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The Best Botanicals of Summer

The summer months are filled with bright colors, sunshine, and Mother Nature’s brilliant botanicals. While we enjoy soaking up the warm weather and grilling outside with friends and family, summer would not be the same without your favorite summertime flowers. Here at Al’s Florist, the number one flower shop in Hollywood, we are rounding up the most popular and classic blooms of the summer as well as the best plants to bring into your home this season. From peonies and dahlias to succulents and swiss cheese plants, you are sure to feel happiness and warmth from the inside out.

Blooms of Summer That Impress

Bold, lush, large, and stunning, these are summer’s most popular flowers. An arrangement of these beauties will brighten your home in an instant.

Calla Lily

Classy and elegant, the Calla lily comes in a variety of beautiful colors such as pink, rose, lavender, yellow, orange, and maroon. White Calla lilies are the most popular, though, and are a popular flower in weddings.

Dahlias

Vivid, large, and breathtaking, the dahlia is a summer blooming flower loved by florists and gardeners. They make a great cut flower and come in a range of vibrant beautiful colors including pink, orange, white, yellow, and purple.

Daisies

Cheerful and sweet, daisies are a popular summer flower and symbolize innocence and purity. Daisies come in a variety of bright colors but the most popular is the white daisy with a central yellow disc known as the Shasta daisy.

Delphinium

A vertical stem that holds around 20 vibrant and frilly blooms, typically in blue and purple colors, delphiniums are popular as cut flowers. They add a striking vertical feature to arrangements and look amazing on their own as well.

Hydrangea

Known for their lush, big blooms, hydrangea flowers come in a variety of lovely colors, such as light pink, light blue, dark blue, peach, and lavender. They are very popular in summer floral bouquets and gorgeous as cut stems alone in their own vase.

Peonies

Seen in many June weddings, the alluring peony has a large rose-like bloom and exudes elegance, romance, and beauty. Coming in shades of pink, yellow, peach, red, and white, this is a short-season summer flower that makes its beauty all the more desirable.

Roses

The most popular flower in the world, roses love the summer sun. Growing in nearly every color imaginable and renowned for being a symbol of love, this gorgeous bloom with its sweet fragrance is beloved by all.

Snapdragon

Cheerful and colorful, snapdragons flourish in the sun. Their vertical stalk can host a bountiful number of frilly and blooms in multiple rich colors.

Sunflowers

A symbol of the summer sun, the beloved sunflower brings light, energy, vibrancy, joy, and happiness to any space. Summer wouldn’t be summer without this magnificent bloom.

The Perfect Plants to Bring Home This Summer

Add some healthy green plants to your home this summer by selecting those which love the sun and thrive during warmer weather.

Croton

If you’re looking for a houseplant with bright, colorful foliage to liven up your home, then pick up a croton plant. With variegated leaves in vibrant orange, yellow, green, and red colors, this plant is sure to impress.

Philodendron

Coming in multiple varieties, philodendrons make great house plants and are well known for their air-cleaning abilities. Their leaves are large, glossy, and green and they love being placed near a sunny window.

Spider Plants

These stunning plants have long, slender leaves that gracefully arch up and then fall downwards. A hardy plant, spider plants can usually survive even in less than perfect conditions.

Succulents

Striking and hard to kill, succulents come in a variety of styles, shapes, and colors and are excellent decorative plants for your home. Succulents love bright light and require plenty of water.

Swiss Cheese Plant

Another sun-loving plant, the captivating and beautiful Swiss cheese plant has large, heart-shaped leaves with holes in them which is how it got its name.

While our list includes some of the best and brightest blooms, we would be mistaken if we said we were able to cover all of our favorites in one guide. Between their colors and vibrancy, and purifying and mood-boosting properties, summer is the best time to fill your home with these beautiful botanicals. Let your friends here at Al’s Florist give you a hand with selecting the perfect seasonal bouquet or arrangement for your home.