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Types of Easter Flowers

By Callie Barber ; Updated September 21, 2017

When people think of Easter, they think of colorful baskets, dyed eggs and pastel-colored flowers. Easter flowers are perfect for creating a bold centerpiece for Easter dinner, and come in the classic spring pastel colors. From hyacinths and lilies to hydrangeas and tulips, classic Easter flowers come in a variety of colors and shapes, just perfect for creating a beautiful bouquet.


The bloom colors for lilies include, red orange, yellow, and pink. Speckled lilies are also a beautiful strain with a powerful fragrance. The classic Easter lily is white with a trumpet-shaped flower. The stalk of the lily is very sturdy with narrow, green leaves. The plant size ranges from 1 to 6 feet and are approximately 2 feet wide.


Daffodils, also called narcissus, are spring bloomers with a trumpet-shaped corona surrounded by six petals. The typical color of a daffodil is golden yellow throughout the entire flower, although there are breeds with dark orange-colored centers and light yellow petals. Another strain of daffodil has multiple layers of petals surrounding the center.


Tulips, a classic Easter flower, begin as bulbs allowing this perennial flower pops up every spring. Tulips range in height from 10 to 60 cm, making them perfect for bouquets. The teacup shape and green stem come in every color of the rainbow. Variegated tulips, perfect for an Easter bouquet, are made of two colors swirled together and can create a beautiful addition to a vase.


Hydrangea, a spring bloomer, is a low growing shrub with beautiful blooms. In fact, the large round flower head resembles a pom pom with shades of pink, blue and white. The diameter is a rather large 10 inches, ideal for creating an elegant vase. Lace hydrangeas have flat flower heads with a lacy band of petals that creates a delicate flower. It is not as bushy as the typical hydrangea bloom.


About the Author


Callie Barber has been writing professionally since 2002. Barber's love for design and writing inspired her to create Design Your Revolution, a blog that shares creative and affordable ways to decorate indoor and outdoor living environments. Her articles have appeared on Travels.com and GardenGuides.com. Barber holds a Bachelors of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina.