From September to October, autumn continues to flourish. The chill in the air disappears when you capture the best of the season. Capture the warmth and beauty of this season with the beautiful autumnal hues, burnt orange, buttery yellows and rich reds and celebrate the natural landscape that surrounds you.
We have a list of all the flowers you can find in October. The month marks the end of autumn and the start of winter.
Acacia – Tiny petal-less flowers cover the stems
Aconitum – Otherwise known as Monkshood, this flower is a tall, spiky flower that adds height to your arrangement and is long lasting.
Alstromeria – This flower is extremely popular and is long lasting. It is known as a peruvian lily.
Amaranthus – Love lies bleeding is the perfect flower to use in arrangement to create a beautiful trail. This flower variety is available in trailing and upright in red, claret, green and brown.
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) – A large striking trumpet shaped flowers that is extremely popular toward the latter end of the year, especially in December.
Ammi Majus (Queens Anne’s Lace) – Masses of decliate white flowers that are ideal as a filler flower in a rustic and country garden theme.
Anemone (Windflower) – Delicate, papery flowers available in vibrant and pale colours are starting to come back into season!
Anigozanthos (Kangeroo Paw) – Unusual furry buds with insignificant flowers. This flower is particularly suited to autumnal arrangements as it is available in rich reds and burnt oranges.
Anthurium (Painter’s Palette) – Exotic waxy looking flowers that are ideal for corporate designs. Long lasting and available in a range of different colours!
Asclepias (Milkweed) – Cluster of tiny flowers that are ideal for filler flowers.
Aster (September Flower) – Popular flower that resembles a daisy like flower on upright stems. Well suited to a rustic or country garden styled event.
Astilbe (False Goat’s Beard) – Common as a garden flower, this flower is a delicate, feathery stem available in a range of colours from pale pinks, elegant whites to deep claret.
Banksia (Bottlebrush) – Exotic protea from Australia, this large flower head consists of masses of tiny flowers. A real statement flower that is perfect for a boho style
Bouvardia – This flower is very popular as a filler flower, clusters of small tubular flowers available in a range of pastel colours from whites, pinks and purples.
Bupleurum – Often used a filler flower or even a foliage, the lime green of Bupleurum is perfect to add to any arrangement!
Calendula – Popular daisy-like flower in a vivid orange with a country garden feel
Calla Lily (Zanedeschia, Arum Lily) – This striking single flower are available in a wide range of colours from vivid pinks, deep aubergine, elegant whites and much more.
Callistephus – A particularly seasonal flower that consists of a dense headed flowers with contrasting coloured centres.
Carnation – Long lasting flowers that are available in a range of primary colours, as well as some interesting, bi-colour tones.
Carnation Spray – Long lasting flowers that are available in a beautiful range of colours. Popular filler flowers.
Carathamus – Unusual thistle flowers that are vivid orange. Perfect addition to add a pop of colour to your arrangement.
Celosia (Cockscomb) – This flower variety resembles a ‘brain’
Chelone – Rather insignificant Antirrhinum like flowers
Chrysanthemum – Available as large individual showy blooms, or the spray variety. Very long lasting
Cosmos – Delicate daisy like flower. The brown chocolate cosmos is great and is perfect for autumnal and winter designs.
Craspedia – Small completely round flower head made up of lots of tiny yellow flowers. The perfect flower to add a pop of colour to your arrangements.
Crocosmia – Tall spiky flowers generally known as Montbretia when grown as a garden flower. Interesting flower to use in autumnal designs as it provides texture and interest with an seasonal palette of yellows, reds and oranges.
Curcuma – Tropical looking flower on tall straight stems. Perfect for corporate designs.
Cymbidium Orchid – Striking flowers, which flower profusely with up to 12 flowers on each stem depending on the stem length
Cynara (Artichoke) – The flower of the artichoke
Dahlia – Dramatic round pompom shaped flowers, becoming very popular as a cut flower. Although a very popular flower that are extremely fragile in transit and should you wish to purchase, you will need to buy more than necessary. An alternative for Dahlia would be Chrysanthemum Blooms (Sgl).
Delphinium – Tall flower spikes. Also, Larkspur which is a type of delphinium. This variety is one of few flowers available in a pale, powder and royal blue colour tone. Not only is it available in a beautiful colour, it provides height to the arrangement.
Dendrobium orchid (Singapore orchid) – Long lasting orchids with several blooms on each erect stem. Very popular for weddings and events.
