In Los Angeles, we’re lucky enough to live in a climate where we can enjoy flowers that bloom throughout the year, but there’s something unmistakably unique about the flowers that bloom during spring. At French Florist, we love to celebrate the season of rebirth and new beginnings with batches of the most beautiful seasonal flowers, and we can’t wait to share all our new designs with you.
Fun Facts about Springtime and Flowers
This year, the vernal equinox and first official day of spring is March 19th, but plants don’t know that. Flowers know when it’s time to bloom because they can sense the lengthening days and warmer temperatures.
In the United States, we mark the beginning of spring with the equinox, but people in other places measure the seasons with other means, like the lunar calendar. In Japan, people take their cue from their national flower and don’t recognize the official beginning of spring until the cherry blossoms bloom.
When the First and Last Flowers of Spring Bloom
The earliest spring flowers can actually start blooming well before spring begins, even in cold climates. Crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses all push their way through the frost to bloom as early as late January!
The rest of the “early” spring bloomers like daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, and tulips emerge toward the end of March and beginning of April. Late spring bloomers need more sunshine and warmth before they’ll flower. These include roses, lilacs, bluebells, daisies, and peonies.
Our 7 Favorite Spring Flowers for Celebrating the Season of New Beginnings
So many lovely flowers bloom during spring that it’s tough to select just a few as favorites. We picked the following blossoms because of their unique beauty, alluring fragrances, and significant symbolic meanings make them easy for everyone to love.
With their trumpet-shaped blooms in bright yellow, orange, and white, daffodils are incredibly cheerful to look at. They are perhaps the flower that’s the most emblematic of spring because, like the season itself, daffodils also symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.
Hyacinths emerge early in spring with cones of flowers in blue, white, pink, and purple. Although they’re lovely to admire, they’re mostly adored for their pretty floral fragrance. You only need a couple of hyacinths to completely perfume a room.
Camellia shrubs blossom with gloriously gorgeous flowers each spring. These beauties come in red, white, and pink and respectively symbolize deep desire, adoration, and longing.
These late-spring bloomers are worth the wait. They grow wildly in different regions around the United States and are also a favorite cultivated by flower suppliers everywhere. Several bell-shaped blooms hang gracefully from a single stem. The weight of the flowers causes the entire plant to bow gently toward the ground, which may be why bluebells have come to symbolize humility.
Roses are a favorite all year, but they’re actually in-season during spring. In the springtime, you can get the freshest, most beautiful flowers you’ll ever see. Plus, they’re way less expensive to buy in large quantities. This makes them a perfect choice for a spring wedding. Roses also have a rich history as a means of communicating in the Victorian Era. Each color has a different meaning. For example, pink represents gentle admiration, yellow is for friendship, and lavender represents love at first sight.
Pansies bloom early in spring and have flowers that resemble happy, little faces. They come in a wide variety of colors and color combinations, making them fun to grow in large flower beds. They also look quite pretty as a single flower in a miniature pot. Pansies symbolize admiration and free thought.
It’s impossible to list our favorite spring flowers without mentioning tulips. These beauties are just about as strongly associated with the season as daffodils. They bloom in endless varieties and work perfectly in a garden, container, or floral arrangement. Each color of the tulip has a different meaning. Yellow, representing happy thoughts, is our favorite.
Welcome Springtime with Indoor Flowers to Celebrate the Beauty Outside
The best way to celebrate the season of renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings is to decorate your home with a bouquet of fresh spring flowers from French Florist. A single vase of flowers will brighten your home, sweeten the air, and create an uplifting atmosphere to elevate your mood.