Popular Wedding Flowers in Season in Australia

Date last updated: June 2024

Flowers in Season in Australia

Did you know that most of the search results we see when we Google flowers in season are actually for the Northern Hemisphere, not for Australia?  

As a wedding florist, I’ve noticed that many future brides planning their weddings often want to know which flowers are in season in Australia on their big day.

When choosing flowers for a wedding or event, we often consider:

  • incorporating flowers we like,
  • including flowers that match our favourite colours or wedding colour palette,
  • flowers we find on Pinterest, or
  • the wedding or event budget.

So to help you with planning your wedding/event flowers, I’ve listed the popular flowers by season and colour.

(Please note, this list is not exhaustive.

Growers are continually producing new varieties of flowers.

At the end of this article, I also suggest ideas on what to do if your chosen flower is unavailable.)

AVAILABILITY OF FLOWERS IN SEASON IN AUSTRALIA (AND BY COLOUR)

Flowers in season in Australia during summer (December, January, February)

Popular wedding flowers summer Australia

PINK

Alstroemeria

Anthurium

Calla Lily

Carnation

Dahlia

Freesia

Hydrangea

Lisianthus

Rose

PEACH / ORANGE

Calla Lily

Dahlia

Heliconia

Rose

PURPLE

Calla Lily

Carnation

Cosmos

Delphinium

Hydrangea

Lavender

Lisianthus

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Water Lily

WHITE

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Cosmos

Dahlia

Delphinium

Freesia

Hydrangea

Hypericum Berry

Lisianthus

Rose

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Tuberose

Water Lily

YELLOW

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Freesia

Rose

Flowers in season in Australia during autumn (March, April, May)

Popular wedding flowers autumn Australia

PINK

Alstroemeria

Anthurium

Carnation

Celosia

Cosmos

Dahlia (early autumn)

Disbud Chrysanthemum

Freesia

Lisianthus

Protea

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Stock (late autumn)

Tulip (late autumn)

PEACH / ORANGE

Calla Lily

Dahlia

Heliconia

Rose

Tulip (late autumn)

PURPLE

Alstroemeria

Calla Lily

Carnation

Cosmos

Dahlia

Delphinium

Kale

Lisianthus

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Statice

Stock (late autumn)

Tulip

WHITE

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Cosmos

Dahlia

Delphinium

Disbud Chrysanthemum

Freesia

Hypericum Berry

Kale

Lisianthus

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Protea

Queen Anne’s Lace

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Stock (late autumn)

Tulip

YELLOW

Alstroemeria

Calla Lily

Carnation

Freesia

Rose

Snapdragon

Sunflower

Tulip

Flowers in season in Australia during winter (June, July, August)

Popular Wedding Flowers Winter Australia

PINK

Alstroemeria

Anthurium

Blushing Bride

Carnation

Cymbidium Orchid

Lisianthus

Poppy

Protea

Ranunculus (late winter)

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Stock 

Sweet Pea

Tulip

PEACH / ORANGE

Poppy

Ranunculus (late winter)

Rose

Tulip (late autumn)

PURPLE

Anemone

Carnation

Helleborus

Kale

Lisianthus

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Statice

Stock 

Sweet Pea

Tulip

WHITE

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Cymbidium Orchid

Kale

Lisianthus

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Protea

Queen Anne’s Lace

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Stock 

Sweet Pea

Tulip

YELLOW

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Cymbidium Orchid

Poppy

Ranunculus (late winter)

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Tulip

Flowers in season in Australia during spring (September, October, November)

Popular wedding flowers spring Australia

PINK

Alstroemeria

Anemone

Anthurium

Blushing Bride

Boronia (early spring)

Calla Lily

Carnation

Celosia

Cymbidium Orchid

David Austin Rose

Dogwood (late spring)

Freesia

Lisianthus

Poppy

Peony (late October – early December)

Pieris

Ranunculus 

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Stock 

Sweet Pea

PEACH / ORANGE

Heliconia

Poppy

Ranunculus 

Rose

Singapore Orchid

PURPLE

Alstroemeria

Anemone

Calla Lily

Carnation

Lavender

Lilac (Sept/Oct for 3-4 weeks)

Lisianthus

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Sweet Pea

WHITE

Alstroemeria

Anemone

Arab’s Eyes (late spring)

Blushing Bride

Carnation

Cymbidium Orchid

Dahlia

David Austin Rose

Delphinium

Dogwood (late spring)

Freesia

Hypericum Berry

Lisianthus

Poppy

Peony (late October – early December)

Ranunculus 

Rose

Singapore Orchid

Snapdragon

Stock 

Sweet Pea

YELLOW

Alstroemeria

Carnation

Cymbidium Orchid

Dahlia

Freesia

Poppy

Rose

Snapdragon

Stock

What happens when your favourite flower is not available the week of your wedding?

If your favourite flower is not available the week of your wedding, don’t worry!

There are several creative and practical solutions to ensure your floral arrangements still look stunning and capture the essence of your vision:

  1. Choose a Similar Alternative: Many flowers have look-alikes that can evoke the same feel and beauty as your favorite. For instance, if peonies are out of season, garden roses or parrot tulips can be a wonderful substitute with their lush, romantic appearance.

  2. Incorporate Silk or Artificial Flowers: High-quality silk flowers can be blended seamlessly with real ones. They offer the advantage of looking fresh and beautiful regardless of the season, and you can keep them as a keepsake.

  3. Focus on Foliage and Greenery: Sometimes, adding more greenery and unique foliage can create a stunning and lush arrangement that doesn’t rely heavily on specific flowers. This can also add texture and depth to your floral designs.

  4. Highlight Seasonal Blooms: Embrace the beauty of the season by featuring flowers that are readily available. Seasonal blooms are often fresher, more affordable, and perfectly suited to the time of year, giving your wedding a natural and harmonious vibe.

  5. Mix with Dried Flowers: Dried flowers have become increasingly popular and can add a unique and elegant touch to your arrangements. They also provide a way to incorporate your favourite flowers if they are available dried.

  6. Work with Your Florist: Trust your florist’s expertise. They can offer creative solutions and suggest alternative flowers that match your colour palette and theme. Professional florists have a wealth of knowledge and can create beautiful designs with a variety of flowers.

The most important thing is flowers can still bring a wonderful sensory experience to your wedding or event.

As a trained floral designer I can help you by recommending suitable flower alternatives and designs so we can still create your floral vision for your special day.

Flowers by Gwyneth offer full floral design services for events and weddings in Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Lower Central Coast. 

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