Which plants and flowers are in season in August?

Anemone (Wildflower) 

Also known as a wildflower, these charming papery flowers are often open with double daisy-like petals giving them a beautiful full effect. Anemone is available in a variety of vibrant and pale colours and usually have an ombre looking centre which is slightly paler than the outer petals of the flower. 

Asclepias (Milkweed) 

Often referred to as Milkweed, Asclepias is ideal as a filler flower as each stem contains tiny clusters of flowers usually in orange. Their nickname Milkweed came about because of the milky substance that they release when their cells are damaged. 

Aster 

Asters are available in a range of colours and are known and loved for their showy blooms. Many types of Aster are frost and drought resistant which makes them a good low-maintenance flower. ‘

Bells of Ireland 

Bells of Ireland flowers also known as Moluccella laevis are green flowers which cultivate in large spikes. They are known in Ireland to represent luck and prosperity and are therefore often a flower of choice for weddings. 

Craspedia 

Often described as small yellow balls, Craspedia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. Their ball-like appearance makes them particularly striking in bouquets and they are also popular as dried flowers since their flower is firm and does not fall apart when dried. 

Cornflower 

Cornflowers are vibrant blue wildflowers and are often a garden favourite as they are so easy to grow in the spring and summer. Cornflowers are also said to symbolise hope, remembrance, anticipation and unity which adds to their popularity. 

Delphinium  

Tall flower spikes in a colourful range of options, such as whites, purples and pinks but are most commonly found in blue. 

Freesia  

These are predicted the be a hugely popular flower in 2020 due to their powerful scent which is one of the predicted flower trends for the new year. They are available in a small range of colours including white, blue and milky white. 

Ginger (Alpinia) 

These large striking tropical flowers are some of our favourites to include in corporate and home bespoke vase arrangements for a pop of colour and due to their hardy nature. As well as the flower, the leaves of this plant are particularly unusual because of their bold and irregularly striped leaves in creamy yellow and gold. 

Heliconia  

Nicknamed false bird of paradise and hanging lobster claw because of their claw-like orange, red and yellow appearance, these unique exotic flowers are available exclusively in the hotter months of the year. 

Hydrangea 

Hydrangeas are derived from the Greek meaning of ‘water vessel’ which refers to its powerful stem and the shape of its seed capsules. Many people who do not look after Hydrangeas will complain that they do not last as long as other flowers, however, this is because the hydrangea stem often gets covered in sap and leaves the flower unable to take up water. To avoid this the end of their stem should be cut off every two to three days. 

Limonium 

Also known as Sea Lavander although it is actually not related to Lavander, Limonium has thin stems which are covered in countless small blue, lavender, rose or white flowers. Due to their many small flowers stemming off one thin main stem, they are a popular filler flower for bouquets with a wilder more rustic look. 

Lisianthus  

One of our favourite filler flowers to use in workshops to create colourful hand-ties, this flower opens from tightly swirled buds and blooms in white, green, purple, pink, blue, salmon, lilac and can also come in bi-colours. 

Queen Anne’s Lace 

Also called carota, Queen Anne’s Lace has two different varieties which are actually a part of the carrot family. The flowers on this flower are five parted and small, usually in white, yellow or pink colours. 

Ranunculus 

Ranunculus are one of those flowers that really do look too perfect to be real. Their peony style blossoms feature layer after layer of tissue-thin petals in light pinks, pastel yellow, cream, peach, burgundy, orange and red. 

Solidago 

Commonly known as Goldenrods, Solidago is actually most popular for its health benefits and its name in Latin translates as ‘to make whole or heal’. In floristry, however, Solidago is a popular spring filler flower with its small yellow flowers adding a pop of colour to bouquets. 

Sunflowers 

Sunflowers are another extremely recognisable flower and are often associated with children because of their love for growing them in competition with one another. The meaning of sunflowers stems from the sun itself and represents joy, adoration and longevity which often means they are thought of as happy flowers. 

Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) 

Strelitzia is commonly known as the bird of paradise flower due to its unusual bird-like appearance. Although this plant originates from South Africa, it is a January blooming plant which requires a minimum winter night temperature of 10-12°C. 

Triteleia  

Also known as triplet lilies, triteleia can be recognised for their loose clusters of delicate blue funnel-shaped flowers which open as their leaves die down. These blue flowers sit on erect leafless stems of around 50 cm high. 

Vanda 

Also known as Singapore orchids, vanda is a nearly soilless orchid which hangs from trees in their native habitat. They usually have around six to eight flowers per stem and their petals often have a marble appearance. 

Zinnia 

Zinnia flowers are members of the Asteraceae family and are available in 20 species, which range in colour and size. They are most easily recognised by their leaves which are like sandpaper in texture and are lace shaped. 

If you would like to contact us about any of the flowers in this blog to check their availability in our Urmston shop or to request a bespoke flower bouquet with these flowers, give us a call on 0161 202 9645. 

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