May Flowers

May Flowers

May 09, 2018

You may have heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but did you know that May is actually one of the best time to plant flowers?  We’ve compiled a list of the most unique and beautiful flowers that tend to bloom in May.

Amaryllis

This gorgeous, South African native flower is sold a lot in the winter months because of its ability to bloom indoor. When in its natural habitat, the amaryllis tends to bloom in mountainous areas in the month of May. This flower has very heavy seeds and a large size so it usually doesn’t spread very far but when the seeds drop they can create clusters of these red, orange, pink, and sometimes yellow beauties.

 

 

 

Apple Blossoms

This flower is associated with the “smell” of spring. It has a refreshing, light scent that can be smelled only in springtime. It also happens to be the designated state flower of both Michigan and Arkansas. While these blossoms can produce apples, they can’t do it on their own. If a tree remains unpollinated, the tree will yield blossoms with no fruit. The blossoms start out a delicate light pink color and turn almost completely white when fully in bloom. 

 

 

Calla lilies

This cup shaped flower is one of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden. They come in at least 7 different colors (white, yellow, orange, pink, rose, lavender, and maroon) and can provide a sophisticated look to any garden. Do you have a May wedding? These flowers add a sophisticated touch to any wedding and don’t require a lot of maintenance to stay fresh!

 

 

 

Cornflower

The Bachelor’s Button is another name for this flower. These flowers are unique because they are usually only seen in blue.  They prefer dry, hot places and can grow up to 30 inches tall. The cornflower has many medicinal purposes including being used as an anti-inflammatory. It is also used for tea, antioxidants, wound treatments, and antibiotics. This is one of the oldest flowers, dating back to ancient Egypt on palace walls and in Greek mythology to heal Achille.

 

Enjoy May and take some time to “smell the roses” or any other flower!



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