What Blooms in Winter?

With all the ways we do our bit for the planet – reusing, recycling, composting, walking – why not add “buy seasonal flowers” to that list?

And when the weather is dreary, brightly coloured plant-life smiling at you from a nearby vase can uplift the most miserable mood. Flowers have an uncanny ability to perk us up.

But with all the winteriness going on now you might be wondering if there are any flowers blooming now. Have all the flowers gone?

Are any flowers blooming in winter?

Well, the short answer is yes!

Whether you just want a pretty bouquet of flowers on your desk or dinner table or you’re planning on tying the knot – why choose the “flown-in” route?

Choose to go with the eco-friendly flow and fly with the season. It’s better for the earth, your mind, your pocket.

Also, with weddings, isn’t it true that something personalised goes a long way? Traditional and classic (red roses and baby’s breath) is making way for individualised and quirky (wild flowers and foliage).

In fact, many weddings happen in winter and having the usual lilies, roses or carnations can be more pricey options.

A bouquet of winter-flowering Hellebores, for instance, is a fabulous choice as they start blooming from December in the UK. And they’re easy to grow in the garden or a pot.

Here’s some other winter flowering options to choose from:

Seasonal Locals

You might have some of these flowering in your garden now. Otherwise you should be able to source most of them locally in the winter. Hellebores, narcissus, anemones, catkins, ranunculus, amaryllis, waxflower, loropetalum, hypericum berries, ivy berries, witchhazel, snowdrops and edgeworthia are all available now. And for some foliage fillers you can use ferns, silver eucalyptus, rosemary.

Mix them like this:

Green hellebores + Fern + Eucalyptus

Anemones + Hypericum Berries + Narcissus

Catkins + Ranunculus

Witch hazel + Fern + Ivy Berries

Fern + Catkins + Hellebores

Snowdrops + Rosemary + Narcissus

Waxflowers + Snowdrops + Fern

Narcissus + Rosemary + Architectural looking bare branches

Heather + Narcissus + Catkins

Simply Single

Simplicity is cool right now, so if you want to be cool, keep it simple and go for a whole lot of one thing. Like:

Just Hellebores

Only Anemones

Exclusively foliage (like our 'Baby Blue' eucalyptus bouquet)

Solely succulents (or add euphorbia or a bit of lavender if you must)

And again, if you MUST

When you just MUST have ALL the fresh flowers (even the ones that aren’t home-grown) roses, gerberas, carnations, lisianthus, veronica, alstroemeria and gypsophila are usually available all year round.

And our 'Admiration', 'Cherish' and 'Lovable' bouquets with some of these additions are available now too!

Dried Flowers

While some dried things leave much to be desired, flowers can be the exception.

Then again, many dry things are much sought after... fruit... wine...

So when it comes to your flowers you can dry them when they are in season for enjoyment when they’re not. Roses, sunflowers, lavender, statice, gypsophila and eryngium make great dried blooms.


And with that we’ll say - go on and get ‘em!