Flowers
Emma Margeaux Bride Online Columnist

Popular Flowers Varieties


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Considering how important one's decor is to one's wedding- and in turn, how important a part flowers are for one's decor- it's in every bride's best interest to know exactly what flowers they'll have available to them on their big day. We've organised a list of the most popular wedding flowers (both Australian and indigenous) so you can plan months in advance, and get an exact idea of what you'll want on yor big day. Floral decor, sorted! 


January

Botanical name:

Amaranthus, love-lies bleeding (molten torch)

Colours:

Green, red

Availability:
Jan -April


commons.wikimedia.org

 

Botanical name:

Celosia (Amaranthaceae.fam)

Colours:

Red, orange, yellow

Availability:

Jan-Feb, May-June


www.altiusdirectory.com

 

Botanical name:

Cockscomb,Celosia (Amaranthaceae.fam)

Colours:

Red, yellow, orange

Availability:

Jan-May

youths-tail.blogspot.com

 

Botanical name:

Freesia

Colours:

White, pink, red, lemon, mauve, purple, yellow,

Availability:

Jan-Oct

mostbeautifulflower.com

 

Botanical name:

Grevillea

Colours:

Red, green, white, pink, yellow, orange

Availability:

Jan-Oct

www.australisplants.com.au

 

Botanical name: Protea

Varieties:  Pink mink, white mink, pink ice, king, queen, princess, honey, mini protea

Colours:Pink, white, green, honey-brown

Availability: Jan-June

www.readyflowers.com.au

 

Botanical name: Pussy Willow

Colours: Brown/white

Availability: Jan- Mar, June- July


http://www.free-slideshow.com/flowers_plants.shtml

 

Botanical name: Red hot pokers

Colours: Red, orange

Availability: Jan- June


http://www.webphotos.com.au/photo_browse.aspx?search=Red%20Hot%20Poker

Botanical name: Siam tulip

Colours: White/lime green, soft pink, hot pink

Availability: Jan-Feb, April


http://pilar-jonnie.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/we-got-tulip-siam-tulip.html

 

February

Botanical name: Bird of Paradise

Colours: Orange/ purple

Availability: Feb-October


http://southfloridalandscapedesign.com/featured/how-bird-of-paradise-flowers/

 

Botanical name:

Tulip, parrot tulip (tulipa species)

Colours: white, green, red, pink, purple, orange, yellow & more.

Availability: Feb-Nov, March


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip

Botanical name: Cattleya Orchid

Colours: Red, hot pink, pink, white, purple, yellow

Availability: March- May


http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Orchids-039-Records-2.jpg/

 

Botanical name: Cymbidium Orchid

Colours: Pink, orange, red, yellow, green, white

Availability: March- August


http://www.argusorchids.net/growing%20orchids%20at%20home/grow_cymbidium_orchids.htm

 

Botanical name: Nerine

Colours: Hot pink

Availability: March-May


http://www.homelife.com.au/gardening/plant+guides/plant+guide+nerine,5551

 

Botanical name: Stock

Colours: White, purple, pink

Availability: March-Nov


http://www.sierraflowerfinder.com/en/d/hot-pink/1487

April

Botanical name: Hyacinth

Colours: White, pink, hot pink, purple, lilac

Availability: April-Oct


http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/320332-product.html

May

Botanical name: Apple blossom

Colours: White, pink

Availability: May-Sept


http://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/happy-apple-blossom-2/

 

Botanical name: Geralton wax

Colours: Pale pink, hot pink,white, red

Availability: May-Oct


http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chapman/3230071266/

 

Botanical name: Goddess lily

Colours: Green

Availability: May-Oct


http://www.pbase.com/image/80531671

 

Botanical name:
Reflixum

Colours:

Green, yellow

Availability:

May- Sep

http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/tomah/the_garden/map_and_photos/media_photos?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=printer_friendly

 

June

Botanical name: Cyclamen

Colours: Hot pink, pale pink, white

Availability: June- September


http://pphotography-blog.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/cyclamen-flower.html

 

Botanical name:

Daffodil, Narcissus

Colours: Yellow

Availability:

Jun-Sept

http://www.hdwallpapersbest.com/daffodil-flowers.html

 

Botanical name: Gardenia

Colours: White

Availability: Jan, June-August


http://deshi-fool.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/gardenia.html

 

Botanical name: Jonquil

Colours: White, lemon

Availability: Jun-Sept


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jonquil_flowers03.jpg

 

Botanical name: Poppy

Colours: Red, orange, yellow, pink, white

Availability: Jun-Sept


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poppies_Field_in_Flanders.jpg

 

Botanical name: Rhododendron
Colours:  Pale pink,white, hot pink
Availability: Jun-Oct

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/plants/eric/ericaceae.html

Common name: Snow drop (Galanthus nivalis)
Colours: White
Availability: June- August


www.english-country-garden.com 

Botanical name: Sweet pea

Colours: white, soft pink, hot pink, purple, lilac

Availability: June -Jan


http://home.howstuffworks.com/define-sweet-pea.htm

Common name: Wax flowers
Colours:  Pink, purple, white
Availability:  June- March


photography.geothunder.com

July

Botanical name: Blushing Bride

Colours: White/soft pink

Availability: July-Sept


http://www.folia.com.au/Flowers/Serruria.html

 

Botanical name: Forget-me-not, Myosotis

Colours: Blue

Availability: Jan, Jul-Sept 


http://mostbeautifulflower.com/most-beautiful-flowers/forget-me-not-flowers-a-popular-garden-plants.html

 

Botanical name: Love in the mist

Colours: Blue

Availability: Jan, Jul-Sept


http://www.pbase.com/image/53062908

 

Botanical name: Miniature rose

Colours: white, lilac, red, orange, peach, cream, yellow, lemon, soft pink, hot pink

Availability: Jul-March


http://www.agel-rosen.de/en/Tree-Roses/Miniature-Tree-Roses/Yellow-Clementine-01101/

 

Botanical name: Waratah

Colours: Red

Availability: Jul- Sept


http://www.ausemade.com.au/fauna-flora/flora/magnoliophyta/magnoliopsida/proteales/proteaceae/telopea/t-speciosissima/waratah-ts.htm

 

August

Botanical name: Arum lily

Colours: White

Availability: May, Aug-Nov


environment.gov.au

 

Botanical name: Pin cushion

Colours: Red, orange, yellow

Season availability: Feb, Aug-Dec


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leucospermum_cordifolium_Veldt_Fire_2.jpg

 

Botanical name:Helleborus

Colours: Red/purple, green, white spotted crimson

Availability: Aug-Jan



http://www.theplantscapers.com/plants_gallery.phtml


 

September

Botanical name: Amaryllis, belladonna lily, naked ladies

Colours: pink, red

Availability: Sept-Nov


http://www.theflowersavenue.com/amaryllis/

Botanical Name: Anemone (Ranunculaceae.fam)

Colours: White, pink, purple, red

Availability: Sept- Nov


http://www.gardenexpress.com.au/anemone-mixed-planting-stock/

Botanical Name: Osmanthus
Colours:White
Availability: August- December


www.dancingoaks.com

Botanical Name: Pelargonium
Colours: Pink, purple, orange, red, white
Availability: September- May


www.commons.wikimedia.org

Botanical Name: Gymea lily (Dianthus species)

Colours: Red

Availability: Jul, Sept-Feb


http://www.rjhorton.com.au/Site/FlowersA/slides/Gymea%20lily%20Doryanthes%20excelsa.html

 

Botanical name: Phalaenopsis Orchid

Colours: White, soft pink, pink

Availability: Sept- Dec


http://www.marketwallpapers.com/wallpapers/background-close-hybrid-orchid-orchids-phalaenopsis-photo-photography-photos-wallpaper-world-8284.html

 

Botanical name: Ranunculus

Colours: White, soft pink, hot pink, orange, red, yellow

Availability: Sept- dec


http://myfavouritecolourisshiny.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/ranunculus/

 

October

Botanical name: Allium (Liliaceae.fam)

Colours: Lilac, white, purple,

Rose pink.

