Choosing your Willow Green Wedding flowers

a list of flowers available in each season

Choosing your wedding flowers:

There are so many gorgeous flowers to choose from but it’s hard to tell what’s in season at the time of your wedding. Willow Green Flower Farm has come up with a seasonal guide to some of the flowers that might be available to help you.

Early spring


In March and April there are many more British Flowers in season than you might think;

Narcissi  fragrant whites and creams or yellow and orange

Anemone stunning flowers in a myriad of colours from white and pastels to vivid reds purples and pinks

Tulips Forget those supermarket tulips! These massive parrots and doubles are more like peonies and can even be scented. They make fabulous wedding bouquets and centrepieces

Bluebells classic English wildflowers can be charming in a bouquet

Muscari White, pale blue or deep blue, these are gorgeous little flowers up close

Hyacinth Very fragrant in whites blues and pinks

Sweet peas Yes, they can be this early! A classic scented English garden flower in pinks, peach, whites, blues and purples

Peruvian lily otherwise known as alstromeria is available all year round from Cornish growers in various colours 

Freesias Fragrant classic flowers 

Alliums Early fragrant varieties from April

Snakes head fritillary An amazing checkerboard design, on the petals of this delicate English wildflower 

Fruit tree blossom sprays of blossom, the essence of spring

Guelder rose Balls of green/white blossom

Cow parsley White frothy wildflowers in spring

Ranunculus Before English roses are available, these are an excellent alternative

Forget-me-nots Little spikes of sky blue and sometimes shades of pink and white. Lovely English wildflower

Solomon seal Arching stems of white bells and fresh green leaves

Moluccella Bells of Ireland fabulous architectural spikes of green

Others There are lots of other spring flowers and foliage available in smaller amounts at this time of year


Late Spring, early summer


Alchemilla Acid green frothy flowers

Alliums Purple, white, pink spheres 

Alstomeria various colours all year round

Ammi Delicate parasols of white/green lace add country style 

Anemone stunning flowers in a myriad of colours from white and pastels to vivid reds purples and pinks

Aquilegia Beautiful English garden classics in blue and pink shades

Astrantia Pincushion flowers in whites, pinks and reds. A cottage garden flower

Cornflower The wild form is a beautiful blue, also available in pinks, purples and red shades

Delphinium Large spikes of vivid blues, purples, whites and two-tone colours add impressive height

Feverfew The small white daisies of this herb bring a country wedding feel

Fennel Dozens of tiny acid green flowers arranged in a small dome

Foxglove A native wildflower, the tall spires come in white and apricot as well as pinks and purples

Garden rose Roses should be fragrant, it’s so disappointing to find no scent in imported roses. So Willow Green flower farm grow and source fragrant roses in many colours.

Lily of the valley Small white fragrant bells, available in May

Lily Large white or pink flowers in early summer

Larkspur Whites, blues, pinks and purples. Delicate spires available from early summer

Lisianthus Delicate rose like flowers in pink, white and purple

Nigella Love in a mist, a classic cottage garden flower in blues and pinks

Peony Enormous scented impressive showy flowers in May and June 

Pinks The cottage garden pinks are delicate and scented

Ranunculus Double rose like pretty flowers in a riot of both vivid and pastel colours

Stocks Purples, whites and pinks, these classic cut flowers have a spicy clove like scent

Sweet peas The sweet-smelling summer flowering varieties in many shades of blue, purple, pink or white.

Snapdragon Large spires of white, pink, peach, yellow or red

Lilac Gorgeous fragrant flowers available in May and early June

Jasmine Lovely foliage, strongly scented flowers from June

Foliage Acid green, dark green, silvery or blue-green. There are many colours of foliage available.

Herbs Mint, sage parsley, basil or rosemary add an aromatic touch


Later Summer and autumn


Achillea Plates of yellow and pink shades

Agapanthus Large showy globes of blue or white 

Amaranthus Trailing tassels of green or red

Alstromeria various colours of the Peruvian lily available all year

Alchemilla Acid green frothy flowers

Allium Purple, white, pink spheres 

Aster Autumnal daisy flowers in a variety of white, pink and blue

Chrysanthemum Autumn flowering in a wide variety of autumnal shades as well as acid green

Cosmos Beautiful delicate elegant daisy type, single or double blooms in pink and white shades

Cornflower The quintessential wildflower in wild vivid blue or whites, pinks and two-tone shades

Dahlia Stunning large flower heads in a huge range of colours 

Echinacea Large daisy type in pinks and whites

Echinops Small silvery blue spiky spheres

Eryngium Sea holly, small structural flower heads in blues and silvery white

Freesias Heavily fragrant, in a variety of bright colours 

Garden rose Double fragrant sometimes peony like flowers bear no resemblance to stiff imported roses 

Gladioli Tall spears, and a variety of colours. Great in large arrangements 

Gypsophila The elegant single sprays of annual baby’s breath or the well-known double frothy filler

Larkspur Whites, blues, pinks and purples. Delicate spires available from early summer to autumn

Lilies Heavily fragrant large flowerheads

Linaria Pink or purple delicate spears

Lisianthus Delicate rose like flowers in pink, white and purple

Nigella Love in a mist, a classic cottage garden flower in blues and whites

Phlox Perfumed large domed heads of purple blue, pure white and strident or pastel pinks

Poppies ruffled double forms in a variety of colours

Salvia spikes of blue or purple flowers

Scabious gorgeous pincushion flowers in a range of white, pink and purple blue

Sedums Autumnal plates of pink flowerheads

Snapdragon Large spires of white, pink, peach, yellow or red

Solidago sprays of greenish yellow buds opening to bright yellow flowers

Stachys Lambs ears, silvery furry leaves and purple flowers

Stocks Lovely fragrant English country garden flowers

Sunflowers Cheerful large flowers with yellow petals and dark or sometimes green centres

Sweet peas Beautiful delicate and highly scented in a range of pastels through to vivid colours.

Sweet William Large domes of two toned pink/purple and whites

Verbena Sprays of tiny purple flowers

Hydrangeas Voluminous flowerheads of blue, purple, white and pink

Nerines Vivid shades of pink and white. Late flowering lily type flowers similar in form to agapanthus

Grasses Lots of varieties to add an airy feel to any arrangement

Daucus carota Burgundy pink parasols of lacy flowerhead

Ammi White/green parasols of lace to add country style

Nicotiana Acid green or pink/purple/white fragrant trumpet shaped flowers

Shepherds purse Delicate spikes of green heart shaped seedpods arranged all the way up the stem similar to thlaspi

Herbs Rosemary, sage, parsley or mint or basil add an aromatic highlight to bouquets

Foliage Silvery, dark green, acid green, blue and red/purple shades there’s foliage for every colour scheme