10 Amazing Flowers That Bloom In December You Need In Your Life Right Now

Flowers do not tend to grow in winter. Or that is what most people tend to think. But, what if we told you that there are some flowers that exclusively bloom during the winter months?

10 Amazing Flowers That Bloom In December You Need In Your Life Right Now

There are a surprising number of flowers that bloom in December, and that is what we are going to cover in this article. 

From Camellias to Daffodils, we are going to tell you all about some of the most stunning flowers that bloom in December. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started!

Which Flowers Bloom In December

There are a lot of stunning flowers that will bloom in the December months. Your gardens do not need to stay gray and barren. In this article, we are going to talk about ten of these gorgeous December blooms. The flowers on our list include the following: 

  • Amaryllis Belladonna – Amaryllis
  • Calendula
  • Camellia
  • Schlumbergera Bridgesii – Christmas Cactus
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Narcissus Pseudonarcissus – Daffodil
  • Daphne Odora – Daphne
  • Chionodoxa Forbesii – Glory of the Snow
  • Dicentra Cucullaria – Dutchman’s Breeches

There are tons of delightful December blooms out there besides the ten we have mentioned here. If you want to learn more about the flowers we have mentioned above, make sure to read on. We go over each one in a lot of detail. 

1. Amaryllis Belladonna – Amaryllis

These plants are typically a part of December gardens. You will see them all around town, even in the winter holidays. These are super easy plants to grow, which is just one reason why these brightly colored plants are beloved by so many people. 

  • Plant Type – Perennial Bulb
  • Sun Needs – This plant prefers full sun or part sun. 
  • Origin – These plants are native to Africa.
  • Colors – Red, White, Salmon, Apricot, Rose, Burgundy, or Bicolored.

You will most often be able to purchase these flowers as a bulb in a decorative winter container. When you are trying to grow them, make sure that they are sitting on a sunny window. 

2. Calendula

There is nothing that brings more joy during the cold winter months than a garden full of these little flowers. They are an annual herb which is known for their skin-soothing properties and delicious teas.

But, that is not all, these plants are also used for dying clothes. 

  • Plant Type – Annual
  • Sun Needs – Filtered sunlight is preferred for this plant. 
  • Origin – This is a Southern European and Eastern Mediterranean plant. 
  • Colors – Yellow, Orange, White, Bi-Colored.

These plants should not have any trouble growing during the December months. So, if you want to add a pop of color to your garden, this plant will be the perfect addition to your garden. 

3. Camellia

This plant is otherwise known as the winter rose. It is a hardy evergreen plant that is known for being a prolific bloomer. Especially in fall and winter.

Camellia plants are known for producing stunning red, white, or pink flowers that just bring your garden to life during the December months. 

  • Plant Type – Shrubs
  • Sun Needs – These plants prefer part sunshine. 
  • Origin – These plants originated in Eastern Asia, China, and Japan. 
  • Colors – Red, White, or Pink.

If you are looking for a bloom that will bring your garden to life this winter, you need to get a few stunning Camellia plants.

4. Schlumbergera Bridgesii – Christmas Cactus

These plants are widespread now even though they are a native plant to Brazil. Today, you will often see these plants in many homes as houseplants. If you live in a warmer climate, there is no reason why these plants can’t be left outside.

But, when the temperature drops, this plant should be brought indoors. 

  • Plant Type – Perennial, Succulent, Cactus
  • Sun Needs – The Christmas cactus loves bright yet indirect sunlight the most. 
  • Origin – These plants are native to Brazil. 
  • Colors – Orange, Pink, White, Red, Cream, Scarlet, and Gold.

If you want to bring an easy-to-care-for plant into your home, this is likely going to be a good choice for you. It only needs moderate watering, and it looks stunning all year round. 

5. Crocus

These flowers are bona fide winter flowers. They grow from bulbs and are in full bloom by the winter. You should see these colorful flowers popping up during the late winter period or the early spring period. 

