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Our Favourite Summer Flowers

Summer is a beautiful time in New Zealand. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the water sparkles and there’s gorgeous, vibrant flowers springing up all around the country. 

The florist team at Arrange Floral Design in Papamoa find our love for flowers renewed in summer, as any walk past a garden gives us fresh inspiration for the floral arrangements we get to create all summer long. 

View our list of favourite summer blooms, which includes both native flowers and imported bouquet staples. 


We can’t go past New Zealand’s Christmas tree when discussing gorgeous summer blooms. We are so lucky to be the only country in the world to have this tree, which bursts open with crimson red flowers set against green foliage just in time for Christmas. These native trees are a Kiwi icon and they certainly top our list of summer favourites. 


It is impossible for bright yellow sunflowers not to bring a smile to our faces. Young sunflowers are fascinating because they track the sun during the day and then face east when the sun goes down at night, preparing to meet again in the morning. These gorgeous bright blooms that follow the sun are the epitome of summer.


We are quite fond of the fragrant purple flower of Mediterranean origins that has become a popular hedging bush on lawns around the country. Lavender is beautiful in the garden, but also makes a wonderful filler flower for bouquets and floral arrangements, adding a touch of green and purple as well as lending their calming and pleasing scent to any bouquet. 


Dahlias are one of our absolute favourite flowers for arrangements, with their bold colours and impressive, showy petals. Dahlias bring gardens to life and are often the focal point of our bouquets. With their performance peaking in the middle of summer, these bright blooms are a perfect summer delight.

If you’re looking to brighten up someone’s day this summer, be sure to check out the range of fresh flowers available from our Tauranga florist. We offer fast same day delivery of flowers in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa and Te Puke.

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