Autumn in Los Angeles: The Best Local Flowers for November


Autumn in Los Angeles: The Best Local Flowers for November

As the days get shorter and the temperatures slowly drop, the autumn season is finally upon us in Los Angeles. As the leaves start to turn, local flowers in the area begin to show their unique and vibrant colors. November brings about a new range of seasonal blooms that are sure to brighten up your home or event.


Here are some of the best local flowers that thrive in Los Angeles during November:


Also known as "Pot Marigold," Calendula is a lovely addition to an autumn bouquet. This golden orange flower blooms in early November and is found in various gardens across Los Angeles. They are perfect for adding a pop of color and can serve as a primary focal point in your floral arrangements. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a popular ingredient in skincare products.


Chrysanthemums, also known as "Mums," are a classic fall flower that blooms in late October and lasts through early November in Los Angeles. These flowers come in various colors, including yellow, orange, burgundy, and white. They are long-lasting and easy to care for, making them an excellent option for autumn floral arrangements.


Dahlias are considered to be the queen of autumn blooms. These beautiful flowers come in a wide range of colors, ranging from deep maroon to bright pink. Dahlias bloom from mid-July to early November and can be found throughout Los Angeles. Their unique and intricate designs make them a standout choice for any fall floral arrangement.


Marigolds, also known as "Day of the Dead Flowers," are a traditional addition to Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. They bloom in late October and early November and come in various shades of yellow and orange. Marigolds are believed to symbolize the sun and are often associated with warmth and positivity, making them a perfect choice for an autumn floral arrangement.


Sunflowers also have a natural connection to autumn. These plants are known for their ability to track the sun's movement, turning their heads throughout the day to face the direction of the sunlight. As the days grow shorter in autumn, the sunflowers reach their peak, standing tall and proud as a final burst of sunshine before the frosty weather arrives.

Incorporating Local Flowers into Autumn Arrangements

Incorporating local flowers into your autumn floral arrangements is a surefire way to showcase the beauty of Los Angeles and give your home or event a unique and luxurious touch. When designing your display, Amy from The Hidden Garden suggests using a darker green as your foundation, adding neutral-toned flowers such as white and beige as your base color, and finishing with pops of color with the seasonal blooms mentioned above. Feel free to mix and match various flowers to create your personalized autumnal arrangement.

Places to Explore

Los Angeles offers a variety of parks and gardens that showcase the beauty of autumn in the area. Some must-visit places include the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The gardens feature various species of flowers that are in full bloom during the autumn season, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon stroll. Our list would be amiss if we did not mention the prominent Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden or one of our favorites, Lake Balboa. In the fall, a variety of autumnal blooms, including willow trees, sycamores, and cottonwoods surrounds the lake.

Incorporating local flowers is an excellent way to add luxury and beauty to your autumn floral arrangements in Los Angeles. By combining the seasonal flowers mentioned above, you will have an arrangement with a Hidden Garden stamp of approval. Short on free time? Call The Hidden Garden today and note that you’d like a flair of local florals, and they’ll create the perfect arrangement for your table centerpiece. In the meantime, remember to visit the various gardens and parks in the area to explore the unique beauty of autumn in Los Angeles.

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