Our Favorite Flowers for Mixed Bouquets

 

OUR FAVORITE FLOWERS FOR MIXED BOUQUETS - BY CATEGORY

I'm sure you were asking yourself yesterday as far as working with the mixed bouquet - what exactly are the central flowers, supporting flowers and line flowers?

I've included our list of favorite and most-commonly used flowers by their category. To be fair, these are just a small sample of the entire list of items you can use - but these are by far the most common ones that we work with.

Note also that this is just a very general guide - if you like the way something works, go for it! I've seen stunning bouquets that completely disregard the rules - having a mixed bouquet full of supporting flowers, or simply a central flower with foliage - so this isn't a hard and fast rule.

 

CENTRAL FLOWERS

   

 

Peonies

Dahlias (dinnerplate when possible)

Mums (large spider or decorative mums)

Roses (David Austins are the most fun to work with)

Lilies

Sunflowers

 

SUPPORTING FLOWERS

   

 

 

Bachelor buttons

Zinnias

Strawflowers

Marigolds

Scabiosa

Rudbeckia

Carnations

Dianthus

 

LINE FLOWERS

   

 

 

Snapdragons

Digitalis

Salvia

Italian Millet

Celosia (Plume/Wheat)

 

FOLIAGE

   

 

 

Basil

Mint

Shiso

Ornamental Hibiscus

 

SPECIAL EFFECTS

   

 

Proso Millet

Frosted Explosion Panicum

Gomphrena

Celosia

Cress seedpods

Artichoke leaves

Love in a Puff Vine

Pumpkin on a stick


 

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