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Expert Advice: 21 Flowers Available Year Round in San Diego

Turns out we have over 20 flowers that bloom year round in San Diego! This is great news for brides looking for floral guidance.  If you know what is in season during the month you are getting married, you are more likely to dream up a bouquet that is feasible & pocket-friendly (would you really want to foot the bill for a floral airline ticket? Probably not too budget friendly).

Leah from Bespoke Floral & Event Design gives some expert advice on local blooms and what to be wary of when building your floral vision for your wedding day.


SD flowers

  • Alstroemeria
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Calla Lilies
  • Dendrobium Orchids
  • Dahlias (limited colors and types)
  • Eryngium
  • Freesia
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Gladiolas
  • Hydrangea
  • Lisianthus
  • Oriental Lilies
  • Roses, including Garden Roses and Spray Roses
  • Snapdragons
  • Spider Mums
  • Statice
  • Stock
  • Sunflowers
  • Tulips
  • Wax Flower

Or, try succulents or airplants (GORGEOUS airplant in the bouquet above designed by Leah from Bespoke)! These non-floral bouquet counterparts really make a statement and are so on trend.


Just because these flowers are available year ’round doesn’t mean that you have the range of color choices that you’ll have when each is in season. Yes, you can pretty much get dahlias all year now, but, if you have your heart set on Cafe au Lait dahlias, you’re going to have to have a summer or fall wedding! Also, if having a small carbon footprint is important to you, stick with flowers that are locally blooming for your wedding date. Flowers are flown in from all over the world to keep up with our seasonal denial- and that’s a burden on the environment not to mention, the flowers are so much more costly.

Lastly, embrace seasonality. Right now, anemones, ranunculus, and lilac are all at the top of their games; it’s a shame when these gorgeous blooms get overlooked for a spring wedding. Whenever you use  flowers in their peak moments, you’re sure to have something special (and a grateful floral designer, too!).

You can catch more of Leah’s blooms in this real wedding.


1.  Bouquet & Advice: Leah, Bespoke Floral & Event Design
2.  Photography: Scott Lamoreaux


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