Nothing sweeps away the weariness of a Salisbury winter quite like the freshly fragrant blossoms of spring. At Kitty’s Flowers, our shops are fully stocked with seasonal blooms, and our florists can’t wait to show off our brand-new springtime designs! So why not say farewell to winter and welcome the season of renewal with open arms?
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers and Springtime
This year, spring starts on March 19th, but the flowers obviously won’t know what day it is. They can sense the lengthening days and warming temperatures, and this prompts them to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
Although the U.S. marks the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, people from other parts of the world use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to track the seasons. In Japan, people leave it up to the flowers to decide when spring starts, as they wait for the blooming of the cherry blossoms, Japan’s national flower, to kick off the season.
When Does Spring Flowers Start to Bloom?
Some flowers don’t even wait for spring (even in cold climates). Crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses fight the frosty weather and bloom as early as late January. Most spring flowers, however, start blooming much later at the end of March and beginning of April. These are considered early spring bloomers and include flowers like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and pansies.
Late spring bloomers need more time to develop and sunshine for blooming. These flowers like lilacs, peonies, daisies, and bluebells let their colors show in May and June.
Seven of the Most Colorful Flowers of Spring
We love all spring flowers equally, but some are more colorful than others. We’ve gathered together a list of the most vibrant, varied, and vivacious blossoms of the season.
From black through the rainbow to white, tulips bloom in an endless variety of colors, tints, shades, patterns, and textures. Gardening enthusiasts love to collect them because there are truly so many beautiful and rare bulbs to find. Tulips bloom early in spring, and they each have their own unique symbolic meanings. For example, white tulips are for forgiveness, red tulips represent true love, purple ones symbolize royalty, and yellow tulips represent happy thoughts.
Roses also bloom in every color of the rainbow, some of which don’t occur naturally, but are easily manufactured with special dyes. Like tulips, all roses have unique meanings. Orange roses represent passion, yellow roses are for friendship, pink equals admiration, red is obviously for romance, and lavender roses should be given to a love at first sight. We love roses all year long, but they’re in-season in springtime, which means they’re at their freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable.
Ranunculus blooms, which represent charm and attractiveness, are truly stunning in some surprisingly saturated shades. Without the need for dye, they bloom in sumptuously rich shades of purple, pink, orange, yellow, red, white, and also gentler shades of cream.
Irises get their name from the Greek word for rainbow, and it’s not surprising because they bloom in so many different hues and combinations of colors including yellow, black, red, maroon, purple, periwinkle, peach, and white. Depending on the shade of flower, their symbolic meanings range from passion to purity.
Pansies bloom in just about every color, except green, that you can imagine. Plus, their petals often feature patterns of color combinations that look almost tie-dyed in nature. These pretty early bloomers symbolize free thought and admiration.
The primrose is another colorful blooming plant of spring. With clusters of flowers in purple, pink, blue, white, red, orange, and yellow, these flowers that represent young love dazzle admirers.
These fragrant blossoms representing friendship aren’t just desired for their perfume. They also bloom with super vibrant colors, including pink, mauve, purple, lavender, gold, yellow, white, orange, red, and combinations!
Welcome Spring with Brilliantly Colorful Blooms
While you wait for all the flowers to bloom outside, you can enjoy the beautiful rainbow of spring inside with exclusive seasonal designs from Kitty’s Flowers. You’ll feel instantly refreshed and renewed while enjoying the colorful addition to your home and the sweetly fragrant air.