lavender, azalea, lilac, magnolia, tulip, hyacinth.

Blue & White:

cornflower, forget-me-not, bluebell, hyacinth.

Pink & White:

hyacinth, delphinium, azalea, gladiolus, waterlily, jasmine, cornflower, rhododendron, English daisy, sweet pea, iris.

Summer Blooms

All White:

iris, daisy, sweet pea, delphinium, cornflower, lilac, lily-of-the-valley, freesias

Yellow & White:

azalea, daisy, gladiolus, iris, lily, hibiscus, marigold, frangipani, freesias

Orange & White:

iris, daffodil, marigold, alstroemeria, freesias

Mauve & White:

lavender, sweet pea, azalea, delphinium, freesias

Blue & White:

delphinium, cornflower, freesias

Pink & White:

hyacinth, delphinium, azalea, gladiolus jasmine, iris, tiger lily, cornflower, sweet pea, alstroemeria, camellia.

Autumn Blooms

All White:

tulip, hyacinth, iris, dahlia, daisy, daffodil, camellia, azalea, delphinium.

Yellow & White:

daffodil, daisy, gladiolus, iris, dahlia, lily, hibiscus, marigold

Orange & White:

iris, dahlia, daffodil, lily, hibiscus, marigold.

Mauve & White:

lavender, dahlia

Blue & White:

cornflower, morning glory.

Pink & White:

hyacinth, delphinium, alstroemeria, dahlia, gladiolus, iris, cornflower

Winter Blooms

All White:

tulip, hyacinth, iris, daisy, gladiolus, daffodil, camellia.

Yellow & White:

daffodil, azalea, daisy, gladiolus, iris, dahlia, tulip.

Orange & White:

iris, tulip, dahlia, daffodil.

Mauve & White:

lavender, tulip, hyacinth.

Blue & White:

cornflower

Pink & White:

hyacinth, delphinium, azalea, dahlia, gladiolus, cornflower, freesias

All Year Round

All White:

phalaenopsis orchid, gladiolus, gardenia, Singapore orchid, baby’s breath, lily, rose, iris, carnation.

Yellow & White:

orchid, gladiolus, carnation, rose, iris.

Orange & White:

carnation, rose, gladiolus.

Mauve & White:

orchid,

Pink & White:

rose, carnation,



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