Seasonal Flowers & Year-Round Flowers
While many popular flowers and greenery are accessible all year, others are available only during certain seasons. Our list of yearly flowers features focal flowers like roses and gerbera daisies, filler flowers like asters and baby’s breath, and an abundance of greenery, including lemon leaf and ruscus. Nevertheless, some flowers are season-bound and influenced by various factors that can affect their availability.
Greenhouse vs. Field Grown
One significant factor affecting availability is whether a flower or greenery is cultivated in a greenhouse or an open field exposed to weather conditions. For instance, hydrangeas and chrysanthemums can be grown in greenhouses, making them available year-round. Conversely, flowers like dahlias and peonies are grown outdoors, limiting their availability to suitable growing conditions.
Lifecycle of Species
Certain flowers and greenery undergo yearly transitions, rendering them unavailable or unsuitable for sale. Flowering bushes and trees, such as cherry, bloom only in spring and are available exclusively during that period. Seeded eucalyptus, a popular choice for wedding arrangements, is available for most of the year. However, the seeds blossom into flowers each season, momentarily disrupting the supply. Some greenery, like ferns, experience a yearly growth phase that renders the stems too delicate for shipping and storage.
Optimal Growing Conditions
High-demand flowers, like roses, are cultivated in various parts of the world, including Ecuador and Colombia. These regions boast ideal conditions in terms of soil, rainfall, and sunlight, allowing for year-round production and a consistent wholesale market supply. Nevertheless, even in these locations, extreme weather can disrupt or reduce the availability of certain varieties.
Some flowers and greenery experience heightened popularity during specific times of the year. For example, bronze mums and brown roses are in high demand during Thanksgiving but lose their appeal during the Christmas season. Consequently, flower farms grow or harvest such flowers only when their seasonal demand peaks.
All these factors contribute to the availability of the flowers you desire. When selecting flowers and greenery for your wedding or event, consult the chart below to determine their expected availability. Your favorite flower might have a limited availability window. At Flowergist, we constantly collaborate with suppliers and monitor the market to ensure you receive the finest flowers at the best possible prices. We are confident that you’ll appreciate our dedication to customer service and the stunning flowers in your order.