Seasonal Guide

Flowers in this guide are available commercially and seasonal availability is a guide only.
* indicates the flower is an excellent choice for bridal bouquets 

flower

availability

colours

description

agapanthus

spring/summer

blue, purple, white

large ball of bell shaped small blooms - long stem

alstroemeria

all year

reds, pinks, mauve, yellow, pink

bell shaped cluster on long stem - speckled petals

antherium *

all year

red, pink, orange, cream, lime variegated combinations

medium - large, exotic & waxy looking heart shaped flower with long stamen

arum lily *

winter/spring

ivory

petite, slender "curled" cone shaped flower with long yellow stamen

asiatic lily *

all year

yellow, ivory, orange, plum-red, pink, lemon

medium sized, exotic. six-petalled star shaped lily with pollen stamen frons

azalea

autumn

white, red, deep pink, lilac

delicate cluster flower, small foliage

babies breath

all year

white, green, pink

petite spindly, soft balls

bella donna lily *

spring

white

large bell shaped lily

blushing bride *

winter/spring

cream & pale pink

very petite medium sized native, complex fury centre

bouvardia *

summer/autumn

red, pink, mauve, white

perfumed double or single heads, petite short blooms

calla lily *

spring/summer

ivory, green variegated

large cone shaped flower with long thick stem & yellow stamen

camellia bloom

autumn

pink, red, white,

delicate full flower, good floating but easily damaged

camellia leaf *

all year

waxy strong gloss green

waxy strong gloss green - good for bridal bouquets

carnation

all year

all colours,bi-colours & striped

large (sim), mini (pixie), small (spray) - tissue petals

casablanca lily/oriental lily **

all year

white, cream, pink, variegated

spectacular lily, large heads, spotted petals, long stamen

cattleya orchid *

autumn

white, lavender, bi-colours

large flower, two oval & three pointed petals with cone shaped throat

celosia

summer

red, purple, pinks, yellow, orange

large cocks comb or feathery (looks like coral)

chrysanthemum

all year

all colours, bi-colours, variegated

large (did-bud), med - spider, daisy, field

cornflower

summer/autumn

blue, pink, white

soft, medium length vivid blue

cosmos

summer/autumn

purple, white, pink. lilac

soft petite daisy style- very long and slender

crab apple

summer

green and yellow fruit

med fruit berries - leaves large/med

cymbidium orchid *

autumn/winter

ivory, green, pink, mauve, rust, lemon & bi-colours

thick, waxy orchid with five pointed petals & curled lip in centre - petite, small and medium

daffodil

winter/spring

yellow, cream, bi-colours

small bell frilled flowers - bulb grown, medium stems

dahlia

spring/summer/autumn

all colours

large full headed, tubular stem

daisy

summer

white, yellow, pink

star shaped petite bloom; occasionally unpleasant smell

daphne

autumn

lilac, pink, white

sweet strong perfume - small cluster on woody stem

delphinium *

winter/spring

pale blue, white, mid blue, purple

small clusters up long stem, petite in shape - true blue

dendrobium orchid **

all year

ivory, purple, yellow, rust, lilac, lime

mature orchids with medium length stems on spray - sometimes referred to as singapore orchids

english lavender *

summer

lilac/blue purple - grey/green foliage,

sweet scented with elegant form, many buds to stem head

flannel flower *

spring

cream (native)

soft flannel feel star shape pale green foliage - some people highly allergic

forget-me-not

winter/spring

white, blue, pink

small short cottage flowers - thick stems

frangipani

summer

cream/yellow, pink

small cluster star cone shaped - brown easily smell sweet

freesia **

autumn/winter/spring

yellow, lemon, white, lilac, orange

small cluster on medium stem - fragrant

french lavender *

winter/spring

pale grey/green foliage, purple flower

highly perfumed, largest lavender variety

gardenia

spring/summer

some available all year - ivory/cream

beautiful fragrance, small, medium, large round waxy leaves and gloss dark leaves

geraldton wax *

autumn/winter

ivory, pink, purple

waxy flat small petals with berry buds

gerbera **

all year

all colours, bi-colours, different centres

big version of the common daisy - huge range of colours, varieties and sizes

gladiolus

all year

white, cream, yellow, pink, red, burgundy, salmon, lilac, green

tall thick stem with many blossoms climbing to the tip

green goddess lily *

winter/spring

green & ivory

a unique calla lily with cream centres flushed with green & broad green tips

gymea leaves

all year

mid green

really long reed shaped leaves - thick

heliconia

all year

scarlet, yellow, orange, green variegated

exotic, large flowers simular to strelitzias, thick woody stem, some have pendulous bracts

helleborus

winter/spring

muted tomes of green, lilac, mauve

clumping flowers, very low to ground, petite

hyacinth

winter/spring

pink, ivory, lemon, pink, purple, blue

short, heavy flower with multiple star-shaped flowers on stem, extremely fragrant

