Every florist’s favorite season is almost here. That’s right, spring is on its way to Alexandria, and our florists at Conklyn’s can’t wait to help you celebrate with beautiful bouquets to brighten your home. Nothing refreshes an indoor atmosphere after a long, stuffy winter quite like the uplifting beauty and sweet fragrance of spring flowers.
Fun Facts on Spring Flowers
This year, the vernal equinox and first day of Spring lands on March 19th, but the flowers don’t know that. So, how do they know when it’s time to bloom? Spring flowers respond to the lengthening daylight and rising temperatures of spring.
While the U.S. celebrates the first day of spring on the equinox, other countries follow a lunar calendar to mark the changing seasons. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers; they don’t officially start spring until their national flowers, cherry blossoms, are in bloom.
When Does Flowers Start to Bloom for Spring?
The earliest flowers of the year bloom well before spring arrives, even in cold climates. Crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses all fight their way through the snow, sometimes blooming as early as late January.
Most early spring flowers like tulips, irises, and pansies start blooming in late March and early April. Late spring flowers like roses, bluebells, peonies, and lilacs don’t bloom until late May and mid-June.
7 of the Most Popular Spring Flowers
So many lovely flowers bloom during spring that it’s tough to pick just a few favorites. The following make the list of the most popular spring flowers thanks to their beauty, springtime symbolism, and alluring fragrances.
Daffodils are synonymous with spring, as they share the same symbolic significance, representing renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. We love these early bloomers for their trumpet-shaped blossoms in bright yellow, orange, and white.
Daisies don’t bloom until late in spring, but their fresh, white petals and sunny yellow centers are a welcome sight. Daisies are the perfect flowers for celebrating Mother’s Day because they symbolize motherhood and childbirth.
This flower of friendship is beautiful to see and smell. Freesias bloom in a rainbow of vibrant colors. A single freesia stem holds up to a dozen blossoms, and just one or two in a bouquet will perfume an entire room.
It’s impossible to list popular spring flowers and not include tulips. These cheerful blooms add brilliant pops of color to bouquets, look fantastic on their own, are great in gardens, and fun to grow in containers, too! Generally, they represent love, but different colors have different meanings. For example, white tulips are for forgiveness, purple tulips represent royalty, red tulips symbolize true love, and yellow tulips equal happy thoughts.
Like tulips, different colors of roses also have special meanings. Red represents romance, pink is for gentle admiration, yellow symbolizes friendship, and orange signifies feelings of passion. While roses are popular all year long, they’re actually in-season in the spring, and seasonal roses are at their most beautiful, freshest, and are also more affordable, making them the perfect choice for a spring wedding.
These delicate bell-shaped blooms blossom in a beautiful shade of blue and hang neatly from their stems. Bluebells grow wild in different areas around the United States and blossom late in spring. These flowers represent humility and look humble as they gently bow toward the ground.
This flowering shrub grows heavy with stunning flowers every spring. In shades of white, pink, and red camellias represent adoration, longing, and sincere desire.
Welcome Spring with a Brilliant Bouquet of Seasonal Flowers
If you’re as excited for spring as we are at Conklyn’s, then we recommend celebrating the season with fresh flowers and seasonal blooming plants for your home. Whether you love pansies, ranunculus, lilacs, or hyacinth, we have a bouquet that’ll fill your home with beauty.