The Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe’s


If you want to know which are the best spring flowers from Trader Joe’s market, then this post is for you. You will learn about 5 different flower varieties that are a great price.

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Spring is my favorite season in upstate NewYork. After 6 months of snow and ice, green grass and leaves on trees is a welcome sight. It’s so nice to go outside without a coat and not be cold. Having said that, flowers don’t start to bloom until the end of May. Yup. I know. The garden doesn’t fully come back to life until June. So, until the garden is in bloom, I fill my home with fresh flowers that are store bought.

Fresh flowers from a florist can be expensive and are not within my budget. However, Trader Joe’s has some beautiful spring flowers! Today, I am sharing my favorite affordable spring varieties with you.

This post is not sponsored. This is just my personal opinion after buying flowers from Trader Joe’s for many years. Here is a list of the best spring flowers for your home from Trader Joe’s.

The Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe’s

When I buy flowers, I usually have a budget of $20 for the week. I like to buy varieties that are only seasonly available. However, there are some tried and true favorites I like to buy year-round. Each bundle of flowers I am sharing costs no more than $10. Several are only $6 or less per bunch.

For all flowers, before placing them in water, I stripped the extra leaves and cut an inch off the stems at a 45 degree angle using a sharp pair of scissors.


Tulips are among my favorite spring flowers. They come in a huge array of colors and will brighten any room.

Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joes.

Tulips come in pastels, mid tones and vibrant primary colors. I selected a bunch in a soft orange hue.

Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe's

I am happy to report that this bunch of tulips was about $6.00. They are well worth the investment since they brighten an entire room.


Irises are another seasonal flower Trader Joe’s carries. I find that these are a little more difficult to find so when they are in-stock at the store, I tend to buy them. These were extra tall and I loved the white and yellow combination.

Iris flowers in white ironstone pitcher

I used an extra tall antique ironstone pitcher for these tall irises and put a packet of flower food into the water.

Irises white and yellow

This bunch of Irises was about $5.00. Now, I am thinking I should have purchased two bunches of these flowers.


When I moved to the East Coast, the first thing I did was plant peonies. I love the different varieties of peonies with giant floppy heads filled with layer upon layer of soft pink petals. Peonies don’t grow in California, which is where I grew up.

Peonies in glass jar

Alas, only one of these flowers had time to open up before I photographed them. Trust me, a day after these photos were taken, each of these blooms opened full of petals and fragrance. In addition to the peonies, a few white Snowball Viburnum were put into the vase.

Peonies on a table

This bunch of peonies consisted of 5 stems and cost about $10. You can also buy peonies in a deep vibrant pink color.


Hydrangeas are a year-round reliable variety. They are a great addition to any flower arrangement. They also make great statement flowers given their large size. My favorite hydrangeas are white because they compliment any color combination.

White Hydrangeas in a teal rectangular vase.

Hydrangeas also seem to last longer than most cut flowers. Another bonus, you can dry your hydrangeas. So technically they could last years longer than most other flowers.

White Hydrangeas in a teal rectangular vase.

A bunch of three large hydrangeas cost about $6.00. Since my weekly budget for fresh flowers is $20, I will buy 3 bunches of hydrangeas and still feel like it was a great deal.


Finally, roses are a great addition to any spring bouquet. As with hydrangeas, these are available year-round. Roses are offered in a wide array of colors and sizes. My favorite colors are always the softer pastels and blushes.

Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe's

Roses are very sensitive to a lack of water. So, after purchasing them, try to get them into water as soon as possible. It’s not uncommon for me to come home with groceries and flowers. I immediately take care of flowers while the rest of the groceries sit in bags on the counter.

Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe's

I used an old florist bucket to hold these flowers. However, they would really look beautiful in any vessel. A dozen roses with long stems cost about $10. I love it when roses start to drop their petals as they mature in the vase.


Regardless as to where you live, I hope you have the opportunity to bring some spring flowers into your home. I always feel better when I see and smell a fresh bouquet of flowers. Buying fresh flowers for yourself has to be one of the best forms of self-care.

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Best Spring Flowers from Trader Joe's

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  1. I feel like I can smell these blooming from here, Anna! We have irises growing in several of our flower beds and I am dying to make a giantic bed of nothing but irises for the raised beds on the back patio. They are so pretty and I love the way you have them featured with longer stems too. I need to try that as well. It’s always so much fun to see the kinds of flowers people bring back home from Trader Joes. We live a long way from there but I always appreciate seeing people hauls. It definitely makes trying to find the extra time to go there worth it! Sending you tons of hugs, CoCo

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