Eryngium (Sea Holly) – Blue thistle like flowers, sometimes the blue is so intense it is hard to believe they are not dyed – although as we reach the latter part of the year, dyed varieties, gold, silver and various colour start to appear more readily.
Eucharis (Amazon Lily) – Beautiful slightly downward facing delicate flowerheads on tall straight stems
Eupatorium – Insignificant small flowers, used as a filler
Euphorbia (Spurge) – Graceful curving stems with loads of tiny flowers. Note not all colours are available at the same time,.
Forsythia – The shrub commonly grown in our gardens for their springtime flowers
Freesia – Highly popular, highly scented flowers available in a huge range of colours. Popular for weddings and events for all styles.
Gerbera – Large daisy like flowers, a smaller ‘Germini’ variety is also available. Available in a huge range of colours. Ideal for PR stunts, weddings, events and more.
Gladiolus – Fairly traditional flower used in large arrangements. Miniature varieties are becoming increasingly popular.
Gloriosa (Glory Lily) – A very dramatic flower with yellow edged cerise petals. The National Flower of Zimbabwe.
Gomphrena (Globe amaranth) – Small globe shaped flowers which can be easily dried.
Gypsophila – Extremely popular filler flower that has continued to follow the trend in weddings and events. Available in small to large flowering varieties, in white, natural pink and dyed colours.
Heliconia – Tropical flower with large very dramatic flowerheads. Several different types available
Helleborus (Christmas Rose) – Short lived very delicate and subtle flowers
Hydrangea – A popular garden shrub with enormous flowerheads. Cultivated hydrangea come in interesting colours.
Hypericum (St John’s Wort) – Attractive berries rather than flowers make this a very popular filler. Extremely popular for autumnal designs to add texture and interest to the designs – capturing the true essence of the natural landscape.
Iris – Very popular flower that is becoming available all year round. Available in white, blue and purple.
Kniphofia (Red hot poker) – Large dramatic upright flower spikes. Very popular to create an impact and add height to arrangements.
Leucadendron (Safari Sunset) – It is the leaves rather than the flowers which make this popular. The Safari Sunset is a beautiful burgundy, claret colour tone.
Leucospermum (Pincushion Protea) – Large flower heads which resemble a pin cushion. Long lasting and vivid!
Lily – Available throughout the year. They are available in a range of colours and types. Depending on the type of lily you opt for, it will depend on how long the flower takes to open.
Limonium (Sea Lavender, Statice) – Popular as a dried flower, all varieties make good fillers, but it can have an unpleasant smell!
Lisianthus (Eustoma) – Popular flowers which open from tightly swirled buds, bi-coloured varieties also available
Lysimachia (Loose Strife) – Arching flowerheads on the end of the stems, each made up of a mass of tiny flowers
Moluccella (Bells of Ireland) – Tall stems with a mass of bell shaped flowers. Ideal to add height to the arrangement.
Nerine – Leafless stems topped with clusters of delicate flowers.
Ornithogalum (Chincherinchee) – Fantastically long lasting flower, usually white and less commonly available in yellow.
Phalaenopsis orchid (Moth Orchid) – Large showy flowers, popular as a pot plant as well as a cut flower especially for weddings
Phlox – English country garden flower. Very popular
Papaver (Poppy) – Fantastic papery flowers in great colours. Short lived but worth it. The seed heads are also popular.
Ranunculus – Small delicate, papery flowers.
Rose – Needs no description! Almost every colour available except true black or blue
Scabious – Papery flowers which also have attractive seed heads
Sedum (Stonecrop) – Common succulent garden flower and ideal as a long lasting filler
Skimmia – Popular shrub, sold as a cut flower when in bud
Solidago – A popular yellow filler flower.
Stephanotis – Not generally available as a cut flower, but the individual small, waxy, white flowers are often used in bridal work
Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) – Unmistakable large and exotic flowers with blue and orange flowers.
Sunflower (Helianthus) – Striking, large daisy like flowers, usually yellow but more unusual rusty colours are becoming available
Symphoricarpos – Shrub with attractive round berries in pink or white. Particularly popular for autumn and winter weddings and events.
Tanecetum – A type of chrysanthemum with small button shaped flowers.
Trachelium – Masses of tiny flowers create a large flat flowerhead.
Veronica (Speedwell) – Delicate flower spikes add contrast to arrangements.
Vanda – Usually 6 – 8 blooms per flower stem, The petals often have a marbled appearance.