Types of flowers
Flowers come in nearly every shape, size and colour imaginable (mother nature is marvellous!). Each and every flower even has its own meaning and symbolism and unique way to care for it. To help you get to know and love your flowers, we’ve got guides on some of the most popular, including those our network of florists love to use.
Language of Flowers
Did you know that every flower comes with it's own special meaning? It’s known as floriography, or the language of flowers. One flower might signify love, while another symbolises sadness. These meanings might come from the colour or variety of flower, or its history. Sometimes the meaning even changes according to the number of flowers! For instance, one red rose means love at first sight, whereas a dozen is an apology. Confused? Don’t worry we’ve got a guide to help. Soon you’ll be fluent.
Ultimate Flower Guides
Whether you’re trying to identify an unusual flower that’s popped up in your bouquet or you want to track down seasonal blooms, our ultimate flower guides can help. Covering flower meanings, care tips and fun-facts, they’ll fill you in on all things floral.
What’s a Peruvian lily? And are anemones found under the sea? Time to find out with our Flower Guides A-E.
Do you know your hydrangeas from your hyacinths? Find out with our flowers F-J.
Flowers K - O
Lovely lilies, magical mistletoe, delightful daffs – we've covered them all from K-O.
Flowers P - S
Roses are red, peonies are pink, you can learn about both, quick as a wink.
Flowers T - Z
Last but by no means least.
Mother nature treats us to gorgeous flowers almost all year round, from pretty peonies in summer, to delightful daffodils in spring, to charming chrysanthemums through autumn into winter. Our community of florists love using seasonal blooms – they don’t just make for a happy bouquet, they make for a happier planet.
There are so many gorgeous spring flowers it’s hard to know where to start! That's why we've put together an ultimate guide on our favourite spring stems, picked for their colour, beauty and fragrance.
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When the (not so) great British weather lets us down, there’s sunshine in a vase. From iconic sunflowers to dreamy dahlias, we’ve collected some of the best summer flowers to brighten their day (or if you want to get real tropical, check out our exotic flowers guide).
The nights might be drawing in but there’s still plenty of floral beauty to be found from striking proteas to star-shaped asters. Read about our favourite autumn flowers.
The weather outside is frightful, but the blooms are still delightful! Whether it’s rich green holly or the delicate Christmas rose, winter has its own floral charms - we've rounded up our top 10 winter flowers to see you through the season.