Flowers month by month

Click on each month to see in season flower availability.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept

October

November

December

Some of our cut flowers through the year

Spring

Amelanchier S/D: white blossom
Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley) P: white scented flowers
Clematis montana C/D: pink/white flowers
Euphorbia such as E. characias and E. amygdaloides P/E: predominantly green foliage and flowers
Hyacinthus (hyacinth) Bu: wide range of colours
Magnolia T/D: white, cream, pink to purple flowers
Muscari (grape hyacinth) Bu: shades of blue
Narcissus (daffodil) Bu: shades of yellow and white
Smyrnium perfoliatum Bi: yellowish-green foliage and flowers
Tulipa (tulip) Bu: wide range of colours
Viburnum × burwoodii S/D: scented white flowers

Late spring/early summer

Anenome P: Wind flowers, in an assortment of colours
Aquilegia vulgaris (granny’s bonnets) P: wide range of colours
Cerinthe major var. purpurascens A: blue-green foliage, deep purple flowers and bracts
Delphinium P: blue, pink and white flower spikes
Dicentra spectabilis P: bi-coloured deep pink/white flowers
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)                                                                              Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group (foxglove) Bi: white, yellow, pink or purple flowers  Gypsophila paniculata P: white flowers                                                                    Lunaria annua (honesty) A/Bi: purple flowers, attractive seed pods; (L. annua var. albiflora gas white flowers)                                                                                          Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist) A: white, pink or blue flowers, attractive seed heads                                                                                                                        Paeonia (peony) P: range of colours                                                                          Papaver orientale (oriental poppy) P: range of colours                                                  P. somniferum (opium poppy) A: blue-green foliage, range of flower colours              Syringa vulgaris (lilac) S/D: white, pink or purple flowers, fragrant                      Thalictrum aquilegiifolium P: purple-pink flowers                                                            Alliums                                                                                                                              Aconitum

Summer

Agapanthus P: white, purple or blue flowers
Alstroemeria P: range of colours
Astrantia major P: range of colours
Calendula (English marigold) A: flowers in shades of orange and yellow
Centaurea cyanus (cornflower) A: blue, white or maroon flowers
Cosmos A: range of flower colours
Dianthus (pink, sweet William, carnation) A/Bi/P: range of colours, fragrant
Helianthus annus (sunflower) A: yellow to brown
Echinops (globe thistle) P: blue flowers                                                                          Iris hollandica (Dutch Iris ) Bu
Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea) A: wide range of flower colours, very fragrant
Nicotiana alata (tobacco plant) A: white, green or pink flowers, scented
Lilium (lily) Bu: wide range of flower colours
Phlox paniculata P: range of flower colours
Rosa (rose) S/C: wide range of flower colours, many fragrant

Late summer/Autumn

Achillea P: pastel shades
Amaranthus HA: dramatic blooms
Aster P: mostly shades of pink, white and purple
Chrysanthemum P: wide range of flower colours and forms
Cornflower HA: cottage garden favourite
Cleome (spider flower) A: white to pink
Crocosmia (montbretia) Bu: yellow, red or orange flowers
Dahlia Bu: wide range of colours and forms
Delphinium P: Blues, spectacular hieght
Geum P: Orange and yellows
Helichrysum A: Colourful dried flowers
Helenium P: flowers in shades of yellow, orange and rusty brown
Marigolds HA: yellows and orange
Nigella HA: Dainty heads
Nicotiana sylvestris (tobacco plant) A: white flowers, scented
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage) S: grey foliage, blue flowers
Redbeckia A: orange cone flower
Sedum spectabile P: flowers white to deep pink
Statice HHA: One of the best dried flowers
Sunflower A: yellow, orange, brown, reds
Sweet Peas HA: scented
Sweet William HB: scented
Thalictrum delavayi P: purple flowers
Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican sunflower) A: flowers in shades of orange
Zinnia HA: Focal interest and texture dries well

 

Winter

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ S/D: lasting bright purple berries
Cornus alba (dogwood) S/D: for colourful stems coppice regularly
Gaultheria mucronata S/E: white, pink or purple berries on female plants
Hedera helix (ivy) C/E: berries and foliage
Helleborus P: green, yellow, white, pink or purple flowers
Hippeastrum (amaryllis) Bu: indoors, range of colours
Galanthus (snowdrop) Bu: white flowers
Narcissus ‘February Gold’ (daffodil) Bu: yellow flowers, some fragrant
Hamamelis (witch hazel) S/D: yellow to orange flowers
Corylus avellana (hazel) S/D:  catkins
Sarcococca (Christmas box) S/E: white fragrant flowers
Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’ S/E/: pink flowers, scented
V. tinus S/E: white flowers
Salix (willow) S/D: colourful stems, catkins on female plants

Foliage

Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’ (lords and ladies) P: white marbled leaves
Cotinus ‘Grace’ S/D: oval purple leaves
Choisya ternata SUNDANCE ‘Lich’ S/E: golden-yellow leaves, also white fragrant flowers in spring
Cynara cardunculus (cardoon) P: silver foliage
Elaeagnus angustifolia S/D: silvery leaves
Eucalyptus gunnii T/E: silvery-grey foliage, best regularly coppiced
Fatsia japonica S/E: large leathery leaves
Gaultheria shallon (salal) S/E: red shoot tips, stout stems good for hand-tied bouquets
Hedera (ivy) C/E: green or variegated forms, berries in winter
Hosta P: heart-shaped leaves, many variegated cultivars
Ilex (holly) T/S/E: plain green or variegated foliage, also berries on female pants in winter
Miscanthus sinensis P: grass
Phormium P/E: sword-like foliage in green, purple or variegated
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ S/E: bronze leaves

 

 

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