Saturday, January 12, 2013

Popular Winter Flowers

Now that we’re in the middle of winter, it’s time to take a look at some of the more popular winter flowers.  Yes, there are a number of beautiful flowers that only bloom during the colder months.  These winter flowers add a daring dash of color to what might otherwise be a cold, bland landscape.  How many of these beautiful winter flowers have you seen in your area?

•    Gladiolus – it’s a great looking winter flower with a great scent.

•    Winter daphne – This shrub blooms with tiny little clusters of flowers.

•    Helleborus or Christmas rose – The Lenten rose family comes in many colors, including green, burgundy, and pink.  It blooms between mid-November and April.

•    Cyclamen – this bright flower blooms in the late fall in pink and white.

•    Kaffir lilies – this  bright red or pink flower looks great in your winter arrangements

•    Witch hazel – it’s used for medicinal purposes, but this plant also features orange or yellow flowers during the mid-winter.

•    Snowdrops - these small, white flowers bloom on stems that often force their way up through the snow.
•    Poinsettia – yes, it’s a great Christmas flower, but you can also decorate with it all winter long.

These are just a few of the beautiful winter flowers out there.  Check out some of the winter flower arrangements available in Springfield, OH.