Did You Know About These Christmas Flowers?

Did You Know About These Christmas Flowers?

After Thanksgiving, another season full of bliss is here, and the old, joyful images have returned and will continue until Christmas Eve. Station wagons, compact automobiles, SUVs, and minivans are all adorned with evergreen trees of various proportions. Ornaments, tree lights, Christmas flowers, candles, and special tableware are all brought out on holiday season arrival. On our front doors, we polish our silver and hang wreaths with gorgeous ribbons. The party circuit gets started!

Say Merry Christmas with these flowers

But the holidays wouldn’t be complete without the Christmas cakes, flowers including poinsettia, amaryllis, and paperwhite arrangements that complete the seasonal colour pallet. Since the 19th century, these flowers have been a joyful part of the Christmas tradition; and they continue to grow in popularity year after year. These flowers do not blossom outside in most regions of the country throughout the winter. Poinsettias prefer warmth, so as long as they have a sunny area to perch inside; they will blossom brightly till the end of the month.


Paperwhites are narcissus flowers, although they are less showy and smaller than their showier cousin, the daffodil. Because it is one of the first bulbs to bloom, marking the approach of spring, the narcissus represents rebirth and rejuvenation. Because paperwhites are so easy to cultivate or “push” indoors, they can bloom even early. The origin of the flower’s name can be traced back to many Greek and Roman legends.


The holiday spirit, with its consuming immersion in colour, festivity, and grandeur, enthrals us all; and the amaryllis, with its large, exuberant blooms and sturdy stalks, exemplifies this. It’s also known for its long-lasting flowers (the plant reblooms reliably) and its adaptability in arrangements. The amaryllis, not a flower that stands alone, makes a statement when grouped with its sisters in a row along a mantel or massed in a single container. Amaryllis stems can also be trimmed short and blended with other flowers for a table centrepiece.


The poinsettia’s bracts or modified leaves with their wide-open faces nearly announce its relevance in the panoply of Christmas gifts flowers; whether in deep, saturated classic red and burgundy or more delicate tones of white and pink. The plastic pots of many of the plants arrive at the grocery store or nursery swathed in metallic foil. The poinsettia’s unrefined reputation stems from its predictable metal-foil presentation. Floral designers, on the other hand, bring out the best in poinsettias by cutting the stems, cauterising them with a flame; and then creating lush arrangements to showcase their natural beauty and energy.