Our favorite fall flowers

Fall weddings can be very romantic with the warm color leaves sprinkling down from the trees in shades of burgundy, orange, yellow and rich red.  This makes the perfect backdrop for such an event.  There are very beautiful flowers that grow in the Fall.

Here are 5 of our favorite seasonal Fall blooms:

  1. Sunflowers

Sunflowers grow locally here in late Summer and Fall making them a budget friendly option.  Their bright sunny blooms bring a lovely accent to the deep rich red and orange Fall tones.

  1. Dahlias

These unique blooms are a favorite of many brides.  Their blooms range from small and delicate to a large dinner plate size bloom.  They come in a wide range of colors to compliment any wedding color.

  1. Mums

Mums are a great way to bring Fall into your wedding.  Using mum plants as altar arrangements adds a beautiful Fall touch to any wedding.  These blooms are available as both plants and fresh cut blooms.  They are available in a variety of bold and beautiful colors such as purple, burgundy, orange, copper and yellow.

  1. Celosia

Celosia comes in a light and airy “feathered” variety or “coxcomb” variety which resembles coral in the ocean.  Popular celosia colors are its dark burgundy, red, orange and fuchsia.

  1. Bi-colored rose

These roses are grown all year round, but really got the spot light during the fall. Popular fall roses are high and magic, or circus rose.  Its bright yellow and orange petals make them a true show stopper. They look amazing in all aspects of the wedding from centerpieces, bouquets, cake flowers and other décor.

Brain Flower

Celosia is one of nature’s most unusual and unique flowers. This beautiful flower has several nicknames. It’s most frequent is Cock’s Comb. Cock’s Comb has 3 different growing varieties. The first is the brain celosia. It is called this because it looks just like miniature brains, or reef coral. It is very soft and velvety to the touch. The second is Spiked Celosia, which has a tiny spike at the top of the flower head. This is why the word “Celosia” is derived from the Ancient Greek word “kelos,” meaning “burning,” and refers to the flame-like flower heads. The third is feather celosia, which is a cluster of spiked celosia on one stem, giving it a feathery appearance.

Cock’s Comb is actually edible. In Africa, they take the leaves and put them in cereal, and stews. Other botanists have also said, that the leaves may have a medicinal use as well. It comes in a variety of colors, and sizes. Most popular colors are red, orange, yellow, violet, white, and pink. Some are even bicolored. The size of the Celosia plant ranges from 0.5 to 3 feet. Celosia is in bloom from mid-summer to mid-fall. Caring for growing cock’s comb is easy. They require full sun, or partial shade. They require a well-draining soil and need consistent moisture. Keep soil moist but not soggy. These unique blooms are sure to bring attention to any flower arrangement or garden bed.

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