Availability: Oct-Jan


http://www.davidhuntergardencenters.com/2012/10/01/spring-flowering-bulbs/allium-giganteum/

Botanical name: Calla lily (Zantedeschia species)

Colours: Purple, pink, red, orange, yellow

Availability: Oct-Jan


http://www.ausgardener.com.au/plants/Calla-Lily-%252d-Lilac-Mist.html

Botanical name: Larkspur(Consolda species)

Colours: Pink, white, purple, lilac

Availability: Oct-Feb


http://www.sowseeds.co.uk/store/larkspur-sublime-mixed-cut-flower-seeds/

 

Botanical name: Lilac(Syringa vulgaris)

Colours: Purple, lilac

Availability: October


ttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Syringa_vulgaris_003.JPG

Botanical name: Lily of the Valley

Colours: White

Availability: October


www.theflowersavenue.com/lily-of-the-valley/

Botanical name: Peony rose (Paeonia)

Colours: White, hot pink, soft pink

Availability: Oct-Nov


http://www.rodneys.com.au/news/35/A-Rose-by-any-other-Name.html

Botanical name: Queen Annes lace

Colours: White

Availability: Oct- Jan


http://www.auburn.edu/~deancar/wfnotes/q_a_lace.htm

Botanical Name: Water lily(Nymphaea)

Colours: pink, yellow, lilac, purple

Availability: Oct- March


http://www.fantom-xp.com/wp_28__Hybrid_Water_Lily.html

 

November

Botanical Name: Agapanthus, African lily.

Colours: Lilac, purple, white

Availability: Nov-Feb


http://gardenshop.telegraph.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/mediterranean/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/blues-and-lilacs/classid.202/

 

Botanical Name: Bouvardia

Colours: Red, white, pink

Availability: Nov -Jul


tp://branda1905.webs.com/apps/blog/

 

Botanical Name: Dahlia

Colours: Red, deep red, yellow, white, pink, peach

Availability: Nov-May


http://dahliasa.bigpondhosting.com/

 

Botanical name: Hydrangea

Colours: Green, pink, purple, blue

Availability: Nov-April


http://brenlissaonlinenursery.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=28

 

Botanical name: Snapdragon

Colours: Most commonly- pink, purple, orange

Availability: Nov-Sept


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/7461/Common-snapdragon

December

Botanical Name: Crab apple, malus blossom.

Colours: Pink, white

Availability: Dec- Jan


http://internetpie.com.au/garden/

 

Botanical Name: Frangipani

Colours: White/yellow, pink/orange

Availability: Dec- Feb


http://scentopia.com.au/shop/frangipani-candles-fragrances/

 

Botanical Name: Gloriosa lily (Liliaceae.fam)

Colours: Red/yellow

Availability: Dec- Feb


http://thepoisondiaries.tumblr.com/post/29412689036/gloriosa

 

Botanical Name: Gloxinia

Colours: Pink, purple

Availability:\ Dec-Feb


http://pix-pile.com/w/gloxinia.html

 

Botanical Name: Poinsetta

Colours: Red

Availability: Dec- Feb


http://rap361.com/?p=16784

 

Botanical Name: Stephanotis

Colours: White

Availability: Dec- Feb


http://blog.ilovegardening.net/?tag=malaysia

 

Botanical Name: Tuberose

Colours: White with pink buds

Availability: Dec-feb, Aug-Sep


http://thelaurelhedge.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/sweet-tuberoses-for-everyone.html

 

Botanical Name: Alstromeria, Peruvian lily

Colours: White, pink, green, red, yellow, orange

Availability: All year


http://www.conradtanphotography.com/Flowers/Flora-of-all-types/8684191_37dJV3

 

Botanical Name: Anthurium

Colours: White, salmon, pink, lime green, red, pink/ green

Availability: All year


http://www.gardensonline.com.au/GardenShed/PlantFinder/Show_2095.aspx

 

Botanical Name: Asiatic lily

Colours: White, pink, orange, yellow, red, coral

Availability: All year


http://www.scarboro.ca/garden/2013/02/19/the-scarboro-garden-scene-the-charm-of-lilies/lolipop_-_asiatic_lily_july_26_2008_/

 

Botanical Name: Banksia

Colours: Green, Red, yellow, orange, Brown, silver

Availability: All year


http://anpsa.org.au/apol30/jun03-4b.html

 

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Colours: Pink, white, red, green,yellow, lilac, orange

Availability: All year


http://www.whatabloom.com/blog/2012/02/flower-facts-flowers-of-the-zodiac/

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Colours: Yellow/white

Availability: All year

 

Botanical Name: Delphinium

Colours: Blue, white, purple

Availability: All year


http://www.delphinium.co.nz/DelphiniumWallpaper2.htm

 

