Winter in Indianapolis is finally winding down, and spring will be here before we know it. While we wait for the last of the frosty weather to make way for sunshine, the best way to banish the winter blues is to welcome spring with fresh bouquets of seasonal flowers from McNamara Florist. Our flower shops are brimming with bright blooms for the season, and we can’t wait to share our new spring designs with you!
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, spring officially starts on March 19th. The flowers won’t know what day it is, but they sense the lengthening days and warmer temperatures. This prompts them to start growing and to get ready to bloom.
While the United States begins spring with the vernal equinox, people in other parts of the world use other systems, like the lunar calendar, for tracking the seasons. In Japan, the people take their cue from the flowers and wait to start spring until the national flower, cherry blossoms begin to bloom.
Above and Beyond
When Do Spring Flowers Usually Bloom?
Some flowers don’t even pretend to wait for spring. Crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops, for example, push through the snow, blooming as early as late January — even in cold climates!
The rest of the early spring flowers start blooming around the end of March. These first spring flowers include irises, daffodils, tulips, pansies, and hyacinth. Late bloomers need more sunshine and growing time before they’re ready to bloom. Flowers like roses, peonies, lilacs, daisies, and bluebells usually don’t bloom until May or June.
The Most Colorful Flowers for Spring
There are thousands of brilliant flowers that blossom in springtime, but we love the ones with the most variety in color. These flowers all bloom brightly with rainbows of options — just like jelly beans!
Spring wouldn’t be the same without tulips, and they just happen to be one of the most varied spring flowers out there. They bloom in just about every color from black to white and the rainbow in between, plus an endless variety of color combinations and textures. In general, tulips represent love, but specific hues have specific meanings. Yellow tulips, our favorites, represent cheerful thoughts.
Roses are also available in every color of the rainbow, although some (black and blue) aren’t grown naturally. While they’re a popular choice all year, they’re actually in-season during spring. This means spring roses are at their freshest and most beautiful. They’re also more affordable than roses purchased during other seasons.
Like tulips, different colors of roses have different symbolic meanings. Red obviously communicates romance. Pink symbolizes admiration, yellow is for friendship, orange represents passion, and lavender is for a love at first sight.
These blooms of endlessly unfurling petals have a whimsical beauty, and they represent charm and attractiveness. They also bloom in some surprisingly vibrant colors. Although they don’t cover the whole rainbow, they do come in deep purple, orange, yellow, gold, and various shades of pink, cream, and white.
Pansies bloom in a myriad of colors and color combinations, with some almost appearing as if they’ve been tie-dyed. With petals that look like cute, little faces, they seem to smile up from the flower bed. They’re the perfect gift for your favorite smarty-pants because they symbolize free thought and admiration.
Irises get their name from the Greek word rainbow, and this could be because they bloom in such a wide variety of colors and combinations of colors, including yellow, peach, red, maroon, black, white, purple, and blue. Depending on the flower’s hue, their symbolic meanings range from passion to purity.
Freesias, the flowers of friendship, are most well-known for their lovely fragrance, but they’re also stunningly beautiful. With multiple blooms per stem, freesia blossoms come in the most vibrant shades and combinations of white, yellow, gold, red, orange, pink, mauve, and purple.
The primrose represents young love, something which seems to crop up everywhere in springtime. We love them because they have brilliant clusters of flowers in striking shades of orange, red, yellow, purple, pink, blue, and white.
Brighten Your Home with Vibrant Spring Flowers
There’s no better way to welcome spring than by celebrating the season with brightly colored flowers in seasonal designs from McNamara Florist. You can enjoy the new season inside, while you wait for the flowers outside to catch up. Plus, you’ll freshen the air and create a renewed sense of happiness in your house.