Though January brings snow, cold and short days with little light, some flowers actually do well in these condition and are able to withstand the harshness of winter. These hardy flowers include: Amaryllis, Freesia, Acacia, Carnations, and Gerber Daisies. You’ll generally be able to find these blooms available at your local florist.
It may still be cold in February, but this month heralds in the first of the traditional spring flowers, such as crocus and primrose. You’ll also find violets and forsythia blooming in this month. Your florist will have a wider selection available – keep in mind that many flowers in shops are imported from warmer climes.
Early spring is a great time for flowers. Daffodils, Poppies, Sweet pea and Tulips all make their appearance in March. You also might be able to find Gardenia, Hyacinth and Hollyhock blooming in some places. Warmer parts of the country may expect the lovely Bird of Paradise flower to make its appearance as well.
By this time, things are beginning to really warm up. Now, in the midst of true spring, you should have no problem finding Anemones, Ginger, Allium, Marigolds, Wax flower and Hydrangea. Also available are Gerber daisies, Lily of the Flower, and gorgeous Stargazer lilies (plus many more not listed here – April is a great month for flowers!).
May might just be the best season for flowers. Carnations, Pansies, Bouvardia, Bornonia, Anemones and Bells of Ireland all enjoy the warm temperatures of this fair month. Casablanca lilies, Lilacs, Peonies and Ranunculus also make their appearance as we move closer to summery weather.
June brings quite a few beautiful blooms, like Roses, Baby’s breath, Hydrangeas, Mini callas, Celosia, alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily), Asters, Celosia, Cornflowers and Forget-me-nots.
Now in the heart of summer, you’ll find flowers who can really stand up to the heat in full bloom. Many may have already come and gone, but a few flowers really love the warmer temperatures. These include many types of Orchids, Delphinium, Daisies, Gardenias, Iris, Hydrangeas (these hardy shrubs have a particularly long blooming season), and Sunflowers.
By far the hottest month of the year, only certain flowers can stand up to the challenge that extreme heat of August poses. You’ll find Allium, Bachelor’s Buttons, Cornflower, Belladonna Lily, Gladiolus, Zinnias, Clematis, and Grape Hydrangea all in bloom as the temperature rises.
As the weather cools and we begin to plunge back into fall, some lovely blooms finally make their appearance. Agapanthus, amaranthus and Blue lace flower shouldn’t be too hard to find. Coxcomb and protea should be available at your local florist as well.
Now in the heart of fall, October brings the perfect conditions for some cold-loving flowers. These include kalanchoe, statice, yarrow, solidago and salvia. You might also be able to find spray arnation, lisianthus and tuberose.
Late fall meaning temperatures are seriously taking a dip. But this brings the perfect conditions for Mimosa, aranthera, banksia and helenium. Chrysanthemums, one of the most celebrated flowers the world-over, will also open in November.
Cycling back around to winter, you’ll find some hardy cold-loving plants blooming in harsh month. Anthurium, muscari, phlox and the beautiful hellebore make their appearance as we head toward the new year.