The Most Festive Winter Flowers This Season

Festive Winter Flowers

There’s something magical about the holiday season, no matter what holiday you celebrate. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, or Festivus, when winter hits it’s time to grab a comfy sweater, a cup of cocoa, and check out some twinkly lights. We get to spend time with loved ones eating good food and giving gifts. If you’re looking for something to start off this season right, try doing it with festive winter flowers!

Poinsettias are a fan favorite holiday flower, but there are many more festive winter flower options. While Santa Claus checks over his naughty or nice list, you should check out this list of festive winter flowers and get the season started!


Christmas Cactus

When you think of the cactus plant, wintertime probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The Christmas cactus, however, should be a part of your winter season! The Christmas cactus flowers during the holiday season and likes cool temperatures, so be sure to keep it away from any heat sources. With proper care and attention, you can keep your Christmas cactus alive to bloom again for many holiday seasons to come.

Evergreen Trees

The scent of the evergreen tree just smells like Christmas! Who doesn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to a pile of presents under an evergreen tree? There are quite a few different kinds of evergreens that are used as a Christmas tree, a few popular choices are Balsam fir or Douglas fir. There is even an evergreen that’s safe for allergy sufferers: the leyland cypress.

Rosemary Christmas Trees

Does someone in your house have a pine allergy? Are you short on space for a bigger Christmas tree? Then you should get a rosemary Christmas tree! This festive and fragrant plant is the perfect choice for someone who loves cooking with fresh herbs. So how do you pick out the best rosemary Christmas tree this holiday season? Be sure to get them early on in the season while they are their freshest. If they have been sitting on store shelves for a while they are likely to be dried out and may not be easy to save.


Do you want to add a little sparkle to your holiday season? Then you need some amaryllis flowers in your life! The word Amaryllis is Greek and literally means “to sparkle,” and boy do these flowers do just that! This bell-shaped flower grows as the holiday season continues, but you don’t have to say goodbye forever when the flowers lose their blooms. With some prep work during their off season, they can produce more flowers for many holiday seasons to come.


It’s not the holiday season until you have hung the holly! While holly probably evokes images of Christmastime, it’s been a popular choice for festive winter flowers for longer than that! People hang garlands of holiday to celebrate the festival of Saturnalia. Saturnalia celebrates the god of agriculture, creation, time, and the transition from winter to spring. A warning about holly: it is poisonous so be sure to keep it out of reach for any curious little kids and pets.


In nature, mistletoe is considered to be a parasite since it only grows out of other trees. So how did it become a holiday tradition to hang the mistletoe up for smooching under? We don’t have an exact answer but it’s likely to be a combination of two things. Mistletoe and holly look very similar, with red or white berries and green leaves and mistletoe has long been seen as a symbol willing partner who is ready to smooch and kiss to a very abundant year to come.

Paperwhite Bulbs

If you are looking for festive winter flowers that don’t fall under the red and green color scheme, look no further than the lovely and fragrant paperwhite bulb! These flowers begin to bloom anywhere from Thanksgiving to Christmas naturally, but can also be fairly easily forced if you want them for a specific winter holiday. Plus- they would be a great flower to be dried and kept through any season due to their fragrant scents.


Looking for something a little less permanent? Our selection of winter flowers always includes the freshest, prettiest blooms. Whether you want to spruce up your home or send some holiday cheer to a loved one in the mail, there’s no better way to spread some Christmas Time cheer than with a seasonal Bouq.

Shop All

You Might Also Like