Hi Friends! I’ve created this guide of organized filler flowers to inspire you to add some color to your work! With this list, you’ll be sure to have a better understanding of the different types of fillers and what colors suit your arrangements best. Before we dive into this vibrant guide – let’s review the basics!
What Are Filler Flowers?
Filler flowers are the central framework of any good floral arrangement. Fillers provide volume, structure, and coverage. They often have groups of smaller flowers on a single stem. Much like form flowers – filler flowers are used to center an arrangement and provide shape to a bouquet.
White Filler Flowers
1. Baby’s Breath
Number one among filler flowers and found in Africa, Australia, Eurasia, and the Pacific Islands is this whimsical flower. A mix of rich greens and bright whites – baby’s breath is one of the most precious fillers to use!
2. Queen Anne’s Lace
These filler flowers have got plenty of personality. They are wildflowers with flattened tops made up of small white flowers and when they’re crushed – they smell like carrots.
3. Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
This is a unique filler for multiple reasons: because of its citrus-like smell and its incredible name! If you’re looking for a dainty filler flower, Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil is the way to go.
These beauties are the definition of elegance in a flower. With stunning white petals and delicate stems – ammi is the perfect filler flower for any occasion.
5. Lily of the Valley
A spring flower whose name speaks for itself – the lily of the valley is an extraordinary sight to behold. With its bell-like flowers and sweet scent – this magical woodland plant is a go-to for any spring occasion!
Known as ‘meadowsweets’, Spirea is breathtaking. It’s often been said that this flower looks like a set of white umbrellas!
7. Garden Mignonette
This dreamy flower is famous for its delicate cream colors and strong fragrance.
8. Wax Flowers
Now these are fun. You might be wondering where the name ‘Wax’ comes from. Wax flowers get their name from the waxy feel of their petals and they are some of the most common accent flowers for corsages and bouquets!
Purple Filler Flowers
This flower is definitely striking! With beautiful green leaves, plume purple petals, and a feathery appearance – astilbe is a stunning choice for a filler flower.
Otherwise known as the ‘Sea Lavender’ – this romantic flower has a long stem that holds delicate purple bundles.
Heathers are evergreen shrubs that bloom from July to September. With their unusual shade of light purple – heathers are the ideal choice for any late summer occasion.
I just love these flowers – they are so unique! They have long spiky flowers that grow up beyond the stem. If you’re looking for a statement filler flower – this is it.
Otherwise known as ‘masterworts’ – These flowers are known for their captivating petals. They are absolutely breathtaking and their petals are a wonderful mix of triangular and circular shapes.
I think Agapanthus is one of the cutest filler flowers. They’ve got such a precious appearance! They have sweet purple flowers that fan outwards into a dainty circle.
Green Filler Flowers
15. Fiddlehead ferns
Fiddlehead ferns are one of the most captivating flowers I’ve yet to see. With stems that curl all the way into themselves, these ferns are perfect for fun floral statements!
Here’s a fun fact about this leafy green plant – it can grow up to around 15 feet tall.
17. Variegated Pittosporum
Otherwise known as ‘Variegated Japanese Mock Orange’ – this filler has beautiful small white flowers that blossom with a citrus smell in the Spring.
18. Nichol’s Willow
I absolutely love the look of Nichol’s willow. With its wispy stems – it makes for a magical filler flower.
19. Bells of Ireland
If you’re wanting to see the closest thing to an underwater flower – the Bells of Ireland is it! With buds that resemble an octopus’ tentacle – these bells are absolutely breathtaking.
20. Sword Fern
There is nothing quite like the look of the sword fern flower. This lush filler flower is captivating not only to the eyes but also to the touch. With sharp sword-like leaves – the sword fern is a great choice for any bouquet.
Yellow Filler Flowers
Ginestas have a bright yellow hue and petals that open up in clusters. When these flowers bloom they are famous for their pleasant fragrance.
Dill blooms during mid-summer and its leaves and seeds are edible! Its flowers bunch together at the top of the stem to create a beautiful array of yellow.
23. Craspedia Billy Balls
These little bundles of sunshine are definitely some of the most unusual filler flowers. Their long, tall stems erupt into multiple yellow flowers.
Red Filler Flowers
24. Red Berry Sprays
Commonly used in holiday arrangements, red berry sprays are a wonderful pop of color for any bouquet! These flowers are great for texture and red aesthetic!
25. Red Statice
Red statice flowers are darling. They grow on top of long, thin stems and bloom in clusters.
26. Hypericum Fire Flair
These fillers are great to use because of their texture. Their romantic buds create a dynamic visual for any floral arrangement.
27. Red Alstroemeria
These flowers can last up to 2 weeks and are famous for their ruby red color.
Blue Filler Flowers
This beautiful flower stands apart from the crowd with its bright blue colors and vertical petals.
Often referred to as a blue ‘sea holly’ – this flower has a spiky centerpiece and is surrounded by multiple sharp-looking petals.
With their hairy stems and fringed petals – cornflowers are one of the most popular wildflowers to choose from.
Hyacinthus have tall spikes on which single, double, or multiple flowers can bloom. The juice that Hyacinthus produces can even be used as glue!
Pink Filler Flowers
This fun flower is known for its confetti-like appearance! Its petals erupt into tiny bursts of light pink and its leaves are a vivid green.
Eupatorium bears low clusters of sweet pink flowers. This fluffy plant is perfect for any romantic occasion!
The Different Types of Filler Flowers
Now that you’ve read up on 33 colorful flower fillers – you’re ready to utilize them in your next floral arrangement. For some pro tips on floral arranging, be sure to check out my post, 6 Basic Rules of Flower Arranging. Have fun adding these eye-catching filler flowers to your work!