As the saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers. Well, FTD is here to bring you those springtime favorites before May rolls around. Here’s a guide to our favorite spring flowers.
Tulips are the quintessential spring flower. After planting your tulip bulbs in the fall and then waiting all winter, seeing your tulips bloom is one of the first signs that it is springtime. The bright colors and green leaves offset the bare trees and the cool air after a long winter (unless you are enjoying life in a warmer climate). This special flower is sure to put anyone in a good mood. There are many kinds of tulips, but the ones pictured here are standard tulips and French tulips. Both have similar blooms and colors, but French tulips are longer stemmed and take longer to grow.
Similar to tulips, daffodils or narcissus are perennials that bloom in the spring after being planted in the fall. Most associate daffodils with being yellow, but they can also be two-toned with white petals and a yellow trumpet, yellow petals and an orange trumpet, etc. These springtime favorites are only in bloom for a short amount of time, which means admire them while you can!
Lilies are really in bloom all year round, but Asiatic lilies are popular in the springtime for a couple of reasons. First, they are able to bloom in early spring and last throughout the summer. Also, the white Asiatic lilies are synonymous with Easter, commonly called the Easter lily. Lilies are beautiful flowers – why not enjoy them as soon as possible!
This spring favorite makes a great addition to any bouquet. Although iris can be a multitude of colors, the blueish-purple iris mixes well with many springtime bouquets because they add the pop of color next to yellow lilies, white daisies, etc. Just like all of the other spring flowers, iris are perennials that bloom again in the spring.