40 Flowers Every Aspiring Florist Should Recognize

It may seem a small or potentially insignificant skill, but a fine knowledge of flowers is one of the tiny details that adds up to cultivating a sophisticated lifestyle.

Whether you’re organizing an event and need to select the appropriate floral arrangements or you’re tending your personal garden it’s always helpful to know, recognize, and name the common flowers.

Below you will find a helpful chart with forty of the most essential and widely used flowers and their names. I’m sure many of you will already be familiar with a fair number of the varieties listed below but there’s a difference between vaguely knowing and knowing for certain.

You should be able to immediately identify these flowers on sight. If you aspire to become better at floral arrangements, gardening or simply sound informed, then studying this chart will get you well on your way to becoming a full-fledged florist!

Flower Chart (1)

HOMEWORK: Out of this list, which is your favorite flower? And are there any that didn’t make the list but you feel should? Lilacs are one of my absolute favorites. The definitive scent of springtime!



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