Stunning Flowers that Bloom Even in Winter
With the windy days of Autumn behind us, Winter seems to be in the air. There is something about the chilly weather that is distinctive from other times of the year. What joy it can bring to spend those frosty evenings at home cuddled up under a warm blanket, listening to mellow music by the fireplace with the whole family.
As gloomy as it can be, there is truly something magical about winter that many might not always see. Nature has its own way of distinguishing beauty throughout the year, Springtime isn’t the only season for bright splashes of colors. Though it may seem unlikely, this somber time of the year does inflorescent the most mesmerizing winter flowers. Below is a list of them:
These dainty bell-shaped flowers are also known as spring snowflakes. In late winter while the snow is still on the ground is when they first make their appearance. They only require little care and are best grown in well-drained soil.
Most primroses are generally known to bloom during the summertime, but English primroses are famously known to emerge during the eleventh hour of winter. The five-petaled flowers appear in different vibrant colors such as orange, white, pink, red, yellow, and blue. Their botanical name is Primula polyanthus ‘Elite Hybrids’ with a height of 6-12 inches.
Hellebores are also known as Christmas roses. These stunning flowers are distinctive in appearance and incredibly delicate and fragile, but interestingly they are extremely resilient to cold temperatures. In addition to their striking beauty and vibrant color, they are an ideal flower for the crisp and chilly season of winter.
Winter Jasmine, are not as fragrant as the other varieties of Jasmine flowers. However, they do add a ray of sunshine in mild frosty climates. They bloom in bright yellow and are shaped like stars and also make an appearance in late winter.
The black tulip, known as the Queen of the Night is eccentric and regal and symbolizes grace and elegance. Tulips are traditionally associated with spring, but their sturdy texture helps them survive freezing cold temperatures.
As their name indicates, these flowers bloom in cold climates while the snow still covers the ground. They are also known as Galanthus. They may look delicate but they are extremely cold-resistant. Their tiny, droopy-head white and pale green blooms make them unique and out of the ordinary!
Winterberry It’s not exactly a flower but more of a shrub is a deciduous holly(meaning it loses its leaves) with vibrant and striking red berries that truly pop in a field of snow. They are also used in hand-wrapped bouquets to add vivid hues to the arrangement.
Winter Aconite is native to the woodland habitats of western Europe. It is common to see them peeking through the snow in early winter. Characterized as a golden buttercup-like flower with its leaves growing just beneath its bulb. Winter Aconite are winter flowers to be appreciated in the wild due to them being toxic towards humans.
Violas are edible flowers that are lively in color and are popular for their distinctive characteristics, with more than 500 species in the viola genus. You may also know them by the names Johnny Jump Ups, pansies, and violet. Violas can be found sprouting out of the earth on chilly mornings and are known to withstand the cold breeze of winter.
If grown successfully a field of daffodils can bloom for up to 50 years, ideally in open spaces or hillsides where daffodils are known to flourish. Even though they are commonly known as the first flower to welcome spring, Daffodils also thrive well in freezing and chilly temperatures and are known to be extremely resilient and stand tall with grace during the winter.
Camellia flowers are one of the most popular winter bloomers. These large and lush flowers come in shades of pink, yellow, and red and resemble the fragrant smell of roses. Their glossy and bright green leaves make them stand out amidst the cold weather. Camellia flowers are perfect to brighten your home during gloomy winter evenings.
They produce gorgeous colors of white and pink blooms in late winter and early spring that can last for a few weeks. Its fine stems are adorned with hundreds of bell-like flowers that truly make an impression!