Types of Flowers for a Bouquet

There are an estimated 250,000 varieties of flowers growing throughout the world, making it easy to express your creativity with floral bouquet designs. From common garden blossoms to exotic, luxurious blooms, any type of flowers can be used in a bouquet. Information about attractive flowers helps you experiment with your own bouquets, arrangements and floral crafts.

African Lily

Native to South Africa, the African lily is an interesting, attractive flower for a bouquet. African lily is a short, stout plant that produces an umbrella shaped mass of delicate lily blossoms. The colors vary from baby blue to deep red and purple. Using African lilies in a bouquet allows you to create an exotic conversation piece containing these exotic African flowers. Growing African lilies in your garden makes them readily available for your next floral craft. They prefer loamy soil with partial shade.


The hardy perennial bulb flower crocosmia produces frond-like shoots that sprout masses of trumpet-shaped flowers. The blossoms vary in color from light orange red to deep blood crimson and open up widely into a large star shape. They make beautiful additions to any wildflower bouquet. Crocosmia can be grown in your own garden with well-drained, humus-enriched soil and direct sunlight during the summer and fall seasons.


A flowering spring bulb, the hyacinth makes a bold, striking addition to a floral bouquet, whether for a wedding or as a casual arrangement. It's a very aromatic flower that produces waxy bell shaped clusters of blooms. It thrives in peat enriched soil with proper drainage and direct sunlight during the spring. As a bulb flower, hyacinths come back every season, allowing for ease of access when making a floral bouquet or arrangement.

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