Fall is a wonderful time. For most of the United States, it is a time of cooling off. Many people say their favorite time of year is the fall. Pumpkin spice everything is popular for a reason!
It is unlikely that you will see pumpkins in a fall bouquet. But, there are a lot of other amazing fall flowers for you to pick. The flowers described below are so great, you won’t even miss the pumpkin spice!
Most popular fall flowers
Looking for some inspiration when it comes to your fall flower arrangement? We have the answer for you. All ten of the flowers described below are the most popular fall flowers. They will all look great in any fall bouquet.
Try one, or all, of them today. You can find many of the flowers described below in our wholesale flowers page. Or, you can choose one of the amazing fall arrangements at BloomsyBox. We do the work for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your fall flowers.
Let’s get to the flowers!
Sunflowers are native to North and Central America. They are one of the most popular summer and fall flowers. They have large flower blossoms and long stems, which makes the sunflower a great solo flower. One or two sunflowers in a simple vase are all you need for a great fall bouquet.
Sunflowers bloom at the end of summer and into the fall. They are an edible flower, which only increases their popularity. Don’t try to eat your sunflowers from BloomsyBox, though. However, you can allow the flowers to dry and use them as natural bird food.
Chrysanthemums (also called simply mums) are known for their bright and cheerful colors. Our mums come in a variety of colors, including white, green, yellow, orange, pink, and more. We especially recommend orange, red, and yellow for fall bouquets.
Mums make great single-flower arrangements. They can also be combined with other fall flowers to make a large, colorful fall bouquet. These flowers are easily found in the fall and come in a variety of sizes. So, any arrangement with mums if completely customizable to your tastes.
The pansy is a smaller flower than either the chrysanthemum or the sunflower. But it still packs a punch in terms of colors. Pansies come in almost any color combination. They are small, but each plant creates many blooms.
Pansies are a cool weather-loving flower. They bloom prolifically in the fall. Their small size and bright colors make them a great choice for a mixed fall arrangement. If you like violas, you will also love pansies, as the flowers are very similar in size and shape.
Asters are fall perennials in most parts of the United States. They are similar in shape and size to the daisy. The aster comes in most colors than the daisy, however. You will find asters that are pink, white, blue, and purple. These bright colors are a great way to make your fall bouquet pop.
Goldenrod is becoming extremely popular in the United States because of its supposed healing properties. It is a member of the Asteraceae family, which is the same family as asparagus, garlic, and onions. Goldenrod does not smell like an onion or garlic, though. Don’t worry about that.
In fact, goldenrod is a great choice for fall arrangements for many reasons. Its bright, golden color is striking, warm, and signals fall perfectly. It also does not release pollen, so this flower will not cause an allergic response. It is also quite large, which makes goldenrod a great filler flower in a fall arrangement.
6) Gerbera daises
Gerbera daisies are large, colorful, bright, and cheerful flowers. They are originally from South Africa. However, their bright pops of color have made them one of the most popular flowers in recent years. You can find gerbera daisies in many different colors. For fall, we recommend yellow, red, coral, or orange.
Gerbera daisies work great as a single flower bouquet. You will also find them in this type of arrangement because they tend to fade faster than other flowers. But, gerbera daisies are a great choice for a mixed bouquet. You just may have to remove these flowers before the rest of the bouquet begins showing signs of age.
Amaranth is primarily known as a food. It is a seed but can be used as a grain. It is actually classified as a pseudocereal. This plant is highly unique and fascinating.
We’re not selling you seeds when you get amaranth in your fall arrangement. Instead, you are getting the amaranth flowers. The flowers bloom from mid-summer through the first frost, so this is a fall plant. These large stalks with small flowers are striking in any bouquet. They also add a rustic feel that is perfect for the fall.
Dahlias have a very unusual shape. They are another flower that blooms from mid-summer through fall. But, dahlias can be found all year round. That they come in every color under the sun means that they are an extremely popular flower all year long.
Some dahlia flowers are very popular during the fall. Orange and red-tinted dahlias are a great choice for a fall bouquet. Black dahlias are also very popular on Halloween. There is nothing better to set the tone of the creepiest holiday of the year than the black dahlia.
