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The Most Beautiful Flowers That Bloom in Autumn

Whether it’s for your wedding or simply to keep up with the latest trends, knowing what flowers are in season definitely has its perks. Availability and affordability are probably the top two reasons most florists can attest to.

You’ll absolutely love our list of fall season flowers and orchidsSee them in a new light as they bloom in mesmerizing fall color palette. Pair them with different copper or fall-toned leaves like beech, oak, and maple. Choose from golden oranges, moody neutrals, burnt pinks, dark berry and burgundy hues, deep reds, yellows with a hint of fall, romantic sunsets. 

Calla Lily

Not a true lily but nevertheless a truly lovely lily. Calla is a single-species genus from the Araceae flowering plant family. This effortlessly classy bloom commands attention, which is probably one of the reasons why it’s a fast favorite among many autumn brides. This trumpet-shaped bloom usually comes in two types:

  • The large calla lily comes with long, strong, and stalky stems, which make them last longer and is great for adding height in tall floral arrangements.
  • The petite or miniature calla lily, which are frequently seen used as charming boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen, and in nosegay hand bouquets.

For a fall-inspired calla lily flower arrangement, ask your florist for bold and deep colors, such as black, burgundy, orange or red.

Sunflower

Sunflowers bloom during most of the summer season and early autumn. Luckily, it’s one of the many flowers that are not hard to source no matter the time of the year.  

For fall colors, we love sunflower types with a bit of more orange, brown, or burgundy on its petals. These include:

  • Little Tiger sunflower
  • Royal Flush sunflower
  • Strawberry Blonde sunflower
  • Red Yearling sunflower
  • Terracotta sunflower
  • Chianti sunflower
  • Moulin Rouge sunflower

When it comes to flower meaning, sunflowers represent happiness, faith, loyalty, adoration, and longevity. Popularly known as the “happy flowers”, which perhaps is due to their lively and vibrant color, sunflowers provide that kind of cheerful and positive vibe you can’t get enough of. This is why they make perfect as pick-me-up gifts.

Anemone

Anemones are distinctly known for bold, black centers, which make a powerful contrast against their colorful petals. An equally pretty cousin of peonies and ranunculus, these flowers hail from China but have been widely cultivated in Japan for many years now.

The Japanese anemone blooming season lasts up to 6 to 8 weeks through the end of the fall season. For autumn, ask your florist for gem colored anemone flowers in rich purple, magenta, red, or maroon.

Dahlia

Dahlia flowers are perennial plants native to Mexico and are the country's national flower since 1963. Botanists from Spain discovered dahlias as a wildflower growing on the side of the hills of Mexico during the early 16th century, although historians suggest that based on unearthed paintings and illustrations ancient civilizations have known and have been growing it to either consume or as a medicinal herb.

Akin to the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia, which all belong to the Asteraceae family of flowering plants, they are known for their big blooms, which can range from five centimeters or up to 30 centimeters in diameter, commonly called the dinner plate dahlias.

Dahlias blooming season is usually late summer to early fall. Because they come in several species and probably thousands of hybrids and varieties, the options are endless with dahlias. Our favorites are the decorative dahlia species, such as the Cafe Au Lait. For autumn, clients dahlia flower arrangements in soft peaches paired with dark, mysterious colors.

Coxcomb (Celosia)

Coxcomb flowers, otherwise known as Celosia,  will gorgeously add texture to your flower arrangements. There are two prominent varieties of Celosia:

  • The plumed coxcomb, which has thin hair-like flowers that will remind you of a burning bush
  • The Celosia cristata, which looks resembles a coral or a brain

Blooming in late summer to early fall, these uniquely shaped flowers are absolute head-turners with their vivacious blooms in red, orange, green,  yellow, and pink.

Chrysanthemum

Like most popular flowers nowadays, chrysanthemums, or more commonly called mums, are available year-round but peak during late summer and the rest of autumn.

For the Japanese, they are the epitome of perfection and represent a lasting friendship, positivity, and happiness. It’s the birth flower of people born in the month of November.  For fall flower arrangements, we suggest you get chrysanthemums in yellow, russet, red, and burgundy.

Orchids

Whether as a solid orchid arrangement or the star of a mixed flower arrangement, orchids really pack a punch with their dramatic, showy blooms. You can never ever go wrong with orchids. Because they have literally thousands of species and hybrids, these exquisite flowers are readily available no matter the season.

They come in different colors and beauty that will definitely suit your taste and style. A trailing orchid wedding bouquet is hands down one of the most elegant and graceful pieces ever for a bride to walk down the aisle with. Cascading orchid arrangements are also stunning statement pieces for wedding tablescapes or for special occasions during fall like Thanksgiving.

To really feel the fall season, we recommend checking out cymbidium orchids, phalaenopsis orchids, and cattleya orchids in classic white or in autumn colors, such as orange, brownish yellow, or deep magenta, and burgundy.



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