Botanical Name: Gerbera

Colours: White, pink, hot pink, orange, yellow, lemon, red

Availability: All year


http://www.hiren.info/desktop-wallpapers/flowers-pictures/pink-gerbera-daisy-3a

 

Botanical Name: Gladiolus

Colours: White, purple, green, pink, yellow,red orange, liliac, lemon,

Availability: All year


http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Gladiolus

 

Botanical Name: Heliconia, lobster claw, parrot beak,(Musaceae.fam)

Colours: Red, orange, yellow

Availability: All year


http://www.allposters.com.au/-sp/Heliconia-Flower-Nadi-Fiji-posters_i3635361_.htm

 

Botanical Name: Iris

Colours: Purple, white, yellow

Availability: All year


http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/iris%20flower

 

Botanical Name: Jasmine

Colours: White /pink

Availability: All year


http://footage.shutterstock.com/clip-814123-stock-footage-blooming-jasmine-plant.html

 

Botanical Name: Kangaroo Paw
Colours: pink, green, red, red/green, yellow, orange

Availability: All year


http://richardwatson.com.au/photography/flowers/attachment/kangaroo_paw-large

 

Botanical Name: Lavender

Colours: Purple

Availability: All year


www.fanpop.com 

 

Botanical Name: Leucadendron

Colours: Green, red, yellow

Availability: All year


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leucadendron_discolor_-_Flame_Tips.jpg

 

Botanical Name: Lisianthus

Colours: White, soft pink, purple, lilac, white with purple tip

Availability: All year


http://twofootcreative.com/2012/rose-alternatives/

 

Botanical Name: Lotus flower, lotus pods

Colours: Green pods, pink and white flower

Availability:

All year

Botanical Name: Dusty Miller, Cineraria leaves.

Colours: Silver

Availability: All year


http://gardening.ktsa.com/Dusty-Miller/8355929

 

Botanical Name:Mini Gerbera

Colours: White, red, orange, peach, cream, yellow, lemon, soft pink, hot pink, candy

Availability: All year


Botanical Name: November lily
Colours:  White, new white/ pink
Availability: All year

*http://www.flickr.com/photos/illawarra/5706665132/

Botanical Name: Pitcher plant

Colours: Green, green with touch of purple

Availability: All year


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090804081545.htm

Botanical Name: Peace lily

Colours: White

Availability: All year



http://www.flowerspictures.org/flower-pictures_3/peace-lily_1.html

 

Botanical Name: Rose

Colours: White, lilac,red, orange, peach, cream, yellow, lemon, soft pink, hot pink, varieties of two-toned colours and more.

Availability:

All year

http://www.hiren.info/desktop-wallpapers/flowers-pictures/pink-rose-4s

 

Botanical Name: Silvan reds(Leucadendron species)

Colours: Red

Availability: All year

 
www.sfgate.com

Botanical Name: Singapore orchid (Dendrobium species)

Colours: White, green, liliac/white, pink

Availability: All year


http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/botanical-gardens/singapore-orchids.html

 

Botanical Name: Statice

Colours: White, purple, pink

Availability: All year


http://www.wholeblossoms.com/223-wholesale-statice-flower.html

Botanical Name: Sunflower

Colours: Yellow

Availability: All year


http://orchidflowers.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/identifying-sunflower-plants/

 

Botanical Name: Solidaster

Colours: Yellow

Availability: All year


http://www.nutshellnursery.com.au/solidaster/

Botanical Name: Tiger lily, Asiatic lily(Lilium species)

Colours: white, pink, orange, yellow, peach, red

Availability: All year


http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=1408

 

Botanical Name: Tortured willow, twisted willow(Salix species)

Colours: Green when fresh

Availability: All year


http://www.flickr.com/photos/23008730@N06/5526383553/

Botanical Name: Vanda orchid
Colours: Hot pink,red orange, purple, yellow

Availability: All year


http://www.123rf.com/photo_4423194_vanda-orchid-photographed-in-singapore-in-october-2008.html

Botanical name: Violet
Colours:  Purple, white, pink
Availability: All year


http://mostbeautifulflower.com/most-beautiful-flowers/african-violet-flower-information-and-piures.html/attachment/white-african-violet-flower



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