  • Plant Type – Bulb
  • Sun Needs – This plant will thrive in full sunlight.
  • Origin – This plant is native to the Alps in Europe, as well as the Mediterranean.
  • Colors – Blue, Cream, Purple, White, Orange, and Lavender. 

The crocus is a plant that prefers well-drained soil and plenty of direct sunlight. One of the best things about this plant is that it will come back every year while also multiplying.

So you can rest assured that this plant will come back time after time and keep your garden looking splendid even in December. 

6. Cyclamen

There are actually quite a few different varieties of cyclamen plants. Some of them are phenomenal houseplants, while others will do better in cooler climates.

If you do want one of these plants in your home, you should take care to only moderately water this plant and make sure that the soil has good drainage.

  • Plant Type – Perennial Tuber
  • Sun Needs – This plant prefers bright yet indirect sunlight. 
  • Origin – This plant originates from the Middle East.
  • Colors – Red, Pink, and Lavender. 

These plants bloom in the winter, especially around December. So, you know that your house will be bright and cheerful with these blooms during the winter season. 

7. Narcissus Pseudonarcissus – Daffodil

These plants are known for being late bloomers in the year. They tend to like colder climates. These flowers are also known as narcissus. They are stunning and will grow back each year while multiplying.  

  • Plant Type – Bulb
  • Sun Needs – This plant will thrive in full sunlight or partial shade.
  • Origin – This is a Northern European plant originally. 
  • Colors – Yellow, white, orange, and pink. 

If you want to add a cheerful flower to your garden this December, this plant is going to be perfect for you. It is a bright and cheerful flower that will surely chase away the gray skies of Winter. 

8. Daphne Odora – Daphne

For those of you that do not know, Daphne is more than a fancy Bridgerton name, it is a stunning slower as well.

This beautiful bloom is an evergreen plant that only flowers during the winter around December time. It is a delightfully fragrant flower that will certainly brighten up the look of your winter garden. 

  • Plant Type – Broadleaf Evergreen Shrub
  • Sun Needs – This plant will do best in partly sunny spots. 
  • Origin – These plants originated in China, Japan, and Korea. 
  • Colors – White, Lavender-Pink, Red-Purple, Red-Pink, Lavender-Lilac, and Yellow.

These plants grow very slowly, but once the shrub develops, you should end up with a gorgeous plant that creates stunning little flowers in December. 

9. Chionodoxa Forbesii – Glory of the Snow

These stunning blooms are brightly colored December bloomers. Because they are bulbs, these plants will grow back every year and multiply as well. So each time they grow back there should be more of them. 

  • Plant Type – Bulb
  • Sun Needs – These plants will do best in partly sunny spots in the garden. 
  • Origin – These flowers are native to Western Turkey. 
  • Colors – Blue and White or Purple, Pink and White, and White. 

You should see these flowers in little clusters of five to ten flowers. But you might see more or less of them depending on how old the bulb is. 

10. Dicentra Cucullaria – Dutchman’s Breeches

This plant technically blooms in the spring, but it does also bloom in December. Even when this plant is not flowering, the plant itself is stunning even without flowers. The foliage has a kind of fern-like look, which makes this plant look kind of ethereal. 

  • Plant Type – Herbaceous Perennial
  • Sun Needs – This plant will thrive in full sun spots or partly sunny spots. 
  • Origin – These plants originated in Northern America. 
  • Colors – White or Pink

This plant is entirely toxic. So keen small children and animals away from it for their own safety. Despite the poisonous nature of these plants, they are still stunning and worth admiring.

The unique shaped blooms look perfect in the winter, especially out in the wild. 

Final Thoughts

Despite what many people think, winter gardens do not need to be gray and without color. With just a few of these gorgeous December blooms, you can add some color and pizzazz to your otherwise empty garden.

With a few evergreen plants and some of these December blooms, you should have a stunning yet colorful garden ready for Christmas. 

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Thanks for reading!

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