Best wildflower picks for DIY bouquets

Best wildflower picks for DIY bouquets

 

1. CornfloCornflowerwer:

This blue-purple flower has layers of small spear shaped petals which top thin but sturdy stalks. The star-shaped blooms make a great addition to any bouquet but look best when paired with yellow, orange, and white flowers.

 


 

2. Golden tickseed:Golden Tickseed

This yellow flower resembles a Black-eyed Susan, but has a noticeable red or burgundy inner ring of color reaching about halfway up each petal. Golden tickseeds bloom from mid to late summer and grow about as high as the Cornflower (approximately 24 inches). The two would make excellent complements in a bouquet.


 

3. CalCalifornia Poppyifornia Poppy:

With its large showy head and beautiful tones of orange, yellow and red, the California poppy makes a festive addition to wildflower arrangements and bouquets. It mainly blooms in these fall colors and is counterbalanced by flowers in tones of blue and white.


 

4. Cosmos:Cosmos

These hardy flowers are easily found by the roadsides and in meadows. Though native to Mexico, they now grow all over the U.S., anywhere that receives full sun. They bloom in shades of pale and dark pink, red and white, with yellow centers. Break off the lacy foliage or leave it on for a more rustic look.


 

5. Blue FlBlue Flaxax:

These pale-blue beauties last only a day, but grow in such abundance that you can find enough to create a new bouquet every day if desired. Native to California, they now grow in most regions of North America. They bloom from May through September and do best in areas with full sun.


 

6. Catchfly:Catchfly

Catchfly makes a great accent flower for any wildflower bouquet. It grows in shades of pale pink, magenta, purple and red, producing small flowers which form a bulb-shaped bloom. It grows throughout the U.S. and does best in areas with partial shade or full sun.

 


 

7. BabyBabys Breath’s Breath:

This traditional filler flower grows wild in most regions of the U.S. It makes a great accent for bouquets. Most people don’t know that it actually grows in a light pink shade in addition to the more commonly used white.