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Hydrangea Availability For Wedding Flowers

Ask the Expert: November/December flowers
I’d really like a bouquet with blue hydrangea and a couple white cabbage roses mixed in, but I think hydrangea will be out of season in late Nov, early Dec. Is there another blue flower I could substitute?

Thank you!


Plant Expert Reply:

You’ll be glad to know hydrangeas are available to florists year round.  So you won’t need to subsititue another flower for hydrangea blooms in your wedding bouquet.

Although hydrangeas are used mostly in spring (March, April, May) and summer (June, July, August), we are seeing a rise in hydrangeas use in fall weddings (September, October, November).  Winter brides (December, January, February) often use hydrangea blooms when they want a large white bloom.  This beautiful bloom is a wonderful wedding flower choice.

If you still need ideas for blue wedding flowers let me know.


  1. Thank you so much for the quick reply Jamie! Yeah! I get to use my first choice flowers!

  2. I love Hydrangea flowers and am glad they are available all year round. I’ve noticed that throughout the winter months they do cost more, but at least you can still get them. They are absolutely beautiful and the perfect choice for a wedding. Hope you have a great wedding Amy.

  3. I will use Hydrangea flowers for my wedding, its really beautiful..I hope that you will still have available Hydrangea flowers in my wedding day. :). Thanks

  4. Its great to know that the hydrangeas are available all year round. Yet they probably cost more when not in season.

  5. Sandra Hopkins says:

    Hydrangea flowers are beautiful. I totally love the fact that you chose that as your flowers for your wedding.

  6. Kelly Kane says:

    I’m getting married in March in Belfast and wanted to use white roses with blue hydrangeas. The florist tells me he can’t get the hydrangeas that time of year. Any suggestions for an alternative. My fiance is wearing a periwinkle blue cravat and the hydrangea color was going to be perfect.

    One person has suggested i mix silk blue hydrangeas with fresh cut white roses. Normally, I’d be adamantly against the use of silk flowers, but I’m starting to get desperate. Thoughts on this? Is it tacky?

    I’m attaching a pic of my husband’s tux, so you can see the color I’m aiming for.

    Attached Image: eddie tux 2.jpg

  7. Kelly,

    See if your florists can get Agapanthus it comes in blue and has a rounded bloom shape. Other blue flowers that could be used but don’t have a rounded shape are anemones, hyacinths, delphinums and scabiosia. I would do an all white bouquet with a beautiful shimmery periwinkle ribbon or embellishments before I would do silk. Mixing silk with fresh is just not appropriate.

    I really think light blue Agapanthus would be the best choice.

  8. A lot of useful information. Your blog is very much good. I am very much impressed by your blog content.They are absolutely beautiful and the perfect choice for wedding. Using hydrangeas for your reception table centerpieces not only can be economical, even in winter, but gives the tables a touch of elegance. Whether hydrangeas are used only in the bride’s bouquet, or incorporated into the bridesmaids’ bouquets and flower girl baskets, the bloom makes a stunning display. Quite interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Can anyone recommend some florals for December, and has anyone used Hydrangeas for Dec. weddings?!

  10. If you go to the California Cut Flower Association site they have a seasonal availability tool that will show what flowers are available in what month.

  11. Nicole Smith says:

    Good thing Hydrangea grows all year round. But do you have anymore suggestions what other flowers are exquisite to use especially for this month of June? Thanks

  12. You might check out our guide to June’s flowers based on birthstone color: https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/alexandrite-flower-guide/ or our flower guide for June birthdays: https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/june-birthday/

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