When the weather becomes cooler, it’s a sign that we are now entering the autumn season. Although it is the time of year that flower bloom cycles start to slow down, this season is a prime time for appreciating the loveliness of flowers and the changing colors of leaves. The garden centers begin showcasing full mounds of brilliant red, yellow, and violet flowers with the coming of fall.
In their vibrant blooms and pleasing scent, the flowers of fall portray the warmth of the season with autumn’s rich shades of red, yellow, orange, and brown, and vibrant scents and spices. If you are curious about which flowers are in season this month, read on as Hello Blooms listed down eight lovely flowers that are in season for the month of October.
This plant is commonly called the Peruvian lily or Lily of the Incas or Parrot Lily. Alstroemeria flower is believed to be the flower of friendship. Alstroemeria flowers have six petals each up to 5 centimeters long and they come in orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white or salmon colors.
2. Gerbera daisies
Gerbera daisies are characterized by large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers. They bear a large capitulum with striking colors. They come in a vibrant rainbow of colors – they may come in bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow and ruby red. The capitulum, which looks like a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. Behind roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips, the gerbera currently ranks as the fifth most popular flower in the world.
Iris is a flowering plant with showy flowers. Just like a rainbow where its name was taken (the Greek word for a rainbow), Iris comes in many magical colors. One of the most elegant and colorful perennials you can grow are the bearded iris because it’s always a magical time when bearded iris flowers unfurl their pencil-slim buds to reveal a kaleidoscope of color.
One of the staple flowers in fall gardens are chrysanthemums, or mums. They are native to East Asia and Northeastern Europe and they are regarded as symbols of fall abundance. Mums are available in a wide range of brilliant colors, shapes and sizes. Its flowers range from dazzling whites to deep bronzes, and the hardy plants are highlighted with full, dark green leaves.
If you are planning on growing flowers in your garden this autumn, chrysanthemums can easily add a gorgeous pop of color in your fall garden landscape.
Another flower that is in season this month is the delphinium. Delphiniums are grown for their showy spikes of colorful flowers in gorgeous shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. Delphiniums bloom with single, semi-double or double flowers, also called florets.
Delphiniums are sought after for their blue flowers which are rare to find in other plants. Their breathtaking blue flowers can come in a variety of shades and forms. Because of their beauty, they become popular in cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens. If you are interested in growing delphiniums in your own garden, please take note that they prefer moist, cool summers and do not fare well in hot, dry weather.
One of the world’s most popular cut flowers is the freesia. Freesias are also in season during the month of October and they are for their pure colors, long vase life and sweet perfume. Freesia’s flowers are available in many beautiful colors including white, cream, yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, lavender and purple. People also love freesias for having sweet and baby powder fragrance.
The next flower which blooms in October is the Magnolia. Magnolias are sought after their extravagantly pretty flowers, whether globular, ribboned, or waving like handkerchiefs. Magnolias are known for their large fragrant flowers that may be bowl-shaped or star-shaped, in shades of white, pink, purple, green or yellow.
Bright snapdragons are real standouts in a fall garden because their flowers bloom profusely throughout cool weather in intensely saturated colors (almost every hue). Snapdragons came from a genus of plants known as Antirrhinum and were commonly called snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed.
Using the list above, you can get a general sense of the different types of flowers that are in season this time of the year. The best thing about October is the choice that you’ve got when it comes to flowers, whether you’re choosing which flowers you would like in your event or which flowers to plant in your own garden. It’s the most perfect time to embrace the best of autumn with full mounds of brilliant red, yellow, and violet flowers.