iris

all year

blue, purple, white, yellow

single opening bloom, long stem, variegated centre, 3 frons/petals

jasmine

spring

white, pink

small dainty highly fragrant vine

jonquil

winter/spring

yellow, cream, bi-colours

clustered small sweet smell - related to daffodil, double or single flower

kangaroo paw

summer

red, green, brown (native)

hairy paw shaped small flower on tall stem

king protea

summer/autumn

pink (native)

huge crown shaped woody flower - very impressive

lambs ear **

winter/spring

pale green/grey/lime

soft fury small leaf - feels like lambs ears

lavender *

all year

lilac/purple

sweet smell, short stems - see "english" "french"

leucadendron

all year

rust/brown/green (native)

long leaf form flower head - last well

liatris *

summer

purple, white

long cylindrical clustered spike of fluffy flower

lisianthus

summer, autumn, spring

white, lemon, pink, purple, lilac

soft cabbage style flower, looks like loose small peonie rose and last very well - excellent bridal flower

lilac

spring

lilac, white

large cluster of manu small star shaped blooms - heavily perfumed

lily of the valley *

mid spring

white

tiny bell blooms running up short petite stem

love in the mist

spring

mini rose **

spring/summer

all colours

small spray of rose buds

molucca balm *

autumn/spring

lime green

green cluster vertical cylinder

nerine *

autumn

pink, white, yellow, orange

clustered bell

november Lily *

spring/summer/autumn

white

often called the trumpet lily or xmas lily

oriental ** lily/casablanca lily

all year

white, cream, pink, variegated

spectacular lily, large heads, spotted petals, long stamen

pansy

summer

variegated assorted

low to the ground small velvet flower

paper daisy

all year

pinks, creams

paper everlasting daisy

peony rose*

Oct, Nov, Dec

pinks, white, purples

large, rose-like full bloom on strong stem

phalaenopsis orchid *

LIMITED - all year

white, pink, purple, variegated

flat "moth" shaped orchid. Most bouquets containing this orchid will attract 30% - 70% increase in price due to their extremely high wholesale purchase price 

poppy

winter/spring

assorted

papery crinkled bulb

protea

summer/autumn

pink, cream (native)

large native, woody stem long lasting

pussy willow

summer/winter

brown/silver

long stems in bud (fury feel)

queen anne's lace *

spring

white/frost green

large delicate sprays of fine flowers

red hot pokers

summer/autumn

red, orange, red, yellow

long spike clusters, brightly coloured

repens *

summer/autumn

pinks, creams

protea - fine waxy leaf/petals

rhododendron

winter/spring

pinks, mauve, whites

large cluster of manu small star shaped blooms

roses **

all year

all colours

small to medium in size, some boast full blooms white others donít fully open - see rose section

roses - David Austin

late spring
summer

all colours

small to medium rose - grown outdoors and subject to seasonal change and marking/damage. Limited supply due to commercial viability. Weak stemmed and short bloom life.

scabious *

summer

pale blue, lilacs

delicate daisy like flower

shasta daisy

spring/summer

white

large single booms daisy/chrysanthemum

silver dollar gum *

all year

silver/grey foliage

eucalyptus scented round leaf gum

singapore orchid **

all year

all colours

long cylindrical stem orchids

smoke bush *

all year

grey/silver

fury soft short foliage

snapdragon

spring/summer

all colours

large cluster of many small star shaped blooms

snow drops

winter

white

very delicate small white flowers with green dots

spear grass *

all year

dark foliage

long fine foliage - flexible

statice *

all year

purples, pinks, white/cream, yellow, orange

papery small clusters

stephanotis *

summer

white

white waxy trumpet shaped, perfumed

stock

spring

pinks, purples, white

large cluster of cylindrical blooms on woody stem

sunflower

spring/summer

yellow

big heads - brown or black centres

sweet pea *

spring

pinks, lilacs, purples, white

informal small delicate flowers, perfumed

sweet william

winter/spring

reds, purple, assorted

head of tightly clustered vibrant flowers

tea tree *

autumn/winter/spring

pinks, white, purples

white woody flowers

tiger lily **

all year

oranges, pinks, creams, yellows

star shaped lily

tortured willow **

summer/autumn/winter

light brown/green

twisted bare stem willow

tuberoses *

autumn

white

cylindrical clusters of perfumed blooms

tulip **

winter/spring

all colours

smooth waxy "U" shape, smooth stems

umbrella fern

all year

green

round fine leafed fern

vanda orchid *

summer

violet

winter/spring

purple, pink, white

small low growing blooms - short lasting

waratah *

spring

red

large full centre red waxy centre, woody stem

water lily

spring/summer

pinks, mauve, creams

waxy full centre when open - closes at night

yellow bells

spring

yellow (native)

clustered flowers

zinnia

summer/autumn

bright assorted colours

brightly coloured daisy shaped flower