Autumn is here! What better way to embrace it than with a bunch of fresh flowers? We have created a list of autumn lovin’ flowers – resistant to the darker days and (slightly) colder temperatures. Have a look, and you might find your favourite autumn flower.
Probably autumn’s most popular and versatile flower, because of its many different appearances. Well-known types are the single, double, pompom and spider Chrysanthemums. The vase life of this autumn flower is very good – up to 14 days depending on the cultivar. The Chrysanth symbolises luck and health, a beautiful message to go with the flowers.
One of the most popular Sedum cultivars is called ‘Autumn Joy’. Just like its siblings, it consists of clusters of small delicate flowers and succulent stems and leaves. ‘Autumn Joy’ opens up pink and turns into a more copper hue during its maturing process – complementing autumn to the fullest! The flowers bloom from August into November.
In floristry, the Hypericum is commonly known for its colourful berries. They come in white, yellow, green, orange and red – a true feast for the eye. It is believed that the name Hypericum derives from the Greek for ‘above pictures’, for its use over shrines to repel evil spirits.
The Physalis – also known as Chinese lantern – gives you that true autumn feeling. The brightly orange coloured lanterns bring colour and light to this gloomy season. Did you know that the Greek word Physalis means wrapper? The lantern protects and cases the berry and symbolizes safety, comfort and protection. Which is just what you need during those cold and windy autumn days.
Our flower of the month September, the Dahlia generally blooms from July until October. The vase life of Dahlias is usually fairly good: you could enjoy these blooms up to 10 days. Dahlias are often used as the focal flower in wedding work such as bridal bouquets. The most frequently requested Dahlia for wedding work is probably the gorgeous ‘Café Au Lait’ Dahlia.
In the summer the leaves remain green and insignificant, but as soon as autumn starts the Brassica starts to confess its colours. It starts with a modest blush in the heart, but then soon starts to spread all the way out. Besides pink, red, and purple Brassicas are also available in white. Did you know that Brassica is Latin for cabbage? It is typically used for ornamental purposes, and isn’t really a flower, although it is often used in bouquets and arrangements.
Always sensational, never boring. This autumn flower comes in daring colour combinations like Rose-red with Saffron-yellow or bright orange with light yellow edges. The Gloriosa is a bulb which also happens to be a fantastic climber – that’s why they stand for ambition and success. It’s the ideal present for someone who experiences a fresh start.
This true autumn flower comes in many colours, including the most common white, purple and pink varieties. Because the Aster is nectar and pollen-rich, the flowers are a favourite of many pollinators too. The Aster Ageratoides is one of the most bee-friendly varieties. It has light blue or light violet petals and blooms in autumn.