The cornflower is a pretty blue flower. It looks nothing like corn. Instead, the cornflower would often grow in grain fields, which got it its colloquial name. The cornflower’s scientific name is Centaurea cyanus. We think cornflower is much easier to remember!
Cornflowers are a great choice for a fall arrangement. Their bright blue coloring works perfectly in a fall bouquet. Imagine all those orange and red flowers contrasted with these bright blue beauties. It is no wonder that the cornflower is such a popular fall flower.
The final popular fall flower we want to highlight is the dianthus. Dianthus get their name from the Greeks. Dios in Greek means “divine.” Anthos means flower. Thus, dianthus means divine flower in Greek. We think that the ancient Greeks got this one right
Dianthus is a beautiful little flower. Lots of blossoms grow on each stalk. They are known for their spicy aroma, which is perfect for fall. Plus, dianthus is one of the longest-lasting flowers. They will keep blooming and looking great for a long time. If you want a fall bouquet that stands the test of time, this is the flower for you.
There are not as many holidays in fall as there are in winter. However, the fall holidays tend to be the most popular of the year. Below is a list of the most popular fall holidays in the United States.
- Labor Day: Okay, Labor Day is a marginal fall holiday. Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. But, depending on where in the U.S. you live, this may be the beginning of fall for you. Plus, Labor Day marks the beginning of the school year for many districts around the country. So, it is worth putting this holiday on this list. Why not celebrate this workers-centered holiday with a nice fall bouquet to put on the table during your end-of-the-season barbeque?
- Columbus Day: There is no denying that Columbus Day occurs during fall. It is always celebrated on the second Monday in October. Columbus Day is a controversial holiday because of its associated with Christopher Columbus and the genocide of Native Americans. Still, if you celebrate Columbus Day, a beautiful fall bouquet is the way to go.
- Halloween: For most, Halloween is a non-controversial fall holiday. Some people may not like its association with demonic figures, but most people around the world love dressing up and trick-or-treating. No matter how you celebrate Halloween this October 31st, make sure you include fall flowers. They are just the thing you need to set the mood. Black dahlias are especially popular during this holiday.
- Veteran’s Day: Veteran’s Day is also called Armistice Day around the world. It celebrates the day that ended World War I. In the United States, Veteran’s Day is a fall holiday that honors military veterans. You may not think of fall flowers as playing a role during this holiday, but they do. Whether you are putting a fall bouquet on a veteran’s grave or using them as a table decoration during dinner, fall flowers are a wonderful way of honoring the veteran in your life.
- Thanksgiving: Finally, there is Thanksgiving. Few holidays are as popular as Thanksgiving in the United States. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the harvest. Pumpkins, squashes, turkeys, and more are present for Thanksgiving. But, so are sunflowers, amaranth, and other fall flowers. They are a great way to add a splash of color to your fall table.
How to use fall flowers
Once you have decided on the fall flowers you prefer, it is time to use them. You can enjoy fall flowers in a variety of ways.
Obviously, the most common way to use fall flowers is in a bouquet. But there are many options for how to display your fall flower arrangement. You could decide to use a regular vase. Or something more rustic like a Mason jar or old-fashioned pitcher would work.
If flower arrangements are not your thing, or if you want more fall flowers in your home, there are a few more options.
- You can sprinkle fall flowers as part of a table runner.
- Put a lot of fall flowers together for a beautiful centerpiece.
- Make a garland with your fall flowers.
- A fall flower, grain, and grass wreath is a great addition to your door. Wreaths are not only for Christmastime.
- Add a few flowers to your fireplace mantle, around a fall-scented candle, or in your kitchen.
Get creative. There are a lot of ways that you can display your fall flowers.
When you are ready to purchase your fall flowers, consider finding a great arrangement from BloomsyBox. Our farm-to-table blooms are ideal for any customer. You will get your fall flowers shipped directly to you from our participating farms. There is no middle-man in our model. This ensures that your bouquet is as fresh as possible, which gets you a lot more time with your fall flowers.
If you want to experience the joy of flowers all year long, try our subscription program. We offer weekly and monthly plans. These ensure you constantly have amazing flowers in your home. And, they make great gifts!